TRAVEL INFORMATION

Venue

The 2nd International Conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography (SCC 2010) will be held at Royal Holloway, University of London. The college campus is located in Egham, Surrey, which is approximately 20 miles from central London.
For information about visa to enter the UK to attend the conference, see Visa Info.


View Larger Map

Directions

By Plane

The greater London area is served by five airports: Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), London City Airport (LCY), Stansted (STN) and Luton (LTN). If you are flying to the UK to attend the conference, we would recommend you fly to/from London Heathrow. Royal Holloway is a few miles from the airport, making easier the access to the conference venue.

From London Heathrow

Heathrow is UK's main airport, which connects London with the world's major cities. Royal Holloway's campus is easily accessible from the airport.

The easiest way to reach Royal Holloway from Heathrow is by taxi. A taxi ride to campus takes between 15-20 minutes. Note however that the London black cabs that wait in the airport are likely to charge a very high price to bring you to Egham (rather than central London). We recommend instead that you use one of the local taxi companies, which will cost around 20-25 pounds. You can book a taxi online in advance with Gemini Taxis (you will need to know the terminal you will arrive in). Or just call them when you land (+44 (0)1784 47 11 11) to order a taxi. Other local taxi firms include Area Cars (+44 (0)1784 471001) and Egham Cars (+44 (0)1784 434646).

Alternatively, you can take the bus # 441 from Heathrow Central Bus station. From Terminal 5, take bus # 71. The bus stops close to the campus entrance (ask the driver to let you know). It takes between 30-50 minutes.

From other London airports

From London Gatwick, you can take a train to Clapham Junction (approx. 30 minutes), and then change to catch the train from London Waterloo to Egham (another 30 minutes).

From the other airports, you will probably need to go to central London to catch the train from Waterloo to Egham (see below). It can take between 1-2 hours.

By Train

Egham is approximately 40 minutes by train from central London, in the main South West Trains line between London Waterloo and Reading.

If you arrive in the UK by train (with the Eurostar from continental Europe), you will arrive in St Pancras station. You will then need to take the London underground to Waterloo station.

From Egham station, you can walk (up the hill) to the college in 15-20 minutes (see here), or take a taxi in the station.