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Learn the optimal time to secure your flight to Cambridge, maximising your chances of finding the best prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 841,269 searches and data was last updated on 5 December 2023.



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Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Cambridge (average of £0). Flying to Cambridge in January will prove the most costly (average of £0). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

Peak Season:

End of May and June, when the exam period comes to an end sees students unwinding and is when university social life peaks. The city is at its busiest from then until the end of summer, although the wider tourist season extends from April to September. Visitors should expect hotel rates to be more expensive during these popular months.

Off Season: 

During May and early June, students are taking their exams and many colleges may be subject to restricted entry or will be closed to visitors altogether. Keep this in mind, if you wish to tour the University of Cambridge during your trip.

The winter months are the city’s quietest period for tourism, which is reflected in lower rates for accommodation and cheap flights being more readily available. There is also usually higher availability. Prices may experience an increase around the time of Christmas and New Year.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cambridge?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to Cambridge. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cambridge?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Cambridge. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

Cambridge overview

Home to one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Cambridge is a small but perfectly formed city steeped in history. It is very much a university town, with the history and fortune of the city and those of the educational institution within it inextricably interlinked. On summer days, the sight of students punting on the river Cam or heading to a May Ball is a common one, and Cambridge’s nightlife and cultural scenes both benefit from the flow of young people and fresh ideas into the city.

With luminaries such as the likes of Sir Isaac Newton, John Milton, Lord Byron, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell among their alumni, the colleges of splendid Cambridge University contain enough sightseeing opportunities for anyone. Most are open to visitors (apart from during exam periods) and embody a rich cornucopia of architectural styles dating back as far as the early 13th century.

Cambridge is a charming, historic and welcoming destination, with millions of visitors annually and a wealth of attractions. Book a flight to the region to experience a quintessential English city that looks to the future but embodies a strong sense of tradition.

Cambridge climate

Although it is one of England’s driest cities, it is nonetheless subject to rain at all times of year, so it’s best to pack an umbrella. Due to its relatively low elevation, snow is less common than in other areas. July and August are typically the warmest months and January and February the coolest.

Getting around Cambridge

Cambridge is a very compact city and ideal for pedestrians and cyclists (should you wish to hire a bike), with most of its major sites within easy walking distance of each other.

Sightseeing buses are also available, and the city’s relatively cheap public bus service allows access to the far reaches of town should you wish to go there. Hiring a car is neither necessary nor particularly practical here, as much of the town centre is pedestrianised and parking may be difficult.

Local Airports

London Stansted Airport, (STN) is the city’s nearest airport, located around 23 miles (37 km) south of Cambridge in the neighbouring county of Essex. 

London Luton Airport, (LTN) is also within easy reach, located around 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Cambridge in the neighbouring county of Bedfordshire. 

What is good to know if travelling to Cambridge?

  • Go punting on the river for a true taste of Cambridge. These elongated boats are propelled through the water via a long pole pushed against the riverbed and may be hired or, if you think they sound a bit tricky, taken on a guided tour. This is an excellent way to see The Backs, which is an area comprising the rear grounds of many famous colleges. 
  • The Bridge of Sighs, a covered bridge built in the 19th century that is part of the St John’s College campus, is named after its Venice counterpart and is an iconic attraction, said to have been Queen Victoria’s favourite part of the city. 
  • Market Square, in the city’s centre, hosts a daily open-air market offering all manner of goods and is a particularly excellent place to pick up much-sought second-hand books and music. It is said that there have been markets held here for at least the last 700 years. 
  • Cambridge Folk Festival (held in nearby Cherry Hinton) and Cambridge Film Festival (held in the city itself) both take place in July, and are very popular among residents as well as drawing visitors from far and wide. 
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded almost 200 years ago as the university’s art and antiquities museum, and has departments focusing on antiquities; applied arts; coins and medals; manuscripts and printed books; and paintings, drawings and prints.

What does CBG mean?

Great question - CBG just means Cambridge Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights!

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cambridge?

Most people fly into Cambridge (CBG) if they book a flight to Cambridge. Cambridge is conveniently located just 2.2 mi from Cambridge’s city center.

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