Getting to Cambridge

Getting to Cambridge Union

By air

Cambridge can be reached by car from the following airports:

  • 40 minutes from London Stansted Airport
  • 1 hour 5 minutes from London Luton Airport
  • 1 hour 45 minutes from London Gatwick Airport
  • 1 hour 30 minutes from London Heathrow Airport

By rail

Cambridge is around 50 minutes by train from London King’s Cross station. Trains from London Liverpool Street take slightly longer. The Eurostar from Paris takes over two hours and arrives into central London at St. Pancras station. Tickets can be purchased here:

The Cambridge Union is a ten-minute taxi ride from the rail station.

By road

From the South & from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the North of England, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the East and West, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge.

Car park

If you are driving to Cambridge for our conference, your best option for parking is the Park Street multi-storey public car park (Park St, Cambridge CB5 8AS).

This is located about 80 meters past the rear of Cambridge Union building on Park Street. Please see for fares and other information.

Hotels in Cambridge

Our guests have, in the previous years, preferred to lodge at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel. Other hotels can be found here – kindly remember to check that the hotel you decide on is not too far from the conference venue.