Travel Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice took effect immediately on 17th March and applies initially for a period of 30 days. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel without notice. 

For information about international travel, and information for those currently overseas, please see the FCO’s official advice page.

Advice about specific countries is available here.

For those stranded in Australia, New Zealand or Peru specific advice is available here.

 

Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia will also be adding in a 2 hourly Cambridge to Stansted Airport service from Monday 6 April. Greater Anglia and Cross Country, which usually serve the route together, have agreed that Greater Anglia will provide this revised service for the remainder of this lockdown period, with Cross Country focusing their efforts on running their services between Cambridge and Birmingham, until further notice. This approach is consistent with providing core services which protect crucial journey options, enabling social distancing whilst travelling and ensuring there is a resilient service that can be provided on an ongoing basis, as railway workers need to self-isolate. 

Following some changes to ticket office hours, they are planning a small number of further minor adjustments to some station ticket office hours on the West Anglia route.

They have continued to refine the season ticket refund process and redeploy more colleagues to help process refund claims as quickly as we can.

Details of timetables, ticket office hours and refund arrangements can be found on their website.

 

Stagecoach Bus Services

Stagecoach Changes will be made to the following services provided by Stagecoach. For full service changes visit the Stagecoach website.

From 2nd April:

Following the government advice to limit non-essential travel and avoid office, pubs and social gatherings; Stagecoach have made further reductions.

The following Cambridge Park & Ride services will be suspended from Thursday 2 April until further notice:

Madingley Park and Ride

Newmarket Park and Ride

Trumpington Park and Ride

Milton Park and Ride

Further revised timetables will be in place from Thursday 2 April 2020 for the Babraham Park & Ride service.

Monday - Friday buses will run every half an hour in the AM and PM peaks and hourly throughout the day. Stagecoach will be diverting the 13 service into the Babraham Park & Ride for some PM journeys.

Saturday - Sunday there will be no Babraham Park & Ride services, as an alternative Stagecoach will be diverting the 13 service into the Babraham Park & Ride.

X5 Service Update Thursday 2 April 2020

Further revised timetables will be in place from Thursday 2 April 2020; these temporary timetables will operate across Bedfordshire until further notice.

The timetables have been carefully created to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible.

Monday – Sunday buses will now only run between Cambridge and Milton Keynes Rail Station every hour between 07:30 and 19:30.

As an alternative you can catch the S5 between Bicester and Oxford or 505 Brackley and Bicester.

 

Stagecoach have made some changes to the start and end points of some journeys:

Monday - Friday 06:05 bus from Cambridge towards Bedford will start at Bedford.

Monday - Friday 06:28 bus from Milton Keynes towards Cambridge will start at Bedford.

Sunday - Saturday the 19:05 and 20:05 buses from Cambridge towards Milton Keynes will terminate at Bedford.

 

The following journeys have been withdrawn:

Monday - Saturday 04:27 and 05:27 buses from Bedford towards Milton Keynes.

Monday - Friday 04:32 bus from Bedford towards Cambridge.

Sunday 05:27 and 06:27 buses from Bedford towards Milton Keynes.

Sunday - Saturday 20:28 bus from Milton Keynes towards Bedford.

 

The following Cambridge Park & Ride services will be suspended from Thursday 2 April until further notice:

Madingley Park and Ride

Newmarket Park and Ride

Trumpington Park and Ride

Milton Park and Ride