UNIVERSITY of CAMBRIDGE
An alternative route from London is to take the A1 north, leaving the A1(M) motorway section at exit 10 for Baldock. Take the A505 from Baldock to Royston, staying on the northern bypass of Royston until the A10 north to Cambridge is reached. Just south of Cambridge and north of Harston, join the M11 going north, and follow the instructions for the first route from London, leaving at exit 12.
If travelling from the North, take the A1 south, leaving by the A604 (signposted for M11 and Cambridge). Join the M11 and go south to exit 12. Leave the motorway here and follow the instructions above.
Limited parking is available in DAMTP car park between Silver Street and Mill Lane. Contact Lin Hardiman for details - reservations for visitors are essential.
Train services to Cambridge are available from other towns and cities. Sometimes there is a choice between going through London and avoiding London. In these cases, the London route is often quicker but more expensive, especially at peak times. See Railtrack's journey planner.
Cambridge railway station is just over a mile from the Department. To reach the Department from the station, take a taxi (the taxi rank is just outside the station to the right) or, if you have time to spare and fancy the exercise, walk. There are also frequent `Rail Link' buses from the station to the City Centre, from which it is a short walk (a third of a mile) to the Department.
The Cambridge Bus Station is in Drummer Street, in the centre of Cambridge, about half a mile from the Department. To reach the Department from Drummer Street Bus Station, take a taxi or walk.
There are coach services (Cambridge Coach Services Ltd) operating between these three airports and Cambridge. These operate every hour and take three hours from Gatwick, just over two hours from Heathrow and 45 minutes from Stansted. The first coach in the morning is at 0600 from Gatwick, 0710 from Heathrow and 0840 from Stansted. The last coaches at night are at 2400 from Gatwick, 0045 from Heathrow and 0220 from Stansted. From Cambridge to Stansted, there are coaches every hour from 0200 hours to 2300 hours.
Alternatively, at Heathrow, travel by train: take the underground (Piccadilly line) to either King's Cross or Liverpool Street. The underground service is quite frequent and takes about an hour to the central London rail stations.
At Gatwick, there is a direct rail link to Victoria Station in London. From there one can either proceed by coach from Victoria Coach Station nearby, or by rail, by taking the underground (Victoria line) to King's Cross or Liverpool Street.
At Stansted, the coach can be boarded at the Coach Station, Bay 18. There is a also train service to Cambridge, which takes half an hour.
Coach services are also operated by National Express from Heathrow and Gatwick and may be cheaper than Cambridge Coach Services.
An alternative ferry route from the continent is via the ports of Dover and Ramsgate. To proceed by road to Cambridge, take the M2 motorway to join the M25, turning north to cross the Thames at Dartford, leave the M25 north at exit 27 onto the M11 towards Cambridge (see by road from London). The journey takes about 2 hours 30 minutes. Again, there are rail and coach links to London.
Bus and Coach Services: Cambus 01223 423554 National Express 01223 460711 Cambridge Coach Services 01223 423900 Taxis: Cabco 01223 312444 Airports: Heathrow Airport 0181 759 4321 Gatwick Airport 01293 535353 Stansted Airport 01279 680500 Rail Passenger Enquiries: Cambridge 01223 311999 King's Cross 0171 278 2477 Liverpool Street 0171 928 5100 London Region 0171 222 1234 For any travel queries, coach/rail/air: Premier Travel Agency Ltd 01223 500007 01223 502233 (fax)
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