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SunGard European User Group 2011

Travel and Accommodation

Your conference fee includes accommodation in a single en-suite room at  Collingwood College, one of the 16 colleges which comprise Durham University. Collingwood is just a 5 minute walk from the Calman Learning Centre where the conference will take place. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the college, and there is a bar on site.

Collingwood is also located close to the University's Botanic Garden and Oriental Museum.

By Rail

Trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily, including 14 trains from London. The National Express high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross on the main East Coast line. First Transpennine Express offers frequent links to Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, while Cross Country links Durham directly with Scotland, the Midlands, and the South West.

Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2½ hours from Manchester, 1½ hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York.

A taxi will take you from the station to any College within 5 minutes and you can walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.

By Road

Durham city centre is only two miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 to join the A690 and follow signs to Durham City Centre.

Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York.

There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. From the city bus station - a short walk from the railway station - a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.

By Air

Newcastle Airport

Durham is approximately 30 minutes' drive from Newcastle airport. There are regular flights to Newcastle from London, Amsterdam, Paris and other European hubs. The Tyne and Wear Metro links the airport with Newcastle train station from where there are regular train services to Durham.

Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham is approximately 40 minutes' drive from Durham Tees Valley airport. Darlington train station is 7 miles from the airport and has regular services to Durham.

By Sea

DFDS Seaways run scheduled ferry services linking the River Tyne to The Netherlands. From the ferry terminal you will need to travel into Newcastle city centre, from where there are regular train and bus services to Durham.