UNEP-WCMC is 1.6 miles north-west of Cambridge city centre, 2 miles from the bus station and 3 miles from the train station. There are both bike stands and car parking available on site.
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre,
219 Huntingdon Road,
Tel: +44 (0)1223 277314
Fax: +44 (0)1223 277136
Cambridge is very bicycle friendly and bicycles can be rented near both the bus and train stations. UNEP-WCMC has numerous cycle stands on site.
From the train station, cycle up Station Road and turn right onto Hills Road. Follow Hills Road, which becomes Regents Street and then St. Andrew's Street (passing close to the bus station at Emmanuel Street). Turn left onto Sydney Street, which becomes Bridge Street and finally Magdalene Street. From here, carry on up Castle Street and onto Huntingdon Road. The UNEP-WCMC driveway is on the left about 1/2 mile on, just before the Travellers' Rest pub. UNEP-WCMC is at the end of the driveway.
This route takes approximately 20-30 minutes from the train station or 10-15 minutes from the bus station. For alternative routes, a city cycle map and an interactive cycle route planner are available. From UNEP-WCMC, the return journey to the train and bus stations is well signposted.
From the city centre bus station you can take either the Citi 5 or Citi 6 bus up to Huntingdon Road. There is a stop very near UNEP-WCMC named Howes Place. UNEP-WCMC is signed down a small lane next to the Travellers Rest Pub. UNEP-WCMC is the last building down the lane.
From the train station, you will first need to catch a Citi 1, 3 or 7 bus from the bus stop on the right hand side as you walk out of the station. Then take the Citi 5 or 6 from the city centre.
The Stagecoach Dayrider ticket purchased on any bus costs £3.40 and allows unlimited travel on buses within Cambridge for a day. After 18:30 it may be advisable to take a taxi instead.
*Coaches arrive at Parkside near the City Centre.
*Coaches operate from all airports and can provide a more direct route.
*If travelling to London Luton airport coach travel is advised as it is a more direct route than the train.
*No booking is required, although they can be booked online at the National Express website.
* London King's Cross Station to Cambridge - trains run every half hour.
* London Liverpool Street to Cambridge - trains run every half hour.
* Approximate journey times 1 hour
* Return fare from £17.00 depending on time of travel
* Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.nationalrail.co.uk
To/From Stansted Airport
By Bus - There is an hourly bus service from Stansted to Cambridge - Service Numbers 797, 757 and A7. They depart every hour from Stansted and take approximately 1 hour depending on the traffic.
By Train - There is a regular train service from London Stansted to Cambridge. It is a direct service which runs every hour, taking approximately 30 minutes.
To/From Luton Airport
By Bus - There is a two-hourly bus service from Luton to Cambridge that takes about 1.5 hours, providing a direct route to Cambridge.
By Train - To reach the Luton Airport Parkway rail station, you first take a short bus ride that should be included within your train ticket you buy at the airport or online. The train terminates at London St Pancras station which is adjacent to London Kings Cross station, from where there are regular trains to Cambridge. The journey takes about 2 hours.
To/From Heathrow Airport
By Bus - There is an hourly bus service from Heathrow to Cambridge - Service Numbers 787 and 797. These depart every hour from both Heathrow Terminal 4 and the Central Bus Station (which serves Terminals 1-3). The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending on traffic.
By Train - You can travel via London, from either King's Cross or Liverpool Street Stations. Journey time is approximately 2 hours.
To/From Gatwick Airport
By Bus - There is an hourly return service from Gatwick to Cambridge operated by JetLink (Service Number 787 or 797). This departs every hour from Gatwick and takes approximately 3.5 hours depending on the traffic.
By Train - You can travel via London, from either King's Cross or Liverpool Street Stations. This takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
Free car parking is available on site.
Travelling on M11 (from the South and London):
Leave M11 at junction 13 and turn right for Cambridge. Take fifth left, into Storey's Way, passing through narrow bollards, and continue to T-junction. At T-junction, turn left into Huntingdon Road. The UNEP-WCMC driveway is on the left about 1/4 mile on, just before the Travellers' Rest restaurant. UNEP-WCMC is at the end of the driveway.
Alternatively, to avoid the bollards, take the sixth left into Lady Margaret Road, follow the one-way system turning into Huntingdon Road (follow signs for Huntingdon). UNEP-WCMC is on the left about 1/2 a mile on.
Travelling on A14 (from the East and Newmarket/Bury St Edmunds/Ipswich):
Take the Cambridge (Histon) turn off, B1049. Turn left for Cambridge at the island. Travel straight along this road for about two miles towards the city centre, until the road ends at a large junction with a double set of traffic lights. Turn right here, then almost immediately right again into Huntingdon Road. The UNEP-WCMC driveway is on the left about 1/2 mile on, just before the Travellers' Rest restaurant. UNEP-WCMC is at the end of the driveway.
Travelling on A14 (from the North and Huntingdon):
From the A14 take the A1307 towards Cambridge city centre, passing Girton College and a BP garage on the left. The UNEP–WCMC driveway is on the right, 400 metres on, just after the Travellers' Rest restaurant. UNEP-WCMC is at the end of the driveway.
Premier Inn - Adjacent to the Centre, Premier Inn provides comfortable, convenient and reasonably-priced accommodation with an onsite pub restaurant, the Travellers Rest.
Hotel Felix - Just across the road from the Centre, Hotel Felix is a stylish private hotel offering luxurious accommodation and fine dining in their award-winning restaurant.
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