Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
University of Cambridge
Li Ka Shing Centre
CB2 0RE (map)
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 769 500
From the railway station
The Cambridge Institute is about a 10 minute taxi ride from Cambridge train station – a taxi rank is directly outside the station entrance. You can also take the Citi 1 bus towards Addenbrooke’s/Cherry Hinton/Fulbourn, the Citi 7 bus towards Sawston/Duxford/Saffron Walden, or the Citi 8 bus to Addenbrooke’s. There are signs on the roundabout outside the station directing you to the bus stops, all these buses stop at the Addenbrooke’s bus station. For more information, including maps, see Stagecoach Cambridgeshire. A map of the Addenbrooke’s site is available to the right, or on the CUH website.
From the bus/coach station
We recommend that you take the bus or a taxi from the Central Cambridge bus station (Drummer Street). Some of the airport buses stop on Parkside, which is around the corner. From the bus station, take Citi 1 towards Addenbrooke’s/Cherry Hinton/Fulbourn, Citi 7 towards Sawston/Duxford/Saffron Walden, or Citi 8 to Addenbrooke’s. The taxi ranks are also nearby.
If you want to cycle while you are in Cambridge, you can hire bikes from Rutland Cycling, City Cycle hire, or Cambridge Cycle hire. You can also pick up a list of bike hire shops from Visit Cambridge, or see the council’s website for Cambridge cycling facilities.
Cambridge is a small town with a Medieval centre, driving around it can be difficult and congestion is a big problem, particularly during rush hour. If possible, we recommend that you take public transport to the Institute. However if you need to drive there is limited parking available, please contact the person who is arranging your visit for further details.
Cambridge is well served by public transport links from major UK airports. The nearest airport to Cambridge is London Stansted, followed by London Heathrow and then London Gatwick. From London Stansted, there is an hourly direct train service to Cambridge which takes approximately 40 minutes. There is more than one bus service between Cambridge and Stansted Airport – for details see the National Express website. The airport bus stops on Parkside. The bus is the cheapest option from Heathrow Airport: there is an hourly bus to Cambridge which leaves from stops at both Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminal 5. Timetables and information will be available at the airport, or check the National Express website. The journey takes just over two hours and arrives at Parkside. You can also travel to London King’s Cross either on the London Underground Piccadilly line, or take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station and change to the London Underground Circle or Hammersmith & City lines. You can then travel by train from London King’s Cross station to Cambridge. The best way to get from London Gatwick airport to Cambridge is to take the train. There is a frequent service from Gatwick to St. Pancras station, which is adjacent to King’s Cross station, where you can catch a train to Cambridge.
If you are travelling from London to Cambridge, the quickest way is to take the train from London King’s Cross (journey times 50 to 90 minutes). Trains leave London King’s Cross every half an hour for Cambridge between 6 a.m. and midnight. For train times see National Rail Enquiries. Trains also leave from London Liverpool Street Station; journey times are approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Buses from London to Cambridge depart from Victoria Coach Station in central London – the journey is approximately two hours. See National Express for timetables and fares.
Additional information on travelling to and in Cambridge can be found from the following websites: