The airports for Cambridge are Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City, but Stansted is much nearer to Cambridge than the others. There is a bus service from Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick to Cambridge, although it is also easy to travel from Stansted to Cambridge by train in about 30 minutes:
The bus takes about 2.5 hours from Heathrow and about 3 hours from Gatwick.
'Travelling to Cambridge from London airports':
If you want to travel from London to Cambridge by rail, you should go to either Kings Cross Station or Liverpool Street Station. The faster trains run from Kings Cross: non-stop trains from that station take about 45 minutes. See http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ for train times.
There are two ways to go from Heathrow to Kings Cross Station:
- slow (about 1 hour 15 minutes) but simple: take the London Underground (Piccadilly Line) to Kings Cross station.
- faster but more indirect: take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington station (it takes about 15 minutes) and then the London Underground to Kings Cross (Hammersmith and City line, eastbound) Here is the timetable for the Heathrow Express:
https://www.heathrowexpress.com/timetable-schedule. 'T' refers to terminal.
There are two ways to go from Gatwick to Kings Cross Station:
- take the Thameslink train to St Pancras Station, which is next-door to Kings Cross
- take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station and then the London Underground Victoria Line to Kings Cross.
To go from London City Airport to Kings Cross Station: Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bank Station and then the London Underground Northern Line to Kings Cross.
Here is the London Underground map
When you arrive at Cambridge Station, take a taxi to the conference/workshop venue.
A taxi to St Catharine's College costs about £8.
A taxi to Madingley Hall costs about £12.
Website for St Catharine's College showing approaches by road:
The is no parking at the College.
Website for Madingley Hall, showng approaches by road:
There is free car parking at the Hall.
St Pancras station is also the London terminus of the Eurostar rail service between London, Paris and Brussels: http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-information