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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.