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How To Find Us

Cambridge is easily accessible by road, rail and air and Clare College is located in central Cambridge with excellent access;

By road

Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or Junction 13 for Madingley Road.

Access from the Midlands and North is via the A14 and A1. From whichever direction you approach you should make for the A14 to the north of Cambridge.


Cambridge is less than an hour away from London by train with frequent departures from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations. Some direct services operate from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. Cambridge Station is about a 25 minute walk from Clare, but buses run every 8 minutes into the centre of Cambridge and taxis are available for hire at Cambridge Station.


There are frequent services between London’s Victoria Coach Station and Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge. Most services will terminate from Cambridge Bus Station, from here it is only a 5-minute walk to Clare Old Court.


Stansted Airport is located just 30 miles south of Cambridge, is 35 minutes away via the M11 motorway and is the most convenient international airport but there are also regular flights from most European destinations. Heathrow and Gatwick are both approximately 2 hours away by road or rail, and there are frequent coach connections to Cambridge (Drummer Street Bus Station) from all three airports.

NB: If taking a taxi please ensure you advise them to arrive at the appropriate Porters Lodge. For bedroom arrivals, this will be either Memorial Court or Chesterton Lane.

Memorial Court

Clare College
Memorial Court
Queens Road

Memorial Court Entrance

Chester Lane Entrance

Clare College
Chesterton Lane

Chesterton Lane Entrance

Old Court

Clare College
Old Court
Trinity Lane

Trinity Lane Entrance


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