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

The closest and cheapest airport to transfer from is East Midlands Airport, one of the UK’s fastest growing airports. A number of budget airlines run services from East Midlands, which is around 55 minutes from Nottingham city centre on the 24-hour Skylink bus service. Other airports such as Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted, Luton or Heathrow are all accessible to Nottingham, and may be more suitable to fly into from certain international countries. 

From East Midlands Airport:

From East Midlands Airport you can take 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. This runs every 20 minutes during the day and every hour during the night, with tickets costing around £5 one way. Nottingham Train Station is a 5 minute walk from Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station. 

Arrow Cars are the airports official taxi partner and therefore predominantly operate in the taxi rank. Taking a direct taxi to the University will cost approximately £25-£30 (booked in advance). Booking directly at the airport, especially at night, may cost significantly more. 

From Birmingham International Airport:

From Birmingham International Airport, you can take the rail service with National Rail to Nottingham train station. Passengers would need to change at Birmingham New Street station first, before catching a direct train to Nottingham station. Train tickets cost around £25 with an open return, with the journey lasting under 2 hours each way.

From Manchester Airport:

From Manchester Airport, you can take the rail service with National Rail to Nottingham train station. Passengers would need to change at Manchester Piccadilly station first, before catching a direct train to Nottingham station. Train tickets cost around £50 with an open return, with the journey lasting under 2.5 hours each way. For cheaper tickets, it is recommended to book in advance. 

From Stansted Airport: 

From Stansted Airport, you can take the rail service with National Rail to Nottingham train station. Passengers will need to change no more than 3 times for this journey. Please look at individual train journeys to see what stations to change at. Train tickets can vary from £60-£90 with an open return, with the journey lasting approximately 3 hours. 

From Luton Airport:

From Luton Airport, you can take the rail service with National Rail to Nottingham train station. Passengers will need to take a 10 minute Bus Shuttle to Luton Airport Parkway, where they can then catch the direct train to Nottingham station. Ticket price can vary from £50-£80 with an open return, with the journey lasting approximately 2 hours. 

From Heathrow Airport:

From Heathrow Airport, the easiest route to Nottingham train station is with National Express. Direct coach services depart from Terminals 2,3 and Terminal 5. Please ensure that you are in the right terminal for your coach journey. Free terminal transfers operate within the airport and uniformed airport staff are available to help with information at the arrivals gate. Coach tickets cost around £100 with an open return, with the journey lasting around 3-4 hours. Passengers are recommended to book in advance for cheaper coach tickets.

Alternatively, the quickest route to Nottingham train station would be by using London Underground services and National Rail. The Piccadilly line from Heathrow will take passengers directly to King's Cross St Pancras. The journey will take approximately an hour and will cost at peak times £5.10, single fare. For more information about ticket purchases, please visit the TFL website. From King's Cross St Pancras, direct train services run to Nottingham train station with a journey time of under 2 hours. Ticket prices vary significantly with an open return between £60-£170. For cheaper tickets, it is highly recommend that you book in advance. 



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 station is located in Nottingham City Centre. Taxis and buses are available at this station.

From Nottingham train station:

The University Park campus is 2 miles from Nottingham train station. The simplest and quickest route between the town and the university is using the tram (Toton bound). The tram platform is above the train station, and about a 2 minute walk from all train platforms. Tickets are £2.20 for a single and £18 for a 7 day pass. The tram journey would take 10-15 mins, with a walking time of 10 minutes once you depart at University of Nottingham tram stop. 



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.

National Express operates a coach services that will drop passengers on Station Street, just down the road from Nottingham train station. From the station, you can take a tram to the University. For more information and to book tickets, please visit the National Express website.



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 Priory Island 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 limited number of parking spaces available for visitors, staff and students throughout the campus. The closest car park to the venue is the Main Visitor Car Park. It is highly recommended to take public transport, however please contact conferences@iop.org to request a parking permit if required. 



By taxi

Taxis

There are taxi ranks throughout the city and immediately adjacent to the main railway and bus stations in Nottingham. The journey to the campus takes approximately 15 minutes or £10-£12 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.


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: 
    10 April 2018
  • Early registration deadline:
    14 May 2018
  • Exhibitor deadline:
    4 June 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    25 June 2018