Organise your trip

Travel

Nottingham is located in the East Midlands in the heart of England.

The city's excellent transport links make it the ideal location from which to explore. Local, regional, national and international travel couldn't be easier. Furthermore, due to its variety of public transport and cycle routes, Nottingham has been named as the least car dependent city in the UK.

A location map for the University of Nottingham can be found online here.



By air

By air - from London airports

There are flights to an exciting range of national and international destinations from East Midlands Airport, one of the UK’s fastest growing airports. A number of budget airlines run services from East Midlands, which is only 40 minutes from Nottingham city centre on the 24-hour Skylink bus service. 

From East Midlands Airport:

From East Midlands Airport you can take the Trent Barton Indigo service directly to the campus or the Skylink bus to Nottingham. Buses leave from outside the Airport Arrivals hall. There is a 24 hour Skylink bus service from East Midlands Airport to Nottingham City Centre. The service goes past the University Park Campus (on route to Nottingham Broadmarsh bus station) and a reduced frequency service goes to Sutton Bonington (on route to Loughborough).

You can also walk to the taxi rank on the terminal forecourt and take a direct taxi to the University. The cost of a single/one-way journey is approximately £20.



By train

By train

Nottingham is right in the centre of the country and is very well connected to all other major cities by the train network. 

Regular services operate between Nottingham and London St Pancras (from 1 hours 45 mins), Birmingham (1 hour 15 mins), Leeds (2 hours), Manchester (2 hours), or Sheffield (1 hour).

For train information, tickets and timetables please contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

The nearest train stations are located in Nottingham City Centre or Beeston. Taxis and buses are available at both stations.

From Nottingham train station:

The University Park campus is 2 miles from Nottingham Train station. A number of buses will take you to a stop within a 5-10 minute walk to the conference venue. A list of these services can be viewed here.

From Beeston train station:

The venue is 2 miles from Beeston Train station, which is a short bus ride away. A list of the bus services that will take you there can be viewed here.



By coach

By coach

National Express and Megabus run frequent connections from other UK cities to Nottingham to help get you abroad cheaply and easily. Tickets booked in advance can cost as little as £5. A number of bus services run from the city centre to the University Park campus. Some bus operators do not give change so please make sure you have the correct fare.

Buses from London Victoria Coach Station:

National Express operates a coach service that will take you from London Victoria Coach Station to Nottingham Coach Station, from where you would need to change to a local bus to the University of Nottingham campus. For more information and to book tickets, please visit the National Express website.

From Nottingham Coach Station (Broadmarsh), take the Indigo service to the University Park campus, University of Nottingham.



By car

By car

Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham.  Follow the A52 for approximately 4 miles, at the Toby Carvery roundabout turn right onto the A6464, turn left at the next roundabout to enter the University's West Entrance.

When driving to University Park Campus via satellite navigation please use the postcode: NG7 2QL.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.



Parking

Parking on campus

There are a number of paid car parks available for visitors, staff and students throughout the campus.



By taxi

Taxis

There are taxi ranks throughout the city and immediately adjacent to the main railway and bus stations in Nottingham and Beeston. The journey to the campus takes approximately 15 minutes or $9 for a one-way fare.

Nottingham Cabs: 01159 700 999

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail conferences@iop.org stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [extended]:
    5 October 2015
  • Poster abstract submission deadline [extended]:
    15 October 2015
  • Early registration deadline [extended]:
    27 October 2015
  • Accommodation booking deadline:
    12 November 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    17 November 2015