Organise your trip


Cambridge is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

A location map for can be found online at

By air - from London airports

Stansted Airport is located just 30 miles south of Cambridge, taking approximately 35 minutes via the M11 motorway. It is the most convenient international airport to Cambridge with regular flights from most European destinations. Heathrow and Gatwick are both approximately 2 hours away by road or rail, and there are frequent coach connections to Cambridge (Drummer Street Bus Station) from all three airports.
NB: If taking a taxi be sure to ask to be dropped off at Clare College, Memorial Court in Queen's Road.

London Stansted Airport information

By train

By rail

Cambridge is less than an hour away from London by train with frequent departures from King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations. Some direct services operate from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. Cambridge Station is about a 25 minute walk from Clare college, but buses run every 8 minutes into the centre of Cambridge and taxis are available for hire at Cambridge Station.

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By coach

By coach

There are frequent services between London's Victoria Coach Station and Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge.  Most services will terminate from Cambridge Bus Station, from here it is only a 5 minute walk to Clare Old Court.


By car

By car

You should note that much of Cambridge City Centre is pedestrianised, traffic is restricted and the one-way system confusing to many.  Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or Junction 13 for Madingley Road. Access from the Midlands and North is via the A14 and A1.  From whichever direction you approach you should make for the A14 to the north of Cambridge. For Cambridge Park-and-Ride information contact (01223) 718167 or email:

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking in Clare College

Car parking is severely restricted at Clare College, therefore, all parking within the College is strictly controlled and prior approval to park, including notification of vehicle details, must be arranged with the Head Porter well in advance. The Head Porter will also advise on arrangements for disability access to the College. Wherever possible you should use the Park and Ride.  It is very expensive to park in Cambridge, there are very few car parks, many yellow lines and parking restrictions everywhere.

By taxi


Details about taxis companies will be available here shortly.

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [extended]:
    1 March
  • Early registration deadline:
    5 June 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    26 June 2018

More information

Authors of submitted abstracts will have the option to publish their papers in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Physics: Conference Series and also in the special edition Advances in Computational Stress and Vibration Analysis, of the European Journal of Computational Mechanics (EJCM).