Cambridge Travel Guide for Backpackers


No matter whether you are on a budget or not, if you are going to in the foreseeable future, through Cambridge, England, you might want to read this Cambridge travel before you go.

I live in Cambridge, UK as I write this, and I have been more than a year ago, I was in a one and a half months for my first Solo trip. So I thought I would do my first post.

What better place to start, is a very beautiful city in which you currently live?!

This guide is more of a Wanderer for the tourists as a holiday, but Cambridge is not cheap, if you know where to look and go, you can have a great time, visit museums, Botanical gardens, universities and colleges, and much more!

How to get to Cambridge

Reach of Cambridge all depends on where you drive, and your Budget.

Stansted Airport

If you are flying, the airport, the nearest airport is Stansted to Cambridge. There is a direct train, very easy to find, that regularly goes to Cambridge. The trains are between 30 – 40 minutes and the price ranges from £9.50 to £12.50 depending on the time of day you go. There is also the possibility of the Bus, I’ll explain in the next section.

Bus and Coach

There are buses into Cambridge from Birmingham, London, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Stansted airport. You need to decide what is the best type of Transport for you, but with the use of buses is the cheapest option.

All buses arrive and depart at the bus stop on the drummer, and Emmanuel, which are adjacent to each other and are located in the heart of the city. Check all the prices, and the best place to go to the Website of National Express, which you can find here.


Cambridge has a very good rail connection and is very easy to. With many connections to London, Stansted and East Anglia, using trains is simply the fastest Option, if you are in a hurry, there are three main railway lines;

Cross – country is a direct connection between the Stansted airport and Birmingham, the shortest line for all, who is driving from Birmingham or Heathrow or somewhere in between.

National Express East England – this train departs to London Liverpool Street. You also have the trains in the direction of Ely / Norwich.

First Capital Express – a train to King’s Cross (can also be spelt King’s x), as well as the trains between Ely and Kings Lynn. Honestly, I didn’t track much attention on the railway I have used, and I have a lot of trains in Cambridge! I’m trying to use the Website of the National railway to check dates and prices before I go.


If you have to use the Bus to get around Cambridge stages, then a coach is your best Option. You can day Pass for $ 3.30, which is valid for the whole day and can be used as you need on all of the Cambridge Stagecoach buses The buses run every 10 – 20 minutes.


Stay in Cambridge can be expensive, the cheapest place that I know that it is a Hostel, a youth hostel and has very good reviews. Price about £ 20 per night. If you are a Hotel, can you at least £75 per night up to £400 Mark, yikes! So, if you are not offered бэкпекер in the yha Cambridge Hostel is the best choice is clear.It is just a 5-minute walk from the train station and a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

Food and drink

There are many places in Cambridge to have Breakfast, lunch and dinner, with plenty of space, Snacks to buy, but it is not cheap, except to pay at least £5 for good food. Check this site to play games on the best places to eat in Cambridge, England.

Things To Do / Cm.

This section can be very long to do since there are many things, by visiting the museums, galleries, universities and colleges for parties in Clubs. I must admit, the nightlife in Cambridge is the best, but most of the people visit to the attractions of Cambridge, but not at the party.


The Fitzwilliam Museum – Free

If art and antiquities, the Museum of Fitz for you.

Museum of earth Sciences Sedgwick – for free

The Museum of Geology of the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University Museum and Archaeology and anthropology – free


Museum Whipple – Free

The history of science

County Folk Museum – Free

For Folk Fans

Museum of classical archaeology – free

Another Museum of KR.

Scott Polar Museum – Free

The history of science in the exploration of the Antarctic

Zoological Museum – closed until 2016


Кеттлс-Yard Free Of Charge

One of the best art galleries in Cambridge

A New Hall Art Collections – Free Of Charge

Not far from the Museum, Fitz

Pubs and Clubs

There are a lot of nice Bars and a few Clubs in Cambridge if you are in a little night life.

Association Fes

Probably the most popular Club for students, normally £3 to £5.


This day is Pub time and is transformed over night in the Club, it is one of the most popular places in Cambridge, and depending on what you like, it may be the best place for. I must say that this is my favorite place to be, if it happens a decent in the night.

The King Street Run

My favourite Pub, not for everyone, but has a great atmosphere!

Royal the cheapest place in Cambridge to drink, always free entry and located on Regent Street.

For more information about the best Pubs and Clubs in Cambridge, visit Cambridge, be viewed.


The most important places, cost about £14.00 for adults and £7 for children. Here are some of the most popular places to go for a ride in Cambridge.

Cambridge the flat bottomed boat society – guided tours on the barge корешкам historic Cambridge University. Cambridge Chauffeur punts – the famous bridges and Colleges along the river Cam.

Us private and General drivers riding the river tours of Cambridge.

Scudamores swim back to College to swim.

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical garden at Cambridge, was opened in 1846, and the owner of the factories from all over the world within 40 acres of gardens and greenhouses! It costs £4.50 for admission.

Historical Walks

If you are I recommend interest in the history of Cambridge and its walks this website, it includes detailed maps and lots of information!


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