Getting to Christ's College

Christ's College Boatclub

Christ's College Sports Ground (shared site with St Catharine's College)

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By Bicycle

The best way to get around Cambridge is by bicycle. Plan a cycle journey here with CycleStreets.

By Rail

There are direct services from London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street.  When travelling from the north or west, it is normally necessary to change at Peterborough and/or Ely.

There are frequent bus services from Cambridge Railway Station to the city centre (Drummer Street Bus Station, which is adjacent to the College); taxis are also available at the station.

By Bus

Drummer Street bus station is a 2 minute walk from the College. There are frequent buses two and from the railway station.

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 Addenbrooke's), and runs every 15 minutes Monday to Friday and every 20 to 30 minutes at weekends.

By Coach

National Express long distance coach services terminate at Parkside, on the Northern side of Parkers Piece, as does the Stagecoach X5 service from Oxford via Milton Keynes. Christ's is only a few minutes walk from the terminal.

By Air

There are direct coach services from the four London airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton.  There is also a direct train service from Stansted (which is the nearest of the four London airports). 

By Road

Parking in Cambridge city centre car parks can be difficult and is also expensive.There are several Park and Ride sites located outside the city centre with bus connections to Drummer Street Bus Station, adjacent to the College, and it is recommended that visitors use these facilities whenever possible. Details of Park and Ride sites, city centre car parks and parking charges can be found on the City Council's website.

The College has very limited on-site parking facilities, which are invariably full to capacity in term.  The College car park may only be used by visitors with the permission of the Director of College Services. Please note that car parking is not available for bed and breakfast guests.

Road approaches to Cambridge can be seen here

The College main gate and Porters' Lodge are located on St Andrew's Street.

Please note that there is a one way system in operation preventing direct access to St Andrew's Street from Regent Street: private vehicles heading North up Regent Street are directed right into  Park Terrace, left into  Parkside / Drummer Street and then left again into Emmanuel Street.   At the end of Emmanuel Street, turn right into St Andrew's Street and Hobson's Street for the College.

Please also note that  Hobson's Street is one way,  with no entry permitted from the King Street end, so it is not possible to access the College car park from King Street.  Satellite navigation systems are not always aware of this restriction.

A representational map showing the layout of the College, with staircases and public rooms identified.