Getting here


Lancaster is served by Junction 33 and 34 of the M6 which provides immediate access along the A6 to Lancaster city centre. 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 City Centre (Town Hall) postcode is LA1 1PJ.  View Lancaster City Council’s dedicated page on parking in the city.


Lancaster Railway Station is served by the West Coast Mainline with regular direct mainline Virgin services from London and the south to Glasgow and the north. Local services include a regular service between Lancaster and Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth along with links to other major stations including Leeds and Manchester. For more information visit or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950

Local taxi services can be contacted on: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848.

Lancaster Bus Station is situated on Damside Street in the city centre and is served by Stagecoach and National Express.  Visit the Stagecoach website for current timetables and further information.  Lancaster University campus is also served by Megabus.

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 as above.
Alternatively, take the train – an hourly rail link runs directly between Manchester airport and Lancaster. For train times, visit National Rail Enquiries.

Lancaster was recently a Cycling Demonstration Town, which means it benefited from increased investment in facilities and initiatives for cyclists.   For details of local cycling routes, request a Cycling Map from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre.