Travel and accommodation

You will find everything you need to get to City Campus and if you need to stay in Nottingham during your Graduation.

Getting to and around NTU's City Campus

Driving:

If you are using a sat nav to find us, the campus postcode is NG1 4FQ.

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 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

If you are travelling from the east we suggest you follow the A52 to Nottingham and take the park and ride from Nottingham Racecourse. The bus will drop you off on Lower Parliament Street, which is just a short walk from NTU. Buses run every 15 minutes.

Tram and Park and Ride services:

Parking is very limited in Nottingham city centre, so we suggest you use one of the many park and ride services or the tram network.

All trams will pass the NTU stop. Full details can be found on the Nottingham Tram website, but your options will include:

  • Leaving the M1 at J24 using Clifton South tram stop
    Sat nav postcode: NG11 8BF. Journey time: 28 minutes
  • Leaving the M1 at J25 use Toton Lane tram stop
    Sat nav postcode: NG9 7JA. 
    Journey time: 38 minutes
  • Leaving the M1 at J26 use Phoenix Park and Ride
    Sat nav postcode NG8 6AS. Journey time: 17 minutes

The tram costs £3.50 for an adult day ticket. You can buy your ticket from the machines at the tram stop. Change is given, and parking is free. The tram runs every 10-15 minutes and the NTU stop on Goldsmith Street is in the middle of the City Campus.

If you are travelling from the east we suggest you follow the A52 to Nottingham and take the park and ride from Nottingham Racecourse. The bus will drop you off on Lower Parliament Street, which is just a short walk from NTU. Buses run every 15 minutes.

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

Train:

Nottingham train station is close to the city centre and is connected to Nottingham's bus and tram networks. You can find timetable information and ticket prices through the National Rail website.

If you book a few weeks in advance you may find cheaper tickets through East Midlands Trains  The Trainline Virgin Trains or Northern Rail.

Getting to City Campus from the train station

NTU's City Campus is just a fifteen minute walk from Nottingham train station.

Alternatively, you can take a northbound tram from the train station. You can buy return tickets for £3.50 from the machines at the tram stop. Change is given. NTU has its very own stop for the City Campus located on Goldsmith Street.

Coach:

Nottingham's Broadmarsh bus station is currently closed for redevelopment and services have been relocated. National Express services are now arriving and departing from Station Street, outside Nottingham train station.

Getting to City Campus from Station Street

From Station Street NTU's City Campus is less than a 15 minute walk away. From the entrance of the train station, turn right and walk towards the Broadmarsh shopping centre. Walk through the Broadmarsh shopping centre and take the ground floor exit by Boots. Continue to walk up Lister Gate and then Wheeler Gate until you reach the Market Square.

Cross over the square and walk up Market Street where you will see the Theatre Royal. Behind the theatre, you will find the concert hall and the University's Newton building.

Air:

East Midlands Airport is approximately 15 miles from Nottingham city centre, and it takes about 30 minutes to travel into the city by car or bus. We do however advise travelling by air the day before your graduation ceremony, to minimise the chance of any disruption which may prevent you attending your ceremony.

The airport is served by the Skylink bus service that runs up to every 20 minutes during the day and hourly at night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Skylink bus stops in Nottingham city centre, just a short walk away from our City Campus. Tickets cost £5 for a single or £8 for a return.

Alternatively, a taxi from East Midlands Airport to the city centre will cost around £25.

Other airports that you can fly into include Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. If you fly into any of these you will need to plan your journey from those cities to Nottingham.

Accommodation

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.

Still need help?

Graduation team
+44 (0)115 848 2255