Travelling to ICAP 2017

We are proud to host the 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection at the University of Bradford. Located in northern England, and West Yorkshire, Bradford is served by good transport links to the rest of the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

The University of Bradford city campus is located within Bradford city centre, a short walk from good public transport links to the rest of the UK. Whether you are arriving by air, rail or road, the University of Bradford city campus and Norcroft centre is easy to access.

Which ever your means of travel, we wish you a safe journey.

Air travel

The closest airports to Bradford are Leeds-Bradford International Airport (LBA) and Manchester International Airport (MAN). These airports have extensive UK, European and national connections.

It is possible to travel between Leeds-Bradford Airport by coach (travel c. 1 hour) using the Flying Tiger coach 737 or 747. Alternatively, a one direction taxi will take c. 30 minutes, and is provided by Arrow cars.

Travel from Manchester airport can be achieved by train (see below) or National Express coach in c. 75 minutes.

Train travel

Bradford is served by two train stations: Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange. In a quirk of 19th century rail boom economics, the stations are not connected and originally served two different railway companies. The stations are separated by a walking distance of about 800 meters, or about 5 – 10 minutes.

The Forster Square station primarily links to Leeds and the east coast, while Interchange links to Leeds and west coast services. Wherever you are travelling from, a connection to Bradford city centre will be possible. We would always recommend booking your ticket in advance to ensure best ticket prices (up to 12 weeks ahead of travel), using such services as The Trainline.

It is possible to take the train directly from / to Manchester Airport to Bradford. Make sure to search for Manchester Airport as your origin / destination if wishing to do so.

Road Travel

If travelling by car, the M606 links Bradford to the M62, and slightly further afield the M1 and M6, the motorway arteries linking respectively the North East and North West to the South. If using a Sat-Nav device, the University of Bradford postcode BD7 1DP will bring you the city campus.

If travelling by coach, the National Express service stops at the Bradford Interchange bus station (attached to the train station), in the city centre.

Getting to the University of Bradford City Campus

Once you are in Bradford, the University City Campus can be easily reached by foot, car, taxi, or bus. If walking from the city centre, once you are at the city square, you can follow the green stud dots embedded in the floor, and you will be directed directly to the University. The walk will take c. 10 to 15 minutes.

Taxis can be obtained from the taxi rank at the Interchange bus station. Any of the white cabs can be hailed, and should get you to the University in c. 5 minutes.

Buses can be caught at the Interchange bus station, or near the city square. There is a bus stop adjacent to the University, and will take c. 10 minutes.

From many of the hotels recommended, it is easiest to walk to the University campus.