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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.