Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences are based at the Wellcome Genome Campus, ~10 miles south of Cambridge on the banks of the river Cam, 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.

Our address:
Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1RQ

  Traveling by Road

By Car

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.

By Bus

Bus service information

  Local Taxi Numbers

Sawston Cab Co Ltd (all journeys)
+44 (0)1223 517008

Cam Air Connect (Airport Specialist)
+44 (0) 1223 750 850

For Cambridge & the airports
Panther Taxis +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
Mid Anglia  +44 (0)1223 836000

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.

  Traveling by Air

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.

  Traveling by Train

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. The closest railway station to the Campus is Whittlesford Parkway. Other nearby stations include Audley End and Great Chesterford. Please check the National Rail website for an up-to date timetable.

As neither Whittlesford nor Great Chesterford has a have a taxi rank, we recommend you use Cambridge or Audley End stations if a taxi has not been pre-booked.

The journey time from London to the Campus is ~1 hr 15 min

Whittlesford Parkway Train Station – Wellcome Genome Campus Shuttle minibus





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