Im going to be visiting 3 universities soon during my trip in the UK. However, I have never been there before and I dont know what transport are the best for going to the respective universities. Please help me out !
Im planning to visit Unviersity of Lancaster, University of Keele and University of Strathclyde , Glasgow.
I will be coming from London Heathrow Airport and I dont know if I should take a train or flight to Glasgow International Airport .
Also , I do not know what trains I should take to go Lancaster University from London Heathrow ( or if I need to change that is) and from Lancaster University to Keele.
As you can tell I am panicking as I write. - I really have no clue.
What is the best possible way to save time ( since Ill only be there for 5 days) to visit all the universities?
Thank you to any kind soul who replies to my very taxing questions.
If your first stop is Glasgow, I’d definitely fly to Glasgow from Heathrow, especially as you are already at the airport. It should be much quicker than going into London and then catching a train (the train ride itself will be anything from four and a half to more than seven hours) At Heathrow, you’ll have to clear immigration and probably customs too (and if so, then check in your bag again) so allow plenty of time between flights. I’d suggest 3 hours although you may well not need so much time. It’s just possible that you can check your baggage all the way through to Glasgow if you are on the same airline and then clear customs there.
From Glasgow onwards as you head south, train or possibly coach (bus) would work since your journeys will be shorter. Train will usually be quicker than coach although the British rail system is rather Byzantine.
I like the Rome2Rio app for getting an idea of what the travel options are, although Google maps is fine too.
If you have just arrived at Heathrow then I think flying to Glasgow (outbid Heathrow of course) should be easier than anything else.
For hotels, I like booking.com to see where they are located but I’m sure there are other sites that work just as well. I’ve also had generally good experiences with AirBnB and you can also see where things are located.
There is a train from London that goes via Crewe and then Lancaster and then Glasgow btw!