electrostatics 2015

Travel and visas


Travel

The Southampton Solent University Conference Centre is located in the centre of the city. Travel to and from the Conference Centre is easy and convenient; it is just a five-minute walk from Southampton Central train station and it is within easy reach of motorways, ferries and Southampton International Airport.

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A location map for Southampton Solent University Conference Centre can be found online at http://www.solent.ac.uk/about-us/facilities/conferences/location.aspx

By air

Southampton International Airport is situated on the outskirts of the city and is convenient for the M27 and M3. There is a full UK domestic service, as well as flights to mainland Europe and the Channel Islands. There are regular buses, trains and taxis from the airport to the centre of Southampton. Buses and taxis are right outside the entrance, whilst the train station is located a couple of minutes walk away and is called Southampton Airport Parkway (one stop to Southampton Central).

By sea

Cross channel ferry services by Brittany Ferries and LD Lines operate out of the nearby port of Portsmouth (21 miles) offering fast and regular crossings to the near continent.

By train

From London, please travel from London Waterloo station. The closest train station to the Conference Centre is Southampton Central Station. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (Tel: +44 (0)8457 484950) or Visit Southampton - Rail Services.

If you exit via Platform 1, turn right, walk up the footpath towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and turn right onto Above Bar Street. The Conference Centre is situated on the left hand side. If you exit on Platform 4, turn left, walk up the hill towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and turn right onto Above Bar Street. The Conference Centre is situated on the left hand side.

A Conference Centre location map can be downloaded here

By coach

Greyhound , National Express and Megabus all travel to Southampton. Southampton coach station is at Western Esplanade, in the city centre. Regular interurban services link to Southampton operated by First BlueStar Buses and Wilts and Dorset and Unilink. Details of all services above can be found at Traveline.

By car

Southampton is just 75 miles from London and 21 miles from the Channel ports. From the North, London and the Home Counties, the M3, M27 and A34 provide fast, direct road links into the heart of the city, The A36 is the major route from the West Country, Bristol and Wales. From the East: Follow the A27/M27 and leave at Junction 8. You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

Parking in Southampton

The nearest long stay car parks are Grosvenor Square and Bedford Place car parks. Should these car parks be full, please visit Southampton City Council for other city centre parking facilities. A Conference Centre location map can be downloaded here.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available in and around the city centre. A directory of taxi firms and phone numbers can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Visas

Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/.


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (poster only):
    9 January 2015
    • Paper submission deadline:
      3 February 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    28 February 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    1 April 2015

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