Getting to IVFDF 2009
Whether you're arriving by car or coach, by train or on foot, we have prepared detailed directions to take you right to the centre of IVFDF 2009 using any one of the main entry points to the city, the train or bus station. They're even in a handy pdf for printing and bringing on your journey here, and we also have a directions hotline should you get lost!
DIRECTIONS: Download and print the pdf direction sheet (1.45mb).
Or alternatively, google maps can give you point-to-point driving directions by entering your postcode.
Street Address (for Sat Nav etc):
The Great Hall,
University of Exeter,
Getting Here on the Cheap!
A student festival desires student budgets! Probably your best (and cheapest) mode of transport will be to identify your local university society, or folk/dance group and hitch along with their coach (look for the bus symbols on our liftsharing system). However if there isn't one nearby, here are our shoestring travel tips:
(...and if you are really time-rich, cash-poor, remember a combination of these methods - depending on where you're coming from - will probably give the cheapest results)
run two buses a day to/from London Victoria Coach station. Fares start from £1 each way plus 50p booking fee, first come first served. Tickets normally available from just over 9 weeks in advance (so in late-December for IVFDF 2009).
On a similar variation, Megatrain
run about three trains a day along the London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids line (Via Basingstoke, Saisbury and Honiton). As with the megabuses, fares start from £1 each way plus 50p booking fee. Tickets normally available from just under 6 weeks in advance (so in mid-January for IVFDF 2009).
if you can't find fellow ivfdf'ers in your area using our liftsharing system
, check the national liftsharing website
for members of the public driving to Exeter. Look out for the bus symbols indicating local dance groups travelling from various parts of the country.
book as early as possible! We recommend the National Express Trains booking site
as it is easy to navigate and there are no surcharges for postage or collecting tickets from stations. Furthermore, we also found some more general tips on cheaper train travel
STOP PRESS, Fare trick: We have also had some (unconfirmed) reports that, bizarrely, the fare to EXMOUTH - rather than Exeter St Davids - is sometimes cheaper. For example, a saving of £6.50 is reported from Cheltenham. The route still goes through Exeter St Davids - and stops!
Trains: Group Savers.
If you know four or more people coming to IVFDF from your area, many train companies offer discounts if you all travel together, usually working out at half the normal price for each passenger. You can even search for other groups in your area using our liftsharing system
. Look for the train symbols and don't be afraid to add an entry if there is noone listed as yet in your area.
Hitch hiking - if you get really despirate! On the plus side, this will give your thumbs a good warm up before arriving... The usual personal safety advice applies.