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University Hopper Bus service

The University of Nottingham provides free hopper bus services that run from the main University Park Campus to Jubilee, Sutton Bonington and King's Meadow campuses, and the Royal Derby Hospital Centre.

Current timetables (PDF)

Enquiries

The Hopper Bus Service is operated by a partnership between Nottingham City Transport and Trent Barton. For enquiries about the Hopper Bus Service please contact the NCT Travel Centre:
Outside of office hours (8am-7pm Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday) please contact University Security on 0115 951 3013.

Hopper Bus on Jubilee Campus

Service updates - keep up to date

Latest and live information about diversions, delays etc affecting the hopper bus service

 

Other bus services

A number of bus services run from the city centre to the University's campuses at University Park, Jubilee, Sutton Bonington and King's Meadow. Please see the lists below for routes and timetables. Look at Traveline to create a personalised journey plan and to get maps and more detailed directions. Some bus operators do not give change so make sure you have the correct fare.

Buses to our campuses

University Park Campus and Queen's Medical Centre (QMC)

Bus services through University Park Campus

Service

Route

Service provider

St Peter's Court Shuttle

St Peter's Court, Jubilee, University Park

UNITE

L12

University Park, Jubilee, St Peter's Court, City Hospital

Nottingham City Transport

34/N34

City, Derby Road, QMC, University Park 

Nottingham City Transport

 

 

Bus services stopping close to University Park Campus and QMC

Service

Route

Service provider

Indigo Briar Gate/Sawley

City, QMC, University Boulevard, Beeston, Long Eaton, Briar Gate, Sawley

Trent Barton

Indigo Derby

City, QMC, University Boulevard, Beeston, Long Eaton, Derby

Trent Barton

Indigo Long Eaton

City, QMC, University Boulevard, Beeston, Long Eaton

Trent Barton

Medilink

Queen's Drive Park & Ride, QMC, Wilkinson Street Park & Ride, City Hospital

Nottingham University Hospitals

Red Arrow

Nottingham, QMC, Derby, Ripley, Alfreton, Chesterfield

Trent Barton

Skylink

City, Abbey Street, University Boulevard, Beeston, Long Eaton, East Midlands Airport, Kegworth, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough

Trent Barton

i4

City, QMC, Derby Road, Bramcote, Sandiacre, Derby

Trent Barton

Y5  

City, Beeston, Long Eaton, Draycott, Borrowash, Derby

Your Bus

Route 18

City, QMC, University Boulevard, Beeston, Chilwell, Stapleford

Trent Barton

21

City, QMC, Derby Road, Bramcote, Stapleford, Ilkeston

Trent Barton

35/35a/35b

City, QMC, Derby Road, Wollaton Vale, Bilborough, Bulwell

Nottingham City Transport

36/N36 ─ day/night  service

City, QMC, Derby Road, Beeston, Chilwell

Nottingham City Transport

Y36

City, QMC, Beeston, Chilwell

Your Bus

L53

Arnold, City Hospital, Jubilee, QMC, Clifton Boulevard, Clifton

Nottingham City Transport


 

 

Jubilee Campus

Bus services through Jubilee Campus

Service

Route

Service provider

St Peter's Court Shuttle

St Peter's Court, Jubilee, University Park

UNITE

L12

University Park, Jubilee, St Peter's Court, City Hospital

Nottingham City Transport

31 UNILINK - term time only

City, Ilkeston Road, Jubilee

Nottingham City Transport

 

Bus services stopping close to Jubilee Campus

Service

Route

Service provider

2

City, Jubilee, Wollaton, Ilkeston, Cotmanhay

Trent Barton

28

City, Ilkeston Road, Beechdale, Bilborough 

Nottingham City Transport

30

City, Ilkeston Road, Wollaton, Bramcote Moor, Wollaton Vale 

Nottingham City Transport

L53

Arnold, City Hospital, Jubilee, QMC, Clifton Boulevard, Clifton

Nottingham City Transport

 

Sutton Bonington Campus

Bus services to Sutton Bonington Campus

Service

Route

Service  provider

Skylink

City, QMC, University Boulevard, Beeston, Long Eaton, East Midlands Airport, Kegworth, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough

Trent Barton            

 

King's Meadow Campus

Bus services to King's Meadow Campus

Service

Route

Service provider

Skylink

City, Abbey Street, University Boulevard, Beeston, Long Eaton, East Midlands Airport, Kegworth, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough

Trent Barton

W1

City, Castle Marina, Lenton Lane Industrial Estate

Nottingham City Transport

Y5

City, Beeston, Long Eaton, Draycott, Borrowash, Derby

Your Bus

L53 *

Arnold, City Hospital, Jubilee, QMC, Clifton Boulevard, Clifton

Nottingham City Transport

*  On the L53 alight at the Lenton Lane footbridge on Clifton Boulevard and turn left on Lenton Lane for KMC.

 

Royal Derby Hospital Centre

Bus Services through Royal Derby Hospital

Service

Route

Service provider

Royal Derby

London Road Community Hospital, Derby City centre, Royal Derby Hospital

Trent Barton 

Bus services stopping close to Royal Derby Hospital Centre

Service

Route

Service provider

33A

Derby city centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Oaklands Avenue, Sunny Hill, Derby Bus Station**

Arriva

36A

Derby Bus Station**, Sunny Hill, Oaklands Avenue, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby Bus Station**

Arriva

X38

Derby city centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Burton

Arriva/Trent Barton

The Mickleover

Derby Bus Station**, Royal Derby Hospital, Mickleover

Trent Barton

The Villager

Derby Bus Station**, Royal Derby Hospital, Etwall, Hilton, Burton

Trent Barton

For further details, please see Royal Derby Hospital's website

Buses between Nottingham and Derby

** Trent Barton operates The Red Arrow non-stop service between QMC and Derby bus station.

 

Buses from Nottingham train station

For University Park campus, the bus stop closest to the train station is Broadmarsh bus station (for Trent Barton’s Indigo services).

For Jubilee campus, take any of the services listed above that start from the city. They depart from the northern side of the city centre, so you may want to use the free Centrelink bus to get around the city centre.

Buses from Beeston train station

For University Park campus or Jubilee campus, the bus stop closest to the train station is ‘Beeston Rylands, adj Laburnum Grove’ (on Meadow Road) for Trent Barton’s route 18 service. 

Alternatively, the more frequent Indigo service operated by Trent Barton goes from ‘Beeston (Notts), opp Queens Road’ (on Station Road) – a 5 minute walk from the train station.

Buses from East Midlands Airport

There is a 24 hour Skylink bus service from East Midlands Airport to Nottingham City Centre. The service goes past the University Park Campus (on route to Nottingham Broadmarsh bus station) and a reduced frequency service goes to Sutton Bonington (on route to Loughborough).

Taxis

Avoid rogue and unlicensed taxi drivers - Nottingham City Council licenses two types of vehicles - Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles. If you get into a Private Hire car without pre-booking it (that is - you stop it or find it in the street) you may not be covered by insurance. Private Hire drivers call this 'flying' and they know they are breaking the law. If you are involved in an accident you will experience difficulty in claiming for any damage or injuries. For more information, please visit our Community web pages.

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Contact

Estate Office
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD 
telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 6666 
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3440 
email: estates-helpdesk@nottingham.ac.uk
 
 

The University of Nottingham

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
email: enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk