York

Getting to the University from Central York

The Heslington East campus is a short bus or taxi ride from the centre of York and the train station.

For taxis, ask them to take you to the Ron Cooke Hub on Heslington East. Most taxi drivers know the venue now.

There are frequent buses from the train station and central York to Heslington East. The 44 and 56 buses go to the bus stop by the lake (a flat walk from the Ron Cooke Hub and the 4 bus goes to the bus stop on Kimberlow Lane (a walk down to the Ron Cooke Hub, but a walk back up the hill to the bus stop!)

If you drive, there is parking in the Kimberlow Lane car park and disabled parking right next to the Ron Cooke Hub.

Getting to York

York is very well connected by train. In particular, there are very frequent fast trains from London Kings Cross station and Edinburgh. There are also direct services from Manchester Airport and Leeds.

Train timetables are available here: The trainline

If coming from London or Edinburgh, it is best to book with Virgin East Coast, who run the line, as they often have discounts for online bookings: Virgin East Coast

It is best to book your train tickets well in advance for long distance trips (tickets become available about 12 weeks in advance), as the train companies now use dynamic pricing, meaning tickets are very cheap well in advance and get more expensive as it gets closer to the date of travel.
Make seat reservations if possible, as the trains in the UK are very busy.

British train companies provide excellent support for travellers who need assistance, but this needs to be notified in advance with the company. For example, for Virgin East Coast: https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/rail-travel/your-journey/assisted-travel/

Flying to York

York does not have a commercial airport, but is close to a number of airports.

Leeds Bradford Airport: is the closest airport, but transport to York is not particularly great. Public transport is via Leeds (bus to Leeds train station and then train to York). However we can arrange cabs to pick delegates up at Leeds Bradford Airport, which particularly if there are several people travelling together, becomes cost effective. Let us know your flight details, and we will put groups of people together.

Manchester Airport: there is a direct, if somewhat slow train, from Manchester airport to York.

Newcastle Airport: there is a metro train from the airport to the main train station in Newcastle and then there are frequent fast trains to York.

Information about York and the surrounding area
If you have some time before or after the conference, the City of York has many interesting places to visit and the surrounding area is full of interest, whether you like culture, history or nature.

Some useful links for York:

Visit York

York Minster

Jorvik Viking Centre

York Castle Museum

Yorkshire Museum

Some useful links for the areas surrounding York:

The Yorkshire Dales

North York Moors

Castle Howard

Harewood House