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Get­ting to col­lege using pub­lic transport

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:


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; 

  • Adams Build­ing — The Lace Mar­ket (we’re right next door!)
  • City Hub — Not­ting­ham Sta­tion (+ 3 minute walk)
  • Bas­ford — Cin­der­hill (+ 5 minute walk) 
  • High Pave­ment Sixth Form — Not­ting­ham Trent Uni­ver­si­ty (we’re right next door!) 
  • High­fields — Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham (+ 5 minute walk) 
  • Lon­don Road — Not­ting­ham Sta­tion (+ 5 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.


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.

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. 


Get con­nect­ed
We are unable to pro­vide car park­ing at the City Hub, Adams Build­ing, High Pave­ment, 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 (£3 per day) has a large num­ber of park­ing spaces for students. 


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 Hub, Adams Build­ing, Lon­don Road, High Pave­ment Sixth Form Acad­e­my and Wheel­er Gate cam­pus­es are less than 10 min­utes walk from the train sta­tion. Bas­ford Hall is 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 Rail­ways web­site pro­vides loads of info about sea­son tick­et’ pass­es for train trav­el in and around Nottingham. 

Student Finance

Stu­dent Finance may be able to help you with a con­tri­bu­tion towards trav­el to col­lege, vis­it the Stu­dent Finance page to find out more infor­ma­tion on how to apply.