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Before You Go to Cambridge

Before You Get on the Plane

Leaving for Cambridge

Before you visit the UK make sure you have all of your documentation: visas, marriage certificates, work permits, et cetera for your relocation to Cambridge. The visa process can take up to 14 weeks, so make sure you have left plenty of time to arrange this.

Make a doctor's appointment just to check up on your health before you travel.

Get all of the immunizations you require for travel, and make sure that when you pack you're following EU regulations.

Just Landed!


Stansted Airport is the nearest airport & services European countries. It's about 45 minutes on train to get into Cambridge from Stansted Airport.

For international arrivals, you'll most likely come via Heathrow Airport - by train, this will take about 2 hours and 45 minutes to reach Cambridge.

Make sure you're aware of the address of your Cambridge destination.

Travelling in Cambridge

Travelling in Cambridge is mostly done via walking, bicycle, or bus. Read on for more info on our Tips from Locals guide!


The emergency number for the police, fire brigade and ambulance service is 999.

Be aware at cash machines – shield your PIN and make sure no one is standing directly behind you.

Do not use unlicensed taxis – only black cabs can be hailed legally from the street, all other taxis must be pre-booked.