Train travel in the UK is fast and easy, but booking trains in advance is recommended to keep costs down (especially journeys to/from London). Alternatively, national express coaches, and the low-fare megabus, offer cheaper tickets but longer journeys.
For those flying, there is a regular train service direct to/from Manchester airport, which takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. These are a set return fee of £25/£28 (peak time) and tickets can be bought at the airport station, so no need to book in advance. There is also a regular bus service for those flying into the nearby Leeds-Bradford international airport for a very affordable £4 (return). If you you plan to fly into London airports, it is highly advisable that you book your train tickets to Leeds in advance – singles can range from £9-90! All trains to Leeds depart from Kings Cross station and take from 2 to 2 and a half hours.
Once in Leeds, it’s very easy to get around, with Leeds University campus only a 10-15 min walk or short bus journey (or taxi) from the city centre. The conference will take place in Chemistry West Block (55A) and the Old Mining Building (53), as found on the downloadable campus map. For those interested in cultural sightseeing in Leeds, there’s also a handy Art Map of the city.
Here are some suggestions for places to stay in Leeds, ranging from lowest to highest in price (thereabouts):
If you’re having any trouble with travel or accommodation, please feel free to email the conference organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.