LinuxConf Europe 2007
Conference and Tutorials
Sunday 2nd - Wednesday 5th September
University Arms Hotel, Cambridge, England
Travel InformationCambridge is one hour by train and 2 hours by bus to central London.
In general, trains are quicker but more expensive than coaches.
There are regular train connections to Cambridge from London. Trains depart from King's Cross or Liverpool Street stations in London. The journey time of the faster King's Cross trains is about 45 minutes, while the other trains are slower and take around 70 minutes, or longer.
There are excellent connections from Scotland & the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham & the Midlands, East Anglia & the Northwest.
For all train enquiries visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
There are frequent coach connections from the centre of London to Cambridge. These depart from Victoria coach station (near Victoria railway station) and take about 2 hours (more in peak hours).
The Cambridge coach station (Drummer Street Bus Station) is close to the city centre and there is an adjacent taxi rank.
Long-distance coach services are run by JetLink and National Express. A combined timetable can be found at the National Express web site.
National Express operates coach services to Cambridge from major towns & cities throughout the U.K. - visit: http://www.nationalexpress.com/
Stagecoach Cambus runs services between Cambridge rail station and the city centre.
Cambridge is easily accessed via the M11, A11 and A14. Directions on how to find Cambridge by car from various directions can be found on the AA journey planner pages - visit http://www.theaa.com/travelwatch/planner_main.jsp
Car Parking at the hotel is for residents ONLY - on a first come basis. It is charged at £12 per night.
There is no parking for non-residents on site at the hotel.
The nearest public car park is the 'Queen Anne' which is opposite the hotel and charges (probably quite high) will apply.
Cambridge is within easy reach of London Heathrow, London Gatwick & Birmingham International Airport.
Stanstead is the nearest international airport to Cambridge, located just 25 miles to the South of the city, with easy access by train, coach, or car (M11).
EasyJet and Ryanair fly from Stansted.
The railway station is part of the Stansted terminal. The services to Cambridge are operated by Central Trains and take about 30 minutes. The service operates seven days a week.
The coach services from the airpor to Cambridge run with the same frequency as the trains, and take about 1 hour (JetLink lines 717 or 797). Tickets can be purchased from the coach ticket desk in the arrivals area of the terminal or on the coach.
London Heathrow Airport:
Many airlines fly to London Heathrow . http://www.heathrowairport.com
The easiest way to get from Heathrow to Cambridge is to take a direct coach service. There is an hourly coach (Jetlink 787 or 797, see the National Express web site) which takes a scheduled 2.5 hours to reach Cambridge (often longer, depending on traffic jams).
A fast train service, the Heathrow Express, connects the airport with London Paddington station. From there use the underground to connect with rail or coach services listed above to reach Cambridge.
The airport is also served by the Picadilly line of the underground which will take you directly (in about one hour) to King's Cross station, from which the fast trains to Cambridge depart (see instructions above ).
London Gatwick Airport:
Gatwick airport is located to the south of London. http://www.gatwickairport.com
A fast train service, the Gatwick Express connects the airport with Victoria train station. From there, use the underground (Victoria line, northbound) to reach King's Cross station, and follow the instructions above . Alternatively, coach services run directly from Victoria coach station (next to the railway station) to Cambridge.
There is also a direct coach service to Cambridge (Jetlink 797, see the National Express web site) which takes around 4 hours.
London Luton Airport:
Some budget airlines (e.g. EasyJet ) use Luton airport, which is about 35 miles from Cambridge. No intercontinental flights operate from Luton.
Contact the Luton Airport web site for a list of operating companies. http://www.london-luton.co.uk
There is no efficient train connection from Luton airport to Cambridge, but there is a coach service (JetLink 787) once every two hours, departing just outside the terminal building. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Cambridge. London City Airport
Train or Boat from Europe:
London can be reached from Paris or Brussels by the Eurostar train which uses the channel tunnel. You will arrive at London Waterloo station. Use the underground to reach King's Cross station (Bakerloo line, northbound until Oxford Circus, then Victoria line northbound), and follow the directions above .
There are also various boat connections from Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland which have train connections to London or directly to Cambridge.
By Sea:Located just 67 miles South-East of Cambridge, it is possible to sail into Harwich from the Hook of Holland & Esbjerg. Excellent road, & rail links makes Cambridge easily accessible from the port.
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