Travel Information

On this page you will find information about how to get to Lancaster University, and information about on-campus facilities. For joining instructions please consult the Programme page

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 is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport. 


How to find us

By Car

If using Sat Nav, we recommend the postcode LA2 0LJ. Leave the M6 motorway at junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. After leaving Galgate village, turn right at the first set of traffic lights you come to on the A6 which is signposted Alexandra Park (South West Campus).

By Rail

There are direct rail links between Lancaster and many of the UK’s major cities and airports. The 3A and X4 bus service runs from the Lancaster railway station to the University or if you prefer taxis are available from outside the train station off Platform 4.

By Bus

Buses (3, 3A, X4, 41, 42) leave for the University every 5 minutes from the City. All buses drop off on campus at the Underpass (centre of campus about 5 minutes walk from the Conference venue). Look out for our student helpers and signs to direct you to the registration area. 

All bus timetables are available to view on

By Air

From Manchester International Airport take the M56 motorway at junction 5 and join the M6 motorway at junction 20 (north). Follow the directions ‘By Car’. An hourly direct rail link runs between the airport and Lancaster (see 'By rail').


Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW

Tel +44 (0) 1524 65201