Getting here

Preparing properly for an NTU open day event will help you to make the very most of your time here. When the day comes round, you should know where you’re going and how you’re getting there. We’ve summarised everything you’ll need to know about getting to - and around - Nottingham, whether it's by bus, train, or car.

Which campus to visit?

NTU has four campuses, based in and around Nottingham. Once you’ve booked onto an open day, you'll be visiting the campus that hosts the course you’re interested in.

You’ll receive either an email communication or an official programme ahead of the day, confirming which campus you need to go to. Select the appropriate tab below, to find out where they are, and how to get there.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Getting to our campuses

  • City Campus

    Getting to and around NTU’s City Campus

    Travelling by rail

    If you’re planning on coming to one of our open days by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.

    Nottingham Station is only a short walk from the city centre. Once you’ve arrived, 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 tram stop is less than 10 minutes away.

    • Prices: £2.20 per adult (single), £3.50 (return), £4 (unlimited day ticket). Make sure that you’ve purchased your ticket at the tram stop, prior to boarding.
    • Frequency: Trams leave from Nottingham Station every 7-10 minutes.

    Travelling by coach

    The Broadmarsh Bus Station is located close to the railway station. As above, you can take a tram north from the station, to our Nottingham Trent stop. The NET site includes all the information you’ll need for fairs, timetables, and maps.

    Travelling by car

    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 / Rememberance 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.

    Park and Ride services are available on all three of these routes into Nottingham (please see detailed parking information below).

    From the east, use the A52 - follow the signs for Nottingham, and the Colwick Park and Ride. The bus will drop you off on Lower Parliament Street (see our city centre map), and the University is only a short walk away.

    Travelling 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.

    City Campus Parking

    Nottingham has plenty of Park and Ride services, a number of which are run alongside the city’s tram service - the parking provision is always generous, and you can expect a tram every ten minutes. We recommend using them, as parking in the centre can quickly become expensive. Visit the NET site for more information on the city’s Park and Ride services.

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

    Hotels

    For information on hotels in the area, visit the Experience Nottinghamshire website.

  • Clifton Campus

    Getting to and around NTU’s Clifton Campus

    Travelling 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.

    A free bus service will be running from the railway station to Clifton Campus every 15 minutes from 8.30 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 4.30 pm during open days.

    In between these times it will run every 30 minutes. You can catch the bus just outside the railway station at bus stop number S2, on the right, near the Gresham Hotel signs on Carrington Street. Look out for the NTU open day bus. A city centre map will be available in the Clifton Campus Open Day Guide.

    Travelling by coach

    The Broadmarsh Bus Station is located close to the railway station. As above, you can pick up the bus to our Clifton Campus from the S2 bus stop on Carrington Street.

    Travelling by car

    From the north, south or west, we recommend approaching the Clifton Campus via the M1 motorway. Exit at Junction 24, and following the A453 / Remembrance Way for seven miles.

    If you’re approaching from the east, or travelling through the city centre, be aware of the signage for NTU’s City Campus – head towards the M1 South / Birmingham / East Midlands Airport, on the A453.

    The satnav postcode for our Clifton Campus is NG11 8NS. Ample parking is available on site for all our visitors.

    Travelling 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.

    Hotels

    For information on hotels in the area, visit the Experience Nottinghamshire website.

  • Brackenhurst Campus

    Getting to and around NTU’s Brackenhurst Campus

    Travelling by rail

    If you’re planning on coming to one of our open days by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.

    The closest station to our Brackenhurst Campus is Lowdham.

    Travelling by bus

    NCT’s 100 bus line will take you directly to our Brackenhurst Campus – an adult’s return ticket costs £6. The bus departs from King Street, just off the Old Market Square. Buses leave every 30 minutes, and the journey is 45 minutes. If it’s your first trip to Brackenhurst, ask the driver to let you know when and where to get off.

    Travelling by car

    • From the North Exit the M1 motorway at Junction 28, and head along the A38 towards Mansfield. Follow the A617 towards Newark, and then the A612 towards Southwell and Nottingham. Our Brackenhurst Campus will be on your left.
    • From the South Due to major roadworks on the A453 from Junction 24 of the M1, we recommend that you avoid this route. The A1, A52, A46 and A612 all offer good alternatives.
    • From the West Follow the A52 Nottingham Ring Road onto the A6011, then turn onto the A612. Our Brackenhurst Campus is about 10 miles along, on your right.
    • From the East Head along the A1, A46 or A17 to Newark, then the A617 to Mansfield, before picking up the A612 to Southwell and Nottingham. Our Brackenhurst Campus will be on your left.

    Brackenhurst is located roughly 14 miles north-east of Nottingham city centre – the campus postcode is NG25 0QF. Ample space is available in the Bramley car park, for all of our visitors.

    Travelling 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.

    Hotels

    For information on hotels in the area, visit the Experience Nottinghamshire website.

  • Creative Quarter Campus

    Getting to and around Creative Quarter Campus

    Travelling by rail

    If you’re planning on coming to one of our open days by train, timetable information is available from National Rail.

    Nottingham railway station is around 15 minutes away from the campus, on foot.

    Travelling by bus

    A number of bus services running in and out of the city centre stop along Lower Parliament Street (Blue Line 39, 40, 41, 42; Lilac Line 24, 25, 26, 27; Red Line 43, 44 and the 100 Pathfinder) and King Edward Street (Pryzm stop - Blue Line 39, 40, 40B, 41, 42).

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

    Travelling by car

    Taking junctions 24, 25 and 26 of the M1 motorway will all lead you to Confetti. The postcode is NG1 3LL.

    Car parking:

    • Curzon Street (NG3 1DG. Approximately a four-minute walk).
    • NCP Huntingdon Street (NG1 1AS. Approximately a five-minute walk).
    • Nottingham Arena Car Park (NG1 1EH. Approximately a four-minute walk).

    Travelling 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.

    Hotels

    For information on hotels in the area, visit the Experience Nottinghamshire website.

Additional support and access requirements

Do you need any specialist support, facilities or equipment on your visit? If so, just let us know on your booking form, and we’ll make sure you get to make the most of your day. You can also email us, to discuss any requirements you may have.

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Published on 20 September 2017

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