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Faculty of Classics


Both the Classical Association and the University of Cambridge are committed to sustainable travel where possible. The University of Cambridge’s guidelines for sustainable business travel can be found here. Below are the main options for getting to Cambridge and travelling around the city; please bear the environment in mind when choosing your modes of travel. 

Travelling to Cambridge

The nearest airport is Stansted Airport. There are regular direct trains to Cambridge. Stansted’s website is here, the information on train services to and from the airport is here, and the information on bus and coach services to and from the airport is here

Cambridge station is just outside the city centre, with direct trains to London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street. It is about a 30-minute walk to the conference site, or 20 minutes by the U bus. There is a second train station, Cambridge North, in the Chesterton area (about a 1-hour walk from the conference site). For train information and tickets, please visit National Rail and The Trainline

Parking near the conference site is extremely limited and on-street only (please note that the main car park on the Sidgwick site is for site staff with permits only). The nearest multi-storey car park is in the Grand Arcade, a 10-minute walk from the site. 
Cambridge is well served by Park & Ride, with five sites encircling the city. Please visit Cambridge Park and Ride for more information. 

Travelling around Cambridge

Most of the conference will take place on the Sidgwick Site, home to several University departments including the Faculty of Classics. The most convenient entrances for the conference locations are those on Sidgwick Avenue. A map of the university can be found here.

The Cambridge Green Challenge has a wealth of information on travelling around the city by sustainable means; these resources can be found here under the header ‘Travel Maps’, and the infographic relating specifically to the Sidgwick Site (the conference site) can be found here

Central Cambridge is very pedestrian friendly. The conference site is a 10-minute walk from the city centre and all of the University’s and city’s attractions are within walking distance of the site. 

Cycling is one of the main modes of transport around the city. There is cycle parking throughout the city and on all university sites. Bicycles can be hired from City Cycle Hire on Lammas Land, very close to the conference site; their website is here

Cambridge now hosts Voi electric scooters, with multiple pick up/drop off locations for the scooters throughout the city. Information on hiring them and more can be found on their website here

Central Cambridge is well served by buses, including the U (Universal) bus, the university bus service. For information on buses in Cambridge, please see here; for the U bus, please see here

Uber operates within Cambridge and Panther Taxis are reliable and prompt (wheelchair accessible taxis can be booked in advance). There are also several taxi ranks in the city centre including at the Train Station and St Andrew’s Street (opposite Christ’s College). Further information on taxi company details and their wheelchair accessibility and taxi ranks in Cambridge can be found here

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