Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
Cambridge CB3 0WA
View our location on the University of Cambridge online map.
See a site plan for the Centre for Mathematical Sciences below, or download as a pdf.
Travelling by train or bus?
The bus station is 1½ miles from the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) and the railway station about 2½ miles.
The CMS is easily accessible from the Uni 4 and Citi 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').
There is current information on Cambridge bus timetables and routes at http://www.stagecoachbus.com
Unfortunately there is no bus service directly from the train station to the CMS, although the Uni 4 bus service does normally stop a short walk (approx 10 minutes) from the station. There is a taxi rank at Cambridge station.
There is limited visitor parking for cars and minibuses in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences car-park, accessed from Wilberforce Road off Madingley Road (please see the map) - as Wilberforce Road is blocked to traffic half-way down there is no access to the CMS car-park from Clarkson Road. Please note that on weekdays (9-5) during University term-time the CMS car park is likely to be full. If you are disabled and need on-site parking please ring the CMS Reception on 01223 765000 in advance and they will be happy to help. Please note that the CMS car park is not suitable for coaches.
There is free 1-hour limit (from 8am to 5pm) street parking on Clarkson Road and unrestricted street parking on Wilberforce Road (we suggest the end accessible via Clarkson Road as this is usually less busy). This is extremely close to the CMS.
The Park and Ride facility on Madingley Road is about 20 minutes walk from the CMS (see walkit.com for route and estimated timings) and there is a shuttle bus service (the Uni 4/Citi 4, see above) which runs from the Park and Ride with a stop on Grange Road (the ‘Madingley Road’ stop) very close to the CMS - check the timetable.
There are numerous cycle racks around the CMS site.
Getting into the CMS
Download a site plan of the CMS showing visitor access. The main entrance to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences is via the pedestrian path (signed) 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.