Clifton Campus

Transport and parking information for NTU students travelling to our Clifton campus.

By car

Clifton is a village near the city of Nottingham. For complete road directions from anywhere in the UK, see our directions to NTU page. The Clifton Campus postcode is NG11 8NS.

If you intend to travel to the Clifton Campus by car, and are not entitled to purchase a parking permit, we recommended that you use the city’s Park & Ride services. You can park at the NET Tram Park & Ride - Clifton South site and catch the tram, getting off at the Rivergreen tram stop. Our Clifton Campus is a ten-minute walk from Rivergreen. Remember to buy your ticket before you board the tram.

Visit the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) site for more information on the city’s Park & Ride services. You can use the discounted Student Mango Card on most Trent Barton buses, as well as the tram.


Please note that parking on Clifton Campus is extremely limited and restrictions are in place. Students living outside NG14 can apply for a permit, together with those with extenuating circumstances. There are a limited number of permits which are sold on a first come first served basis from the NTU Online Shop from the first week in September.

At the following times, parking is for students with a valid parking permit only:

  • between 7 am and 4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • between 7 am and 12 pm on Wednesday.

Permit holders can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.

At all other times, students without a valid parking permit can park in the student car park. They can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.

Students must park in the student car park only.

Our parking permit scheme ensures the students with the greatest need are able to park on campus. These include:

  • students who travel in from further than NG14
  • students who live in the greater Nottingham area, but who have a real need to bring their vehicle to campus
  • students with extenuating circumstances.

Blue badge holders

There are accessible parking spaces available to blue badge holders on the Clifton Campus. All of our accessible parking spaces can be found on our Clifton Campus map.

Please contact the car parking team to request accessible parking access for all campuses to be added to your student card.

Electric vehicle (EV) charging

There are 10 EV charging bays at Clifton Campus where you can charge your electric vehicle. One of these is a dedicated accessible parking space for a blue-badge holder. All spaces are located in the Main Gate car park.

How to use

  • You need to first download the Mer Connect UK app from Google Play or the App Store and either register with Mer or charge your vehicle as a guest user. Follow the steps on the app and the charging station to begin.
  • We recommend familiarising yourself with the instructions on Mer's website. For any issues, please call Mer directly on 02038842768 or email


The EV chargers cost 47p per kW including VAT to use (subject to change).

Users will still be required to pay their parking fee in addition to the charging fee – the two are separate.

Parking permits

Our parking permit guidance document provides information on:

  • who qualifies for a permit
  • how to apply for a permit.

Please familiarise yourself with our parking terms and conditions.

By car share

NTU operates a car-sharing scheme especially for students. It's designed to help you reduce your daily travel costs and CO2 emissions at the same time.

It's totally free to use. It enables you to find others going your way, so you can share the journey. You can:

  • take turns driving
  • offer someone a lift in exchange for a contribution to the fuel costs
  • look for someone to give you a lift.

You can access your account online once you've registered. It makes searching as convenient as possible. You can choose to search for matches:

  • among NTU students, or
  • from the whole nationwide Liftshare database.

You don't have to do it every day. It's completely flexible. Once you've found others going your way, you decide among yourselves how often it suits you to share.

Discover for yourself just how much money you can save by car-sharing. Sign up and find a car-share companion or two.

By tram

The Clifton Campus is also easily accessible by tram, the nearest stop to the Clifton Campus is Rivergreen on the Clifton South line. The Campus is a 10 minute walk from the Rivergreen stop. Find more information on discounted travel options for students on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) website.

You must buy your tickets before you travel. Regular checks do take place. Anyone caught without a valid ticket or smartcard will be liable for a £50 fine. You can use the new NETGO app to make purchasing tram tickets quicker, easier and cheaper.

By bike

The Ucycle student bike hire scheme is a great way for students to get around the University Campus. We have over 200 bikes available to hire for £49 a year, secure compounds for cycle parking at each campus, and support from the City Campus based workshop, where expert mechanics and advice is available.

Visit the Ucycle web pages for more information. You'll also find:

  • Nottingham cycle maps
  • details of NTU shower and cycle compound facilities
  • information about our Doctor Bike sessions.

By bus

The Service 1 and Service 4 buses go from the city centre to Clifton Campus.

The Service 1 leaves from Beastmarket Hill in the City Centre and drops off and picks up passengers at the bus stops just outside Clifton Campus Main Entrance. Service 4 leaves from Burton Street, near Turtle Bay restaurant and drops off passengers inside the campus gates.

Visit the Nottingham City Transport website for more details and updates about NCT services.

A discounted pass is available to all NTU students as part of your Smartcard.

You can find timetables on the Nottingham City Transport website.

By foot

Walking or running is one of the best ways to stay healthy whilst travelling to campus. NTU has created a traffic free heart of campus at the three main campuses and works with the local authorities to continually improve public facilities. Information on local walks from campus, mostly in green spaces, can be found on the sustainability web pages, which can improve the health and wellbeing of students.

  • Last updated: 09/12/2022