Driving from London to Cambridge

If driving, from London to Cambridge by road is about 60 miles
(96 kms) and takes roughly 60-90 minutes, depending on where you start and the state of the traffic. Try to avoid the rush hour in either city at the start or end of the journey.

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Most of the drive is on the fast M11 motorway, which you pick up north-east of London city centre. Leave at Junction 11 and follow signs for Cambridge.

Be careful driving in the city as there are many students who cycle around the centre, sharing the roads. Respect the cycle lanes, and take care when turning and also when parked and opening car doors.

Driving from London to Cambridge: Car Hire

Driving from London to Cambridge is not recommended, unless you have already rented a car and plan to travel on to somewhere else after Cambridge. There are several car parks in the city centre but they are expensive and they fill up quickly. Cambridge is a very small city, with some narrow roads and one-way streets, and while car parks are well signposted, it's best to use public transport to get to Cambridge from London. You won't need a car while in the city so renting a car just to drive from London to Cambridge is not recommended.


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