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Google map to EMBL-EBIEMBL-EBI is situated on the Wellcome Genome Campus, 10 miles (16 km) south of Cambridge, alongside the village of Hinxton.

The Wellcome Genome Campus is between two local railway stations (Whittlesford and Great Chesterford) and close to Junction 10 of the M11 motorway. We are 30km from London Stansted airport.

Our address:

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1223 494 444
Fax: +44 (0)1223 494 468

Map to the Wellcome Genome Campus

Print a map to the Genome Campus

By car

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.
  • 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 North:

  • Leave the M11 at junction 10. Take care not to miss junction 10! It's 25 miles to the next exit.
  • Travel a mile or so in the direction of Saffron Walden. You will come to a 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.
  • 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.

Accommodation on site

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.

If you wish to stay in Hinxton, we recommend using Hinxton Hall for accommodation. This is our on-site accommodation providing a high level of comfort (3*) with free wireless internet, set in lovely parkland surroundings. Book early, though, as space is limited.

Hinxton Hall, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Hinxton Hall

Tel: +44(0) 1223 495 000
Fax: +44(0) 1223 495 114

By rail

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).

Trains to our area leave London from Liverpool Street and King's Cross stations, and take about an hour.

For timetables, visit: the National Rail website

There is also train service from Stansted airport.

Closest train stations

There are trains to the area from Cambridge, London Liverpool Street or Stansted airport. Our closest stations are:

  • Whittlesford Parkway
  • Audley End
  • Great Chesterford

Accommodation nearby

Hinxton is a very small village, with few amenities and infrequent public transport. We recommend staying in Hinxton only if you have your own transport or if you will be attending a fully residential course or conference with all meals provided.

Accommodation in central Cambridge

Please note that there is very little public transport from Cambridge to Hinxton. We advise that you check methods of payment in advance of your stay as some B&Bs may not accept credit cards.

  • Travelodge (£—££)
    Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, Cambridge
    Tel: +44 (0)871 984 6101

By air

  • 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.


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)