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******Important Coronavirus Travel Update******

We are proud to have supported our NHS and key workers during lockdown by offering them free travel on the Universal as they supported our community. From Saturday 1 August we will be reverting to our normal fare structure for all passengers. University card holders will be entitled to a £1 fare on production of their University card.

The Universal services will continue as normal at a 15 minute frequency Monday to Friday. Weekend services will now serve the Cambridge Biomedical Campus with a 20 minute frequency on Saturdays and 30 minute frequency on Sundays, with earlier start times from 6.35am. The full timetable can be downloaded here:

The Universal bus stop on the main drive at CBC is now closed to allow for safer ambulance access to A&E; the stop by the Rosie and all other stops remain open.

Whippet have put a number of measures in place to help keep staff and passengers safer while travelling including additional deep cleaning and frequent cleaning of high touch areas. To find out what to expect when boarding the Universal Bus read our news article here.

We would also like to remind you that Whippet have the ability to accept contactless card payments on all buses, as well as mobile tickets purchased through the Whippet mobile app. While Whippet are still accepting cash payments contactless options are a lower risk alternative for passengers and the driver.

Stagecoach have further revised timetables in place from Sunday 5 April 2020; these temporary timetables will operate across Cambridgeshire until further notice.

Full timetables can be found at

Stagecoach also have an FAQ page which can be found at:

If you have any comments about the revised timetables then you can send them to Stagecoach using the form located here:


You can reach central Cambridge by bus from Park & Ride sites and via local bus services. The University subsidises the Universal bus, linking the main University site providing a reliable service benefitting University staff and students, as well as the wider Cambridge community. The University’s transport team is working with its partners in the public and private sectors to continue to provide improved bus services.

Universal Bus – The University bus for everyone

The Universal bus service links Eddington with West Cambridge, the city centre (Queens College/Silver Street), the railway station and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (including Addenbrookes), running every 15 minutes Monday to Friday.

On Saturdays buses run every 20 minutes from Eddington via West Cambridge, the city centre (Queens College/Silver Street) to the railway station.

Sunday buses link Eddington via West Cambridge, the city centre (Queens College/Silver Street) to the railway station up to every 30 minutes.

The route map can be seen on the Map of the University. Click on the image below to access the bus timetable.

The Universal bus service is run by Whippet – visit for more details.

To make a comment or complaint about the Universal contact

Universal bus timetable

Mobile ticketing is available. Discounts apply for University card holders; show the driver your card and pay just £1 per journey. For all others, the standard journey fare is £2.20. Other weekly options are also available for Whippet services, for ticket options click here

Other bus services in Cambridge

To find out more about other bus service in Cambridge, including Park and Ride, Busway services and ticket options go to:

Park and Ride services

Cambridgeshire County Council bus webpages

If you would like to report a transport related problem at the University please click here.