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Getting to the CMS

The Centre of Mathematical Sciences (CMS) is accessible either from Wilberforce Road, or from the pedestrian path between Madingley Road and Clarkson Road, as shown in this map. The main entrance is via this pedestrian path, which is next to the Isaac Newton Institute car-park on Clarkson Road, and then through the gatehouse.

The CMS site consists of a number of buildings – go to the central building with the low, curved roof and the glass front (directly in front of you as you come through the gatehouse) which is where the Reception desk is located. There are signs showing the route to the main entrance around the site and from the CMS car park. The telephone number for CMS Reception, staffed during normal office hours and in University term time on Saturday mornings, is 01223 765000.

A University of Cambridge Map is also available.


Arriving by Bus

  • The bus station is 1½ miles from the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS).
  • The CMS is easily accessible from the Universal U1 and U2 and Stagecoach 4 bus routes (nearest stops are 'Storey's Way', which stops near the pedestrian path from Madingley Road marked on the CMS site plan above, or 'Wilberforce Road').
  • The Whippet bus Service X3 departs from the city centre and from the train station and stops on all the Madingley Road stops close to CMS. This has a quicker route to Madingley Road than the U1 and U2, but is not as frequent.
  • Details of all local bus services are available here.

Arriving by Train

  • The railway station is about about 2½ miles from the CMS. You can find train timetables on the National Rail website.
  • There is a taxi rank at Cambridge station. There are two roads around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Clarkson Road averages about 50p cheaper than Wilberforce Road. Sometimes the taxi drivers give you the choice. The fare is usually in the region of £8.00 to £9.00 during the day.
  • The Whippet bus Service X3, U1 and U2 all depart near the station and stop in Madingley Road.

Arriving by Car

  • The CMS is close to the M11 motorway (exit at Junction 13 travelling North).
  • The Madingley Road Park and Ride is just one mile from the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
  • Parking is very limited near the Faculty (and in the centre of Cambridge too), so if you are coming by car you may consider using the Park and Ride facility on Madingley Road, which is about 20 minutes walk from the CMS or just over 10 minutes by bus (shuttle bus service U1 or U2 from the Park and Ride to the ‘Madingley Road’ stop on Grange Road).

Further Travel Information



Note that it is extremely unlikely that accommodation will be available in Colleges (since the Open Day is in the middle of term). Visitor information, including information about accommodation, is available from Visit Cambridge.