Public transport

CUH is well served by public transport. The hospital has its own bus station which provides bus links to all parts of Cambridge and much of the surrounding area, including the railway station.

We encourage our staff, patients and visitors to use public transport where possible - this helps ease congestion and saves car parking spaces for those who must use a car.

By bus

Nearly 60 buses an hour serve Addenbrooke's Hospital on weekdays from both within the City of Cambridge and beyond. The site is also well served at weekends, though buses are less frequent outside of working hours.

The hospital has its own bus station at the Hills Road entrance to the site. The majority of buses pick up and drop off here. There are further stops around the site. These are marked on the CUH site map.

For full timetable information please see the county council website.

Otherwise call Traveline - bus information: 0871 200 2 233.

Guided Busway

The A guided busway service runs from Monday to Saturday. This provides a direct, traffic-free route between the Trumpington Park & Ride site, the hospital campus, and Cambridge railway station. The service then also runs along the busway serving Longstanton and St Ives Park & Ride sites.

This service does not call at the Addenbrooke’s bus station, but there are several stops around the hospitals including the Outpatients Department and the Rosie. 

By train

Cambridge Railway Station is well served by trains from a wide area and is about two miles from CUH.

There are good options to get to CUH from the station. To get a bus turn left out of the station and bus stops for the campus are about 100m on the left. There are frequent buses and you can take a Guided Bus, a Green Park & Ride bus or a regular bus to Addenbrooke's. Tickets can be bought on the bus. If you buy a PlusBus train ticket this will also cover your bus travel to and from Campus and is a good deal.

You can walk or cycle to CUH either by following the path besides the Guided Busway or along Hills Road.

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950

Park & Ride

The hospital has direct links with most of the Cambridgeshire park and ride sites. This is a good option for those travelling by car and if your visit is going to last more than two hours, the Park & Ride bus fare can work out significantly cheaper than the car parking charges at the hospital.

Babraham Road Park & Ride site has frequent services to the Campus, with the journey only taking 5 minutes and services on every day of the week. Babraham Road also has the cheapest tickets – the Park & Ride Hop. There are also frequent services from Madingley Road Park & Ride site using the U service. To travel from Milton or Newmarket Road Park & Ride sites to the Campus it is necessary to change buses in the City Centre where you should have a short walk to a nearby stop and can catch the Green Babraham Road Park & Ride service, which calls at Addenbrookes Bus Station. When changing from one City Park & Ride bus to another in the City centre there is no need to buy an extra ticket; one ticket is valid for a day.

Trumpington Park & Ride site has frequent services to the Campus, along the Busway,  with the journey only taking 6 minutes using the Busway A service.  The Guided Busway A service also runs from St Ives and Longstanton Park & Ride Sites and is a good option if you are travelling from that direction. Note that fares from St Ives and Longstanton are different to fares from the Park & Ride sites closer to the City and the cost of travelling from Trumpington to Campus is different to the cost of standard City Park & Ride services.  

Parking at all Park & Ride sites cost £1.00 for up to 18 hours. You can pay for your parking in advance by using the VivoPark website.

All buses apart from the Guided Busway services go right into the hospital bus station, close to the main entrance. The Guided Busway A service goes around the Campus and stops outside the Outpatients Department, on Puddicombe Way and near the Rosie Hospital and N Ward.

Details of all Park and Ride services and information on tickets and changing buses in the City Centre is on the information sheet below.