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Travel Directions

Swirles Court, Eddington

Arriving by Bicycle:

You can plan your journey to and from Swirles Court by bicycle using Cycle Streets.

Arriving by Car:

Swirles Court is located in Eddington between Turing Way and Pheasant Drive. From Huntingdon Road, turn onto Eddington Avenue and go past the University of Cambridge Primary School, then take the right fork onto Turing Way. To drive to the Porters’ Lodge, follow the road around to the bottom turning left underneath Swirles Court and then turn left onto Pheasants Drive.  You will need to let the Porters at Swirles know if you do wish to park close to Swirles (see the telephone number below).  You may park on the street in Eddington but parking regulations are strictly enforced so make sure to pay accordingly as fines are expensive.  You may park all day for free in the Madingley Park and Ride and walk up to Swirles Court or take the Park and Ride bus into the city centre.  

If you require disabled parking, please contact the Porters’ Lodge on 01223 760021.  

Cambridge is a busy city and has a unique one-way system. Driving through the city centre can be time consuming as traffic is often heavy and parts of the centre are pedestrianised.  

Arriving by Bus:

National Express offers regular coaches from London airports to the centre of Cambridge, from where you can take a taxi or city bus to Eddington.  

Information on local bus services in Cambridge can be found on the Cambridge City Council website.  The following local services are not run by the same companies so one may not be able to use a day rider purchased on one on the other bus.  

The Universal ("U") Bus service

You can travel directly to/from Eddington and the Cambridge Railway Station using the "U" Bus. This service will drop passengers on Eddington Avenue outside Sainsburys.  A single fare can be purchased for £2.20 (£1 with a University ID card) to Eddington.  Bus tickets and day riders may be purchased from the bus driver using ApplePay, GooglePay, contactless cards, and cash. You can also access tickets via the mytrip App.  Only pushchairs and fold up bikes can be taken on the bus.

Stagecoach Citi buses 

Regular services by the Citi 1, 3, 7 or 8 run from the train station to the city centre and the Citi 5 travels up Huntingdon Road (change at the bus station) if you're going to Girton's Main Site.  If going to Eddington, you may catch the Citi 4 bus at the bus station and alight at West Cambridge/Eddington.  

Bus tickets may be purchased from the bus driver or using the Stagecoach App. Only pushchairs and fold up bikes can be taken on the bus.

Arriving by Taxi:

There are taxi ranks at the railway station and in the city centre.  The Swirles postcode is CB3 1AQ and the Main site postcode is CB3 0JG.  

Arriving by Train:

There are regular train services to/from Cambridge, further guidance can be found on the National Rail website, or via the regular train operator Greater Anglia.

Greater Anglia Service

The links below provide the most up to date COVID-19 guidelines, train times, prices and ways to save money on a train ticket:

Arriving by Air:

Stansted is the closest airport. Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton airports are within two hours drive.  See information about taking a coach from these airports above.