Stagecoach Bus Services
To keep you moving through the vacation, Stagecoach will continue to operate bus services to and from the University campus. As the number of people travelling to the campus will be lower during the vacation, Stagecoach will be operating fewer bus services than they do during term-time, but a frequent service will still be provided. Vacation services run from Sunday 30th June until Sunday 29th September 2019.
- Service 1/1A will operate every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes but will not operate during evenings after around 7pm or on Sundays.
- Service 100 will continue to operate every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, every 20 minutes after 7pm and every 30 minutes on Sundays.
- Service 4 will also operate as normal but Service 4X will not operate as these journeys are term-time only. Service 2X, 40, 41 and 42 journeys will operate as normal.
- On the bank holiday of Monday 26th August a limited service will be in place on campus due to a cycling event. Further information will be provided on the Facilities Travel News webpage. Off campus, Stagecoach will operate to timetables scheduled for Sundays.
The Stagecoach 555 service provides a direct bus link into the Lake District from Lancaster Bus Station.
On Sundays Service 830 runs direct from the Underpass to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This leaves at 8.50am and arrives back at 7.40pm, and costs £8 for students.
Details of all local Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here.
Real-time live bus departure details are available in the Transport Hub on iLancaster and on the bus departure screens in the Underpass, Alexandra Square and at Lancaster Bus Station.
MegaBus and National Express coach services continue to serve the University Underpass through the vacation. Bookings should be made in advance of travel.
Taxi ranks are available in Bowland Avenue by the Chaplaincy Centre and on South West Campus by the bus stop for Lonsdale College. These will remain open throughout the vacation.
As Lancaster has regular rail services to destinations throughout the UK, you are well placed for travelling from Lancaster by train this vacation.
You can check train times and book train tickets via Trainline. The Lancaster station live departures board enables you to see when your train is expected in Lancaster. This is also available in the Transport Hub on iLancaster.
For full details of any train service disruptions across the UK for your intended travel date please see the National Rail website. From this link you can check how each train operator's services are affected. Rail services stopping at Lancaster are operated by Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and Northern.
The free Dr. Bike service on Thursdays in Alexandra Square will resume in Welcome Week on Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Car Parking on Campus
Parking charges apply during vacation periods as they do during term-times. The restrictions on student parking permits do not apply during the Summer Vacation so any student wishing to purchase a Student Parking Permit for South West Campus can do so for the Summer Vacation. The Summer Vacation permit charge is £52.
Further travel information is available on the University’s Commuting to Campus webpages.