Travel and Local Information


There is a range of accommodation available both on campus and in the town.

On Campus

  • B&B accommodation can be booked in the University halls of residence.  This starts at £35.00 per night.  There are a range of rooms available and can be booked here.
  • Also on campus is the Lancaster House Hotel.

In The City

In the city, 15 minutes bus ride away there are several options:

  • The Borough, 3 Dalton Square Lancaster, LA 1 IPP, Tel 01524 64170. Rooms  from  £95.00 per night in a historic building in the centre of town,  with a lovely atmosphere serving good food and drink.
  • The Sun Hotel, 63 – 65 Church Street, Lancaster LA11ET, Tel 01524 66006. Rooms from £85.00 per night, food and drinks served all evening.
  • Lancaster Central Travelodge, King St, Lancaster LA1 1RE. Rooms from £45.00 per night, it’s fairly new and not too bad.
  • Toll House Inn, Penny Street, Lancaster LA11XT, Tel, 01524 599900. Rooms from £66.30 per night, lovely bar downstairs, with good local food and beer, small car park.

For a full list contact Tourist Information 01524 582394


All buses drop off and collect passengers at the University Underpass  (on the campus map). You can refer to Lancaster University Travel Information for further information on how to get here. 

By Air

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.

By Rail

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 4 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.

By Car

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.

You can use either the RAC or AA route planners to view and print directions for your journey.

If using an online route planner or satnav, please note that the University postcode is LA1 4YW.

By Bus

For bus information use the Transport Hub in iLancaster or call ‘Traveline’ on 0871 200 22 33. Alternatively, visit the Stagecoach website for current timetables and further information.

In the City: The bus station is situated on Damside Street in the City Centre and most services also stop at Common Garden Street. Service 1/1A provides a direct connection to the University every 10 minutes, Services 100, 4, 4X, 40, 41 and 42 also serve the University, giving a total of 14 buses per hour from Monday to Saturday until 7pm. Additionally, Services 4 and 4X run every 30 minutes between the Railway Station and the University (Monday to Saturday daytimes). Single tickets cost £2.20, and return tickets cost £3.10. 

On Campus: Services 100 and 42, along with certain 4, 40 and 41, serve the southern perimeter road and South West Campus. There are also bus stops directly outside the Sports Centre on the main drive.

There are daily scheduled coach services from the Underpass to destinations across the UK. These are operated by Megabus and National Express.