The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will lead to a period of national mourning during which time more people may be travelling to London. Please plan any travel in or through London accordingly. We will monitor the situation carefully, and notify delegates of any important updates Visit the official government webpage for the latest information.
There is rail disruption between London King’s Cross and Cambridge, which is scheduled to affect all fast (~50 min) services to Cambridge until 18 September. Delegates travelling by train from London are advised to take a slightly slower (~70 min) direct train from London St Pancras (right next to King’s Cross, get off at the same Underground stop). Slower (~90 min) trains will also be running from King’s Cross, or delegates can also travel from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge.
For the latest information on this rail disruption please visit the Great Northern railway webpage.
To help plan your journey, we recommend visiting www.thetrainline.com
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to your arrival in Cambridge.
Cambridge is located in the East of England. It is served by excellent national and international transport links. On this page we provide practical advice on getting to Cambridge by road, rail and air. We also give practical details on the best ways to get around Cambridge.
Further travel information is available on the Visit Cambridge tourist information site.
Please check with your preferred travel provider for accurate timetables and latest information.
Cambridge is easily served by major airports and airlines. Times shown here are approximate
- London Stansted – About 35 minutes from Cambridge by car, bus or train. 1-2 direct trains per hour run daily between ~5.30am and ~11pm. National Express buses run directly.
- London Gatwick – About 2 hours from Cambridge by train. Approximately 1 direct train per hour, daily, between ~5.30am – 10pm.
- London Heathrow – About 2.5 hours via central London. We recommend taking the Piccadilly Line to/from Heathrow Airport to/from London Kings Cross (~60 minutes) with connecting train travel to Cambridge (~50 minutes). National Express buses daily (~2-3 hours depending on traffic).
- London Luton – About 90 minutes by bus or car. No direct trains. National Express buses run daily, from ~9.30 – midnight.
Direct train services to/from London Kings Cross (~50 minutes, 2 per hour), London St Pancras (~70 minutes, 1 per hour) and London Liverpool Street (~70-90 minutes, 1-2 per hour). London St Pancras and London Kings Cross are directly adjacent to each other. Direct trains also link Cambridge to Birmingham (3 hours), Norwich (90 minutes) and Ipswich (2 hours).
The main station in Cambridge is “Cambridge Station” (best for congress venue). A second station, “Cambridge North”, also serves the north of the city.
Eurostar trains depart/arrive at London St Pancras station, providing convenient access to/from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and beyond. Trains from London St Pancras or London Kings Cross connect London directly to Cambridge in 50-70 minutes.
We recommend using TheTrainline.com for latest train timetables, and planning and booking train journeys in the UK. A smartphone app is also available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The M11 motorway connects Cambridge to London Stansted airport (~35 minutes), central London (~2 hours depending on traffic) and beyond. Cambridge has limited public car parking, which can be expensive. Where possible, we advise travel by public transport.
National Express buses serve Cambridge from all major UK cities and airports. To plan your coach travel in the UK we recommend using TheTrainline.com. A smartphone app is also available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
To arrange airport transfers between Cambridge and all major airports, we recommend the following local taxi firm:
Taxis and buses
Taxis and buses are available directly from outside Cambridge Station for onward travel to the city centre and beyond.
The Citi 1, 3 or 7 buses serve the city centre all day. The Universal or “U“ bus (run by Whippet) will take you from the train station directly to our congress venue, West Road Concert Hall. Selwyn and Clare College accommodation are just a few minutes walk from West Road Concert Hall.
The train station taxi rank is situated directly outside the train station. For pre-booked taxis, try Panther Taxis on +44 1223 715 715 or using their smartphone app.
The best way to see Cambridge is by bike! Cycling in Cambridge is safe and easy. There are dedicated cycle lanes on most main roads, and several separate cycle paths through parks and along the river. The city is also very flat, making it easy to explore. You can hire bikes at numerous bike rental companies. There is also a pay-as-you-go bike/scooter rental service called Voi. You will need to download their app and require your credit card and ID to use this service.
Walking is a great way to explore the city. Cambridge is a very safe city, and walking allows you to take in many of the small, beautiful and quiet historic streets of the city. You will find many hidden treasures as you explore. You can walk from the train station to Cambridge city centre in about 20-25 minutes.
For those wishing to explore Cambridge on an e-scooter, Voi operates scooters to hire throughout the centre of Cambridge. You will need a driving licence and credit card to register. See Voi.
For further information about public transport and parking in Cambridge, please click here.
We recommend delegates have appropriate personal travel and health insurance in place for travelling to and within Cambridge. Neither the EPA, our Section nor Suzy Howes Associates will be liable for any issues that arise while travelling to or within Cambridge.