Many European cities have connections to the most convenient airport, Stansted Airport, which is just 30 minutes from Cambridge by rail or road.

Heathrow Airport has connections to many major airports around the world and has direct bus connections to Cambridge and a rail link via London.

Eurostar trains terminate in London at St. Pancras station, adjacent to King’s Cross rail station. From there it is a 45 minute journey to Cambridge.

Parking in Cambridge public car parks is expensive and at some distance from the venue. On street parking nearby is available but very limited. We have arranged for parking nearby at a small charge. This can be purchased during the registration process. Day visitors may park at the Madingly Road Park and Ride and use the Universal bus service to West Rd.

The Universal bus service connects the train station,the City centre, West Road (for both accommodation and venues) and Madingly Road Park and Ride. The Universal timetable is available here and the route map is available here.


If you are passing through London on the way to or from the Symposium, there is a wide range of things to do and sights to see – it is not just red buses and the Tower bridge. Visit London has a wealth of information.

London is full of great things to do for free. From a walk through London’s beautiful Royal Parks and open spaces, to some of the best museums in the world, World Heritage Sites, free events, beautiful exhibitions at many art galleries. And then there is the opportunity to shop at Harrods and Liberty.

Visit London is the place to go to find everything on in London, from the free events to theatre performances in the West End, with helpful information for the newcomer to London on how to get about in London by bus, water bus, taxi and of course the Tube.