Cambridge Station Parking
Parking at Cambridge Train Station
Cambridge has a wealth to explore on its doorstep, from beautiful cobbled streets that twist through the City centre, flanked by historic buildings and colleges, to the lovely Cam river which is a delight to take in any time of the year – or the thriving Arts Scene.
If you’re in Cambridge for the day and looking for some culture, head to Kettle’s Yard, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Round Church after you’ve taken in bustling Market Square. It's a fantastic city to explore, on foot, by bike, river punt or car!
Parking at Cambridge Train Station can be ideal for your day out as the city centre is under 1/2h walk from the station. Parking at the station means you can explore the city on foot. You can park near Cambridge Station arrivals and will be well placed to set off from Station departures which are located in the same part of the station. There is also bike parking, as well as bike hire shops next to the station if you are looking to see the city by bike.
Much of the on-street Cambridge parking in the city centre is restricted to residents' parking zones. Commuting into the town centre by car is not a viable option for most, and it is hard to find reasonably priced parking in the centre. You can find short-stay parking or long stay parking at Cambridge railway station on the YourParkingSpace app or online search map.
To make sure that your day plans shouldn’t be interrupted by parking problems you can also book in advance to secure a convenient and affordable parking space with YourParkingSpace!
YourParkingSpace is a great parking service, with driveways, street car parks and off-street parking opportunities to choose from in Cambridge’s most popular areas at an affordable price. Spaces are available near the busies areas including around Trinity Lane, John Lewis and Market Square. Both long term and short term parking is available with our hourly and weekly booking options.
Don’t get lost in the one-way systems around the city centre looking for parking. YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours of the day, and offers hassle-free solutions to parking problems at any time of day or night.
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Cambridge Station Parking Statistics
4.8 out of 5 stars
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By YourParkingSpace drivers for Cambridge Station spaces
478 parking spaces
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Parking in Central Cambridge
Parking in central Cambridge is tricky, as the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is enforced every day of the week. This means that every street has some kind of parking restriction. Parking restrictions to look out for are:
- Pay and Display car parks
- Double yellow lines, where you can't park
- Single yellow lines, where you can only park at some times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these
- Kerb flashes showing loading restrictions
In the rest of the Cambridge City Council Area, parking restrictions are mostly found on bus routes and main roads to keep the traffic moving. Restrictions in residential areas make schools, junctions and crossings safer. In Cambridge, much of the parking is in pay and display car parks or multi-storey car parks. The most popular central car parks are Grafton East car park, Grafton West car park, Grand Arcade car park, Park Street car park and Queen Anne Terrace car park. There is also parking around Addenbrookes Hospital. You can check how many spaces are available online through the Cambridge Council website.
Avoid circling the car parks, and head to check out availability on the go on our App. On the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces that you are entitled to park in, so there are no surprise fines through the letterbox!
Getting to Cambridge Train Station
There are 5 different Park and Ride services that surround the city, and each of these has transportation to the city centre. Cambridge train station postcode is CB1 2JW, and you can easily navigate yourself to the station by typing this into your maps software.
Cambridge Railway station is approximately 20 minutes walk from the city centre. There are a taxi rank and Bus stops in front of the main entrance and buses run every 15-20 minutes to all University sites.
Cambridge Station and Cambridge North both have regular trains to London and the surrounding areas. Cambridge Station is walking distance from the city centre, about a 20 - 25 minute walk.
As you may already know, that Blue Badge allows you to park in more places, for longer, and often free of charge!
Blue Badge holders can park for free for up to three hours in Cambridge City multi-storey car parks. Normal parking charges apply after the free-parking period has ended.
- When you are ready to leave, take your Blue Badge to a pay station and follow the instructions
- The machine will scan your badge to ensure it’s valid, and automatically deduct three hours off the parking fee
- If you’ve stayed less than three hours your ticket will be returned to you to allow free exit. Otherwise, pay the fee shown on the screen and your ticket will be returned to you
- Insert your ticket at the exit barrier
- Display your Blue Badge and time clock clearly on the dashboard before you leave your car
- If you’re staying for more than three hours, buy a ticket for the extra time and display it with your badge and time clock
Officers checking parking tickets will know to add three hours to the time you have paid for.
Cambridge train station disabled parking is set aside at the Greater Anglia Rail NCP car park with 7 spaces out of 400 for disabled drivers who can park for free, however, there is little space for drop off and pick up at the actual station.
Got access to empty parking spaces in Cambridge? Register your driveway, parking space or lock-up garage with us. It’s free to list and takes just two minutes. Sit back, relax and watch the bookings roll in.
What is the main train station in Cambridge?
The main train station in Cambridge is Cambridge Station on Station Road. This is the biggest station in Cambridge, with eight platforms. You can take fast trains to London from Cambridge Station in 45minutes to London Kings Cross. The other station is Cambridge North Station, which opened in 2017 and has three platforms. Cambridge North Station is located in the suburb of Chesterton, close to Cambridge Science Park. The station is on the Fen Line, which runs to King’s Lynn and Norwich, with semi-fast services to London Liverpool Street.
How do I get to Cambridge University from the train station?
You can get to Cambridge University in under 30 minute walk from Cambridge train station. Either you can walk down Mill Lane, taking in the local shops and delis, or you can head down Hill’s Road, which goes past the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. There is also the U Universal bus which goes directly from Cambridge station to city centre, you can walk from the Fitzwilliam Museum bus stop. Alternatively, a taxi rank is located right outside the station; it’s about a 10 minute drive to the University centre.
How many train stations are there in Cambridge?
There are two train stations in Cambridge, Cambridge Station and Cambridge North. Cambridge North is located in the suburb of Chesterton and is close to the Cambridge Science Park. Cambridge Station is closer to the centre of town and is a larger station, often with faster trains to different destinations.
Are trains running from Cambridge to Norwich?
Trains run from Cambridge to Norwich in 1h 22 minutes, and the fastest journey time is 1h 18 minutes. There are about 17 trains a day to Norwich on a weekday, however, frequently is significantly lower on weekends and Bank Holidays. Norwich has direct services to London Liverpool Street and is also linked to Cambridge, Great Yarmouth and Liverpool Lime Street.
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Latest Cambridge Station parking reviews
Very easy, great location, loads of spaces. I wonder if this great parking option will still be available post lock down?Jeffrey
fabulous central position under the Hilton Hotel. Pulled into hotel portico and spoke to receptionist on intercom (under covid lockdown) who told me where to go. Easy to exit by taking ticket on way out. Great central location to walk around centre.Alison
was really well priced and once I knew where I was going it was straight forward its more towards the bus station that it would seem, car fit well I drive a hatchback Toyota corolla.Remi
Fantastic location and it meant we could go back and forth to the car all day to return shopping. Will definitely use again as was less than half the price of the Grand Arcade but just next door! Easy to find and organise. Really thrilled to have come across this.Claire
Really central and really simple! Will certainly be booking again :)Sally