Getting Around East Cambs

Once you've arrived in East Cambs, there are a range of options for getting around, whether you prefer your own pedal power, taking in the landscape on a train or bus, boating on the waterways or exploring the scenic routes by car. Some journeys can be wonderful experiences in their own right.


East Cambs is well connected via transport routes, with the A10 running north-to-south, and the A142 providing access from London and other parts of the country via the A14, A10 and M11.

There is plenty of free parking in the district.


If you want a more direct and flexible way of getting around East Cambs, there is a host of taxi services available offering you the advantage of travelling wherever you want and whenever you want.

Train Stations

If you want to explore parts of the district by rail, there are train stations in Littleport, Kennett, Dullingham and Newmarket.

To plan your journey to and from any destination use this tool here.

By Boat

Discover East Cambs from a different perspective on its picturesque waterways including the River Great Ouse, the longest of several British rivers called "Ouse". See the Boaters and Anglers itinerary for inspiration.

Car Hire

Hiring a vehicle during your stay is a great way too see more places and set your own schedule.

Bayfield Vehicle Hire is an independent vehicle hire firm that supports both Ely businesses and individuals. Other providers include Practical Car Hire, Mildenhire Car, MPV and Van Rental, and Enterprise.


Bus services connect Ely with a number of the villages in its rural vicinity. You can buy a PlusBus discount price travelcard with your train ticket for unlimited bus travel around Ely.

Live bus information from Stagecoach can be found here.

Walking & Cycling

The compact nature of the district’s towns and city and the relatively flat topography of East Cambs more widely make it ideal for walking and cycling. There are plenty of wonderful walks and scenic cycling routes whatever your age or ability. See the Walkers and Cyclists itinerary for some suggestions.