Alternatively, the University of Cambridge's Official Map is a great resource.
From London: The simplest route is to take the M11 motorway leaving at exit 13 (the third exit marked for Cambridge) and turn right onto the A1303 towards Cambridge (Madingley Road). After 1.1 miles turn right at the traffic lights onto Grange Road and then take the first right onto Clarkson Road.
From the North: Take the A1 south, leaving by the A14 sign posted for M11 and Cambridge. Exit from the A14, just before it turns into the M11, by the A1307 into Cambridge. After 2.4 miles (just after the 30mph speed limit signs and just before the Cambridge Lodge Hotel on your right), turn right onto Storey's Way. Follow this round to a T-junction and then turn left onto Madingley Road. Take the first right at the traffic lights onto Grange Road followed by the first right onto Clarkson Road.
Parking: The Institute has limited car parking and a parking permit is required. Please ask at the reception desk on arrival.
The bus service Uni 4 runs along Grange Road, near to the Institute to/from close to the city centre. Please note that this bus does not run at weekends. Citi 4 runs along Madingley Road (close to the Institute) to/from the city centre. This bus operates every day. For times and more information see timetables in the Library or please check websites below.
Stagecoach Travel Line +44 (0) 871 200 2233 www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge
Cambridgeshire Country Council www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/buses
From London: There are frequent trains to and from Cambridge from two of London's main railway stations; London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street. The faster trains take just under an hour. Cambridge railway station is about 2 miles from the Institute and the easiest way to reach the Institute is by taxi, (costing about £5 to £7). The taxi rank is to the right just outside the station building. The Institute makes regular use of the taxi firm called Camcab (see Travel Contacts).
From the North: Trains from the North-East towards London change at Peterborough for connections to Cambridge. Some trains from the North-West may necessitate a change in London.
The nearest airports are London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Luton. London Stansted is the most convenient in terms of location and amenities. There are regular flights from Paris, Amsterdam and a number of other European destinations, but intercontinental services are limited at present, though there are connections to destinations worldwide through KLM UK (via Amsterdam).
Via London Gatwick: National Express (see Travel Contacts) run regular services from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge and vice versa. Service number 797 leaves every 2 hours and the journey will take approximately 4 hours. There is a direct rail link to London Victoria Station and from there you can either proceed by coach, from Victoria Coach Station, or by rail, by taking the underground (Victoria line) to King's Cross or Liverpool Street (change from Victoria line to Central line at Oxford Circus). By road, follow the signs to the M23 north towards London, leaving by exit 7, turning right to follow the M25 east anti-clockwise around London, crossing the Thames at Dartford Tunnel(toll applies). Leave the M25 at exit 27, north onto the M11 towards Cambridge (see by road from London). The journey takes about 2 hours.
Via London Heathrow: Frequent coaches run to and from London Heathrow to Cambridge with National Express (see Travel Contacts). Service number 787 leaves every hour taking approximately 2 hours 50 minutes to arrive in Cambridge. You need to go to London Heathrow Central Bus Station (for Terminals 1, 2 and 3) or outside Arrivals at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 to pick up the coach. To travel by train, take the underground (Piccadilly line) to either King's Cross (direct line) or Liverpool Street (change to Central line at Holborn). The underground service is quite frequent and takes about an hour to the central London railway stations. By road, follow signs to the M25 and turn onto it in the direction of Watford, leaving it by exit 27 onto the M11 going north to Cambridge. The journey takes about 1 hour 40 minutes.
Via London Stansted: National Express (see Travel Contacts) run coaches to and from London Stansted every 2 hours with service numbers 797, taking about 50 minutes. There is a direct train service to Cambridge hourly that takes approximately 30 minutes. The cost of a taxi to Cambridge is approximately £43. The distance to drive is about 25 miles to the south of Cambridge from London Stansted, taking you about 40 minutes. Follow the signs to the M11 and turn on to it going north towards Cambridge (see by road from London).
