FINESS 2009 Travel Advice

Van Mildert College is located in Durham, in the North-East of England. The address of Van Mildert College (number 4 on this map)is

Van Mildert College
Mill Hill Lane
Durham, DH1 3LH

Other useful maps may be found here.

When arriving from outside the UK, the simplest way is to fly in to Newcastle International Airport. It is then possible to take a train to Durham (you will have to change at Newcastle Central, which involves leaving the Metro system after a 30 minute journey, and climbing some stairs to the main railway station); see National Rail Enquiries for timetabling information(trains between Newcastle and Durham are very regular, except perhaps late evenings, and typical journey duration is 15 minutes). Taxis are also available from the airport (estimated cost: ca £40–£50).

Newcastle International airport is served by all major airlines, mainly via indirect flights, including: British Airways (via London), Air France (via Paris), KLM (via Amsterdam), Emirates (via Dubai), Lufthansa (via Dusseldorf).

Newcastle International also features cheap European flights from a range of low-budget companies (Easyjet, Ryanair,, flybe, Hapag-Lloyd-Express, Cimber Air) and tour operators (Thomson, Thomas Cook). Most notable here are the direct Easyjet flights Barcelona-Newcastle for those participants attending the San Feliu meeting immediately preceding FINESS.

Instead of flying to Newcastle International, it is also possible to fly to the more major international airports of London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Edinburgh, or Manchester, and take a longer train trip to Durham. Heathrow, Gatwick, and Manchester are all directly connected to the rail network; see National Rail Enquiries for timetabling information. Some flights may also be available to Durham Tees Valley Airport (only 38 km south of Durham, but quite small and not so well connected).

If further advice is necessary, please contact us at , and we will do our best to assist.

International Steering Committee

Local Organizing Committee

  • Simon Gardiner (Department of Physics, Durham University, UK)
  • Nick Proukakis (Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University, UK)