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Getting to Nottingham

With our central location, an international airport less than 14 miles away from Nottingham's city centre, and Purple Flag status for our night-time economy and student safety, NTU lets you live the full student experience – with the reassurance that friends and family are within easy reach.

Nottingham skyline

Location, location, location

One of the things people love most about Nottingham is how easy it is to get here… and then how easy it is to get everywhere else. Our efficient transport networks were one of the reasons Nottingham debuted in The Times and Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2020.

Whether you’re planning a daytrip to explore somewhere new, or just fancy heading home for the weekend, choosing NTU as your place of study makes things easy.

It’s a thriving shopping hub with a cracking arts scene and has one of the best public-transport networks in the country.

The Sunday Times, Best Places to Live in the UK 2020


The UK and beyond... is closer than you think

Whether you want a great night out in a new city, or to visit friends and family at home, it's important that you can get where you need to be easily from your new home. Here's how long it would take you to get to some of the UK's other major cities:

by train...

  • Sheffield – 51 minutes
  • London – 100 minutes
  • Leeds – 103 minutes
  • Manchester – 110 minutes

…and plane

East Midlands Airport is a hub for lots of low-cost airlines. From here, you can fly to – Alicante, Amsterdam, Barbados, Barcelona, Berlin, Cancun, Corfu, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Fuerteventura, Glasgow, Ibiza, Krakow, Malaga, Milan, New York, Orlando, Prague, Reykjavik, Rome, Tenerife, Venice.

And that’s just a taste of almost 90 destinations around the world.


Getting to our campuses

Modern and efficient transport links make getting to and from our campuses convenient:


  • Typical of Nottingham itself, our City Campus is big enough to inspire, compact enough to provide a sense of community. Within walking distance of tram, bus and train services. Google Maps


  • Located just four miles south of Nottingham city centre, Clifton is the definition of “campus life”. With a community of over 8,000 students, it’s the best of both worlds – your own place and space, with one of Britain’s great student cities on your doorstep. Google Maps

Creative Quarter Campus

  • Our nationally renowned create hub, and a magnet for digital talent – your own dedicated creative space and facilities, with all the benefits of having our City Campus just a ten-minute walk away. Google Maps


  • Famous for its 500 acres of greenery, woodlands and water, Brackenhurst has a real sense of community. It’s more than just a rural campus, it’s a lifestyle. Google Maps

Getting around the city

Nottingham has an excellent bus and tram network with a range of travel deals and discounts for students. Get more information on getting from A to B while at university.

Are you an international student? Plan your journey to Nottingham from UK airports, or book a place on our free pick-up service from Heathrow Airport.

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Take a virtual tour

Always open and a great way to immerse yourself in life at NTU, our Virtual Tour gives you 360° access to campuses and facilities.


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