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Ely Tourist Information Centre
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Plan Your Journey


Ely is closer than you think. Easily accessible by all types of transport - there is no shortage of ways to reach this beautiful historic city. Once you have arrived, travelling around is easy as the city is small and compact enough to explore on foot. Plus all our City Centre car parks are free!

By Car

Ely is only 12 miles from Cambridge and is accessible via the A10 or A14. Upon arrival, Ely has a variety of free long stay and short stay car parks.  For a more detailed map providing information on parking times and restrictions, including disabled details, please click here 

For up to date Road Travel information please click here.

By Rail

Ely boasts direct connections to London King's Cross, Norwich, Cambridge, the Midlands and Stansted Airport. Upon arrival it is then only a 5 minute walk to Ely’s beautiful waterside or a further 5 minute walk into the heart of the City and the Tourist Information Centre. Taxis and buses are also available from the station should you prefer.  You can plan your journey from your doorstep to the heart of Ely by using Traveline or by calling 03457 484950.

Cycle hire in Ely is available from Ely Railway Station, see here for details. 

For up to date Rail Travel information please click here. Also for planning your journey to Ely.

For those travelling via Peterborough and looking for a sustainable community line, you may find the following link useful

By Bus

Stagecoach offers a network of frequent and reliable buses, which provide excellent access to all parts of Ely and the District. Many different types of ticket are available including the Dayrider Plus, which provides unlimited travel on all local Stagecoach buses for a day.  For further information see here or call 0871 200 2233

By Coach

If you are bringing a coach to visit us, please click here for coach parking information here.

By Air

The area is best served by Stansted airport but Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and East Midlands are all within reach by road and rail. Nearby Cambridge also has its own airport.

By Sea

Cross the channel by ferry or Eurostar.


Weather can have a detrimental effect on transport and at times, activities in Ely and the surrounding area. We suggest checking the Met Office's website for up to date weather information to help you plan your trip.