Stagecoach Cambridge services 1, 3 and 7 run frequently between Cambridge rail station and the city centre, and there are a number of other operators. It is also possible to take a taxi from the queue just outside the station.
There are regular train connections to Cambridge from London. Trains depart from Kings Cross or Liverpool Street stations in London. The journey time of the faster Kings Cross trains (Cambridge Cruiser trains) is about 45 minutes, while the other trains are slower and take around 70 minutes, or longer.
For convenience, here are details of the London transport system including buses and tube.
There are frequent coach connections from the centre of London to Cambridge. These depart from Victoria coach station (near Victoria railway station) and take about 2 hours (more in peak hours).
Coach tickets can be bought from the driver. Please note that delays are common because of heavy traffic in and around London.
The Cambridge coach station is close to the city centre and there is an adjacent taxi rank.
Long-distance coach services are run by National Express. Stagecoach Cambus runs services in Cambridge and to/from nearby villages and towns.
Directions on how to get to King's College by car from various directions can be found on the College pages here. Please note that the College has very few parking spaces. If it is essential for you to bring a car please get in touch with the conference manager in advance.
London Stansted Airport
This is the closest major airport, about 25 miles from Cambridge (40 minutes by car). It is well served by airlines flying from European destinations. For flight information try the BAA Stansted website or contact the airlines directly (budget airlines easyJet and Ryanair operate direct flights to Stansted from many European airports).
Cambridge is within easy reach by rail, coach or taxi. The railway station is part of the terminal. The services to Cambridge are operated by Central Trains and take about 30 minutes. The service operates seven days a week, the first train departing at 05:27 Monday to Friday, 05:21 on Saturday and 10:19 on Sunday). The last direct train to Cambridge departs at 20:20 Monday to Friday, 20:51 on Saturday and 22:19 on Sunday. If you arrive outside these hours, you can take the Liverpool Street train and change at Bishops Stortford for Cambridge (some trains do not stop at Bishops Stortford). This may involve a wait of 30 to 60 minutes in which case it is then better to take the coach (see below). The times of trains between Stansted Airport and Cambridge can be found from the National Rail web site.
The coach services to Cambridge run once per hour, and take about 50 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the coach ticket desk in the arrivals area of the terminal or on the coach.