Emmanuel College is located in central Cambridge. If you arrive by bus, there are bus stops walking distance away. If you arrive in Cambridge by train then the easiest thing to do is to take a taxi to Emmanuel (please ask for "Emmanuel College, St. Andrew's Street"). The taxi will stop right in front of the Porters Lodge (i.e. the main entrance to the College), where you will collect your room key. For people who may be arriving late, the Porters Lodge is manned 24 hours a day.
Walking from the train station to Emmanuel is possible. It takes 20-30 min but the streets tend to be very crowded which makes walking (especially with baggage) not so enjoyable.
One can also take a city bus from the train station to the College. We have no experience with this option. The ticket can be paid for in cash upon boarding the bus.
We strongly discourage people from coming to Cambridge by car. Traffic is highly congested and the one-way system is challenging. Parking in central Cambridge is extremely scarce. There may be limited possibilities for parking inside the College - please contact the organisers in advance if you will be arriving by car.
Able-bodied attendees will not need a car while in Cambridge. Everything of interest can be reached easily on foot. For greater mobility you can hire a bicycle, e.g. in the basement of the Grand Arcade, opposite the College.
A map of Cambridge with Emmanuel shown can be found here. Further travel information is available there.
By train to Cambridge:
There is only one train station in Cambridge. It is well connected to London (Kings Cross Station or Liverpool Street Station). There is a direct train from Stansted airport. There are also direct connections from the North of England (typically transfer at Peterborough).
Arriving by Air:
Most of the attendees will be arriving by air at one of the many London airports. By far the easiest one is Stansted, which has a direct and short train connection to Cambridge. For all other London airports you need to first take the train and/or Tube to either London Kings Cross Station (recommended) or Liverpool Street Station. From these stations you can take a direct train to Cambridge (see above). One can buy a round trip ticket from the airports directly to Cambridge; these are typically valid for the intermediate Trains/Tube in London (however only certain routes may be permitted with a given ticket - please remember to ask for details when purchasing the ticket).
Please contact the organisers as soon as possible if you will need an invitation letter in order to apply for a UK Visa.