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Local accommodation, getting around Cambridge and the local area, and finding your way from the train station or the Grand Arcade to RAREfest.

WHERE IS RAREfest happening?

The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QF


The Guildhall, Cambridge


There are a number of ways to get around Cambridge and the surrounding area:


Cambridge’s Park&Ride service operates from five sites: Trumpington Road, Newmarket Road, Babraham Road, Cowley Road and Madingley Road. A day return costs £3 (valid for one day), which includes the cost of parking your car. All Park and Ride buses are double door, low floor and easy access, appropriate for wheelchair and pushchair users. Buses run from Monday – Saturday until approximately 8:30pm at a ten-minute frequency, with a limited service on Sundays. For up-to-date, detailed timetable information, please visit the Park&Ride website


The Guilhall is a five-minute walk away from the City’s main Bus and Coach Station, Drummer Street. The Bus Station hosts several local bus companies, and the main operator is Stagecoach who operates many local services. There are also direct services to and from London Victoria, as well as services to Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and stations throughout the United Kingdom. Please contact or National Express visit Traveline’s website for more information.


Panther: 01223 715715 / 01223424424 / 01223 523523 Cam Cab Ltd: 01223 70470 LP Taxis:  01223 243453 Town & Gown Taxis: 01223 244444


There is a rack for parking bicycles alongside the theatre by the entrance in St Edwards Passage or there are also bicycle racks on Peas Hill. The Grand Arcade cycle park, a 5 minute walk away, has covered space for over 200 cycles. It closes every night at 11.30pm. Find out more about local cycle parks here

Bike Hire

OFO is the world’s first and leading “non-docking” bike sharing platform. OFO aims to provide a convenient, healthy and eco-friendly transport solution by making bikes available for everyone. To use the bikes users must first download the OFO app from the App Store or Google Play and register for an account. The bikes can be unlocked by simply scanning the QR code on the bike lock and within moments the locking mechanism will release. Explore your city with ofo and then close the lock to end your trip in the app. Parking is allowed anywhere bike parking is legally allowed. Start riding from just 70p per half hour with a maximum cap of £5 per day. City Cycle Hire: 01223 365629 Rutland Cycling: 01223 307655


FindING your way TO THE GUILDHALL IN CAmbridge…

from Cambridge train station

from the Grand Arcade car park

These maps are inactive and  they can be used from mobile devices with an internet connect



There are a number of hotels and guest houses across Cambridge including:

4 STAR Hotels

Holiday Inn, Duxford, Cambridge
Double rooms from £80 per room including breakfast
13.4 miles from the venue
Parking onsite £5 per 24 hours

Ibis Cambridge Central Station
Double rooms from £95 per room including breakfast
2.4 miles from  venue

3 sTAR Hotels

Travelodge Cambridge, Newmarket Road Hotel
Double rooms from £63.25 per room including breakfast
1.7 miles from the venue


Various University B+B accommodation from £60 here




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If you’d like a personal touch or some help with particular accessibility requirements please call or email the reservations team at ArrangeMY who can source hotels and email you back with options

Telephone 01905610016 or email arrangemy.com and quote “RAREfest”

Other accommodation options can be found by visiting the ‘Other Travel Information’ section above



Free tickets for Saturday

Tickets for the rest of the day can be pre-booked, or you can just turn up at the Guildhall.