Transportation

 

Lancaster University is approximately 3.5 miles south of the City of Lancaster.

 

Getting to Lancaster University from Manchester Airport

Getting from Lancaster Train Station to the University

Getting to Lancaster University from Heathrow or Gatwick (London) Airports

Getting from London to Lancaster University by Bus

Getting to Lancaster University by Car

Parking at Lancaster University

Keys and Registration

 

 

Getting to Lancaster University from Manchester Airport

 

1) By taxi

There are several taxi firms based in Lancaster who operate a special service between Lancaster and Manchester Airport at a cheaper rate than taxis at the airport. However, you do need to make a reservation in advance. You can do this directly by contacting any of the following:

  • Airport Express: (44) 1524 420042, martinsanders@mobileemail.vodafone.net
  • Airport Solutions: (44) 1524 420438, mal.thorpe66@bt.connect.com
  • Air Car: (44) 1524 845845
  • ABC Taxis: (44) 1524 410884

The fare is approximately £50 one-way and £95 return. Taxi drivers do not accept credit cards.
 
When you make your reservation, you will need to give your name, expected arrival time and flight details, including the airport you are flying from.
 
We don’t recommend taking one of the taxis waiting outside the airport as they are much more expensive.

 

2) By train

There's a direct train line from Manchester Airport to Lancaster. Trains run every half hour and the journey takes approximately 60-90 minutes. You might have to change trains in central Manchester or at Preston. The fare is approximately £15-20.00 one-way and £20-25.00 return.
 
You can buy train tickets at the airport from one of the machines in the baggage reclaim area – this means you can avoid having to queue at the station.
 
You can get information about trains at the Airport Information Desk; timetables are available here. If you’re arriving on Saturday, the first train to Lancaster is at 05:29, and the last at 22:00; on Sunday, the first train is at 09:30 and the last at 20:30.

 

 

Getting from Lancaster Train Station to the University

 

1) By taxi

You can pick up a taxi outside the station, or call for one at (44) 1524 32090; (44) 1524 35666; or (44) 1524 848848. A taxi from the station to the campus costs approx £6-7.

 

2) By bus

Although there’s a direct bus service from the station to the university, it unfortunately doesn’t operate on Saturdays and Sundays outside regular term time (when TBLT is being held). If you’re arriving on Saturday or Sunday, the nearest bus stop is in Common Garden Street, approx 8 -10 minutes walk from the station. From there you can catch Buses 2, 2A, and 3 every 10-20 minutes on Saturday, and Buses 2 and 2A every 30 minutes on Sunday. Timetables are available at these links for Buses 2 and 2A and for Bus 3.
 
You buy the ticket from the conductor as you board the bus – approx £1.50. The journey takes about 20 minutes.
 
All buses drop off at the University underpass, beneath Alexandra Square in the centre of the campus (no. 29 on the campus map). It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the university bus stop to the conference venue (see below for details).

 

 

Getting to Lancaster University from Heathrow or Gatwick (London) Airports

 

Once you arrive at Heathrow or Gatwick, you need to get to Euston Station in order to catch a train to Lancaster (see below for details).
 
The journey from Euston to Lancaster takes approx. 3 hours. You can find timetables at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk . You can often get cheaper rates if you book in advance. We recommend using the following website: http://www.railsaver.co.uk/.
 
For excellent advice on train travel in the UK, and how to reserve and buy tickets, try www.seat61.com/UKtravel.htm.
 
For information about how to get from Lancaster train station to the university, see above.

 

Getting from London Heathrow to Euston Station
 
1) By bus

The airport bus station is located next to the London Underground station for Terminals 1, 2 and 3. You can get a bus to Euston station from here.
 
2) By underground (tube)

For information about using the underground and the best route to take from Heathrow to Euston: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2625.aspx

 

Getting from London Gatwick to Euston Station
 
1) By train

The railway station is in the South Terminal and you can buy a ticket directly from Gatwick to Lancaster. This covers the journey from Gatwick to Victoria Train Station, the Underground (tube) journey to Euston Train Station, and the train journey to Lancaster. Ticket rates vary greatly, and we recommend buying in advance. For excellent advice on the best way to do this: www.seat61.com/UKtravel.htm.
 
2) By bus

The non‑stop Gatwick Express leaves approximately every 15 minutes during the day and takes about 35 minutes to reach Victoria Train Station. From there, take the Victoria Line (dark blue) Underground (tube) northbound to Euston - see http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2625.aspx.

 

 

Getting from London to Lancaster University by Bus

 

National Express Coaches operate a service from Victoria Coach station to Lancaster that takes approximately 5 hours (with several stops): http://www.nationalexpress.com/home/hp.cfm.
 
When you arrive in Lancaster, you can get a bus to the university from the bus station. Buses 2, 2A, and 3 run every 10-20 minutes on Saturday, and Buses 2 and 2A every 30 minutes on Sunday. Timetables are available at these links for Buses 2 and 2A and for Bus 3.
 
Alternatively, you can call for a taxi at (44) 1524 32090; 44 1524 35666; or 44 1524 848848. A taxi from the bus station to the campus costs approx £6-7.

 

 

Getting to Lancaster University by Car

 

For Lancaster House Hotel, leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33. Travel north on the A6 towards Lancaster City Centre. Go straight through the traffic lights in the small village called Galgate. Once through Galgate you will come to another set of traffic lights, go straight on and you will see Lancaster House Hotel, set back on the hill to the right. Turn right at the next turning (before the next set of traffic lights). The entrance to the hotel is on the right hand side on the brow of the hill.

 

 

Parking at Lancaster University

 

If you are staying at Lancaster House Hotel, you can park at the hotel.
 
If you are staying in campus accommodation, you will be able to pick up your parking permit at registration. Initially you can park for a short time in any of the permitted parking spots close to the conference registration venues. On Sunday, there should be no problem finding space near the George Fox Building (no. 47 on the
campus map). If you arrive on Monday or Tuesday, we recommend trying parking by Grizedale College (48 on the campus map).
 
If you are not staying on campus, you can buy a parking ticket from Security in the Reception Lodge (no. 24 on the campus map) or from the pay machine outside the Reception Lodge.

 

 

Keys and Registration

 

On Sunday, conference registration is from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in the Foyer of the George Fox Building (no. 47 on the campus map).  From Monday morning onwards, registration is in the Conference Centre at Lancaster House Hotel (no. 49 on the campus map) from 08:30 to 6:00 pm.
 
If you are staying in campus accommodation, your keys will be available at the conference registration desk between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. If you arrive after 6:00 pm, you can pick up keys from the Conference Centre in Bowland (no. 21 on the campus map), and after 11:00 pm, from Security in the Reception Lodge (no. 24 on the campus map). If you are arriving on Saturday or before 2:00 pm on Sunday, you can pick up keys at the Conference Centre in Bowland (no. 21 on the campus map) or from Security if after 11:00 pm.
 
If you are staying at Lancaster House Hotel (no. 49 on the campus map), you will get your keys when you check in at the hotel reception.
 
Luggage can be stored at the conference registration desk on the day you arrive, and on the day you leave.