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EMBL-EBI in Hinxton

The Wellcome Genome Campus is located 10 miles (16 km) south of Cambridge, alongside the village of Hinxton, 30km from London Stansted airport. We are served by two local railway stations, and are situated close to Junction 10 of the M11 motorway.

Getting here

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom


When you arrive pull in at the Security building, which is on your left just before the booths. You will be issued a badge and your host will be contacted.

From the South

  • Leave the M11 at junction 9 and take the A1301 towards Cambridge.
  • From the roundabout, take the first left (about 800m), following the sign to Hinxton.
  • You will come to a small roundabout. Take the first exit to the Genome Campus.
  • Turn left before the barriers to check in at Security.

From the North

  • Leave the M11 at junction 10. Take care not to miss junction 10! It's 40km to the next exit.
  • Travel towards Saffron Walden, passing a small roundabout. You will come to a second roundabout, with a petrol station.
  • Take the third exit: A1301 towards Saffron Walden.
  • Pass the two turnings to the village of Hinxton, and take the next right, at a small roundabout, signposted Genome Campus.
  • Turn left before the barriers to check in at Security.


If you use one of these recommended companies, a taxi from Cambridge to Hinxton will cost approximately £21, or a taxi from Stansted to Hinxton costs around £37. If you take an unbooked taxi from the airport, this could cost over £50.

Taxi companies

  • Walden Cabs: +44 (0)1799 500 500 (for Audley End or Whittlesford Parkway)
  • Select Cars: +44 (0)1799 525 500 (for Audley End or Whittlesford Parkway)
  • Abel Cars: +44 (0)1799 513 313 (for Audley End or Whittlesford) or +44 (0)1223 513 313 (from Cambridge)

Private cars (must be pre-booked)


There are trains to the area from Cambridge, London Liverpool Street, London King's Cross (adjacent to the St. Pancras EuroStar) and Stansted airport. To get to the campus from nearby train stations, be sure to arrange your taxi pick-up in advance (see the list of taxi companies).

Our closest stations are:

  • Whittlesford Parkway
  • Audley End
  • Great Chesterford

For timetables, visit: the National Rail website.


  • The closest airport is London Stansted, which is a 30-minute drive from the Genome Campus.
  • London Stansted has regular connections from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Asturias, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Lille and Munich.
  • If you fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick, allow at least 2 hours to reach Hinxton by road.
  • A taxi costs around £37 from Stansted, £101 from Heathrow and £117 from Gatwick.


When attending an EMBL-EBI course or conference, please arrange your own accommodation unless you have been informed that it is included in the registration fee.