There is a range of accommodation available both on campus and in the town.
In The City
In the city, 15 minutes bus ride away there are several options:
For a full list contact Tourist Information 01524 582394
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 below.
Alternatively, take the train – an hourly rail link runs directly between Manchester Airport and Lancaster. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries.
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 day times. There is a limited hourly service on Sunday evenings in term time. Taxis are available at the station, which is a five minute walk from the city centre. Taxi ranks are also available on campus.
Local taxi services provide accessible vehicles and offer both male and female drivers.
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 Security Lodge where staff will direct you to your destination on campus.
For Alexandra Park (south west of campus) – 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.
If using an online route planner or satnav, please note that the University postcode is LA1 4YW.
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 with the X3 service from 20:15).
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 and Alexandra Park. There are also bus stops directly outside the Sports Centre on the main drive.