The CLEF2014 conference (15-18 September) will be held at the University of Sheffield in the Endcliffe Village, a ten minute drive from the city centre. A map of the area is provided below, showing the location of both The Edge (the main conference location) and the Halifax building, which contains the fourth breakout room (bottom of map).

Travel information

Travel information is available from the University website which has some information on how to get to Sheffield (

The Central Sheffield Map shows the city centre including the train station and the Endcliffe Accommodation which will host the conference.

Air travel:

Manchester Airport, Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all about an hour's travel time from Sheffield. Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster is around 30 minutes away by car. Manchester Airport is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night. Both London airports - Heathrow and Gatwick - are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train. We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.

Train travel:

Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (from just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1.25 hours), Leeds (1 hour) Manchester (1 hour) and Nottingham (1 hour). See National Rail travel for tickets.

Train Station to The Edge:

If you arrive at Sheffield by rail the easiest way to get to the conference venue (The Edge, Endcliffe Village) is by taxi. This will cost around £5 and you simply need to ask for "The Edge" or "Endcliffe Village". If you want to take the bus then you need to catch bus number 120 from Sheffield Interchange heading towards Fulwood and get off at the Fulwood Road stop The 120 bus operates every 10-15 minutes.