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

Coaches are offered between Manchester Airport and Manjushri KMC on the first day of the Festival (May 22), and return to Manchester Airport on the last day of the Festival (May 27) – you are encouraged to take these coaches especially at the end of the Festival when there can be high demand for the local train service.

All airport transfers are offered subject to demand. Please book early so we can reserve the necessary coaches. Should it be necessary to cancel a specific coach due to lack of demand, we will do so with enough notice for you to make alternative arrangements, and will refund any money paid in full.

From Manchester Airport to Manjushri KMC are available on the following days/times:

Friday, May 22 – 11am & 1pm

Returning from Manjushri KMC to Manchester Airport:

Wednesday, May 27– 2.30pm

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.


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.

Sat Nav      LA12 9QQ

N54° 10.3471′, W003° 3.6759′

By Bus:

More information on national bus routes can be found at National Express