DØ Summer Workshop 2012 - Lancaster University
Manchester International Airport is the preferred arrival point for international flights. Liverpool Airport is less convenient as it does not have very good public transport links. (Traveling by train from any London airport is both time consuming [at least 4 hours] and expensive.)
There are regular trains from Manchester airport to Lancaster (some involving a change of train). Trains depart approximately every hour, from the airport between around 04:00 and 22:00 (09:15 on Sundays). You are advised to check with National Rail for the timetable for your day of travel. Tickets purchased in advance are generally cheaper. The University is 3.5 miles south of Lancaster train station. Taking a taxi from Lancaster station is the most convenient way of getting to campus. Taxis are readily available outside the station (no booking necessary). A direct bus route (X1) is available from the station to the University from Monday to Friday. Over the weekend It is possible to take a bus to campus but this will require walking from the train station to the bus station.
Alternatively you can travel from the Airport to the University using pre-booked airport taxis for approximately £110 return. Cars can be hired from a range of operators at Manchester Airport. Driving to Lancaster takes just over an hour dependent on traffic and time of day. See the 'How to find us' on the University web site for travel directions and maps.
A campus map is available. The conference will be held in the George Fox Building, building 55 on the map. Delegate accommodation will normally be in Alexandra Park with check-in at the Porter's Lodge.
Cars can be hired from a range of operators at Manchester Airport. Driving to Lancaster takes just over an hour dependent on traffic and time of day. See the 'How to find us' on the University web site for travel directions and maps.
A campus map is available. The conference will be held in the Faraday Complex , building 27 on the map. Delegate accommodation will normally be in Alexandra Park with check-in at the Conference Center.
Nationals from certain countries will require a visa to enter the UK. Details can be found on the UK Border Agency web site. We believe that conference delegates will need to apply for a 'business visa'. Accompanying persons should only need a standard 'general visa'. You are advised to check that our understanding is correct at the time of application. You will need a formal invitation letter from the conference. Please contact us (email on i.bertram at lancaster.ac.uk) to arrange this.
Note: the UK is not a Schengen country, i.e. A Schengen visa will not work.
If required, then we advise you to apply for a visa as soon as possible bearing in mind the conference dates are very close to the London 2012 Olympics. Recent experience has shown that it can take several months to get a visa, especially if there is some problem or mistake in the application.