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Travelling to University Centre West Anglia

College of West Anglia

University Centre West Anglia (UcWA) has two campuses, in King's Lynn and in Milton, on the outskirts of Cambridge. They're easily accessible from other parts of the UK and overseas.

If you study with us, you'll also have access to the College of West Anglia’s two other campuses – the sports campus in King’s Lynn and our Wisbech campus.

King's Lynn is the largest campus and it's 106 miles (170 km) from London and 46 miles (74 km) from Cambridge. The Milton campus is just four miles (6 km) north of Cambridge, 61 miles (98 km) from London and 46 miles (74 km) from the main campus at King’s Lynn.

Travelling by bike

King’s Lynn is easy to get around by bike and west Norfolk is ideal cycling country, with cycle routes criss-crossing the whole area – often following traffic-free paths.

King’s Lynn is part of two National Cycle Networks. National Cycle Network 1 (from Dover to Shetland) gives access to Fakenham and Wisbech (and all the villages in between!), and National Cycle Network 11 gives access to Ely, Waterbeach, Milton and Cambridge.

Cambridge is famously bike-friendly. There are plenty of facilities for cyclists, including cycle parks, a hire shop at the railway station and countless cycle routes. The Cambridge Cycling Campaign has a comprehensive map of the city and a route planner.

UcWA has bicycle shelters where you can secure your bike.

Travelling by public transport


King's Lynn station is about half a mile (15 minutes’ walk) from campus. There are regular trains to London King's Cross via Watlington, Downham Market, Littleport, Ely, Waterbeach and Cambridge.

Cambridge has two train stations, Cambridge North and Cambridge Station. There's a regular bus service from Drummer Street in Cambridge (a ten-minute walk from Cambridge Station) to our campus in Milton.

National Rail Enquiries has information on all train journeys in the UK, including timetables and routes.


King's Lynn bus station is next to the Vancouver Centre on Albion Street, a ten-minute walk from the college. King's Lynn is well-served by local buses, including the following.

First Eastern Counties

First Eastern Counties’ XL service goes from/to Peterborough to/from Norwich via Thorney, Guyhirn, Wisbech, West Walton, Terrington St John, Tilney All Saints, King’s Lynn, East Winch, Narborough, Swaffham, Necton, Scarning, Dereham, Hockering and Easton.

Visit the First Eastern Counties website for full information including timetables and student discounts.


Lynxbus offers many different routes into King’s Lynn, including:

  • 36 | Wells-next-the-sea | Burnham Market | Hunstanton | Heacham | Snettisham | Dersingham | South Wootton
  • 37 | Southery | Ten Mile Bank | Downham Market | West Winch
  • 38 | Fair Green | Middleton | North Runcton | West Winch
  • 39 | RAF Marham | Marham | Shouldham | Setchey | West Winch
  • 46 | Three Holes | Emneth | Wisbech | Wiggenhall St. Germans
  • 48 | Grimston | Gayton
  • 49 | Fakenham | The Rudhams | Hillington

Visit the Lynxbus website for timetables and more information.

Stagecoach in Norfolk

Stagecoach in Norfolk offers two routes into King’s Lynn. These are:

  • 45 | The Walpoles | Hay Green | Tilney All Saints | Clenchwarton | West Lynn
  • 505 | Whaplode | Holbeach | Gedney | Long Sutton | Sutton Bridge | Terrington St Clement | Clenchwarton | West Lynn

Visit the Stagecoach website for timetables and more information.

We're served by several bus routes in Cambridge and Milton, too. Stagecoach’s number 9 service goes through Milton on its way to and from Cambridge. It also stops in Littleport, Waterbeach, Little Thetford and Ely. Cambridgeshire County Council has full details of local services.

Travelling by car

King’s Lynn is on the A47 (from Peterborough and Norwich), A17 (from Lincoln) and A10 (from Cambridge).

The King's Lynn campus is on Tennyson Avenue off the main South Gates roundabout. There is limited parking available and a permit is required. Permits are only available for those who live outside of a specific radius, approximately 2.5 miles away from the campus. A parking permit does not guarantee a space but there's an overflow car park at our sports campus, a ten-minute walk away.

Our Cambridge campus, in Milton, is off the A10 and on Landbeach Road. Parking is available at the campus.

Our postcodes are:

  • King's Lynn: PE30 1QW
  • Milton (Cambridge): CB24 6DB