How to get to the Cavendish Laboratory

How to Get Here

The Cavendish Laboratory is on the Madingley Road to the west of the city:

BSS is in the Bragg building, but you must visit reception (at the front of the Bragg building) when you arrive and contact the person you are visiting.

By Train

Trains run from both King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations in London. Cambridge station is about 3 miles from the Cavendish - it is best to take a taxi. The timetable for Cambridge-London trains can be found here:

By Car

Coming from the South, you will probably come up the M11. Leave at junction 13, turn right along the A1303. The Cavendish is on the right after a mile or so.

Coming from the West, you will probably come on the A428 from Bedford. Take the A1303 as you approach Cambridge, and you will be on the Madingley Road, with the Cavendish on the right before you enter the city.

Coming from the North, you should come on the A14 (formerly A604). Take the exit for Cambridge, and you enter along the Huntingdon Road. Turn right along Storey's Way, then right when you reach Madingley Road, to find the Cavendish on the left.

By Air

Cambridge Airport has scheduled services to UK destinations only.

The closest of the London International Airports is Stansted. Buses run approximately hourly to Cambridge, taking about 40 minutes. From the bus station it is about a 35 minute walk to the Cavendish (via Burrell's Walk and the Coton footpath - see map), or you can take a taxi. There is also a direct train service to and from Cambridge Station to Stansted.

Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both served by hourly buses to Cambridge. The scheduled journey time is about two hours from Heathrow and three hours from Gatwick. Alternatively, you can take the underground or train from Heathrow or a train from Gatwick to central London, and then a train to Cambridge.