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Department of Computer Science and Technology


The Department of Computer Science and Technology is in the William Gates Building, on the University of Cambridge's West Cambridge site, located off Madingley Road.

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By bicycle

To find the optimal cycling route from anywhere in Cambridge, consult the CycleStreets journey planner. Bicycle parking is available in front of the William Gates Building in the covered bicycle park

By bus

There are two regular bus services from the city centre to the William Gates Building, and a third to the nearby P+R, 10 minutes' walk away:

  • Universal Bus (U1 and U2)
    The Universal Bus runs between Eddington and Addenbrooke's Hospital, via West Cambridge, Cambridge city centre, and Cambridge train station. There is a bus stop outside the William Gates Building. See the route timetable.
    Ticket prices are £2 for a single, £3.50 for a return journey, and £1 for a single trip for University card holders who show their card at purchase.
  • Citi 4 Bus
    The Citi 4 bus operates from Cambridge city centre with a stop outside the Veterinary School on Madingley Road. For Citi bus timetable details, visit the Stagecoach website.
  • Madingley Road Park and Ride
    This P+R service runs between Madingley Road and the city centre. The bus terminates at the Madingley Road P+R Site which is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the William Gates Building.
    For further route and timetable information, visit the County Council website.

For more information about all three bus services, see the links from the Bus Services page maintained by the Estate Management and Building Service.

By coach

National bus services currently stop at Parkside (by Parker's Piece park). From here you will need either to take a taxi or walk to Drummer Street and catch a Citi 4 bus to West Cambridge.

Tip: If your bus (for example, coach from Stansted or Heathrow airport) stops at the Madingley Road Park and Ride Site, which is only 800m west of the department, then getting off there and walking is faster than travelling into the city centre and back out.

By train

Cambridge train station is located one mile south-east of the City Centre, with regular services to London King's Cross, London Liverpool Street, Peterborough, and Birmingham. The Universal Bus operates a direct link from the train station to the West Cambridge Site.

By car

The William Gates Building is located on JJ Thomson Avenue at the West Cambridge site. Use the maps above to plan your journey.

Visitor parking is available in the visitor car park at the front of the William Gates Building. Parking is very limited, and is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please register your vehicle with Reception upon arrival.

Alternatively, free parking is available at the Madingley Road Park and Ride site. This is approximately a 10 minutes' walk from the Department.