Travel Information

Department of Computer Science and Technology

The William Gates Building is 2 km (1.3 miles) west of the CityCentre, along Madingley Road, towards the American Cemetery.

By bicycle

To find the optimal cycling route from anywhere in Cambridge, consult the CycleStreets journey planner.

By bus

There are two regular bus services from the City Centre to the William Gates Building, and a third to the nearby P+R, 10 minutes' walk away:

  • Universal Bus
    The Universal Bus runs between Madingley Road P+R, railway station, and Addenbrooke's Hospital via the West Cambridge Site and the City Centre. The route map can be found here.
    Ticket prices are £2 for a one-way journey, £3 for a return journey, and £1 for a one-way trip for University card holders who show their card at purchase.
  • Citi 4 Bus
    The Citi 4 bus operates from Cambridge Drummer Street (Stop D3) with a stop outside the Veterinary School on the West Cambridge Site. For Citi bus timetable details, visit the Stagecoach website.
  • Madingley Road Park and Ride
    This P+R service runs between Newmarket Road and Madingley Road via the City Centre (stop D2 in Drummer Street).
    The bus terminates at the Madingley Road P+R Site which is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the William Gates Building.
    For further route and timetable information, visit the County Council website.

For more information about all three bus services, see the links from the Bus Services page maintained by the Estate Management and Building Service.

By coach

All national bus services currently stop in Parkside (by Parker's Piece park). From here you will need either to take a taxi or walk to Drummer Street and catch a Citi 4 local bus from Bay D3.

Tip: If your bus (e.g., the X5 from Oxford, or coach from Stansted or Heathrow airport) stops at the Madingley Road Park and Ride Site, which is only 800 m west of the Computer Laboratory, then getting off there is far faster and more convenient than going to the City Centre followed by the 3 km back out.

From Cambridge train station

Cambridge train station is located one mile south-east of the City Centre. The Universal Bus operates a direct link from the railway station to the West Cambridge Site.

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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.


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Programme co-chairs

Ivan Merelli [Web ] -- Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Pietro Liò [Web ] -- Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Igor Kotenko [Web ] -- SPIIRAS, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia

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