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Travel

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 bicycle and is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport.



By air

By air

The closest airport to the University of Lancaster is Manchester International Airport, located approximately 70 miles away.

From Manchester International Airport, take the M56 motorway at Junction 5 and join the M6 motorway at Junction 20 (north), then follow the 'By Car' directions.

Alternatively, take the train - an hourly rail link runs directly between Manchester airport and Lancaster. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries.



By train

By train

There are direct rail links between Lancaster and many of the UK's major cities and airports. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries. The 3A bus service operates between Lancaster Railway Station and Lancaster University every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. There is a limited hourly service on Sunday evenings during term time. Taxis are available at the station, which is a five minute walk from the city centre.

Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848.

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).



By coach

By coach / bus

For bus information use the Transport Hub in iLancaster or call 'Traveline' on 0871 200 22 33. Alternatively, visit the Stagecoach website for current timetables and further information.

In the City: The bus station is situated on Damside Street in the City Centre. Buses (services 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4, 41, 42) leave for the University every five minutes on weekdays and most services also stop at Common Garden Street. Additionally, the 3A bus service runs every 30 minutes between the Railway Station and the University (Monday to Saturday daytimes; hourly on Sunday evenings).

On Campus: All buses drop off and collect passengers in the Underpass, situated underneath Alexandra Square. Additionally, services 3, 3A, 4, 41 and 42 serve the southern perimeter road around Alexandra Park. There are also bus stops directly outside the Sports Centre on the main drive.

Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848.

There are daily scheduled coach services from the underpass to destinations across the UK. These are operated by Megabus and National Express.



By car

By car

Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster.

For Lancaster University main campus - turn right at the third set of junction traffic lights on the A6 into the University main drive.

Take the first exit left from the roundabout at the top of the main drive, then the first avenue on your right. This brings you to the Reception Lodge where security staff will direct you to your destination on campus.

You can use either the RAC or AA route planners to view and print directions for your journey.

If using an online route planner or satnav, please note that the University postcode is LA1 4YW.



Parking

Parking

Visitor car parking is available on campus. 

Parking is available on campus at a cost of £2 for two hours. Tickets can be purchased from any of the 15 pay and display machines, with chip and pin card payment facilities available at several machines. Alternatively, all-day visitor scratch cards are available from the Cashiers' desk in University House priced at £5 each.

Wheelchair accessible spaces are clearly marked across all car parking areas on campus. Blue Badge holders should park in Bowland Avenue.



By taxi

Taxis

Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848.


If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail conferences@iop.org stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    31 July 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    18 August 2017
  • Poster submission deadline:
    18 August 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    1 September 2017