There is a range of accommodation options in Lancaster including our rooms on campus.
On-Campus Guest Rooms
We have a large number of guest rooms on campus, with a mix of single, twin and double rooms, all of which offer Wi-Fi, tea & coffee and complimentary toiletries. We provide breakfast in either the Marketplace or Barker House Farm and with a range of bars and cafes on campus, you don't have to step foot off campus for a meal or refreshments.
Visit the Visitor Room Booking website for information on guest rooms on campus.
Lancaster House Hotel
Lancaster House Hotel is a 4-star hotel situated next to the university campus. There are a number of room types available depending on your requirements.
You can search for other hotels, B&Bs, and self-catering options in Lancaster via the website for Lancaster Tourist Information.
Travelling to Lancaster
By Rail – Lancaster Train station is approximately 1 hour from Manchester Airport, and approximately 2.5 hours from London. A taxi to campus from the train station takes approximately 15-20 minutes, or buses depart from the city centre to campus regularly. The #4 bus goes from the station to campus, but can take 30+ minutes. The main bus station is a 5 minute walk from the train station, where there are more frequent and direct buses to campus.
By Bus – Numerous buses operate between Lancaster City Centre, Preston, Galgate and the University underpass. Visit the Bus and Coach Travel page for more information including route maps and timetables. Bus departures are also shown in the iLancaster App
Taxi – If you are staying locally, you may prefer to get a taxi to campus. Taxis can drop off or pick up near the Chaplaincy Centre, which is a short walk to LICA and the Great Hall. There are numerous local taxi firms, but we advise you to pre-book your return journey as they can get busy. More information on taxis
By Car- Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. Please follow directions for Alexandra Park (south end of campus), turn right at the second set of traffic lights on the A6 into Barkers Drive and turn left at the roundabout into Alexandra Park Drive. Use the postcode LA1 4WA in your SatNav.
Parking on Graduation Day
On Graduation day the parking zones are lifted, and visitors can park in any standard marked space (including staff parking). Please note that only cars with Blue Badge can park in a disabled parking space, and only electric cars should park in electric car charging spaces. Additional disabled parking is available at the Chaplaincy Centre.
Please note that parking on Graduation Day is limited, and while we make every effort to accommodate our visitors, the campus can be very busy. Make sure to give yourself time to find a space, or consider taking public transport to campus.
Dedicated Graduation parking is located in South/South West Campus, please enter via the Alexandra Park entrance (Postcode LA1 4WA). On your arrival into Alexandra Park, please follow the directions of the parking marshals who are in place to safely direct you around campus and into a parking space. On parking, please ensure that you have occupied a marked-up car-parking bay, or have parked where directed to by the marshals. You can then catch one of the Graduation shuttle buses provided by Stagecoach to LICA. Parking on Graduation Day is free.
Access to North Campus on Graduation Day will be limited to passenger pick-up and drop off at the Chaplaincy Centre, and blue badge parking. If you park in a disabled parking space, you must display a valid blue badge. North Drive by LICA, and Bowland Avenue by the Chaplaincy Centre are the closest areas to the Great Hall with blue badge spaces. If there are no blue badge spaces, speak to the parking marshals at the Chaplaincy Centre for assistance. You may wish to drop off guests at the Chaplaincy Centre and then park in another available space.
Getting around campus - Graduation shuttle buses
When you have parked your car, please follow the campus signage to North Campus (Great Hall and LICA). There will also be free shuttlebuses from Stagecoach that will circle the campus. The main pick up/drop off stops will be in Alexandra Park and North Drive by LICA. On Graduation Day, you will also be able to take any Stagecoach bus to and from campus locations for free (ie from the Underpass to Alexandra Park).
If you are directed to park in the overflow car park, you can catch a bus from outside the Sports Centre to take you up to the University Underpass, which is then a 3-5 minute walk to the Great Hall or LICA
Please see our campus map.