By air

The nearest airport is Manchester International (MAN) approximately 2 hours by road or rail. Manchester Airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK outside of London with direct flights from many destinations worldwide.  The railway and bus station within Manchester Airport offers accessible transport links throughout the UK.

London airports are also easily accessible (London is approximately 3 hours by train).

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are offered between Manchester Airport and Manjushri KMC.  The UK rail network is experiencing regular delays/cancellations due to transport strikes and so you are encouraged to take these coaches where possible, especially at the end of the Festival when there is a very high demand for the local train service.

Airport Transfers are offered subject to demand, so please book early so we can reserve the necessary buses.

Manchester Airport TO Manjushri KMC

Friday July 26 - 9am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm

Friday August 2- 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 6.30pm

Manjushri KMC TO Manchester Airport:

Thursday August 7 - 12.30pm

Saturday August 10 - 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Price:  £30 each way

Please see booking terms & conditions for payment/cancellation terms 

By train

The nearest railway station is located in Ulverston and is 2 miles from Manjushri KMC. There are many direct trains to and from Manchester Airport, as well as regular trains to Lancaster for rail connections to the rest of the UK. Train timetables and journey planners are available from National Rail Enquiries.  At the time of writing, the UK is experiencing regular train disruption due to strike action by transport workers. You are advised to check your route regularly to make sure it is running, and allow extra time for your journey.

During Festivals, taxis regularly serve the route between Ulverston train station and Manjushri KMC.  If arriving for the Festival, it is possible that you will also be able to share a taxi with fellow Festival participants.

For more information visit  taxi info

By road
Manjushri KMC is only  30 minutes from the M6 (Jct 36). Follow signs for A590 Barrow-in-Furness.

In Ulverston go straight on at first roundabout, take second left onto A5087, signed Bardsea, ‘Coastal route to Barrow’. Manjushri KMC is two miles on the left.