Via London City: Although National Express don't go to London City Airport, they do stop at a number of destinations which are close to the airport. These include Canary Wharf, Bank and Stratford, which are only a short journey from the airport, easily accessible by Docklands Light Railway (DLR) . Service number 473 runs every 30 minutes, and takes 2 hours and 40 minuites with a change at Stratford.
Via London Luton: National Express (see Travel Contacts) run coaches to and from London Luton every 2 hours with service number 787, taking about 1 hour and 35 minutes.
There are coach services to Cambridge from Victoria Coach Station in London about one each hour. There are also services to other cities and all major airports (see above). The Cambridge Bus Station is in Drummer Street, in the centre of Cambridge, just over a mile from the Institute. To reach the Institute from Drummer Street Bus Station, take a taxi, costing about £5-£7.
We strongly recommend that you book a taxi to collect you from the airport before your journey. Agreeing a price in advance is much less expensive than getting a taxi when you arrive. Camcab +44 (0)1223 704704, will accept pre-bookings by debit or credit card and will also take your flight details to ensure that they are there upon your arrival. See Approximate Single Fares to/from Cambridge for costs.
Cambridge can be reached easily from the passenger ferry ports of Harwich and Felixstowe, from which there is a good road link to Cambridge using the A14. Leave the A14 by the B1049 to Cambridge. Turn right (towards Huntingdon) at the junction with the A1307, then, after 0.4 miles, take the first left turn, into Storey's Way, and then follow instructions for approaching Cambridge by road from the North. The journey takes about 1 hour. Trains from Harwich (Parkeston Quay) for London (Liverpool Street) are timed to meet the Harwich ferry. From Liverpool Street, follow instructions for travel by rail from London. An alternative ferry route from the continent is via the ports of Dover and Ramsgate. To proceed by road to Cambridge, take the M2 motorway to join the M25, turning north to cross the Thames at the Dartford Tunnel(toll applies), leave the M25 north at exit 27 onto the M11 towards Cambridge (see by road from London). The journey takes about 3 hours.
Isaac Newton Institute
Tel: +44 (0)1223 335999
Cambridge Car and Van Rental +44 (0)1223 464045 www.cambridgecarandvanrental.co.uk
(Can meet visitors at the airport with a rental car on arrival. Special rates for Newton Institute visitors)
Avis +44 (0)844 5446046 www.avis.co.uk
CamCab +44 (0)1223 704704 www.camcab.co.uk
Panther Taxi +44 (0)1223 715715 www.panthertaxis.co.uk
National Rail Enquiries (UK only) 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar +44 (0)8705 186186 www.eurostar.com
London Travel Information +44 (0)843 2221234 www.tfl.gov.uk
Le Shuttle +44 (0)8705 353535 www.eurotunnel.com
Gatwick Express www.gatwickexpress.co.uk
Heathrow Express www.heathrowexpress.co.uk
London Gatwick +44 (0) 844 3351802www.gatwickairport.com
London Heathrow +44 (0)844 3351801 www.heathrowairport.com
London Luton www.london-luton.com
London Stansted +44 (0) 844 3351803 www.stanstedairport.com
London City +44 (0)207 646 0088 www.londoncityairport.com
Cambridge Bus Services +44 (0)345 045 0675 www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/buses/
National Express +44 (0)8717 818178 www.nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Travel Line +44 (0)871 200 2233 www.stagecoachbus.co.uk
Approximate Single Fares to/from Cambridge (Updated January 2013)
Please note: Fares quoted below are guidelines only and not guaranteed. You may wish to check before travelling. Taxi fares paid by Visa or American Express may incur an additional charge.
|Coach||Taxi drop off / collect
|London Central||£12.70 (Victoria Station)||£105.00 / £105.00||£21.20 (Kings Cross)|
|Gatwick Airport||£41.00||£112.00 / £118.00||£29.60|
|Heathrow Airport||£33.70||£90.00 / £95.00||£43.20|
|Luton Airport||£16.00||£55.00 / £58.00||£34.90|
|Stansted Airport||£10.50||£40.00 / £43.00||£11.30|
Return train and bus fares are much less than two single fares in some cases.