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Getting to NTU

We’ve summarised everything you need to know about getting to – and around – Nottingham, whether it's by bus, train, or car.

Coronavirus: important event updates

If you've already booked your place at an upcoming NTU open day or event, we strongly advise against making any travel or accommodation arrangements at this stage.

We're hosting a virtual open day on Friday 26 June 2020 – get to know your subject in more detail, take a closer look at our range of accommodation, and tour our campuses and facilities – all from the comfort of your own home. You'll have the opportunity to chat online with our inspiring staff and current students.

You can still book onto any upcoming NTU open day to register your interest in visiting us and we’ll keep you updated with more information on when you can come and see us, or to make alternative arrangements.

Visit our dedicated page on how the NTU community is responding to Coronavirus for the latest information.

If you have any questions, call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form to get in touch.

2019 open day Pavilion
Pavilion building, Clifton Campus

Which campus to visit?

NTU has campuses based in and around Nottingham. When you’ve booked onto an open day, you'll be visiting the campus that hosts the course you’re interested in. You’ll receive an email confirming which campus you need to go to.

Select the appropriate campus below to find out where it is, and how to get there.

Additional support and access requirements

If you need any specialist support, facilities or equipment on your visit, let us know on your booking form, and we’ll make sure you get the support you need. Additionally, if you have any questions about your visit, we'd be happy to advise you – call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form to get in touch.

Getting to our campuses

Below are some helpful links to help you plan your journey.

  • City Campus

    By car

    If you’re travelling to Nottingham by car, we recommend you use the city's park and ride services, as parking in the centre can quickly become expensive. We recommend that you use one of the following sites and board any tram serving Toton Lane or Clifton South:

    • The Forest (NG7 6AQ) – journey time: approximately 5 minutes.
    • Wilkinson Street (NG7 7NW) – journey time: approximately 10 minutes.
    • Phoenix Park (NG8 6AS) – journey time: approximately 20 minutes.

    Make sure you buy a ticket before you board the tram and alight at the Nottingham Trent University stop.

    Visit the NET site for more information.

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

    • Trinity Square (NG1 4BT)
    • Talbot Street (NG1 5GG)
    • The Victoria Centre (NG1 3QN)

    By rail

    If you’re planning on travelling by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.

    Nottingham Station is a short walk from the city centre. When you arrive, our City Campus is best reached by tram – follow the signs from your platform, and head north on the Phoenix Park or Hucknall lines. The Nottingham Trent University tram stop is less than 10 minutes away.

    • Prices: £2.20 per adult (single), £3.50 (return), £4 (unlimited day ticket) – a £1 short hop’ ticket will get you a single trip between Nottingham Station and NTU.  At weekends, discounted group tickets are available. Make sure you purchase your ticket at the tram stop before boarding.
    • Frequency: Trams leave from Nottingham Station every 7-10 minutes.

    By coach

    Coach and Megabus services are located on Station Street, adjacent to the train station. You can take a tram from the station to the Nottingham Trent University stop. The NET site includes all the information you’ll need for fairs, timetables, and maps.

    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.

    Useful maps

  • Clifton Campus

    By car

    The satnav postcode for our Clifton Campus is NG11 8NS. There are limited parking spaces on site.

    By rail

    If you’re planning on coming by train, timetable information is available from National Rail. Nottingham Station is located approximately four miles from our Clifton Campus.

    At open days, we run a free bus service from the railway station to Clifton Campus, which runs every 15 minutes from 8.30 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 4.30 pm. From 11 am to 2 pm, the service will run every 30 minutes. Catch the bus from stop number S2, which is outside the railway station on Carrington Street.

    By coach

    Coach and Megabus services are located on Station Street, adjacent to the train station. As above, take the free bus service to our Clifton Campus from the S2 bus stop on Carrington Street.

    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.

    Useful maps

  • Brackenhurst Campus

    By car

    The satnav postcode for our Brackenhurst Campus is NG25 0QF. There are plenty of parking spaces available on site for all visitors.

    By rail

    If you’re planning on coming by train, timetable information is available from National Rail. The closest station to our Brackenhurst Campus is Lowdham.

    By bus

    Nottingham City Transport (NCT)’s Pathfinder 26 bus service will take you to our Brackenhurst Campus in 45 minutes – an adult’s return ticket costs £6.20. The bus leaves every 30 minutes from King Street, just off the Old Market Square. If it’s you’re unsure where to get off, ask the driver.

    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.

    Useful maps

    Download a Brackenhurst Campus map
    Directions to Brackenhurst

  • Creative Quarter Campus

    The Creative Quarter Campus – home to Confetti – is located just a short hop from our City Campus.

    By car

    The postcode for Confetti is NG1 3LL. The closest car parking facilities are:

    • Curzon Street (NG3 1DG)
    • Huntingdon Street (NG1 1AS)
    • Nottingham Arena Car Park (NG1 1EH)

    By bus

    Taking one of several buses from the city centre will get you to Confetti (get off at Lower Parliament Street):

    • Blue Line; 39, 40, 41, 42
    • Lilac Line; 24, 25, 26, 27
    • Red Line; 43, 44
    • Pathfinder 26

    Timetables, fares and routes can be found on the Nottingham City Transport (NCT) website.

    By rail

    Tmetable information is available from National Rail. Confetti (NG1 3LL) is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham railway station.

Take a virtual tour

Nothing beats seeing us in person, but our virtual tour is as close as it gets to the real thing.

Take a subject-level look at the facilities and learning spaces you'll be using, and then get the bigger picture with our campus tours. There's 360° views of all our accommodation, plus videos that'll give you a flavour of life on campus.

Take a virtual tour

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Nottingham Street Food Club, intu Victoria Centre

Explore Nottingham

Find out more about what's on offer in Nottingham:

Hotels

If you’re planning to spend the night in Nottingham, you’ll find information on places to stay at Visit Nottinghamshire.

Students outside Arkwright
Students outside Arkwright, City Campus

Interested in joining us in 2021?

If you're interested in joining one of our courses in September 2021, come and see us at an open day.

We're holding our 2021 entry open days on:

  • Friday 26 June 2020 (virtual open day)
  • Saturday 12 September 2020
  • Saturday 24 October 2020
  • Sunday 8 November 2020
  • Saturday 5 December 2020

Book your place at an open day

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418