Hopper buses

Hopper bus parked on University Park campus

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

The hopper buses now use a ‘tap-on’ system, so if you have your University card with you, please tap the card reader machine next to the driver. If you don’t have a card, the driver will manually record your journey.

Staff and students travelling to Nottingham City Hospital are also able to travel free of charge on the Medilink service - simply show your University card. 

Changes to bus services for the academic year 2022/2023

901 University Park to Sutton Bonington & Kegworth now go between University Park, NTU Clifton, Clifton Park and Ride, Sutton Bonington campus and Kegworth as one route. Some journeys may leave or arrive at new times. This service now has the same year-round timetable and not change out of term time. See the term timetable below.

904 to Royal Derby Hospital will arrive at University Park a little earlier than previously with no other changes to the timetable.

902 to Kings Meadow Campus and 903 to Jubilee Campus are unchanged from last term.

All current timetables are listed below.


As of 5 August 2018, the hopper bus services are operated by Arriva Midlands.

Tel: 01332 861 510


Hopper bus website

Outside of office hours (6am-10pm Monday to Saturday, 9am-7pm Sunday) please contact University Security on:
0115 951 3013


Read more about the purpose of the University's hopper bus service [PDF]

Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD