Travel Info


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.


Parking Information – View a map of Lancaster city centre car parks. Don’t forget, cashless parking is available in all Lancaster City Council pay and display car parks, using a system called RingGo. See also Information on charging points for electric vehicles.


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, Carnforth, Arnside and Silverdale along with links to other major stations including Leeds and Manchester. For more information 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.  Lancaster University campus is also served by Megabus.

Visit the Stagecoach website for current timetables and further information.

National Express tickets and National Express Young Person cards can be bought from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre.

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 (2005-2011) which means it benefited from increased investment in facilities and initiatives for cyclists.

For details of local cycling routes, pick up a Let’s Cycle map or Cycling For All leaflet from the Visitor Information Centres, or give us a call on 01524 582394 / 582808.
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Cycle hire is available at Leisure Lakes on Penny Street in the city centre.
Leisure Lakes Bikes: 103-105 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN,  01524 844389,