The University of York is in the eastern part of the city of York. The University maps and directions website for visitors is available here giving brief details on how to get here by train, car, bus or bike. The University travel and transport webpage giving futher information is located here. For a brief guide on getting to York from UK airports see further down this page.
The Department of Mathematics is located in James College Nucleus, building J2 on the James College, Psychology and the Sports Centre map. The Mathematics Department is housed in the building renamed as James College Nucleus. We have not moved! Goodricke College is now a residential block on the new Heslington East Campus. The Departmental Office is located on the first floor in room G/N/127 (the G stands for Old Goodricke and all rooms with numbers above 99 are on the first floor) and office staff can be contacted by telephone on (43)3070. James College Porters are located at the front of the Roger Kirk Centre and can be contacted by telephone on (43)3100. Mathematics Office staff or James porters can telephone the member of staff you are visiting or give you directions to their office.
The campus is designed and laid out so that it should take 10 minutes or less to walk from any location to any other location. This may give you some idea of the scale of the map and the campus.
If you are coming by car then you can use the car park to the south of James College Nucleus.
Keys for University accommodation booked in Franklin House are available from Alcuin College Reception. Keys for accommodation booked in Wentworth College are available from Wentworth Porters Lodge. Wentworth and Alcuin Colleges are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. See here for information on finding short term accommodation in York.
Further travel information to help you get from main UK airports to York:-
London Heathrow: Take the underground (tube, subway) direct to London Kings Cross where trains depart to York. Journey time around 50-60 mins. (The alternative is the more expensive Heathrow Express (http://www.heathrowexpress.com) that takes about 15 mins to London Paddington, then get either underground or taxi to London Kings Cross; total journey time would be about 35 minutes.
London Gatwick: Take the Gatwick Express (http://www.gatwickexpress.com) to London Victoria (30 mins), then underground to London Kings Cross for trains to York. (Other services Gatwick - Victoria are cheaper but slower - see http://www.first capitalconnect.co.uk.
London Stansted: Take the Stansted Express (http://www.stanstedexpress.com) to Tottenham Hale Underground Station and then underground (Victoria Line) to London Kings Cross.
For more information about travel in and around London go to tfl.gov.uk - there is an efficient journey planner.
For train services from London to York, the best deals can be obtained by making advanced reservations (http://www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com) Prices of tickets vary considerably according to time and day of travel. See also another company, Grand Central, offering a small number of services a day http://www.grandcentralrail.co.uk/ If a service is cancelled seek Grand Central staff assistance as tickets are only valid on other Grand Central trains (with the exception of the last service of the day where Grand Central staff can arrange travel for you with another service provider).
Manchester: There is a train station at Manchester Airport with direct service to York - for service details see http://www.tpexpress.co.uk
Leeds/Bradford: For bus and rail link services from Leeds/Bradford International Airport to York Station details see http://www.yorkairlink.com.
From York Station to York University. The Unibus Service No 44 goes from York Station to the University (see http://www.unibusyork.co.uk/routes.html) and is currently offering a reduced return ticket at York Railway Station upon production of a valid railway ticket for travel on that day, see http://maths.york.ac.uk/www/sites/default/files/unirail.pdf for details.
Public transport: bus times and routes and trains