Organise your trip



By air

By air

The most convenient major airport is London Heathrow Airport (LHR), which has international and domestic flights, and is about 50 miles (80 km) from Abingdon. From Heathrow there are two alternative routes to Didcot Parkway Station:

  1. The "Heathrow Express" service to Paddington Station followed by the train from Paddington to Didcot Parkway. This is the quickest route (takes around one hour) and a single ticket costs between £47.60 and £56.50 (depending on time of travel).
  2. The "Rail Air" bus to Reading Station, and then the train from Reading to Didcot Parkway. This bus picks up from Terminal 5 and the central Heathrow bus station – but not from Terminal 4. This is the most direct and the cheapest route but it takes longer (around 1.5 hours). A single ticket costs between £24.30 and £27.30 (depending on time of travel).


Southampton Airport (SOU) has international and domestic flights and is 60 miles (100 km) from Abingdon. You can catch the train to Didcot Parkway via Reading from Southampton Airport Parkway station – the journey takes 1 hour 20 mins and costs between £28.30 and £29.80 depending on time of travel.

Gatwick Airport (LGW) has international and domestic flights and is 80 miles (130 km) from Abingdon. There are regular trains from Gatwick to Didcot Parkway (via Reading) with around a 2 hour journey time and a cost (one-way) of between £25 and £52 depending on time of travel.



By train

By train

The nearest station is Didcot Parkway, approximately 10 minutes drive from Milton Hill, Abingdon by taxi. Didcot Parkway is served by regular trains from Paddington Station (which is the station where the Heathrow Express Train arrives).

Taxis from Didcot Parkway to the conference venue are available, and we will provide some minibuses on the afternoon of the 2nd July and the morning of the 3rd July for attendees.

Ordering train tickets in advance can save a lot of money on British trains. For more information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).



By car

By car

The venue post-code for Sat-navs is OX13 6AF.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC



Parking

Parking

There is ample free parking at the hotel.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: [extended]
    8 May 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    8 June 2018
  • Proceedings deadline:
    19 October 2018