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Green Travel

More information on how to get to, from, and around Cambridge, in an environmentally friendly manner.  

Sustainable travel at the University of Cambridge

With over 9,000 staff, 19,000 students, more than 20 sites of University departments and other buildings, and fewer than 2000 car parking spaces, travel to and at work is a key issue for the University to manage. 

On this page, and in the links to the left, you'll find information on sustainable travel at the University, and what's on offer to staff.

Travel sustainably – and save money

  • Use your University Card for a significant discount on the Uni 4 bus service (running between West Cambridge and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus every 20 minutes).
  • Sign up to the CamUniShare network to find a car-sharing partner or team. Save money on petrol and meet new people! Find drivers, passengers and cyclists online instantly for free.
  • Sign yourself or your Department up to Zipcar for a reduced membership:
  • Explore the discounts and offers available on the Travel pages.

Commuting to work

Travel to Work loan scheme

Find out whether you could receive an interest-free loan to purchase an annual bus or rail season ticket, or to assist with the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment.


Circle Car  



Share the commute and save money through the online tool
For general information on car parking, please see the EM website (opens in a new window).

Car clubs

  Join the University’s car club to be able to have access to a vehicle during the day without needing to drive to work.

Business Travel

Business travel is a key part of our work but also of our carbon footprint, incorporating emissions from any travel undertaken on University business. Without negatively impacting on necessary research collaboration or other University activities, we encourage staff and students to think about how they could reduce their personal impact in this area.

If you travel for your role:

  • Travel between University sites using your building's pool bike scheme, if your building does not have a scheme you can follow the University guidance to set one up.
  • Consider alternatives to travel where possible. Conference calls save on travel time as well as cost and carbon: if using your workstation, read this advice from the University Information Services (UIS). Could you use a departmental meeting room, or UIS videoconference facilities?
  • If you're thinking of flying, consider whether it's possible to travel via train instead. This can provide the opportunity to get some additional work done, and if booked in advance can be surprisingly cheap. Have a look at ‘The Man in Seat Sixty-One’ for tips on reaching even far-flung locations via train.
  • Make sure that you and your colleagues are aware that free travel insurance is available from the University. Anonymous data from this system helps us to measure our carbon emissions from business travel.
  • Consider the University's pool bike guidance document, which contains information on setting up a pool bike scheme.

Find Us

Discounts and savings; Cycle to Work Scheme; find out how to stay safe on your bike; top tips on how to try and avoid bike theft; online interactive cycle route-finder

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10% discounts on monthly and annual season tickets for specific routes

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Subsidised travel on the Universal bus route; Cambridgeshire bus services; Park and Ride information

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Explore how to use Key Travel - the University’s preferred supplier for travel services.

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