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Getting to college using public transport

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Nottingham has an extensive and award-winning transport system. While having so many options is great for getting around, it can also make choosing the best travel option for you a bit confusing!

Luckily, we’re here to give you the lowdown on all your travel options for getting to and from college:

Tram

In brief
Nottingham has one of the most extensive tram networks in the UK, you can view the tram network’s map here.

Get connected
To get to our campuses via tram, alight at these stops;

  • City (Adams Building) - The Lace Market (we’re right next door!)
  • Clarendon - The Forest (+ 10 minute walk)
  • Basford Hall - Cinderhill ( + 5 minute walk)
  • High Pavement Sixth Form Academy - Nottingham Trent University (we’re right next door!)
  • Highfields - University of Nottingham ( + 5 minute walk)
  • London Road - Nottingham Station ( + 5 minute walk)
  • Maid Marian Way - Old Market Square (+ 5 - 10 minute walk)
  • Wheeler Gate Salon - Old Market Square ( + 2 minute walk)

What will it cost?
There are various ways you can buy tickets. You can find out more about prices on the Tram website.

Bus

In brief
Nottingham benefits from two main bus services; Nottingham City Transport which covers the whole of the city centre and suburbs and Trent Barton which covers the city centre and the wider Nottinghamshire area with some lines extending as far as Derby, Leicester and Chesterfield.

Get connected
Both Nottingham City Transport (NCT) and Trent Barton have loads of bus routes heading in and out of the City Centre, giving easy access to the campuses (serviced by NCT’s yellow 70 & 71 routes).

What will it cost?
Students travelling on Trent Barton buses can take advantage of their Student MANGO Card. You can log in online to pre-pay your bus fare and you’ll get 35% off standard fares. Fares vary depending on your route.

Car

Get connected
We are unable to provide car parking at City (Adams Building), City (High Pavement), Clarendon, City (Maid Marian Way), Stapleford, Highfields and Wheeler Gate Salon. However, there are NCP car parks and on-road parking a few minutes walk from the sites (just make sure you don’t leave your car in a restricted zone - no one likes parking fines!)

Basford Hall (£1.50 per day for students) has a large number of parking spaces for students. City (London Road) and Ruddington campuses have limited parking spaces for students.

Train

Nottingham has great connections locally and nationwide, making train travel easier than you may think. Plus, you’ll get to take of advantage of Nottingham’s beautiful recently-renovated train station. View the network map here.

Get connected
Our City (Adams Building), London Road, High Pavement Sixth Form Academy, Maid Marian Way and Wheeler Gate campuses are less than 10 minutes walk from the train station. Clarendon and Basford Hall are directly accessible via. bus routes near the station.

What will it cost?
The cost of train travel can vary greatly depending on your journey and it’s often cheaper to buy a season pass. The East Midlands Trains website provides loads of info about ‘season ticket’ passes for train travel in and around Nottingham.