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Travel Information

Lancaster is reachable from all major airports in the UK. Manchester International airport is the closest airport.

Lancaster University has information on getting to Lancaster.

Travel from/to Manchester International Airport

  • By rail:

    There are many direct trains, whilst others involve a change. Timetables for trains to and from Manchester International Airport are available at the National Rail website. The train journey takes about 1.5hours.

  • By taxi:

    EXECUTIVE CARS has agreed to a special rate for AOSD '04 participants.
    Cost: 90GBP (return trip), 50GBP (single trip)

    If you wish to arrange this service, please contact Executive Cars directly yourself and quote "AOSD '04" and your registration ID number.
    Tel No: +44 15242 22274
    Fax No: +44 15242 22458

    Booking Information:

    1. Email/telephone/fax Executive Cars providing them with your flight information, including arrival time, flight number and where you are flying in from.
    2. Credit card details should be faxed or provided by telephone. All passengers will be provided with a receipt.
    3. Executive cars will confirm your booking by email.

    Executive Cars Cancellation Policy:
    Any cancellations within 24 hours of booking will incur a 50% fare charge.

Local Travel Information

Lancaster University Campus is approximately 3 miles south of the center of the city of Lancaster. See Campus Map

Lancaster City Centre to Lancaster University

  • By Taxi:

    • A1 Taxis: 01524 35666
    • Beatstream: 01524 32090
    • 848848: 01524 32090

    Further details will be provided at the conference.
    Taxis are usually available from outside the station.

  • By Bus:

    Buses run every 10mins (approx) during the day and every 20mins (approx) in the evening. Bus Number: 2, 2A, 3, 4 (Only 2A operates in the evening). A bus timetable will be provided in the conference pack. The fare is £1.00 (single) and £1.50 (return) approx.

    Bus stop: Lancaster Bus Station or there is a bus stop a few minutes walk from the railway station by Lancaster market on Common Garden Street.

Lancaster University to Lancaster City Centre

  • By Taxi: See information above
  • By Bus: See information above

    Bus stop: Campus Underpass (go down the steps opposite Waterstones Bookshop in Alexandra Square, Lancaster University)

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