Travel

Representatives are encouraged to travel by public transport and to book their tickets as early as possible, in order to keep the Conference's travel costs to a minimum.  These websites will help you to plan a car-free Conference:

Train times and ticket sales
National Rail
The Trainline

Nationwide journey planner
Traveline

Walkit.com
Walking directions from your starting point to University Park’s West entrance, at the junction of University Boulevard, Beeston Lane and Woodside Road (post code NG7 2QE).

Arriving by train
Nottingham railway station has good public transport links to University Park Campus. We recommend this station over Beeston, which is a long walk from the University, with no public transport. There is a taxi rank at Nottingham station but the journey by tram is usually quicker. 

The tram goes directly from Nottingham train station to University Park. It runs every 7-10 minutes during the daytime; you must buy a ticket from a machine at the tram stop before you travel (£2.20 adult single fare). Take a tram in the direction of Toton Lane and alight at University Boulevard. This stop is a short walk from the West entrance to University Park Campus, which is close to the Halls of Residence and the Conference venue. Get more information about the tram.

Arriving by National Express Coach
Coaches stop on Station Street.  Looking back about 200 yards from where the coach stops you will see the tram route running on a low viaduct.  Take the lift which links Station Street with this viaduct and you will see the railway station tram stop about 100 yards away.   Follow the instructions given above to train passengers.

Arriving at East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport has incoming flights from some UK airports.  Ignore the Skylink Express coach and take the Skylink Nottingham bus (painted  blue,  low-floor, good luggage space) which goes past the main University campus.  This service runs 24/7, and the journey takes about 45 minutes.  Get off at the Paddling Pool stop which is just after the bus has crossed the tram route and adjacent to the University Boulevard tram stop mentioned above. Walk back with the University campus on your right.    You will reach the West Gate in about six minutes.

Drivers
Parking permits are available for Conference representatives resident on the University campus. Conference representatives should have requested a permit when they registered for the Conference.  If you did not, it may still be possible to allocate a parking space - please contact the Conference Office.

Day visitors coming by car
Pay and display parking is available on the University campus but traffic will be very heavy on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June when the University has Open Days. If you are coming to a session of the Conference on one of those days, you may find it easier to use the Park and Ride Scheme in order to avoid congestion and possible delays. Follow this link for directions using Park and Ride.

If it is essential for you to drive into the campus on Friday or Saturday, please display this sign in your windscreen when you arrive at the campus.  This will help the parking marshals to direct you to a suitable parking space.  Please be aware that some parking spaces may be on the other side of the campus so be sure to leave plenty of time to walk back to the Conference venue - this could be a walk of around 20 minutes.

Getting around by bus
Information about local buses can be found here.

Download a map of the University campus.

With thanks to Roger Sexton, a Methodist bus/tram/train enthusiast who has lived in Nottingham since 1970, for enriching this page and providing additional information in the travel section of this website.


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