Travel Information

A. How to get to Cambridge

Travelling by air

London Stansted is the closest airport to Cambridge (approx. 50 mins by road).  Both Ryanair and easyJet offer cheap flights from Europe to London Stansted.  London Gatwick and London Heathrow are approx. 2 hours by road. Luton Airport can also be used.

Transport from London airports to Cambridge

  • Stansted airport is on a direct rail link to Cambridge. Services run regularly, operated by National Express East Anglia and CrossCountry Trains.
  • Heathrow Express to Paddington, then London Underground (Circle Line) to King’s Cross St Pancras then train to Cambridge.
  • Gatwick Express to London Victoria, then London Underground (Victoria Line) to King’s Cross St Pancras then train to Cambridge.
  • National Express operate regular daily coach services from the airports to Cambridge. See the National Express website for full details.

Travelling by train

London is less than one hour away by train. There are frequent train services (from London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street) between the two cities until late at night. Further information about train times and routes, including timetables and fares can be found at:

National Rail Enquiries

The Trainline – plan and buy UK train tickets

London Underground (tube maps)

From the station there are many buses to the Addenbrooke’s campus, including the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway services A and U that stop close to the LMB. Alternatively you can take a taxi to site.

B. How to get to the LMB

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is a 30-45 minute walk from the Rail Station along the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway and about an hour’s walk from the centre of town. We recommend that you plan to access the venue by bus and more details are provided below.

You might find the below guides useful in planning your trip from the City Centre to the conference venue.

Transfers to social functions 

Please note that coach transfer from the LMB to the social function venues (St John's College and King's College) in the centre of Cambridge has been pre-arranged by organisers and will depart at set times from outside the LMB. Exact times will be confirmed in due course, and reminders issued on site. 

Travelling by bus

The Universal Bus – The University bus for everyone – is one of the most direct routes from Cambridge City Centre to the Biomedical Campus. 

The Universal bus service is a fully electric bus service that (operated by Whippet) links Eddington with West Cambridge, the city centre (Queens College/Silver Street), the railway station and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (including Addenbrookes), running every 15 minutes Monday to Friday.

Other buses also service the Campus and you can explore the options here

Travelling by taxi

There are taxi ranks at the rail station and city centre. Please give the taxi driver the Francis Crick Avenue address for the LMB building, rather than the Postcode, as the driver’s navigation system may direct them to the main hospital site if the postcode is used.

Travelling by car

Parking on campus is restricted so if you have to drive to the conference please use the off-site parking and park and ride.

The nearest Park and Ride site is the Trumpington Road site. Use the ticket machine to buy a ticket specifically for the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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