How to find us
We are based at the Wellcome Genome Campus, about 10 miles south of Cambridge, next to the village of Hinxton.
The Campus is between two local railway stations (Whittlesford Parkway and Great Chesterford) and close to Junction 10 of the M11 motorway. We are 30km from London Stansted airport.
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From the South: Leave the M11 at junction 9 (signed A11 Newmarket) and take the first exit signed A1301 towards Cambridge. From the roundabout take the first left (about 800 m). At the next small roundabout follow the signpost left for the ‘Genome Campus’.
From the North: Leave the M11 at junction 10 (note that M11 junction 9 is restricted and only accessible from the South). Turn left at the roundabout and straight over the next roundabout. Travel a mile or so on the A505 in the direction of Saffron Walden. At the next roundabout take the third exit (signed A1301 towards Saffron Walden). Pass two turnings to Hinxton village (these go to the village only), and take a right, at the next roundabout, signposted on to the ‘Genome Campus’.
We recommend you enter your postcode into the AA Route Planner website to plan your journey. The Conference Centre post code is CB10 1RQ. Please contact the event organiser for a parking permit. There is no charge for parking at the Conference Centre.
By National Express Coach
National Express coach services also operate between most major UK airports and Cambridge.
The following are estimated travel times to the Campus:
Cambridge airport 20 minutes
London Stansted 30 minutes
London Luton 1 hour
London City 1 hour
London Gatwick 1 hour 30 minutes*
London Heathrow** 1 hour 30 minutes*
*We recommend you allow 2 hour journey time to Heathrow and Gatwick in case of traffic delays.
**You can catch the underground from Heathrow. However, the journey will take about one hour to get to Kings Cross. A quicker option would be to catch the Heathrow Express train, which would take you to Paddington station in London. You can then pick up the London Underground from Paddington to London Kings Cross which is only 5 stops away on the Circle Line.
From London Kings Cross you can catch a direct train to Cambridge which departs at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past every hour (depending on the time of day)
Alternatively you can take the London underground to London Liverpool Street and catch the train to Great Chesterford station.
Please do not take a black cab from the airport unless pre-booked. London cabs will charge around £250 for the journey.
Cambridge mainline station is approx. 10 miles north of the Campus and is served by trains from both London Liverpool Street and London Kings Cross railway stations. Please check the National Rail website for an up to date timetable.
The most convenient railway station serving the Campus is Whittlesford Parkway. A regular, free shuttle bus operates between this station and the Campus Monday to Friday (please note there is no taxi rank). Download the shuttle bus timetable here.
Other nearby stations include Audley End and Great Chesterford. We recommend pre-booking a taxi to collect you from these stations.
The journey time from London to the Campus is ~1 hr 15 mins.
Sawston Cab Co Ltd (all journeys)
+44 (0)1223 517008
Cam Air Connect (Airport Specialist)
+44 (0) 1223 750 850
For Cambridge & the airports
+44 (0)1223 715715
For Audley End & Great Chesterford Stations
Walden Cabs +44 (0)1799 500500
Crocus +44 (0)1799 525511
For Whittlesford Station & the Holiday Inn Express
Kenway Chauffeur Agency Ltd +44 (0)1223 832515
The cost of a taxi from Cambridge to the campus is ~£25, from Stansted Airport to the campus is ~£40 and from Heathrow Airport is ~£110. Please contact the taxi firm directly for a quote.