Public transport

Hopper buses

We are one of the few universities to offer a free inter-campus bus service for both staff and students. Services run from the main University Park Campus to:

  • Sutton Bonington Campus
  • Royal Derby Hospital Centre
  • King's Meadow Campus
  • Jubilee Campus

View timetables for hopper buses

Two students at University of Nottingham tram stop

Public buses

Through strong partnership with Nottingham City Transport, we have established public bus services that run between University campuses and Nottingham city centre.

We also run promotions with other local bus operators and are seeing increasing numbers of people choosing to travel to our campuses by bus.

Find out more about local bus services


The tram directly links our campuses to Nottingham train station and Nottingham city centre, with stops at University Park, Queen's Medical Centre and King's Meadow Campus.

All tram travel is 'buy before you board', so please ensure you buy a ticket from the machine at the stop or validate your travel pass before getting on a tram.

View a full list of tram stops


Staff offers

We have teamed up with local transport operators to offer University staff the opportunity to purchase travel passes through salary deductions – many at discounted rates – by paying in monthly instalments.

Apply for a bus, train, tram or Robin Hood pass

Student offers

Local transport operators NETNottingham City Transport (NCT)Trent Barton and CT4N offer discounted rates to students. Check out the cash, mobile, pay as you go and academic year options. Look out for great value academic year passes at Freshers' Fair.

Students can use their University card as a bus pass on NCT buses – visit the NCT counter at Students’ Union Reception in the Portland Building.


Robin Hood Network

The Robin Hood card can be used all across Nottingham’s bus, tram and train network, making it simple and hassle free to get around Nottingham. There are three types of ticket:

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