DAFx-12 / Travel
York is a relatively small city
set in rural North Yorkshire, in the North of England. It almost
exactly bisects a line drawn between London and Edinburgh so it is
about halfway up the UK. It does not have a major airport but is served
by a number close by with good connections. VisitYork, the
local tourist infomation office has a useful page about getting to the
However what follows are a few more direct hints and tips to help you
decide how to get to the UK, York, and the conference venue for
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There are a number of airports with good links to York:
If you do intend to travel by train it is always best to book tickets ahead for the best price. The main weblinks are given above, but you can also use thetrainline.com for a broader search.
York station is just outside the
City Walls and it only takes a few minutes to walk into the centre.
Handy maps of the City Centre and surrounding area are available from VisitYork
with the City
Centre map being the most useful
Most taxi rides to anywhere in the City from the station can be taken for between £5-10.
The main venue for DAFx2012 is the Department of Theatre Film and Television on the University of York Heslington East campus. There is a helpful travel guide (interactive or downloadable) on the University website here. This also tells you about which buses connect to the University. The 44 and the 4 go from right outside the station and in particular the 44 Unibus will get you closest to the conference venue.
York Bus Ticket is probably best value - Any bus, any
operator, unlimited travel anywhere in York until midnight on the day
of purchase. You can buy this from your bus driver - £5. Note a weekly
ticket for £20 is also available if you are here all week!
We have reserved a limited
number of rooms on campus for delegates, providing cheap and convenient
accommodation for the duration of the conference.
Booking can be done via the York
Conferences website. We have 40 rooms available
from Sunday 16th September to Friday 21st September at £45.50 per
person, per night (EUR56.65 or US$71.28), including breakfast. Please
use the code "DAFX12" in the promotional code box!
We have also arranged for rooms
to be reserved at various hotels in York at preferential rates. Check
availability at the following website.
Alternatively please feel free to use your hotel finder of choice to
find something that matches your requirements and budget!
Further Travel and Accommodation Updates will be announced on our homepage.