Cambridge is on the North Island's main State Highway 1 between Hamilton and Rotorua/Taupo. Residents and visitors have a choice when travelling between Auckland and Cambridge of either driving via Hamilton (SH1) or via Taupiri (SH1B). The latter route is about 15 minutes quicker and provides some classic rural scenery. By 2016, an extension to the Waikato Expressway will make it possible for motorists to either travel through the town or by-pass it. The new section of motorway is expected to reduce through-traffic by about 50%.
An international-standard airport between Cambridge and Hamilton ensures we're never far from the rest of the country - or the world. The airport (Hamilton Airport 18km, 18 mins from Cambridge) is the country's fourth busiest and has regular flights to main centres. You can leave Cambridge and be enjoying a coffee in central Wellington in less than two hours! Flights also link with international services out of Auckland.
The nearest railway station is at Hamilton (23kms, 25 minutes' drive), providing access to the Northern Explorer rail service (three days a week). The service runs between Auckland-Hamilton-National Park-Ohakune-Palmerston North-Wellington.
National and public buses service Cambridge seven days a week, with frequent services north, east, south and west. Intercity and Naked Bus coaches pick up and depart from the Lake Street bus stop beside the Cambridge Town Hall. For bookings and timetables please visit the Cambridge i-SITE Information Centre on the corner of Queen and Victoria streets or phone 07 823-3456.
The town has a taxi service, Cambridge Taxis, which operates Monday to Friday. Bookings can be made by telephone at 07 827 5999.
Cambridge has ample free parking for visitors, with car parks on the west and east of the town's main thoroughfare (Victoria St). Many side streets have free parking with unlimited stays. Parking in front of the shopping areas has time restrictions but is unmetered.
Cambridge has one vehicle hire operator, Europcar, based in Oliver St. For prices and availability, ph 07 823 0990. They and other car rental operators (Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Avis) are based at Hamilton Airport, 18km from Cambridge.