York can be reached in two hours from Kings Cross station, London (trains are every half hour during weekdays until 1800, then hourly until 2100).
York can be reached directly by train from Manchester Airport (trains every two hours).
The conference accommodation is provided at Alcuin College on the University campus.
To reach Alcuin College, take bus number 4, 4a, or 5 to the University from underneath the large clock immediately outside the station. get off the bus at the second stop in the university (ask the driver for the library bridge). The bus fare is about 93 pence and takes about 20 minutes. The buses run every 15 minutes until 1730, then every half hour after that.
The taxi fare to Alcuin College is £4.00 and takes about five minutes.