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DAFx-12 / Travel

15th International Conference
on Digital Audio Effects
September 17-21, 2012
York, UK

Travel Information

Getting to the UK and York:

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 City here. 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 DAFx2012.

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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.

Arriving in York:

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.

Conference Venue - Department of Theatre Film and Television, University of York

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.

The All 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.

Additional Useful Information:

Currency is UK Sterling (Pounds), and most places do not accept Euro.


Last modified: 2012-06-12 17:13:04