How to Get There

Leicester is easily accessible from many parts of the UK. Leicester University's Oadby Campus is located approximately three miles from Leicester city centre and the City Centre university campus.

The BiCon venue space is half way along Manor Road which is off of Stoughton Drive South on this map of Oadby Campus. (pdf)

The address of the BiCon venue is:
Stamford Hall
Stoughton Drive South

BiCon attenders remain responsible for making and checking their own travel arrangements. BiCon cannot make travel arrangements, or provide travel funding for an individual BiCon attender. This information about travel and directions is correct as of January 2011 and taken at attenders' own risk.

From Leicester Bus and Rail Stations

The 31/31A bus route passes both St. Margaret's Bus Station and Leicester London Road Railway Station every ten minutes – the fare is about £2.70 for a single. The destination bus stop is at the bottom of Stoughton Drive South which is about (750-1000m) 10-15 minutes walk up a moderate slope to the BiCon part of the venue. For further information and up to date timetables and route maps visit or Tel: 0870 608 2608

Taxis are available at a cost of approx £7 for black cabs and minicabs from the Railway Station; the bus station will be a few pounds more. BiCon recommends taxis for attenders with mobility problems or heavy bags. Please note that The University of Leicester is located on two principal sites. If you are travelling to the venue by taxi you must specify Stamford Hall in Oadby. If you only specify the University of Leicester, you will normally be taken to the city campus.


Leicester is easy to get to by train. Midland Mainline runs frequent train services to and from London St Pancras, Sheffield, Leeds and several Midland towns and cities including Birmingham, Derby and Nottingham.

Leicester London Road station is served by East Midlands and CrossCountry train services. All platforms at the train station have lifts to get onto and off the platform and into the main part of the station.

Booking a specific train will give you the cheapest fare — it is sometimes cheaper to book two singles instead of a return. You can get rail fares and times on 08457 48 49 50 or by looking at or

Please note that East Midland trains leaving from London St. Pancras sometimes leave up to five minutes before the listed departure time or have a large queue before the check-in gate. We advise that people using these services plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the listed departure time.

Coach or Bus

Coach or bus services all arrive at St Margaret's Bus Station in Leicester City Centre.

Coach tickets to Leicester can be booked through National Express from most UK mainland major cities. Book at or call 08705 808080 between 08:00 and 20:00 (max 8p/min from landlines). Textphone 0121 455 0086.


The nearest airport to Leicester is East Midlands Airport approximately 20 miles away. There is no direct rail link but there are coach services from the airport to Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham which all may be useful depending upon your time of travel. See for more details.

Other popular airports in England are Manchester, Birmingham and Stansted all of which are close to cities with direct railway or coach connections to Leicester

By Car

From M1/M69

  • Exit at Junction 21 M1/M69 roundabout on to A5460
  • Filter left on to A563 Leicester South and East (Lubbesthorpe Way)
  • Continue straight on A563 Outer Ring Road (Soar Valley Way)
  • After 3.5 miles take 2nd exit off Roundabout on to A6 South (Leicester Road)
  • Follow signs for University Halls and filter left on to Stoughton Drive South

From A6 South

  • Follow A6 (Leicester Road) towards Leicester
  • At Leicester Racecourse roundabout take the 3rd exit towards A6 Market Harborough
  • Follow signs for University Halls and filter left on to Stoughton Drive South
  • For Manor Road continue on Stoughton Drive South and take the 3rd right

From A6 North

  • Continue on A6 (Loughborough Road) towards Leicester
  • Follow the central ring road A594 towards Market Harborough
  • Pick up A6 towards Market Harborough
  • After 2.5 miles (4km), take the 2nd exit off roundabout
  • Follow the signs for University Halls and filter left on to Stoughton Drive South
  • For Manor Road continue on Stoughton Drive South and take the 3rd right

From A47 North

  • Follow A47 (Uppingham Road) towards Leicester
  • Turn left on to Spencerfield Lane (becoming Evington Lane)
  • At traffic lights turn left towards A6030 Leicester South (Stoughton Drive)
  • Take 1st exit at 1st roundabout
  • Take 2nd exit at 2nd roundabout on to Stoughton Drive South and continue
  • For Manor Road take 2nd left

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