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.

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Guided Busway

The Busway A 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. 

The Busway R service operates between Trumpington Park and Ride, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) and Cambridge Rail Station only. This service only has one stop on the CBC on Francis Crick Avenue (a 8-10 minute walk to the Addenbrooke's main reception).

The Universal Bus Service also operates on the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway between Cambridge Station and the hospitals. This service routes through Cambridge from Eddington and near Madingley Park and Ride. This service does not call at the Addenbrooke’s bus station, but there are several stops around the hospitals including the Outpatients Department. 


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By train

Cambridge Station is well served by trains from a wide area and is about two miles north from the hospitals.

There are good bus options to get to the hospitals from the station. To get a bus turn left out of the station and bus stops for the site are about 100m on the left. There are several frequent buses and you can take a Busway A or R (signed for Trumpington Park and Ride via Addenbrook'e and the Biomedical Campus), a Green Park & Ride bus (signed for Babraham Park and Ride via Addenbrooke's bus station), the Universal Service or a regular Citi 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

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Park & Ride

The hospitals have direct links with many of the Cambridgeshire Park and Ride sites. This is a good option for those traveling 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 hospitals.

Babraham Road Park & Ride has frequent services to the Campus (every 10 minutes), 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 Short Hop.

Trumpington Park & Ride site has frequent services to the Campus, along the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway,  with the journey only taking 6 or 7 minutes using the Busway A or R services.  The Guided Busway A service routes around the site with various drop off and collection points whereas the Busway R only has one stop on the south west of Campus. Busway A also routes from St Ives and Longstanton Park & Rides and is a good option if you are traveling from these locations. Note that fares from St Ives and Longstanton are different to fares from the Park & Rides closer to the City and the cost of traveling from Trumpington to Campus is different to the cost of standard Park & Ride services as it operates using the Busway.  

There are frequent services from Madingley Road Park & Ride site using the Universal bus service.

To travel from Milton or Newmarket Road Park & Ride to the Campus it is necessary to change bus services in the City Centre where you have a short walk to a nearby stop and to change onto the Green Babraham Road Park & Ride service, which calls at Addenbrooke's 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.

Parking at all Park & Ride sites is now free for up to 18 hours (after which separate charges apply).

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

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