Recognizing that I could also pose this question in the Ely and/or Cambridge forums, I thought I might get a better response here. We are scheduled to arrive at LHR (T3) at 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 March. I'd like to know the most cost-effective method for traveling to Ely (our destination is near Ely Cathedral) - but convenience matters as well, since my 74-year old Mum and I will be tired from the long flight over.
National Rail requires a journey to Paddington, tube to Kings Cross, train to Cambridge, and another train from there to Ely. The cost is approximately £49 per person.
Then there is National Express. A coach to Cambridge is £55 for BOTH of us, making this look to be the best bargain. From Cambridge, however, I'm a bit unclear how one travels on to Cambridge. (Taxi? Bus? -- How much should either of those options run?)
I think I'd book a taxi from LHR before taking the train. I've received one quote of £115 for the journey from T3 to Ely. If, however, the coach is my best bet, I'm hoping someone can provide a bit more info of what becomes of us once we reach the station in Cambridge.Edited: 04 December 2013, 18:13