Travelling to NTU

Nottingham is located in the heart of England with excellent transport links, rapid access to the motorway system, a major railway station and a comprehensive public transport network.


Travelling by rail

If you’re planning on coming to one of our open days by train, timetable information is available from National Rail. Nottingham Station is only a short walk from the city centre. Once you’ve arrived, our City Campus is best reached by tram - follow the signs from your platform, and head north on the Phoenix Park or Hucknall lines. The Nottingham Trent tram stop is less than 10 minutes away. 

  • Prices: £2.20 per adult (single), £3.50 (return), £4 (unlimited day ticket). Make sure that you’ve purchased your ticket at the tram stop, prior to boarding. 
  • Frequency: Trams leave from Nottingham Station every 7-10 minutes. 

Travelling by coach

The Broadmarsh Bus Station is located close to the railway station. As above, you can take a tram north from the station, to our Nottingham Trent stop. The NET site includes all the information you’ll need for fairs, timetables, and maps. 

Travelling by car 

If you’re coming to Nottingham from the north, south or west, use the M1 motorway. From here, there are three ways to reach the city centre: 

  • Leaving at Junction 24, follow the A453 / Rememberance Way. The University will be signposted – if you’re visiting our City Campus, just remember to continue beyond NTU’s Clifton Campus.
  • Leaving at Junction 25, follow the A52 / Brian Clough Way. 
  • Leaving at Junction 26, follow the A610. 

Park and Ride services are available on all three of these routes into Nottingham (please see detailed parking information below). 

  • From the east, use the A52 - follow the signs for Nottingham, and the Colwick Park and Ride. The bus will drop you off on Lower Parliament Street (see our city centre map), and the University is only a short walk away. 

Travelling by air 

East Midlands Airport is just 15 miles from Nottingham city centre and there is a dedicated bus service between the airport and the city centre. 

City Campus Parking 

Nottingham has plenty of Park and Ride services, a number of which are run alongside the city’s tram service - the parking provision is always generous, and you can expect a tram every ten minutes. We recommend using them, as parking in the centre can quickly become expensive. Visit the NET site for more information on the city’s Park and Ride services.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are: 

Hotels For information on hotels in the area, visit the Experience Nottinghamshire website.

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