GETTING TO CAMBRIDGE
Once in Cambridge, consult the arrival information to find out where the accommodation and the conference locations are.
Railtrack web site.
In general, trains are quicker but more expensive than coaches.
Stagecoach Cambus runs services between Cambridge rail station and the city centre, or take a taxi from the queue just outside the station.
There are regular train connections to Cambridge from London. Trains depart from King's Cross or Liverpool Street stations in London. The journey time of the faster King's Cross trains (Cambridge Cruiser trains) is about 45 minutes, while the other trains are slower and take around 70 minutes, or longer.
For convenience, maps of the London underground are here.
Coach tickets can be bought from the driver. Please note that delays are common because of heavy traffic in and around London.
The Cambridge coach station is close to the city centre and there is an adjacent taxi rank.
Long-distance coach services are run by JetLink and NationalExpress. A combined timetable can be found at the GoByCoach web site. Stagecoach Cambus runs services in Cambridge and to/from nearby villages and towns.
This is the closest major airport, about 25 miles (40 minutes by car) from Cambridge. It is well served by airlines flying to european destinations. For flight information contact the BAA Stansted website or contact the airlines directly.
Cambridge is within easy reach by rail, coach or taxi. The railway station is part of the terminal. The services to Cambridge are operated by Central Trains and take about 30 minutes. The service operates seven days a week, the first train departing at 05:51 (Monday to Sunday). The last direct train to Cambridge departs at 21:18 Monday to Saturday and 22:40 on Sundays. If you arrive late, you can take the Liverpool Street train and change at Bishops Stortford for the Cambridge train. This may involve a wait of 30 to 60 minutes so it is then better to take the coach (see below).
The coach services to Cambridge run with the same frequency as the trains, and take about 1 hour (JetLink lines 757 or 797). Tickets can be purchased from the coach ticket desk in the arrivals area of the terminal or on the coach.
London Heathrow Airport
The airport is also served by the Picadilly line of the underground which will take you directly (in about one hour) to King's Cross station, from which the fast trains to Cambridge depart (see instructions above).
London Gatwick Airport
There is also a direct coach service to Cambridge (Jetlink 797, see the GoByCoach web site) which takes around 4 hours.
London Luton Airport
There is no efficient train connection from Luton airport to Cambridge, but there is a coach service (JetLink 787) once every two hours, departing just outside the terminal building. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Cambridge.
London City Airport
Eurostar train which uses the
channel tunnel. You will arrive at London Waterloo station. Use the
underground to reach King's Cross station (Bakerloo line, northbound
until Oxford Circus, then Victoria line northbound), and follow the
There are also various boat connections from Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland which have train connections to London or directly to Cambridge. See the sites of P&O, StenaLine and SeaFrance for more information.