Travelling to the venue
(For national train times and enquiries go to: www.nationalrail.co.uk)
The nearest railway stations to Keele are:
• Stoke-on-Trent (5 miles/8km)
• Crewe (12 miles/19km)
From Stoke-on-Trent train station, First buses (No.25) run to Keele, every 15 minutes, taking approximately 35 minutes.
From Crewe Train station, D&G buses run a service to Newcastle-under-Lyme which stops at Keele (No. 85 service) The service leaves at 5 minutes past the hour (Monday to Saturday), taking about 45 minutes, and stops in Keele village or Barnes Hall.
There is a taxi rank outside each station and typically the journey takes 15-20 minutes from Stoke-on-Trent railway station and 20-25 minutes from Crewe railway station.
(Local bus information: First Bus: 0870 608 2 608; D&G Buses: 01270 252970)
From Stoke-on-Trent bus station, First buses (No. 25 service) leave stop F which is on the other side of the road to the left of the station entrance, every 15 minutes (weekday, during the day) and every 20-30 minutes at weekends.
Journeys take about 32 minutes to get to the University. The service stops in Newcastle-under-Lyme and a number of places on campus, including Keele village.
From Crewe bus station, D&G buses to Newcastle-under-Lyme (No. 85 service) leave from the stop to the right of the station entrance towards the roundabout. The service leaves at 5 minutes past the hour (Monday to Saturday), taking about 50 minutes, and stops in Keele village or Barnes Hall.
We suggest you use a route planner (e.g. www.theaa.com) if you are travelling by car, entering your destination as ‘Home Farm, Keele Road, Newcastle’, ST5 5AA
Keele is between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6, and is just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. We are halfway between Manchester and Birmingham.
From the North:
Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 16, signed A500/Alton Towers. At the motorway roundabout turn right onto the A500 for Crewe and Nantwich. The University is signed from here. At the next roundabout, go straight on the A500 (A531) and at the next one turn left onto the A531 (A525) for Keele. After approximately 7 miles, turn right at the roundabout onto campus. From the motorway junction to Keele the journey time is about 20-25 minutes.
From the South:
Leave the M6 at Junction 15 and follow the signs for the A519 into Newcastle-under-Lyme. The University is signed from the first roundabout. Two miles out of Newcastle, turn left at the roundabout onto campus. From the motorway junction to Keele the journey time is about 15-20 minutes.
From the East:
If you are travelling on the A53 follow signs to Newcastle-under-Lyme. If you are using the A50, join the A500 and then turn off on the A53 to Newcastle. Travel from the M1 is easiest using Junction 23A onto the Derby bypass and following signs for the A50.
From the West:
Follow signs for the A525.