As a major university town, Cambridge is served by regular direct buses to London and the rest of the UK. There are over 20 buses from London to Cambridge each day, including some night services. There are also direct services to Cambridge from the major cities of Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Oxford and Newcastle, and connections throughout the country that often involve a change at Milton Keynes or Birmingham. Cambridge has regular services from Peterborough and smaller towns in East Anglia, while the guided Busway connection offers buses from St. Ives, Hertford and Huntingdon. There are also direct buses from 4 major international airports: Luton, Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow. Companies operating long-distance buses to Cambridge include National Express, Megabus and Stagebus East.
Drummer Street Bus Station is the main Cambridge bus terminus, centrally-located opposite the park Christ's Pieces. The majority of national bus routes arrive here and it is also the hub of the local city bus network operated by Stagebus. Night buses around the city operate on Friday and Saturday nights. The station is a short walk from Drummer Street to the center of Cambridge, however there are also taxi ranks nearby.
Some services, notably those from London, Brighton, Oxford and Heathrow and Gatwick airports arrive at Parkside, close to the Parker's Piece park located just south-east of the center. There is a taxi rank adjacent to the National Express bay at Parkside and local bus services to the city center.
Located in the flat Fens on the western borders of East Anglia, Cambridge is a world-renowned university town. Its oldest colleges date from the early 13th century and the city is blessed with striking Medieval architecture and atmospheric old streets. The student population ensures a lively cultural scene, and Cambridge boasts numerous attractive pubs and restaurants. A punt on the Cam is a popular tourist experience, offering a scenic perspective on the imposing college buildings.