Travel

Travelling from the Airport

The conference venue is the London Campus of the University of Sunderland. We recommend using the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to get from Bank station on the London Underground to the venue, right by the South Quay station on the DLR.  You can download the standard map of the London Underground here. This alternative map is a guide to avoiding stairs on the network.

From Heathrow Airport:

This is one of the easiest journeys to make, because London Heathrow is on the London Underground. Take the Piccadilly Line (dark blue) all the way to Holborn Station.  Now, change to the Central Line (red) in the eastbound direction. Bank Underground station is only three more stops, and there you should change to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The journey takes about 90 minutes and takes you through a number of zones. We recommend you consider buying a Visitor Oyster card at the Underground station at the airport first if you will be making a number of journeys using the London Underground and the DLR.

  • Alternatively, from Heathrow, you can take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station and then the London Underground to Bank and the DLR, but it’s much more expensive, it is no less complicated and it’s not much quicker either!

From Gatwick Airport:

First Capital Connect trains take you directly to St Pancras Station. Then, take the London Underground Northern Line (black) in the southbound direction to Bank and change to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The journey to St Pancras takes about 50 minutes and costs £17 return. When you join the London Underground/DLR network, you will need another ticket. We recommend you consider buying a Visitor Oyster card at the Underground station at St Pancras first if you will be making a number of journeys using the London Underground and the DLR.

  • Alternatively, you can also take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station and then join the underground, However, it’s more expensive and the journey from there to Bank is more complicated.

From Stansted Airport:

It is cheapest to travel by bus into central London. Choose a Terravision/Eurolines Bus to Liverpool St station. Then, join the London Underground and take the Central Line (red) in the westbound direction one stop to Bank. There you should change to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The bus is of course subject to traffic delays, depending on the time of day and road conditions. Normally, it takes about 60-90 minutes and costs £14 return. When you join the London Underground/DLR network, you will need another ticket. We recommend you consider buying a Visitor Oyster card at the Underground station at Liverpool St station first if you will be making a number of journeys using the London Underground and the DLR.

  • Alternatively, you could take the fastest option, the train into central London. The Stansted Express takes you to Liverpool St station and from there follow the directions above, using the London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The train journey between the airport and Liverpool St station takes about 45 minutes and costs £27 return.

From Luton Airport:

It is cheapest to travel by bus into central London. Take one to Baker St station on the London Underground, and from there you can take the Metropolitan Line (dark red), Circle Line (yellow) or Hammersmith and City Line (pink) in the eastbound direction to Moorgate station. There, change to the Northern Line (black) in the southbound direction to Bank. There you should change to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). When you join the London Underground/DLR network, you will need another ticket. We recommend you consider buying a Visitor Oyster card at the Underground station at Baker Street first if you will be making a number of journeys using the London Underground and the DLR. The bus is of course subject to traffic delays, depending on the time of day and road conditions. The bus takes about 75 minutes and costs £18 return.

  • Alternatively, you can travel to central London by train, which is the fastest option. First, take the airport shuttle bus (£2) to Luton Airport train station and from there, the First Capital Connect/Thameslink train to St Pancras station. Then, take the London Underground Northern Line (black) in the southbound direction to Bank and change to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). When you join the London Underground/DLR network, you will need another ticket. We recommend you consider buying a Visitor Oyster card at the Underground station at St Pancras first if you will be making a number of journeys using the London Underground and the DLR.  The train journey takes about 40 minutes.

All journey times and fares are based on the latest information we have, and we advise you check times carefully with the transport operators before planning your journey back to the airport.

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