Travel Information

The Satellite will begin with an optional social event on the afternoon of Sunday 26 May, followed by a welcome drinks reception and conference dinner in the evening. The main academic sessions will start on Monday morning.

Travel from Ghent – by train
If you are attending the main ISBNPA conference, we recommend that you travel from Ghent to Cambridge by train.

Using Eurostar you can buy a ticket from ‘Any Belgian Station’ to Cambridge (to find Cambridge click on the United Kingdon tab and go to page 3 ). This ticket will cover the entire journey. Ticket prices vary depending on how far in advance a booking is made.

Individual components and timings

Ghent to Brussels. Regular trains run from Ghent to Brussels. The journey takes between 40 and 70 minutes. Current timetables can be found at

Brussels to London. The Eurostar from Brussels to London St Pancras takes approximately 2 hours 10 minutes. Timetables are available at Some recommended times are below:



Depart Brussels

Arrive London


Depart Brussels Arrive London Duration




08:52 09:57 02h05m




11:56 12:57 02h01m
      14:52 16:03 02h11m

London to Cambridge
. Regular trains run from London Kings Cross (next to London St Pancras) to Cambridge. The journey takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes. Trains are frequent, and current timetables can be found at

Please be aware that the weekend of the Conference is a bank holiday in England and Wales (i.e. Monday is a public holiday.) This means that transport can be very busy and get booked up in advance – particularly on the Friday night/Saturday morning and Monday afternoon/evening.

By air
For those wishing to fly, Brussels Airlines, British Airways and BMI all operate flights from Brussels to London Heathrow. Trains and coaches run from London Heathrow to Cambridge, but the journey can take two hours or more.

Please note that even if you have a visa for mainland Europe you may need an additional visa to visit the UK. Please check with the relevant authorities. The UK Border Agency has useful information on this subject.

General access and travel in Cambridge
Cambridge is well served by road, rail and other public transport links. The town centre is within walking distance of the Møller Centre.

Cambridge has the highest level of cycling of any city in the UK, and cycling is an excellent way to get around. There are a number of places to hire cycles in Cambridge, including:

There is more information about getting to the Møller Centre here.

You can access a more detailed map of key locations for the conference here.