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Travel & accommodation

170 Free parking space

All on site & near the conference centre. For accessibility info click here 


The Red Lion in the village of Hinxton comes highly recommended and the Beefeater in Saffron Walden

30 modern rooms available on site for overnight stays for RAREsummit23 guests

Including fully accessible rooms.
ook early to avoid disappointment

Breakfast provided for those who book to stay overnight


The Wellcome Genome Campus
CB10 1RQ

Travelling by train

 Timetables available the National Rail Enquiries website.

The journey time from London is approximately one hour. 

Whittlesford Parkway *, Great Chesterford * and Audley End are the closest railway stations to the Campus and these are all on the Cambridge-London Liverpool Street line.

Cambridge is the closest railway hub, it is on both the London King’s Cross and the London Liverpool Street line, and also serves trains coming from the north.

Please note: *Whittlesford Parkway and *Great Chesterford stations are very small stations and therefore they do not have a taxi rank or a taxi telephone.  It is possible to pre-book taxis to meet you from the train.
If a taxi has not been pre-booked (numbers below) please ensure you have local taxi numbers or use either Cambridge or Audley End stations .


Recommended taxi companies

  • Abel Cars – 01799 513313
  • Walden Cabs – 01799 500500
  • Caz Cars – 01223 513693
  • Mid Anglia – 01223 836000
  • Panther Taxis – 01223 715715
  • Crocus Cars – 01799 525511
  • Sawston Cabco – 01223 517008

Arriving by car

From the South

Leave the M11 at junction 9 (signed A11 Newmarket) and take the first exit signed A1301 towards Cambridge. From the roundabout take the first left (about 800 m). At the next small roundabout follow the signpost left for the ‘Genome Campus’.

From the North

Leave the M11 at junction 10 (note that M11 junction 9 is restricted and only accessible from the South). Turn left at the roundabout and straight over the next roundabout. Travel a mile or so on the A505 in the direction of Saffron Walden. At the next roundabout take the third exit (signed A1301 towards Saffron Walden). Pass two turnings to Hinxton village (these go to the village only), and take a right, at the next roundabout, signposted on to the Genome Campus.

Car sharing

We actively encourage all of our delegates and conference team to share journeys to and from the Campus where possible.


The Wellcome Genome Campus has on site accommodation with a selection of fully accessible rooms.

There are 30 comfortable and peaceful en-suite bedrooms available for guests of RAREsummit23 to book. WGC accommodation facilities comprise modern and comfortable single, double, twin, triple and disabled-access rooms, set within a quiet and tranquil environment.  Breakfast is included and conference attendees staying overnight have access to the residents’ bar in Hinxton Hall.

£119 inc VAT for single occupancy
£150 inc VAT for double occupancy
Per night including breakfast

In addition to on site accommodation, there is a good selection of local and Cambridge-based hotel and B+B options

Other Hotels

Holiday Inn, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4WL
01223 497070
Double rooms from £80 per room including breakfast

2.6 miles from the venue

Premier Inn Saffron Walden, CB10 2SG
0330 175 9016
Double rooms from £51 per room not including breakfast
6 miles from the venue
Free parking
This Premier Inn hosts the local Beefeater which can be found here

The Crown House Hotel, London Road, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1NY
01799 530515
please call for price quotes
1.6 miles from the venue

Guest Houses

The Red Lion pub, 32 High St, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1QY
01799 503601
£119 single, £139 double, £159 twin
0.8 miles from the venue

The Lodge Duxford, Ickleton Road, Duxford, CB22 4RT
01223 755677
From £159 for a double room
3.2 miles from the venue

Travelodge Cambridge Fourwentways, Abington, CB21 6AP
08719 846019
From £39.99 for a standard double room
4 miles from the venue


Click here and contact the Event Express team who will help you to book accommodation.


If you’d like a personal touch or some help with particular accessibility requirements please call or email the reservations team at ArrangeMY who can source hotels and email you back with options

Telephone 01905 610016 or email arrangemy.com