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The main Department building is in the centre of Cambridge, and the Bullard research facilities are to the west of the city centre.

Main Building - Downing Site

Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EQ

T: +44 (0)1223 333400

The main teaching site (Downing Site) is in the centre of Cambridge (map). Please note that parking on the Downing Site must be booked in advance. Public parking is available close to the Department in the Grand Arcade.

A plan of the Downing Site can be found here.

Disabled Parking

A disabled parking bay is available in front of the South Wing Entrance for disabled visitors to the Sedgwick Museum and the Department. This bay may be used by able-bodied visitors but they must leave their car keys at Reception when they sign in, so their vehicles can be moved quickly if required.

Please contact Martin Walker if you require a disabled parking bay.

Bullard Laboratories

Dept. of Earth Sciences - Bullard Laboratories

University of Cambridge
Madingley Road 
Cambridge
CB3 0EZ

T: +44 (0)1223 337191

The Bullard Laboratories are located on Madingley Rise, off Madingley Road (see Bullard map).

  • Map illustrating directions from the south, if you arrive in Cambridge from the M11.
  • Map illustrating directions from the north, if you arrive in Cambridge from the A14.

Parking is available at the Bullard Laboratories.

A plan of the Bullard site can be found here.

The Stables guesthouse

"The Stables" is to the right of the Madingley Rise House, in front of the BP Institute.

Travel To Cambridge

From Heathrow Airport

The Cambridge bus departs from the Central Bus Station, Bus Stop 9, usually on the hour. The journey takes between 2hr 25min to 2hr 50min. Alternatively, by rail take the Piccadilly underground line to Kings Cross Station London, where trains leave for Cambridge every half hour at 15 minutes past the hour and 45 minutes past the hour. The journey from Kings Cross takes just under an hour. Buses into Cambridge arrive at Parkside, on Parkers Piece, five minutes walk from the Department. The train station is a 10-15 minute walk to the main Department building.

From Stansted Airport

There is a direct train service to Cambridge which takes about 30 mins. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus service direct to Cambridge (50min), stopping at Parkside near the main Department building.

From Gatwick Airport

National Express buses travel from Cambridge approximately every two hours. Check the National Express website for exact times. Journey duration is typically between 3hrs 30min to 4hrs. Alternatively, take the train to Victoria Station London (30 minutes), take the underground to Kings Cross station, where trains leave for Cambridge at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and the journey takes about 1 hour.

From Luton Airport

From Luton Airport, the best means of travelling to Cambridge is via a National Express bus. Travel time is 1hr 35min, arriving at Parkside near the main Department building.