Train at Lancaster railway station.

Train Travel

Lancaster is on the West Coast Main Line with regular rail services to destinations throughout the UK. The University is well connected to Lancaster Railway Station by various modes of transport.

Lancaster Railway Station

The railway station is located about a 5 minute walk from the city centre.

Travelling to campus from Lancaster Railway Station


Save 33% with a Railcard

Save up to 33% on rail fares by purchasing an annual Railcard for just £30. A Disabled Person's Railcard is just £20.

The 16 to 25 Railcard also includes mature students aged 26 or over and in full-time education.

Train times and tickets

Use National Rail to search for train times and to purchase train tickets.

Details of live train departures and arrivals at Lancaster Railway Station are available from the National Rail departure board.

Help for staff rail season ticket holders

Staff can apply for an interest-free loan to help pay the cost of rail season tickets for commuting to and from work.

Interest-free loans of up to £5000 are available through the Flexible Benefits scheme.

Flexible Benefits

Flexi Rail Season Tickets

The Flexi Season rail ticket provides users with 8 days of travel in 28 days at any time between 2 stations.

If you are an agile worker commuting to campus by train on average twice a week then this could be just the right ticket for you.