Wednesday, 13 June 2018

B: Cambridge - Peterborough


The B is a fast link between the splendours of Cambridge and Peterborough. Much of the route uses a guided busway, separate from other traffic, on the route of a closed railway line, making it quicker than most buses. It's operated by Stagecoach.

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Timetable

At the time of writing, the B runs every 15 mins between Cambridge and Huntingdon Mon-Sat daytimes, with one bus an hour extending to Peterborough. Buses are less frequent at other times and there are no evening or Sunday buses between Huntingdon and Peterborough, so check the timetable carefully before you travel.

See the the full timetable on any of the following sites:




Places served




Maps

There are a selection of maps on the Busway site, showing the route of the B in green:

Here are extracts from Stagecoach's network maps for Cambridgeshire:
Stagecoach routes in Huntingdon


Tickets


The cheapest day ticket that is valid throughout route B is the Stagecoach Cambridgeshire Dayrider Plus at £7 for an adult. It can be used on all Stagecoach buses in this zone.


If you're travelling from further afield to connect with the B, then the Stagecoach East Dayrider Gold might be for you. At £15 for an adult, it's valid throughout route B and on all Stagecoach buses across East Anglia and much of the Home Counties and the Midlands.

Singles and returns vary in price according to distance, but at the time of writing a single from Cambridge to Peterborough costs £5 for an adult. Day tickets are often cheaper than returns, so check Stagecoach's tickets page to look up fares and work out which is the best option for you.


For shorter distance days out on the B, local Dayrider tickets are available for the following zones:




If you're arriving in Cambridge, Huntingdon or Peterborough by train, then a Plusbus ticket bought with your rail ticket is valid on the B in the relevant zones:




Stops

You can see a full list of stops served on the following pages:



Here are some of the major stops served:




Connections

Change in:



Alternatives

Sharing part of their route with the B are the following services:


  • Stagecoach Citi 8 runs between Cambridge City Centre and Histon & Impington via a different route to the B.
  • Stagecoach A can also be used between Cambridge and St Ives via the Busway.
  • Stagecoach Citi 6 provides a more frequent link between Serpentine Green and central Peterborough.
  • Direct trains run between:



Things to do




Selected shops and amenities





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All of the information in this post is correct at the time of writing, but please check the relevant links before travelling.



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