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Department of Zoology


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Museum of Zoology

Travelling to Cambridge

As the Department of Zoology is situated in the heart of Cambridge city centre, we try to encourage staff and visitors to use sustainable modes of travel which is by bicycle or on foot.

By Rail

There are services to Cambridge from King's Cross, St Pancras and Liverpool Street railway stations in London, as well as from other destinations across the south east and midlands. Cambridge railway station is about 1 mile from the Department. Detailed train information and ticket bookings are available on the National Rail Enquiries website.

From the Train Station

By bike or on foot: It’s approximately 20 mins to walk and 10 mins to bike. Proceed along to the end of Station Road then turn right onto Hills Road. Follow Hills Road and then Regent Street for about a kilometre and turn left onto Downing Street. Zoology is on the corner of Downing Street and Corn Exchange Street. The entrance is further down Downing Street through the archway opposite Tennis Court Road. When you pass through the archway turn immediately to your right and the main entrance is on your right.

By Bus

Take the Citi 1 (Arbury), Citi 3 (Fison Road) or Citi 7 (Cottenham) from outside the station to the City Centre and stop at St Andrew's St.

From the City Centre, walk back up St. Andrews Street and then right into Downing Street. The entrance to the Zoology Department is through an archway to your right after the junction with Corn Exchange Street. Go through the archway, turn immediately right and the main entrance is on your right. Reception is on the ground floor.

By Coach

Hourly services from London (Victoria) to Cambridge arriving on Parkside, are provided by National Express (telephone: 0871 781 8181).

From Parkside turn left into Park Terrace, at the end turn right into St Andrew's Street, then turn left into Downing Street. The entrance to the Zoology Department is through an archway to your

By Road

Cambridge is well served by several major roads, the M11, the A1(M) and the A14 making it easily accessible from all parts of the UK.

There is no visitor parking. The nearest car park is the multi storey Grand Arcade car park, the entrance is on Corn Exchange Street. Cambridge City Centre is served by several Park and Ride sites, all of which have large car parks. For information about Park and Ride sites, please click here.

By Air

Via London Stansted: Stansted, London's third airport, is the most convenient airport for Cambridge as it is only 25 miles away. There are direct coach and train services to Cambridge. The coach service runs regularly throughout the day with a less frequent service at night. The journey takes around 50 minutes from the airport to the centre of Cambridge. Direct Trains from Stansted airport run hourly and take approximately 30 minutes to Cambridge station. The cost of a taxi to Cambridge is about £45 (45 pounds). If you are driving from Stansted, follow signs to the M11 North to Cambridge.

Via London Heathrow:There is a direct coach service from Heathrow airport to Cambridge that runs every 30 minutes, starting at 03.30 through to 23.05. The journey takes approximately 2½ hours. The bus can be picked up at the Central Bus Station, near to Terminals 1 to 3. (Transferring between Terminal 4 and the Central Bus Station is free of charge via the Heathrow Express service.)

Via Gatwick: A direct bus service from Gatwick airport operates from 02.00 to 20.10. The journey takes about 4 hours.

The bus services from all 3 airports are run by National Express (telephone 08717 81 81 81).

London's Stansted airport is a 40 minute drive from Cambridge; Heathrow and Gatwick are about 2 hours.