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Travel Advisor Service

The University has introduced a new Travel Advisor Service to help staff explore the alternative travel options that might be available to them, perhaps looking for a commute that is healthier, greener, faster or cheaper than previous arrangements.  The service may be particularly useful if you are a relatively recent or new starter.  You can find out more about this service here, including a link to a booking form to arrange a conversation with a Travel Advisor, on MS Teams.


Travel to Work Loan Scheme

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.


Discounted rail season tickets with Greater Anglia

University of Cambridge employees have access to a 10% discount on rail season tickets with Greater Anglia, via the Sustainable Travel Scheme Agreement. Find out more here.


Discounted rail season tickets with Great Northern

University of Cambridge employees also have access to discounts of between 3% and 13% on rail season tickets with Great Northern via Great Northern Rail Season Tickets*. The discount is available on season tickets of between one and twelve months' duration, from any starting point station, to Cambridge/Cambridge North stations.

Key Smartcard is required before you purchase your seasonal monthly discounted ticket.  Visit The Key Smartcard for more information.

*Please note, the ticket prices shown on the linked website are the discounted prices.


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  £1 per journey. Non University card holders also get a reduced journey price of £2. Further information is available here. 

Other weekly and monthly ticket options are also available for Whippet services. For ticket options click here or visit the My Trip App.


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 Environmental Sustainability SharePoint.