Practical Information

Venue and Travel Information

 

Venue

The Conference Centre, Lancaster University

Located on the south-west section of campus, on the campus-facing side of the Lancaster House Hotel building.  

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/conferences/venues/conference-centre/

The conference centre is marked in yellow and indicated as LCC on the map (downloadable as a PDF):

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/facilities/conferences-campus-map.pdf

How to find us

Lancaster University is set in 560 acres of beautiful parkland and lies approximately three miles south of the City of Lancaster. The campus is easily accessible via road, rail and bicycle and is within 70 miles of Manchester’s International Airport.

Campus & Local Area Maps

Access campus and local area maps here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/contact-and-getting-here/maps-and-travel/maps/

By Car

Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. For Lancaster University main campus – turn right at the third set of junction traffic lights on the A6 into the University main drive. Take the first exit left from the roundabout at the top of the main drive, then the first avenue on your right. This brings you to the Reception Lodge where security staff will direct you to your destination on campus.

For Alexandra Park (south end of campus) – turn right at the second set of junction traffic lights on the A6 into Hazelrigg Lane and turn left at the roundabout into Alexandra Park Drive.

If using an online route planner or satnav, please note that the University postcode is LA1 4YW.

By Rail

There are direct rail links between Lancaster and many of the UK’s major cities and airports. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries. The 3A bus service operates between Lancaster Railway Station and Lancaster University every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday day times. There is a limited hourly service on Sunday evenings in term time. Taxis are available at the station, which is a five minute walk from the city centre.

Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848.

By Bus

For bus information use the Transport Hub in iLancaster or call ‘Traveline’ on 0871 200 22 33. Alternatively, visit the Stagecoach website for current timetables and further information.

In the City: The bus station is situated on Damside Street in the City Centre. Buses (services 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4, 41, 42) leave for the University every five minutes on weekdays and most services also stop at Common Garden Street. Additionally, the 3A bus service runs every 30 minutes between the Railway Station and the University (Monday to Saturday daytimes; hourly on Sunday evenings).

On Campus: All buses drop off and collect passengers in the Underpass, situated underneath Alexandra Square. Additionally, services 3, 3A, 4, 41 and 42 serve the southern perimeter road around Alexandra Park. There are also bus stops directly outside the Sports Centre on the main drive.

Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848.

There are daily scheduled coach services from the underpass to destinations across the UK. These are operated by Megabus and National Express.

By Air

From Manchester International Airport take the M56 motorway at Junction 5 and join the M6 motorway at Junction 20 (north), then follow the ‘By Car’ directions as above.

Alternatively, take the train – an hourly rail link runs directly between Manchester airport and Lancaster. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries.

 

Visitor Car Parking

Visitor car parking is available on campus 24/7 and is free after 6pm and at weekends.

Visitors having booked a room on campus are entitled to free parking for the duration of the conference. If you are arriving on 12 September, please request your parking ticket when checking in. If you are planning to arrive on the morning of the 13th and will not be able to check in before coming to the conference, please let Kirsty Bennett (k.bennett3@lancaster.ac.uk) know and we will arrange this for you.

 

Wheelchair accessible spaces are clearly marked across all car parking areas on campus. Blue Badge holders should park in Bowland Avenue.