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Getting around

With a compact city centre, a handy tram system and an award-winning bus network, Nottingham is an easy city to navigate. Here's everything you need to know about getting around the city.

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Travelling by bike

The cheapest, healthiest and most sustainable way to get around is, of course, by bike. There are plenty of cycle routes and quiet roads across the city that make cycling to-and-from one of our campus locations safe and simple.

NTU’s pioneering Bike Factory initiative works in collaboration with a range of local and national transport organisations to provide a bike hire scheme to staff. Offering highly competitive hire rates, secure compounds for cycle storage, and changing rooms and locker facilities, the Bike Factory provides the perfect solution if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly approach to commuting. NTU’s cycle to work scheme allows staff to save money on the cost of a new Bike as well as safety and security equipment as part of salary sacrifice benefits.

Nottingham has also championed an electric scooter initiative with Wind Mobility, offering a fun and sustainable travel option to help take cars off roads and improve air quality. These are available to rent from Nottingham streets, or as part of a long-term rental.

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A handy tram and bus service network gets you around the city with ease.

Travelling by tram

Nottingham tram network serves the city centre and many of the outlying suburbs and villages. You'll find stops in key locations around the city, including right outside our City Campus and just a short walk from our Clifton Campus.

Tickets are usually £2.40 for a single trip, but colleagues can save up to £75 a year by signing up to an annual ‘Tram2Work’ season ticket through employee benefits. This season ticket provides unlimited travel across the entire Nottingham tram network.


Travelling by bus

Nottingham has an extensive bus network, with fast and regular services throughout the city and beyond. Nottingham City Transport has a comprehensive website to help you plan your journey. There are a host of offers available for colleagues to help save money on bus travel, depending on the travel provider.

Nottingham offers a Robin Hood card, which integrates travel across the Greater Nottingham area. Colleagues can save money on travel across buses, trams and trains in the Greater Nottingham area, saving up to £288 a year.

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