Travel and transport

Getting to Cambridge

Cambridge is situated in the East of England, 60 miles North of London and is very well placed for access by road, rail and air.

Cambridge has a fast train service to and from London Kings’ Cross, which is adjacent to St Pancras for Eurostar connections. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and several fast trains depart each hour, to check exact arrival and departure times please visit National Rail

London Stansted is situated 30 miles south of Cambridge and offers a number of routes to and from Europe and other UK destinations. Direct routes to Cambridge by National Express bus services and trains are available and taxis are plentiful.

London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Luton are all within 1-2 hours drive of Cambridge and accessible by public transport via connecting bus and train services in London.

If you’re coming from Northern Europe, the Rail and Sail option provides an easy route into East Anglia, and direct to Cambridge.

For more detailed information on getting here, including useful rail links see this from an experienced Congress delegate.

For delegates that prefer to drive, Cambridge offers a number of Park & Ride sites on the outskirts of the City and journey times into the centre take just a few minutes. Do get in touch for more information on parking, and what is available.

Parking is available at both Gonville & Caius and Churchill accommodation. Please be aware that there may be additional charges for parking. Check their websites for more information.

Taxis are plentiful in Cambridge. If you have a driving license you can rent a Voi scooter (remember to sign up on the app). Electric bicycles as well as the ordinary variety are available for hire.

Travelling around Cambridge:

On arrival at Cambridge railway station, there are regular buses running to West Road, where the Congress is held, and to accommodation at Gonville & Caius (next door to the Congress), and near to Churchill.

Catch the Universal (U) bus from the bus stops just opposite the train station heading towards Eddington. Get off at West Road for the Conference centre (Faculty of Music), Gonville & Caius, and the University Library.

Get off at Madingley Road (ask for the nearest stop to Storey’s Way) for Churchill.

If you’re staying in the centre of town, Nos. 1 (Arbury), 3 (Fison Road), and 7 (Cottenham) all go to the centre from the station. Just ask for City Centre. For University Arms ask for the nearest stop to Parker’s Piece.

Please note on the Universal bus timetable’s useful map, the Congress venue at the Faculty of Music is just beyond Queen’s College.

Universal bus timetable

There is also a helpful map of the University. Look for the Music Faculty building with Harvey Court accommodation (Gonville & Caius) just next door – University Map