Visiting the Hub

The ELIXIR Hub is based on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus located 10 miles (16 km) south of Cambridge, by the village of Hinxton.


Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
CB10 1SD, UK

Travelling 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. 

Travelling by rail

Trains to our area leave London from Liverpool Street and King's Cross stations, and take about an hour. There is also a train service from Stansted airport.

Our closest stations are:

  • Whittlesford Parkway
  • Audley End
  • Great Chesterford

For timetables see the National Rail website.

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 below).

Travelling 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.
  • London City and London Luton are about one hour's drive.

Taxi companies (for short trips)

  • 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 (for longer trips, must be pre-booked)

Approximate prices

  • Cambridge - Hinxton £25
  • Audley End - Hinxton £26
  • Stansted - Hinxton £60
  • Luton - Hinxton £105
  • London City - Hinxton £115
  • Heathrow - Hinxton £145
  • Gatwick - Hinxton £165

Please register your arrival with the campus Security Reception at the Campus' main entrance. This is located on the left before the security barriers and gatehouse. Security staff will have details of all appointments with external visitors. You will be provided with a temporary pass for the duration of your visit, which you should return before you leave.


When attending an ELIXIR meetings, workshops or conference, please arrange your own accommodation unless you have been informed that it has been arranged for you.

Hinxton Hall, Wellcome Genome Campus

If you want 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.

reservations [at] (Hinxton Hall)

Tel: +44(0) 1223 495 000
Fax: +44(0) 1223 495 114
Email: reception [at]


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 meeting or workshop with all meals provided.

  • The Red Lion Inn, Hinxton (££)
    Tel: +44 (0)1799 530 601
    Email: info [at]  
  • Holiday Inn Express, Whittlesford Parkway(££)
    42 Station Road East, Whittlesford Bridge, Cambridge CB22 4WL
    Tel: +44 (1223) 497070 Email: reception [at]
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 351 470
    Email: reservations [at]  
  • Crown House Hotel(£—£££)
    London Road, Great Chesterford
    Tel: +44(0)1799 530 515
    Email: stayatthecrownhouse [at]  
  • Duxford Lodge Hotel (££—£££)
    Ickleton Road, Duxford
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 836 444
    Email: reception [at]  
  • The Saffron Hotel (£—££)
    8-12 High Street,Saffron Walden
    Tel: +44 (0)1799 522 676
    Email: reservations [at]  
  • Travelodge (£—££)
    Search for the campus post code (CB10 1SD) on the website. The nearest one is at Fourwentways.

Accommodation in central Cambridge

Please note that there is no 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.

  • Regent Hotel(££—£££)
    Regent street, Cambridge
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 351 470
    Email: reservations [at]  
  • The Centennial Hotel (£—£££)
    Hills Road, Cambridge
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 314 652  
  • Arundel House Hotel (£—£££)
    Chesterton Road, Cambridge
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 367 701
    info [at]
  • The Regency Guesthouse (£)
    7 Regent Terrace, Cambridge
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 329 626
    Email: info [at]