2009 European Conference on Nematode Neurobiology  

21-23 September, 2009

Downing College, Cambridge  

Travel information:

Here is a map of Cambridge, with relevant sites marked.

More maps of Downing college can be found here.

Information about Cambridge pubs (for those wishing to socialize after the sessions) can be found here.


How to get to Cambridge:

By train:

Cambridge station is about 1 km from the Downing college porters lodge (see maps above). If you don't wish to walk, cab fare will be around £3-4. Train schedules and information can be found here. The fast trains (50 minutes transit time) from London Kings Cross depart at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour most of the day; the other trains make lots of stops and are quite a bit slower.


By plane:

The closest airport is Stansted. There are direct trains to Cambridge (on the line to Birmingham New Street) every hour, departing at 25 minutes past the hour. Transit time is about 30 minutes. You can also reach Cambridge by coach; transit time is about 50 minutes.

From Heathrow, you can either take the coach (about 3 hours transit time), or take the Underground to Kings Cross and from there take the train to Cambridge (about 2 hrs total transit time).

From Gatwick, take the train to London St Pancras (on the line to Bedford), walk across the street to Kings Cross, and take the train to Cambridge (transit time, about 2 hours). This is cheaper (and no slower) than taking the Gatwick Express-Underground-Kings Cross route. You could also take a coach (transit time, 4 hours).

From Luton airport, take the coach (transit time, just over an hour).

From London City airport, take the bus or Underground to London Liverpool Street station, and catch the train to Cambridge (total transit time, just over 2 hours).



For information, email wormmeeting@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk