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As part of our environmental strategy for providing greener travel, the University offers a cycle to work scheme and a range of discounts on public transport. Those employees who need to drive to work also have access to a car sharing scheme.

CAMbens Cycle

The University has a cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme.

Cycle Shop Discounts

A number of cycle shops offer discounts on cycles and accessories to University employees. All you need to do is show your University card. Details can be found here.

Car Sharing

The University has subscribed to CamShare, an electronic car sharing database for employees of Cambridge organisations that is operated through the Travel For Work Partnership. University staff are able to register as users and search for car sharing partners. The service is free to staff. More details are available on the CamShare website.

Public transport

Travel to Work Loans

If you are employed by the University for three months or more you can apply for an interest-free travel to work loan up to your monthly net pay (or a maximum of £2,500, whichever is the lower). The loan is for the purchase of an annual bus or rail season ticket at standard class travel, or to assist with the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment.

Universal bus

The Universal bus service operates between Addenbrookes, West Cambridge and the Madingley Park and Ride with an additional stop at the railway station. Discounts apply for University card holders, just show the driver your card and pay just £1 per journey. Non University card holders also get a reduced journey price of £2. Click here for more information.

Other weekly and monthly ticket options are also available for Whippet services. For ticket options click here.

Travel by Train

A 10% discount rate on the purchase of train season tickets and bulk buy tickets is available on certain routes for University employees.

Please note, application forms are no longer available at the train station. to apply, staff must download and print the application form

For further details on the discount, the process, and details on verifying eligibility  in order to apply for a season ticket, please see the commuter brief on the travel section of the Travel team webpages.

Park & Ride

Parking in Cambridge city centre is very limited, and one of the easiest ways to travel into the centre is to use the Park and Ride service. Further details are available from the Cambridgeshire County Council website:


Further details about travel options for University staff is available through the Estate Management webpages