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Nottingham is easily accessible via public transport from major UK airports and cities, including London, Birmingham, and Manchester, and nearby East Midlands Airport. So wherever you are arriving from there are lots of ways to get to campus. 

We advise planning your route and booking your tickets in advance. This will help you save money and make your journey much easier. We have some advice on things you need to consider before travel below.

This page was last updated on 16 May 2024 at 13:40 (GMT)


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Plan your journey

  • Wait until you have received your visa before you book your travel tickets.
  • Look at different options from the airport to Nottingham. Coaches (long distance buses) are usually cheaper than trains but may take longer.
  • Buy your ticket online before you travel. The earlier you can book a ticket, the cheaper it will be.
  • Ticket costs vary depending on the day and time of travel, as well as the time of booking.


On the day of travel 

  • Make sure you have any documents you may need for entry to the UK – see our guidance on entering the UK
  • Make sure you have your train or coach ticket and journey details ready. Staff will need to check your ticket 
  • If you haven't booked an advance ticket, you must buy a ticket at the ticket office before boarding 
  • Plan your full journey including your arrival on campus. Check our campus maps and local travel connections so you know what to do when you arrive in Nottingham


Getting to our campuses

You have arrived in Nottingham, what’s next? Whether you arrive at East Midlands Airport, Nottingham train station, or Nottingham city centre, there are a few easy ways to travel to our campuses: 

  • You will find taxis parked outside Nottingham train station and in the city centre. Or you could book a taxi with a local taxi company such as DG Cars or Nottingham Cars, or you can use the Uber app 

  • The tram is available from Nottingham train station and the city centre to get to University Park 

  • There are bus services you can use from Nottingham city centre to get to University Park and Jubilee campus.

Public transport

More on travel options

From East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is just 15 miles from Nottingham city centre and there is a dedicated bus service between the airport and the city centre.

From there, you can either get a taxi or the tram from the city centre to the university.

By coach

The University of Nottingham is working in partnership with National Express coaches, providing you with a 20% discount on tickets from Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station. The discount is valid on tickets from 12 August through 1 October 2024.

Book your ticket and find out more on the National Express website. 



By rail

If you’re arriving by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.

Nottingham Train Station is a quick walk from the city centre. When you arrive, you can follow the signs to get a taxi to the university from outside the station.

Or you can reach our University Park campus directly on the tram. Follow the signs from your platform, and head north on the Phoenix Park or Hucknall tram lines.

  • Please see the NET site for more information on ticket prices.
  • Trams leave from Nottingham Station every 7-10 minutes.

By taxi

If you wish to make your own way to campus you can book a taxi from the following airports:

Campus maps and directions


University Park

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