Travelling to Cambridge is easy and cost effective
Stansted Airport is a major hub for low cost flights from across Europe, and it is less than half an hour by train from Cambridge. To see if you can fly to Stansted, have a look at the Easyjet and Ryanair websites. The trains and busses from Stansted to Cambridge run every hour, as do the buses.
Heathrow Airport. If you are travelling from outside Europe (or you can't fly directly to Stansted or Luton), then aim for Heathrow Airport. From Heathrow there are regular buses to Cambridge. These take about two hours and details can be found here.
Otherwise you can go via London. Take the train or tube (metro) to London, do some sightseeing, and then when you are ready take one of the regular (every 30min) trains from either London Kings Cross or London Liverpool Street to Cambridge (journey time 1 hour).
Gatwick Airport is the least convenient airport. To get to Cambridge from Gatwick, travel to London and then take one of the regular trains to Cambridge from either London Kings Cross or London Liverpool Street. Otherwise you can take the bus, but it is slower.
London to Cambridge? If you are travelling through London, or want just visit, travel to and from Cambridge is very convenient. Express trains between Cambridge and Kings Cross leave every half-hour, and there are also express trains between Cambridge and Liverpool Street Station also leaving every half hour. In between these express trains, are other trains, but they usually take longer. The journey time is about one hour and open return tickets cost £26. If in London you will find the tube map useful for getting to and from the train stations of Kings Cross and Liverpool Street.
International train travel to Cambridge is now easy and very convenient with the Eurostar. Trains run directly to St. Pancras stration. From St. Pancras it is a short 3-5 minutes walk to Kings Cross station, where there are regular trains direct to Cambridge. In order to plan a train trip to Cambrdige, have a look here.
Driving to Queens? The roads in Cambridge are complex to negotiate as there are a lot of roads closed to cars and one way streets. If you are driving have a look at this map, and if you want parking facilities (2 miles from Queens) then let us know.
Getting to Queens' College. As you can see from this map, Queens' College is conveniently situated on the River Cam, near the centre of Cambridge. Here is a map showing the location of the train station, it is about a mile outside Cambridge. The easiest way to make this journey is to get a taxi and ask for Queens' College, otherwise you can walk (30 mins). If you arrive by bus, you will arrive here, again you can either take a taxi or walk (10 mins).
Sightseeing around Cambridge? Cambridge is a small city, and much of the center is not easily accessible by car, thus the best mode of transport is walking. If you plan to walk around, have a look at this map, which lists the colleges, parks and other places of interest. Alternatively, relax and take a punt tour.
Getting around Queens College should be easy with this map and we will put up posters to provide directions.