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Getting to Lancaster

Lancaster City Centre is easily accessible using Public Transport. The train station and bus station are both located in the city centre, just a short walk from most participating festival venues.

By Car

Although Lancaster has plenty of parking, ongoing construction on the city's one way system might delay your journey so please leave early or use our excellent public transport as follows:

By Train

Lancaster Station is on the (Virgin) West Coast Line and is easily accessible from stations along this line. Northern Rail and Trans Pennine express also operate trains on this line to stations between Manchester and Barrow-in-Furness, as well as to the lake District and Cumbria. Morecambe, Bare, Heysham and Carnforth are all accessible by train. For timetable enquiries ring 08457 484950 or go to or take a look at the Live Departure Board for Lancaster.

By Coach and Bus

National Express nationwide coach services stop at Lancaster Bus Station in the city centre and Lancaster University. For coach timetable enquiries and bookings call 08705 808080 or visit For public transport information call Traveline on 0870 6082608 or visit

By Air

Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon Airports are just over an hour's drive away from Lancaster. There is a frequent direct rail service between Lancaster and Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport
For flight enquiries call 0161 489 000 or enquire online
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
For flight enquiries call 0870 750 8484 or enquire online
Blackpool Airport
For flight enquiries call 01253 343434 or enquire online

By Sea

For details of sailings between the Isle of Man and the Port of Heysham - call the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company on 01624 661661.