Route U is the University bus for everyone subsidised by the University of Cambridge with assistance from the North West Cambridge Development.

A £2.20 flat fare applies but there are a number of discounted tickets (e.g. University Card holders pay just £1 for a single journey). Unlimited travel is just £3 a day and £11 a week (£10 a week if purchasing using our mobile phone ticketing App – click here ). Tickets from the driver are available using contactless, ApplePay, GooglePay and cash.

A number of improvements have been made to the service since becoming the Universal. These include:

  • 23 July 2016 – operating via Cambridge Railway Station, improved frequency up to every 15 minutes and a new Saturday service
  • 5 December 2016 – using the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway between Cambridge Railway Station and Cambridge Biomedical Campus, brand new high-specification buses and a later journey on Saturdays
  • 8 September 2017 – extended to serve Eddington instead of Madingley Road Park and Ride. Passengers who park at the park and ride site can use the gate in the north east corner of the car park to reach the new bus stops on Eddington Avenue.Click here to view a diagram showing the location of the alternative stops
  • 6 October 2018 – an improved timetable with earlier and later buses on weekdays, later buses on Saturdays and a new Sunday and Public Holiday service.

You can follow the us on Twitter @busuniversal where we post important information about route U.