I am going to the UK from Boston MA in July with two sixteen year old girls who are thinking of applying to Cambridge and Oxford. What is the best way to get from Oxford to Cambridge? Train into London, and back out to Cambridge? Megabus? Driving? Will the driving be heinous because of the Open Days (is every sixth form student in the UK also driving there then?), plus I've never driven on that side of the road - or will taking the train and getting from the train station to the university be worse?
We plan to stay overnight in Cambridge, and return sometime the following day to London for sightseeing. Any recommendations for accommodations? I understand that the colleges sometimes allow prospective students to stay, but they won't say until their applications for Open days have been approved, and the applications aren't even out until April.
Thanks in advance!