Nottingham is a compact city and it is relatively easy to find your way around. Walking is often a good option for many people, particularly NTU students based at the City Campus.

Nottingham has a good and affordable transport network.


For students at the University of Nottingham, there are numerous bus services around both University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus, where buses run every 5-10 minutes. From Jubilee Campus, there are a number of services that run from the Exchange into the centre of the city. Nottingham City Transport website provides detailed information on routes and fares, including student discounts.


For students at the University of Nottingham, a tram service runs from the south side of University Park Campus into the city centre. This is significantly quicker than using the bus. For information on routes and fares, including student discounts, go to the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) website


Cycling is a cheap and convenient way of getting around and the Council and University of Nottingham continue to invest in Nottingham’s cycling infrastructure. Useful information, including on cycle routes, bike hire and safety tips is available on the University’s sustainability web pages .


For longer journeys, train tickets are less expensive when booked in advance. You may sometimes find that buying two single tickets is cheaper than buying an open return. You can but tickets online or at most train stations. Families can save money by buying a family rail card which can get you up to a third off rail fares. The National Rail Enquiries website has full information on train times, fares, deals and the purchase of tickets.


Coaches are generally cheaper than trains, but take longer. Families can save money by buying a National Express Family Coachcard. Most coach services run by National Express and Megabus arrive and depart at the Broadmarsh bus station in the city centre (please note that this centre is currently under redevelopment so please check the website for the most up to date trave information).

The National Express and Megabus websites have more information.

Taxis and Private Hire Cars

Taxis in Nottingham, licensed by the City Council, are green.  They can be hailed or flagged down and fares are metered. Private car hires cannot be hailed or flagged down and can set their own fares (although some companies do use meters). To use private hire car you need to book them in advance by phone or online or using one of their mobile apps. These are usually a cheaper option than taxis. There are various taxi/private hire car ranks around the city.

It is always a good idea to ask beforehand for a rough estimate of how much the fare is going to be.