1-5 July 2019
The University of Manchester
Europe/London timezone

Visa and letters of invitation

If you require visa for entry into UK please contact us pascos2019-visa@manchester.ac.uk.

Please note that the United Kingdom is NOT a Schengen country.


PASCOS-2019 will be hosted at the Schuster Building, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, M13 9PL.

More information

Getting to the University of Manchester

By air

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester Airport, which is located about 10 miles south of the city centre; for more information about flights please visit the Manchester airport website. The airport is linked directly to the city centre by fast, frequent, 24-hour train links to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road rail stations, which are both about a ten-minute walk from the Schuster building, where PASCOS2019 is being held.

A taxi from the airport to the University will cost approximately £25 and take 20-30 minutes. There is also a local bus service (number 43) between the Manchester Airport bus station and the University. Bus tickets can be purchased with cash from the driver. For more information see the Traveline NorthWest web pages.

You can also fly to Liverpool Airport, which is mainly served by easyJet, KLM and RyanAir; see their destination map. A taxi from Liverpool to Manchester will typically cost about £75 and take a bit more than an hour. There are also buses from Liverpool Airport to the Manchester city centre (more information can be found here), which cost about £12 for the round trip.

By train

The rail stations nearest to the University are Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road; each is about a ten-minute walk to the PASCOS 2019 locations. For train times and ticket booking, consult National Rail.
Please note that train ticket prices in the UK vary widely with travel times and how far in advance you book the ticket. Buying your ticket on the train is possible, but the same ticket can usually be purchased for much less if you book in advance.

By car

Manchester is about 200 miles north of London.
You shouldn't need a car during the workshop. However if you are driving to the conference and are a sat-nav user, the University's postcode is M1 3BB.

By coach

National Express coaches serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from Manchester's Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is near Piccadilly railway station. Please consult the National Express website for coach times and tickets.

Travel within Manchester

Manchester City Centre is compact and is easily walkable by foot and is a 10 minute walk from the University. Free shuttle buses operate within the city centre itself.

If you wish to travel by bus in Manchester, one way tickets can be bought from the driver. A weekly pass costs between £8–15 and allows unlimited travel in the central Manchester area.

Further travel information

Further information, together with maps of the campus and surrounding area, can be found on the University's visitors' pages.