Travel and accommodation

You will find everything you need to get to NTU and if you need to stay in Nottingham during your graduation.

Getting to and around NTU's Clifton Campus

We would recommend planning travel to your graduation ceremony from Nottingham city centre using public transport, as there are a limited number of parking spaces available on the Clifton Campus. Further information regarding access and travel to Clifton Campus will be made available in late October.

Travelling to Nottingham

Nottingham is a city in the heart of England, with excellent transport connections to surrounding cities. Manchester, Cambridge, Leeds and London are all within two hours' travel, while Birmingham and Sheffield are less than 90 minutes away.

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 / Remembrance Way. The University will be sign posted and you will pass our Clifton Campus on the way.
  • 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 those routes into Nottingham.

If you're travelling from the east, use the A52.

City centre parking

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

By rail:

Nottingham train station is about five miles from Clifton Campus. A taxi from the station will cost around £10, and there is a taxi rank right outside the station entrance.

Alternatively you can catch the Go2 Uni 4 bus from just outside the station. This bus runs from every seven minutes at peak lecture times, and until midnight Monday - Saturday. There is also a nightbus on the route connecting the railway station to Clifton Campus until 03:15, six days a week.

Tickets cost £2.20 for a single trip or £4 for a day pass. Discounted student passes are also available from the Nottingham City Transport website.

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.


There are a range of hotels in Nottingham city centre, to suit all budgets, with many being in walking distance to our City Campus. For information on hotels in the area, visit the Experience Nottinghamshire website.

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