Fresher's Week Timetable 2018
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KCGS 2018 Guide
College and King's Accommodation
- Some info about your accommodation.
- Don't have an accommodation yet? Email accommodation.officer [at] kings.cam.ac.uk (King's accommodation officer) or register at the University accommodation service.
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There is a fast and frequent rail service from London King’s Cross & London Liverpool Street through to Cambridge. There are excellent connections from Scotland & the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham & the Midlands, East Anglia & the Northwest. For bus services from Cambridge railway station into the city centre look for the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 7 services.
Visit National Rail Services
From the South & from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge.
For short stay trips the City Centre Car Parks offer great convenience, but for longer visits there are five world class Park & Ride sites located on the outskirts of the City that provide free parking and a swift and frequent bus ride to the City Centre.
National Express operates coach services to Cambridge from major towns & cities throughout the U.K. There are frequent coach services from both Central London, and London Stansted Airport through to the city. The X5 cross county Stagecoach service links Oxford to Cambridge, via Bicester, Buckingham, Milton Keynes & Bedford.
Visit National Express to get more details on how to reach Cambridge from London Heathrow, London Stansted and other places
Stagecoach operates a comprehensive service to the city from around the county. Please visit www.stagecoachbus.com for full details.
The Guided Busway offers an innovative and frequent service from Huntingdon to the city centre including stops at the Rail Station and Addenbrookes Hospital. Park and Ride sites for this service can be found at St Ives, Longstanton and Trumpington. Please visit www.thebusway.info for full details.
Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow, London Gatwick & Birmingham International Airport. London Stansted is the nearest international airport to Cambridge, located just 30 miles to the South of the city, with easy access by train, coach, or car (M11).
Getting to King's from London Heathrow (especially for International Students):
National Express Coach: You can get a coach ticket at the airport or you can buy tickets online at National Express. The most convenient but most time-consuming option is to take a National Express bus to Parkers Piece. This option can take between 2 ½ to 4 hours and costs between £25 and £30. This option may not be the cheapest if you have many bags. You are allocated space for two pieces of luggage with each additional piece charged at £10. Remember that your carry-on is most likely to be big to take on the bus with you. You'll be dropped at Parker's Piece in Cambridge, from there you can get a Taxi to King's College, which will take about 5 to 7 mins.
Taxi Services in Cambridge: CamCab: 01223 704704, Panther: 01223 715715, or A1 01223 52 55 55 (Cost you about £5-7 to get from Parkers Piece to Kings)
By Train: Take the Heathrow Express (about £20) to London Paddington, and then take the London Underground to London King's Cross. From King's Cross you can get a direct train to Cambridge (about 45mins, cost you £15). You can get a taxi from Cambridge Station to King's (cost you about £7-10)
Share a taxi: If you can find another student or two who is arriving around the same time as you arrive and you can split the taxi fare that costs around £85-100. This may seem like the most expensive option but it takes less than half the time of the bus, you will dropped off door-to-door,
Located just 67 miles South-East of Cambridge, it is possible to sail into Harwich from the Hook of Holland & Esbjerg. Excellent road, & rail links makes Cambridge easily accessible.
(based on information from http://www.visitcambridge.org)