We are located in the heart of Cambridge. The Old Courts are on Trinity Street in the centre of Cambridge, at the top of historic King's Parade. A few minutes' scenic walk away over the River Cam is West Road, site of Harvey Court and The Stephen Hawking Building. We have two car parking spaces available for conference and event use at the West Road site - these must be booked in advance. Cambridge is notorious for being less than friendly for cars, so please use the many park and ride sites across the city wherever possible.
This map of the University shows the two main sites of the College in the city centre: the Old Courts on Trinity Street and the Harvey Court site on West Road. All College offices are based in the Old Courts. This map can be expanded using the navigation keys to include more of the city.
All national bus services currently stop at the main bus station at Drummer Street, about 5 minutes walk from the College. The University map above may be expanded to see the position of the bus station – it is to the east of the main city centre College site.
Cambridge is on a branch of the East Coast Main Line and is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Train times can be searched for using the National Rail Enquiries website. The railway station is located one kilometre south of the city centre. From there you will need to take either a taxi or a bus to Caius. Buses run roughly every ten minutes and you should ask for a ticket to the city centre. This will drop you in St Andrews Street or the nearby main bus station at Drummer Street, both about 5 minutes walk from the College (see map). There is a frequent train service between Cambridge and London to both King's Cross Station and Liverpool Street Station. The King's Cross service is quicker and takes about 45 minutes. Trains leave roughly every half hour during the day. There is a five or six hour gap between about midnight and about 6 a.m. when no trains run between the two cities.
Main routes into Cambridge and the surrounding area are marked on this map. Limited parking is available for visitors at our Harvey Court site. If you are using SatNav then you will need the post code which is CB3 9DS. Information about Cambridge City car parks can be found here. Details of Park & Ride sites which can be used to save bringing your car into the city centre are available here.
Of the three main London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted), Stansted is by far the most convenient for Cambridge.
There is an hourly direct train service to Cambridge during the day and the journey time is about half an hour. There is more than one bus service; try the National Express timetables. If you rent a car then take the M11 North but, if you do so, please be aware that there is very limited car parking at College.
There is an hourly bus to Cambridge which leaves from stops at both Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminal 4. Enquire at the airport for stops and bus times, or check the National Express timetables. The journey takes a little over two hours and you arrive at Drummer Street Bus Station, 5 minutes walk from College. It is also possible to travel first to London King's Cross, either by taking the tube (Piccadilly line) or the Heathrow Express to Paddington station and then the tube (Circle line). From King's Cross you can take the train to Cambridge.
The Heathrow bus also services Gatwick from where it takes over three hours to get to Cambridge. There are also train services: the easiest and cheapest way is to use the Thameslink service and change at King's Cross. Gatwick to King's Cross takes about 40 minutes and trains are frequent.