The venue of the IFYE Conference 2020 will be Myerscough College near

the city of Preston in the North West of England. 

The college is 10 miles (16km)  north of Preston and 15 miles (24km) south

of Lancaster.


By road:     The college is 5 miles (8km) from Junction 32 of the                                                     M6 motorway

By train:    Preston stations provides connections to the airports at                                              Manchester and Birmingham

By ferry:    Holyhead port is 145 miles (233km) away  - driving time of 2 1/5 hours.

                  Stranraer is 187 miles (300km) away with a driving time of 3 1/2 hours.

By plane:   Manchester airport is 47 miles  (75km) 

                   1 hours 15 mins to Preston station by train.                     


                   Birmingham airport is 120 miles (193km) 

                   2 hours to Preston station by train.                               




For countries located close to England you can travel by car, train and ferry.  Participants from all other countries are advised to fly into Manchester Airport or  Birmingham Airport and then take the train to Preston.  Both these airports have direct train services to Preston on a regular basis.  Other airports are available but do not have the direct train service.   


At the moment the best type of train ticket is an "Anytime Return" which gives you the flexibility to return on any train within one month.  Manchester Airport to Preston Train station return ticket is approx £30. Train tickets can be purchased at both train stations.

From Preston train station we will pick you up between 12 noon and 4 pm on Saturday afternoon and make arrangements for your return to Preston the following week but you need to tell us your planned train times or flight arrival times. One of the team (in a green IFYE 2020 t-shirt)  will be here to meet you. Head for the "Welcome to Lancashire" sign near to the ticket office at Preston station.

Outside of these times will be by prior arrangement or use the bus (40/41) from Preston Bus Station to Bilsborrow.  It is about a 15 min walk to Preston bus station and another 10 minute walk from Bilsborrow to Myerscough - return ticket is approx £10 and you can pay the driver with contact less card.


Please use the form below to send us your travel details so we can organise pick ups or send us an email with the information to  You can include several people on one form.

We assume that the majority of people will be flying into Manchester Airport or Birmingham Airport so will be arriving at Preston Train station.  We will be running a shuttle service from there to the venue on the Saturday afternoon.

If you are arriving outside these times please let us know your plans so we can advise you or make arrangements for your collection.

Please note from leaving Myerscough College to departing Manchester Airport we suggest that you plan for a minimum of 4  hours - this is due to security checks at the airport.  

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