Admit it, parking in Cambridge is quite expensive and the streets are mostly one-way. If you miss your turn, you have to wait for the next corner to get to your destination.
But since you will not bring your car, you can always walk, since Cambridge is pedestrian-friendly. But if you want to give your feet a rest, use the public transportation system. Here are your other choices:
Cycling helps you get around the city quickly. With its two wheels, you can easily traverse a narrow street. It’s relatively cheaper too since you don’t have to pay for fuel. What’s nice about cycling is that you get to exercise and you get to your destination while reducing your carbon footprint.
Some streets have dedicated bike lanes. You can also pass through parks on your bike.
Cambridge has regular buses and guided buses. The regular buses ply 5 Park and Ride sites. These are open seven days a week. There’s a trip that leaves for the city center every 7 minutes.
On the other hand, guided buses were introduced in 2011. This newer mode of transportation is faster than the regular bus because it has its own rail system, and does not have to share the congested road with other vehicles.
There are two train stations in Cambridge. These are the Cambridge railway station and Cambridge North railway station.
There is a direct line to London at King’s Cross and another one to Liverpool. If you are bound to King’s Cross, you can take the direct shuttle to get to the train station. The shuttles are available during peak hours and off-peak hours.
If you just want to get away from the congested road, why not use the river to get around Cambridge? Even if you are an old-timer, for sure you will still enjoy the sights around you.
Taking public transport has its pros and cons. On hand, you don’t have to worry about parking. On the other, you will depend on the route and schedule of your preferred mode of transportation. But whichever way you choose, you will still get to your destination.