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Travel and Transport

NTU is fortunate to be located in a city that has an excellent public transport network. In addition to the city's own facilities, we've significantly invested in facilities for cyclists and those who choose to walk or run to the University. Find out more about sustainable travel options at NTU.

Travelling by bus

Our two main operators for colleagues and students are Nottingham City Transport (NCT), for all trips in and around the city and to Brackenhurst Campus, and Trent Barton for trips into the city from outer lying areas.

NCT runs the award-winning Go2 Uni 4 Bus Service which runs up to every seven minutes and is available for students, staff and members of the general public throughout term time, Monday to Friday. This service takes you to and from NTU's City Campus into the heart of the Clifton Campus in about 30 minutes. A night bus runs until 4:00am to provide safe student travel.

The Pathfinder Service 26 runs every 30 minutes from King Street in the City Centre, travelling to our Brackenhurst Campus. The service operates for the public and NTU students, staff and visitors 7 days per week all year round.

Students can purchase travel passes on all NCT buses at the beginning of the Academic Year to receive discounted offers. Colleagues also have the option of discounted travel passes through their staff benefits package. Find out more about NCT services.

Trent Barton buses connect cities and towns in the East Midlands with Nottingham. These include Derby, Mansfield, Bingham, Bakewell, Ilkeston, Burton and Sutton. Students can get discounts with the Student Mango Card, with 20% off single adult cash fares. Colleagues can make 15% savings using Mango through staff benefits. Find out more about Trent Barton services.


Over 32km of track make up Nottingham’s’ tram network, connecting key destinations across the city, including tram stops near our City and Clifton campus. Over 5,000 free car parking spaces are available over seven park and ride sites on the network to help avoid congestion in Nottingham City Centre. Over 10% of all NTU staff and student trips are made using the tram.

Students and colleagues can get annual passes to reduce the cost of travelling by tram. Find out more about the Nottingham Express Transit.

Cycling to NTU

NTU offers staff and students great facilities to cycle to work including:

  • Significant improvements across the estate for cyclists, with secure parking and showering facilities across the campuses
  • a 30 minute cycle route between City Campus and Clifton Campus
  • a bike hire scheme for staff and students
  • funding to buy a bike as part of the government's Cycle to Work initiative.

For further information on cycling please visit this page or contact our Cycling Coordinator.

Read the NTU Cycle Report 2020.

Walking and running to NTU

Walking to work or on your lunch break is a great way to get active. Plan your walk or run to and from NTU via, which provides the most direct route, calculates the calories you burn and the CO2 emissions saved from walking or running rather than driving. For tips and challenges to get moving, you can also visit Living Streets.

Lift share

NTU is reducing its carbon footprint – and helping staff to save money – by working with the established nationwide company Liftshare. The free-to-use online system, which is designed to cut travel costs as well as local congestion and pollution, enables its members to share lifts to any destination.

Find out more about Liftshare and join the scheme.

Car parking

While NTU do not actively encourage our staff, students or visitors to come to university by car, we are aware that it's unavoidable for some. If you have to drive, take a look at these green driving tips to help reduce your emissions and save some cash.

Travel objectives and targets

NTU's Transport Plan is linked to our Environmental Management System where a range of objectives and targets have been set to encourage the use of sustainable transport by staff, students and visitors.

View NTU's Transport related Key Performance Indicators:

How to get here

Paying us a visit? Download maps, get directions and find travel information for all four campuses.