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The Wellcome Genome Campus is located 10 miles (16 km) south of Cambridge, alongside the village of Hinxton, 30km from London Stansted airport. We are served by two local railway stations, and are situated close to Junction 10 of the M11 motorway.

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Google Maps The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Wellcome Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom


When you arrive 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 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.
    • Turn left before the barriers to check in at Security.
  • From the North
    • Leave the M11 at junction 10. Take care not to miss junction 10! It's 40km to the next exit.
    • Travel towards Saffron Walden, passing a small roundabout. You will come to a second 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.
    • Turn left before the barriers to check in at Security.

Taxi to Hinxton

Costs for recommended companies: approximately £21 from Cambridge, roughly £37 from Stansted Airport. Unbooked taxis 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)


There are trains to the area from Cambridge, London Liverpool Street, London King's Cross (adjacent to the St. Pancras EuroStar) and Stansted airport.

Nearest stations: Whittlesford Parkway, Audley End, and Great Chesterford.

To get to the campus from nearby train stations, be sure to arrange your taxi pick-up in advance. Timetables are available at the National Rail website.


The closest airport is London Stansted with with regular connections to many cities in Europe and nearly 200 cities worldwide.

Stansted is a 30-minute drive from the Genome Campus. A pre-booked taxi costs around £37.

If you fly into London Heathrow or Gatwick, allow at least 2 hours to reach Hinxton by road. A taxi costs around £101 from Heathrow and £117 from Gatwick.

Campus bus for staff

EMBL-EBI staff can utilise the free Wellcome Genome Campus bus service.
Details for staff