Register for Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service Registration

We will do our best to provide shuttles from Oxenholme railway station to hotels during the daytime and early evening. We will also try to provide shuttles to the conference venue (Low Wood Bay hotel) in time for the first morning session each day. We will notify you of your nearest shuttle point and departure times closer to the time.

Turn your MobiSys attendance into a family trip!

The Lake District area offers great opportunities for you and any people that may accompany you, to enjoy the British countryside. The MobiSys facebook page will host tips and information about activities beyond the actual conference for anybody that may accompany you. Feel free to post questions at our Facebook page, and we will try to give you as much information as possible about your trip.

Travel Details

If you are travelling from outside the UK, the most suitable airport to use is Manchester. You can either drive to the conference venue, or use the train. There is a train line from Manchester Airport to the Lake District (the "Oxenholme, the Lake District" station) which is close to the conference venue. If you are flying in to a London airport (Gatwick or Heathrow) you can either travel by train or road. Taking the train from London would require you to first get to Euston station by using the London Underground.

Approximate Travel Times Train
(to Oxenholme)
From Manchester Airport 1h 30m (direct) 1h 40m
From London Heathrow / Gatwick 3h 50m - 4h
(includes the time to get from the airport to Euston Station)
4h 30m - 5h 30m

By Rail

For detailed train times and booking tickets, please use the National Rail website.

From Manchester Airport

Take the train from the Airport. Transpenine Express Manchester Airport - Edinburgh, stopping at Oxenholme.
or Transpenine Express Manchester Airport - Blackpool North, changing at Preston and continuing on the Virgin Train to Glasgow Central, stopping at Oxenholme.

From London

Take the train from London Euston station. West Coast - Main Line. London - Glasgow, stopping at Oxenholme.
You can get to Euston Station from Heathrow using the Underground; and from Gatwick taking the Gatwick express to Victoria Station and then the Underground to Euston Station.

Free shuttle service

We expect to run a free shuttle service that will meet most trains ariving at Oxenholme.

By Car

Below you will find brief instructions to the hotel from the M6. More specific directions and additional travel information can be obtained by using Google's Get Directions facility.

Directions from M6 Northbound

From the South M6:- off at Junction 36, onto A590 and then A591 signposted to Kendal and Windermere. Hotel situated 2 miles North of Windermere village.

Directions from M6 Southbound

From North M6:- off at Junction 40, onto A66 towards Keswick then A591 to Ambleside. Hotel one mile South of Ambleside.

Directions from Manchester Airport

There are two alternative routes that you can take:

  • Easy to follow (duration 1h 40m): Join the M56 westbound at Junction 5 then continue until you exit M56 at Junction 9 onto the M6 northbound. Follow the M6 until you reach Junction 36 and use the above directions for M6 Northbound.
    Google Map Directions
  • Shortest path (duration 1h 36m): Join the M56 eastbound at Junction 5. Exit at Junction 3A onto A5103 towards M60. Merge onto M60 towards Ring Rd (W&N)/M62/M61. At Junction 15, exit onto M61 toward Preston. At the end of M61 take the exit onto M6 Northbound. Follow the M6 until you reach Junction 36 and use the above directions for M6 Northbound.
    Google Map Directions

By Taxi

Getting from Manchester Airport to the conference venue by taxi costs approximately £90 one way or £155 return. You can get more details about the cost of taking a taxi from Manchester Airport at the 1st Travel Airport Transfers website under the link "Get a Quote".

Visa Letter

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. ACM can however issue a visa support letter.

For visa support letters, please send all requests to with the following information. Those requesting a letter should allow up to one week to receive it, as requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

  • Name (as it appears on your passport) and mailing address
  • The name of the conference you wish to attend
  • Include your registration confirmation number
  • If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title. If you are a speaker, please provide the title/topic of your speech.
  • Include a fax number or email address of where we can send the letter.

For other visa related issues, please contact:

April Mosqus
Program Coordinator: Conference Operations Association for Computing Machinery
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701
New York, NY 10121
email: mosqus (at) hq (dot) acm (dot) org