Directions & parking

Address:

Lancaster University
Bailrigg,
Lancaster
LA1 4YW

Driving:

Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. Stay on the A6, for South West Campus (Alexandra Park) – turn right at the second set of junction traffic lights on the A6 into Hazelrigg Lane and turn left at the roundabout into Alexandra Park Drive.

Parking:

Onsite parking is available close to the accommodation and session space. It is free of charge during evenings and weekends. Cartmel South Avenue has spaces very close to the accommodation and we request that only blue badge holders and those with mobility access needs use Cartmel South Avenue. All other attendees can use the large car park adjacent to Cartmel South Avenue.

On weekdays a charge applies during the daytime hours. Charge is £5 for the whole day or £3 for 2 hours. Scratchcards for parking will be available to buy from the BiCon desk.

For some attendees, travelling from the accommodation to workshops may prove to be inaccessible. In this instance, it is possible to drive from the accommodation to car park G at the Management School. There is accessible parking at both locations. This is free on Saturday and Sunday, and at all times for those with a blue badge. If you do not have your own transport, you can order a taxi from accommodation to workshops and vice versa which we will reimburse. Visit the desk on Sunday to do this.

BiCon will be organising a taxi to get attendees from workshops back to the accommodation if required. Attendees will need to organise their own taxi from the accommodation to the workshops. Both will be paid for by BiCon.

Below is a video that shows you how to get onto campus via the two different entrances.

Train:

Nearest station is Lancaster Station.

Lancaster Station is run by Virgin West Coast Railway.

It is a five minute walk to the city center from the station.

Services that stop here are run by, Virgin Trains West Coast, TransPennine Express and Northern. This means, there are direct trains from many parts of the UK, and good connections to all of the mainland.

Plan your journey here, and make sure to use a booking agent that doesn’t charge a booking fee

The station is (officially) staffed from Monday – Friday 04:50 – 00:00, Saturday 04:50 – 00:00 & Sunday 08:00 – 00:00.

It has lifts, accessible entrance and toilets, and a bridge that connects the platforms (note, if needing assistance, it is wise to check with the train company what, if any, booking needs to be made.)

Once at the station

The U3R and X3 bus services operate between Lancaster Railway Station and Lancaster University every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday day times. The journey time is around 25 minutes.

Note: On Sunday, there does not appear to be a direct bus to/from the station. You would need to get into the city center. The main bus station is on Cable street, which is a 10 minute walk from the train station.

Taxis are available at the station (Outside the main entrance near platforms 1/2/3, not the drop off point near platform 5).

Bus

In the City:

The bus station is situated on Cable Street in the city centre.

Buses (services U2, U3, U3R, U4, X3, 41, 42) leave for the University every five minutes on weekdays and most services also stop at Common Garden Street.

On Campus:

All buses drop off and collect passengers in the Underpass, situated underneath Alexandra Square in the centre of campus. Additionally, services U3, U3R, U4, 41 and 42 serve the southern perimeter road and South West Campus. There are also bus stops directly outside the Sports Centre on the main drive.

The University has an app that might be of use for bus times and other information.

Also, click here to check times and more.

Coaches stop at the Underpass, and bookings can be made through Megabus or national express

Note: At time of writing, we cannot confirm bus times, nor if there are any local bus services at all, run on Saturdays or Sundays.

Taxis

The main taxi rank on campus is situated in Bowland Avenue outside the Chaplaincy Centre.

Local taxi services provide accessible vehicles and offer both male and female drivers.

If arriving to BiCon via taxi and you need to get to the accommodation, ask to be taken to Cartmel South Avenue. From here, you will be able to find the desk to register.

Airport

Manchester Airport is the nearest, with hourly, direct, rail links to Lancaster. (See above)

Further help:

Click here for Lancaster University’s directions website