Fowlmere is served by an hourly bus service to Cambridge and Royston and a service to Addenbrooke's Hospital. Local train services include Foxton to Cambridge (10 mins) and Royston to London (50 mins). Coach services run to a number of destinations from Trumpington Park & Ride. There are also many local destinations conveniently accessible by bicycle, and a volunteer-run community transport scheme.
Stagecoach 915 (Royston-Cambridge)
Fares: £3.40 (single, Royston), £4 (single, Cambridge), £6.60 (unlimited travel, one day)
The 915 bus offers an hourly service to Cambridge (via Foxton, Harston and Trumpington) which takes 30 minutes, and to Royston (via Melbourn). The bus timetable can be viewed online or in printable form.
The 915 route to Cambridge provides access to Foxton Station, Harston Surgery, Trumpington Park & Ride, Waitrose (Trumpington), St Faith's School, the Nuffield Hospital, the Botanic Garden, The Leys School and Cambridge city centre.
In the Royston direction it provides access to the Melbourn garden centres, Melbourn village centre (for shops, the Surgery & Dental Practice and the Melbourn Hub), Royston town centre, Royston Station, Coombes Community Centre, Tesco (Royston), and the Royston Gateway (for Aldi and Marks & Spencer).
The bus stop for the Cambridge direction is located just outside the Swan House Inn (now the Saffron Indian Restaurant). The stop for the Royston direction is immediately opposite.
The bus occasionally leaves one or two minutes early so please arrive a few minutes ahead of time. The Stagecoach App shows real time bus locations and arrival times at each bus stop for Stagecoach services. It also allows some tickets to be bought online.
A2B 31 (Fowlmere-Addenbrooke's)
This service runs to Addenbrooke's every 90 minutes (via Thriplow, Newton, Hauxton and the Shelfords). In addition, the first service of the day at 7.27am runs through to Cambridge, and there are return services from Cambridge at 4.00pm and 6.00pm. The timetable can be viewed online or in printable form.
The bus occasionally leaves one or two minutes early so please arrive a few minutes ahead of time.
There is no live information available for the 31 service on the Smart Cambridge live maps.
Unfortunately, neither bus service runs on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Fares to London: from £26.20 adult return, from £31.70 family return with railcard
Royston station (6 miles) has ample parking and faster trains. There are 4 direct services per hour from Royston to London, the fastest taking 50 minutes.
Whittlesford Parkway station (9 miles) provides access to Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street.
Various railcards are available which reduce the cost of off-peak travel, typically giving 1/3 off ticket prices.
The nearest coach station is at Trumpington Park & Ride, which can be reached by car (10 mins), bus (20 mins) and bicycle (30 mins).
The following National Express coach services run from Trumpington Park & Ride:
- 727 Great Yarmouth → Heathrow Airport
- 492 Norwich → London (via Stansted & Heathrow Airports)
- 075 Bury St Edmunds → London (via Stansted Airport)
These provide direct services to a number of destinations including London (Victoria Coach Station), Stansted & Heathrow Airports, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Mildenhall, Thetford & Great Yarmouth.
Getting around by bicycle
For short journeys around Fowlmere and to the villages nearby, using a bicycle is ideal as it is healthy, low cost and helps to make our roads safer. Our neighbouring villages are readily accessible by bicycle, and Cambridge is also within reach for commuting or leisure trips. Click here for routes and times to nearby villages, local shops, cafes and pubs.
Typical journey times are:
Thriplow - 6 mins
Foxton - 10 mins
Shepreth - 11 mins
Melbourn - 16 mins
Newton - 12 mins
Harston - 18 mins
Cambridge - 45 mins
The track from Thriplow across the M11 bridge (The Drift) provides access to Whittlesford (18 mins) and Sawston (30 mins). This route can become muddy in very wet conditions.
Our nearest two secondary schools are also within reach by bicycle: Melbourn Village College (15 mins) and Sawston Village College (30 mins).
Local shops are accessible by bicycle in Thriplow (6 mins), Foxton (10 mins), Melbourn garden centres (11 mins), Melbourn centre (16 mins) and Meldreth (18 mins).
In 2021 the Parish Council installed cycle stands at The Butts, The Chequers, the Village Hall, the Cemetery and the Tennis Courts.
For journey planning further afield, cyclestreets.net is very useful.
Royston & District Community Transport offers door-to-door transport to people who are unable to use conventional public transport for reasons of age, frailty, impaired mobility or the lack of public transport, and do not have the use of a car. Transport is provided by a network of local volunteers.
Fowlmere Parish Council supports the provision of this service for the local community with an annual contribution.