Getting to the venue once in Nottingham
BiCon is at University of Nottingham, University Park Campus, at the Engineering and Science Learning Centre (ESLC) and Lenton and Wortley Halls.
Find out where to register – it depends on when you arrive.
It's about 3 miles from Nottingham Station to Lenton and Wortley Halls. Some people would walk this in around 50 minutes.
Fares are £2 for adults, £1 for students with ID and children. Day tickets are £3.50 each or £4.50 for a 'group rider' for two adults and up to three children. They do not give change.
There is a taxi rank on the north side of Nottingham Station. The fare to University Park Campus should be £7 to £9.
- For a minicab, try Nottingham Cars on 0115 9700700.
- For black cabs and larger, wheelchair accessible cabs try Royal Cabs on 01159 608 608
Go to the main University of Nottingham entrance on Beeston Lane off the A6464. This will take you to a gate where a security guard can give you directions to Lenton and Wortley Hall or the Engineering and Science Learning Centre (ESLC) for registration. Where to register.
You can get a free permit to park for the duration of BiCon – ask at the desk when you register.
You can use the parking nearest either the halls or ESLC while you register. After you've registered and taken bags to your room if needed, please move your car to the main car park at the centre of the campus, near Hugh Stewart Hall – see BiCon venue map – PDF, 382KB – unless you need to keep your car closer for mobility reasons.
Getting to Nottingham
If you don't mind the extra time it takes, travelling by coach is often cheapest. Book through National Express.
Tips for getting the cheapest tickets:
- Buy as early as possible – prices go up as the date of travel approaches.
- Buy from the train company you're travelling with, rather than through a site like TheTrainLine.
- Two single tickets is usually cheaper than a return.
- If you have to book nearer the time when the tickets are more expensive, ticket splitting can get you a better deal.
Going from or through London:
- Direct from London St Pancras to Nottingham with East Midlands Trains. That's also the site for journeys from or through places like Leicester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester, although you may have to change.
- Via Grantham with Virgin East Coast. That's also the route to consider if coming from York, Newcastle or Scotland. The change to or from Nottingham on East Midlands or Cross Country is to another platform and is step-free.
If coming from or through West Yorkshire – Leeds, Barnsley and Sheffield – you may use Northern Rail.
If coming from the South West or South of England, South Wales, North West England, North East or East Anglia, CrossCountry is an option.
- The Eurostar to London arrives at St Pancras Station. It's a simple change of platform for trains to Nottingham.
- If you are flying, East Midlands Airport is the closest.
You may find the Go Euro travel planner useful for comparing the cost of different means of travel.