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Travelling to College

Transport Options to College

There are lots of ways to get to both of our campuses, in Cambridge and Huntingdon, whether you’re travelling by foot, bike, bus, car or train; we’re within reach across the region.

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Download our transport map and find out more information about each mode of transport below

College Bus

We run our own contract bus service for our full-time students and apprentices at both our Cambridge and Huntingdon campuses. The service picks up from different towns and villages in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Essex, Hertfordshire, Peterborough and Suffolk.

The college bus pass is £595 for the 2023/24 academic year.  An early bird rate of £545 is available for those paying by 31st Aug 2023.  This can be paid either in full or by instalments.  For Early bird tickets, there is a deposit of £155 and then 3 instalments of £130 via Direct Debit totalling £545.  After the 1st Sept the deposit will be £175 followed by 3 instalments of £140 totalling £595.  For those on Apprenticeship schemes 1 day a week tickets are available for £200 for the year payable in full. 

Direct debit payments will appear on your bank statement as ‘Go Cardless’.

Tickets for the buses need to be purchased at least 4 hours prior to boarding the bus for them to work.

Places on the college buses are limited so book early to secure your place. 

If you qualify for financial support for your bus pass via the bursary then your bursary application must be approved before a bursary voucher code can be issued.  Once your bursary application is approved then please email to obtain your bursary voucher.
Please quote the student name and student ID in all emails to

For information regarding Financial support and links to the bursary application form please visit Financial Support – Cambridge Regional College (camre.ac.uk)

Tickets are now purchased via ShuttleID making it easier than ever for students to purchase bus tickets. ShuttleID has numerous features and benefits including:

  • Safeguarding – Rest assured that we know if your child has boarded our bus
  • Convenient ticket purchasing – No longer restricted to just office hours, you can now buy your tickets 24/7.
  • Simple renewals – Renewing your term or annual ticket is as easy as a single button press

For bus pass enquiries please email

Please ensure you check the timetable near to the time you plan to travel. This will ensure you are aware of any changes to the timetable.

Click here for the relevant campus timetable:

Links to purchase tickets for your required route can be found below:

The CC9 has been merged with the CC6 route.  Please see the CC6 route for buses from Littleport & Cottenham.

The CC5A will no longer be running this academic year. Please use the CC5 route instead.

New routes added.  See the links above for the CC5a and CC8C and also the Bus timetable for Cambridge Campus for details

Waiting List
Some of our bus routes are nearly fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list here, and a member of our team will contact you regarding alternative options.

Your bursary application must be approved before a bursary voucher can be issued.

Cycling

We actively encourage our students and staff to choose a green method of transport when travelling to college. We have plenty of cycle racks available including covered spaces.

For more information about Cycling, and the cycle allowance please visit the Cambridgeshire County Council Website.

Guided Bus & Bus Service

The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway runs between both campuses with stops next to each campus. This provides a direct route to the college from Huntingdon and St.Ives, Cambridge Railway Station and Trumpington Park & Ride.

There are two Busway stops immediately next to the Cambridge Campus: ‘Science Park/Cambridge Regional College’ and ‘Orchard Park East’. For Huntingdon Campus the Guided Busway Route B stops at ‘Huntingdon Campus’ and ‘California Road’.

Stagecoach offer a range of daily, weekly, yearly and flexible tickets suitable for your travel needs.

An Area (Cambridge or Huntingdon) DayRider provides unlimited daily travel within that area which will get you to college.

A Cambridgeshire Plus DayRider provides unlimited daily travel across the county which will get you to college.

Both DayRiders are available at a Young Persons (under 19 student) and an Adult rate. Stagecoach also offer further discount to the DayRider if you buy in bulk using their Flexible option.

Please click here for more information on all ticket options and to find the ticket that best suits you.

Please note, if you are applying for the college bursary to help towards your travel costs, this is awarded based on the price of the DayRiders, your distance to college and your households’ financial circumstances. More information can be found here.  Click here for more information on routes and up to date travel fares.

You can also contact:

Cars

We have designated parking spaces for students. There is a student car parking charge at Cambridge Campus of £2 per visit. Parking at the Huntingdon Campus is free of charge.

Train Services

The college runs a free shuttle bus to and from Cambridge North Station to Cambridge Campus

Cambridge North station is a 15 to 20 mins walk from the Cambridge Campus. Trains to Cambridge North take:

33 mins from Downham Market
54 mins from Whittlesea
56 mins from Kennett
44 mins from Hitchin

Huntingdon station is a 20 to 25 mins walk from the Huntingdon Campus. Trains to Huntingdon station take:

14 mins from Peterborough
37 mins from Stamford
28 mins from Hitchin
34 mins from Stevenage

Download the Transport Map for both our Cambridge and Huntingdon Campuses here:

NEW 50% OFF RAIL FAIRS – with 16-17 Saver Railcard – for details on how to apply, visit 16-17 saver website >

Get 50% off your travel to School or College with Greater Anglia Academic Passvisit Greater Anglia website>

For students in Full Time education up to age 19,  you can access discounted rail travel by visiting the Great Northern Student Connect for a card >. Or at Abellio Greater Anglia for a Cambridge Academic Year Saver here; please note that not all available stops are listed, to access other stops please contact 0345 600 7245 to be able to access these.

Discounted Train Season tickets are available from the two train operating companies that provide trains to Cambridge. If you live in Cambridgeshire, you could be eligible for assistance with train costs. For more information, phone the Cambridgeshire Social & Educational Transport Team on 0345 045 5208 or visit Cambridgeshire Social & Educational Transport Team

Click on the View Larger Map to open Google Maps and begin planning your journey to college using public transport

Cambridge Campus

Huntingdon Campus

FAQ’s

I am eligible for a bursary can I receive a discount on my bus pass?

Please submit your bursary application via our website by clicking here

Once your bursary application is submitted, please email  requesting a bursary voucher code for your bus pass. You will then be issued with a voucher W/C 29th August. You can then use this voucher code to purchase your bus pass from Shuttle ID.

You can also visit the finance desk when you come for your enrolment appointment to arrange for your bursary bus pass voucher. 

All students who are eligible for bursary will get the early bird college bus rate of £495.

If your discount is for 75% (as per bursary guidance) of the bus pass fee then you will be requested to complete a direct debit form to pay the remaining 25%.

Can I travel to college from two different locations?

For those students who travel to college from two different locations, please purchase a bus pass for one of the routes and then email  with your student name, details of the route that the bus pass has been purchased for and the additional route that is needed. We will then email a voucher code to download a ticket for the 2nd route.

If you require further information about Transport please contact the college’s Transport Office on 01223 418225.

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