Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

Getting here

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1RQ

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By train

Whittlesford Parkway, Great Chesterford and Audley End are the closest railway stations to the Campus and these are all on the Cambridge-London Liverpool Street line. The journey time from London is approximately one hour.

Cambridge is the closest railway hub, it is on both the London King’s Cross and the London Liverpool Street line, and also serves trains coming from the north.

Timetables available from National Rail Enquiries.

Railway stations Travel time from station to Campus by taxi
Cambridge (London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street line) 25 minutes
Audley End (London Liverpool Street line)  15 minutes
*Great Chesterford (London Liverpool Street line) 5 minutes
*Whittlesford Parkway
(London Liverpool Street line)
5 minutes

* Please note that Whittlesford and Great Chesterford stations do not have a taxi rank or telephone: use either Cambridge or Audley End stations if a taxi has not been pre-booked.

By bus

There is a small shuttle bus that runs between Whittlesford Parkway and the Campus. Since this runs on a first-come-first-served basis, interested delegates should contact the Conference Centre for more information.

We recommend organisers who know they will have large numbers of guests arriving by train to consider putting on coach travel from the stations. We would be very happy to organise this for you.

By taxi

It is a good idea to pre-book a taxi when travelling to the Campus from a train station or airport.

Local taxi companies:

  • City Cabs – 01223 832832  (located in Sawston, good for Whittlesford Parkway)
  • Panther Taxis – 01223 715715 (located in Cambridge)
  • Walden Cabs – 01799 500500 (located in Saffron Walden, good for Audley End and Great Chesterford)
  • Abel Cars – 01799 513313 (located in Saffron Walden, good for Audley End and Great Chesterford)
  • Mid Anglia – 01223 836000 (located in Duxford, good for Whittlesford Parkway)

Taxis can drop delegates off directly at the entrance to the Conference Centre.  If taxi drivers have not been to the Campus before, they should navigate to the Wellcome Genome Campus (CB10 1SA) before following signs to the Conference Centre once on site.

By car

Arriving from the south:

Leave the M11 at junction 9 (signed A11 Newmarket) and take the first exit signed A1301 towards Cambridge. From the roundabout take the first left (about 800 m). At the next small roundabout follow the signpost left for the ‘Genome Campus’.

Arriving from the north:

Leave the M11 at junction 10 (note that M11 junction 9 is restricted and only accessible from the South). Turn left at the roundabout and straight over the next roundabout. Travel a mile or so on the A505 in the direction of Saffron Walden. At the next roundabout take the third exit (signed A1301 towards Saffron Walden). Pass two turnings to Hinxton village (these go to the village only), and take a right, at the next roundabout, signposted on to the Genome Campus.

Parking – information for event organisers

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, home of two world leading institutes, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute. We are excited that work has started on further expanding our Campus to enable additional scientific organisations to base themselves here in the future, however this has had an impact on car parking.

We are currently able to offer a maximum of 150 car parking spaces to our event bookers, and depending on the size of the meetings we are hosting this may need to be shared between our clients. We can no longer guarantee access to any other parking on the Campus and with our drive to deliver a more sustainable offer we think this is the perfect time to work with our event bookers to consider other options for getting to Hinxton Hall Conference Centre.

What we can do to support you:
  • We can offer the option of free use of a shuttle bus (by prior arrangement) from Whittlesford Parkway train station which is located only 10 minutes from Hinxton Hall Conference Centre. There is also a large car park available at the this location and we would encourage delegates to arrive by train whenever possible. Whittlesford Parkway provides services to Cambridge between the hours of 6.30am and 11.50pm, and London Liverpool street between the hours of 5am and 11pm.
  • We can put you in touch with our coach provider.
  • We can recommend reliable local taxi companies.
What you can do to support us:
  • Consider if you really need car parking or if your group could arrive by coach. We would recommend asking this question at registration stage.
  • Consider whether any of your delegates could car share.
  • Ensure you have informed us of the final number of parking spaces required as soon as possible prior to your event. We would ask that organisers manage expectations when it comes to delegate parking, we try to accommodate as many cars as we have the space for but a reminder that car parking is not guaranteed for any conference.

Unfortunately if our car park is full there will be no alternative parking available on Campus and we will be required to ask you to find an alternative option at short notice, so please do discuss your requirements with us in advance of your event and we will assist you in any way we can.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to make use of the free shuttle service.

By air

London Stansted Airport is the closest airport to Campus at only 20 minutes drive.

Airports Travel time from airport to Campus by taxi
London Stansted 20 minutes
London Luton 1 hour
London City 1 hour
Heathrow 1.5 hours
Gatwick 1.5 hours
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