Judas Tree and front court

Find Us

Wolfson College is located in a peaceful part of Cambridge a few minutes west of the city centre, in close proximity to the Sidgwick and West Cambridge sites and the University Library, with excellent transport links and plenty of options for travelling to the College using sustainable means.

Judas Tree and front court

How to find us

The College is on Barton Road, Newnham. Cambridge has excellent train, bus and road links to London and several major airports.

From the city centre

On foot: 20 minutes
By bicycle: 5 minutes
By taxi: 10 minutes; approximately £8-10. Ask for 'Wolfson College, Barton Road entrance'

By bicycle

The best way to get around Cambridge is by bicycle and there is ample cycle parking at College, as well as a bike repair and pump station. For visitors, there is a cycle scheme in Cambridge (Mobike) and cycles can also be rented by the day or week from City Cycle Hire and Rutland Cycle Hire at the train station.

By road

For driving directions on Google Maps or your sat nav, use the post code CB3 9LG.

From London and its airports: London Orbital (M25), M11 north; from the Midlands or the North: A1, A14, M11 south; from the East: All/A14, M11 south.

Leave the M11 at Junction 12 and follow the sign for Cambridge onto Barton Road.

The College entrance is on your left, 200m past Gough Way, opposite Grantchester Road and just before the traffic lights at the pedestrian crossing.

If you are visiting College, please leave your car in the car park and proceed to the Porters' Lodge to leave your vehicle details.

If taking a taxi, tell the driver to take you to 'Wolfson College, Barton Road entrance'.

By train

Thameslink provides a fast and frequent service from London King's Cross and Greater Anglia provides a slower service from London Liverpool Street. Greater Anglia also has a train service from Norwich to Cambridge. There are also direct services from the Midlands and the north-west. From Scotland and the north-east you have to change at Peterborough.

From the station, you can take a taxi (10 minutes), cycle (15 minutes) or walk to Wolfson (35 minutes).

From Cambridge North station you can take a taxi (15 minutes), or cycle (25 minutes).

You can check timetables and book your ticket online at thetrainline.com.

By air

London Stansted (STN) is the nearest airport (40 minutes by road), with good coach and rail services to Cambridge. Stansted is well served by several European low-cost airlines (Ryanair, easyJet, Air Berlin).

The other London airports are

Luton (LTN, 1 hour away) London City (LCY, 1.5 hours away) London Heathrow (LHR, 2 hours away) London Gatwick (LGW, 2 hours away)

By coach

National Express run hourly services to and from London and the London airports, as well as serving many other towns and cities. Coaches terminate at Drummer Street bus station in the city centre.

By bus

The Universal bus service links Eddington with West Cambridge, the city centre (Queens College/Silver Street), the railway station and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (including Addenbrooke's), running every 15 minutes Monday to Friday and every 20 to 30 minutes on weekends. There is a bus stop five minutes' walk from College on Grange Road. The bus is just £1 with your university ID card.

The Stagecoach 18/18a service runs a limited service that leaves Drummer Street bus station and stops at Grantchester Road, Newnham, opposite the front entrance of the College.


Opening Hours

College Office

For: Accounting & accommodation enquiries
Location: Ground floor, Bredon House
Open: Counter service temporarily suspended. Appointments can be made by email if necessary

Tutorial Office

For: Tutorial & academic enquiries
Location: First floor, Bredon House
Open: Monday-Friday 09.00-17.00

Porters' Lodge

For: Information & help on many practical matters, including key issues, security, first aid, mail, messages, bicycles, car parking, etc.
Location: At the main entrance to the College.
Open: 06.00-24.00 every day (contact in emergency only between 24.00 and 06.00)

IT Department

For: Internet access & network support
Where: First floor, Jack King Building
Open: 08.30-17.00, Monday-Friday


Lee Library

For: All library enquiries & research support
Where: First floor, Lee Library building
Open: The Library is open to users 24 hours a day every day
Staffed hours: 09.00-17.30, Monday-Friday

Alumni & Development Office

For: Alumni & Senior Member enquiries
Location: First floor, Bredon House
Open: 09.00-12.30 and 13.00-17.00, Monday-Friday