Travel Information


Lancaster University campus is approximately three miles south of the City of Lancaster in North West England.

to Lancaster Railway Station

By Air
For participants coming from abroad, the closest airport is Manchester, which is connected to Lancaster train station by a direct service (journey time: about an hour and a half). Birmingham airport is also a possibility (journey time: just over two hours). Liverpool airport is more difficult to reach by public transport.

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.

to Lancaster University

By Bus ‌
The current timetables and further information can be found on the website Stagecoach or by calling the 'Traveline' on 0871 200 22 33.

In the City:
There is a bus stop the Railway Station. The 3A and X4 bus services operate between Lancaster Railway Station and Lancaster University every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and hourly on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Taxis are available at the station. Alternatively, you can walk to the bus station (situated on Damside Street in the City Center) or to the bus stop in Common Garden Street. Both can be reached in five minutes by walk. Buses (services 2, 2A, 3, 4, X4, 42) leave from both stops for the University every 5-10 minutes on weekdays. The bus direction is "University" (and not Morecambe nor Heysham). A map with these three bus stops is available as pdf under Bus stops in Lancaster.

On campus:
All buses drop off and collect passengers in the Underpass, situated underneath Alexandra Square.

By Taxi
Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848 or be online booked under

By Walk
To walk takes just over 1h at a fast pace.


Further information on travelling to campus may be found on our Maps and Directions page or via Google Maps (postcode: LA1 4YF)