University of Nottingham offer a pick-up service, which can be arranged in advance (see their website).
If you travel independently, they suggest the following:
London airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted to Nottingham
There is a direct coach service called National Express which leaves Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports approximately every two hours to travel directly to the Nottingham Broadmarsh bus station. The journey takes about three hours from Heathrow, five hours from Gatwick, two and half hours from Luton and four hours from Stansted. There are also regular bus and train links from all London airports into central London
From central London, you can also travel by coach to Nottingham from London Victoria Coach station which is a 10 minute walk from London Victoria railway station. Coaches depart at regular intervals throughout the day and the journey takes approximately three hours.
Alternatively, you can to travel to Nottingham by train. The journey takes approximately two hours. There is a frequent service from St Pancras Station in central London to Nottingham train station. To reach St Pancras from Heathrow Airport you should take an underground train (the tube) on the Piccadilly Line to King’s Cross/ St Pancras Station. To reach St Pancras from Gatwick Airport you should take a train to Victoria Station and then an underground train on the Victoria Line north to St Pancras Station. We recommend booking a ticket direct from the airport station through to Nottingham as this is cheaper and saves buying separate tickets for each stage of your journey.
Manchester Airport to Nottingham
Manchester Airport is slightly closer to Nottingham than the airports in London. From Manchester Airport there is a rail link to Manchester Piccadilly railway station and an hourly service from the station to Nottingham train station.
There is also a regular coach service from Terminals 1 and 2 at Manchester Airport to Nottingham Broadmarsh bus station. Details of departure times are available at the terminals. The journey takes between four and five hours.
Birmingham Airport to Nottingham
An increasing number of international flights now arrive at Birmingham Airport, which is about two hours away from Nottingham and is the nearest international airport. There is a railway station at the airport. Change trains at Birmingham New Street station to travel easily to Nottingham station.
Alternatively, National Express coaches travel between Birmingham Airport and Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station. The minimum coach journey time by coach is just over two hours.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport to Nottingham
Nottingham East Midlands Airport is the nearest airport to the University. There are direct flights to Nottingham East Midlands Airport from various European countries, and shuttle flights from the larger UK airports.
A taxi from the airport to the University takes around 20 minutes and costs about £25.
The Skylink bus service operates from the airport to Beeston and Nottingham City Centre every 30 minutes. The journey takes about 55 minutes. This service runs 24 hours a day but operates hourly from 11.00pm to 4.00am. For more details, see www.skylink.co.uk
From Nottingham city centre (Broadmarsh bus station and Nottingham train station) to the University
After arriving at the bus or train station in Nottingham, you can either get a taxi to the University/your accommodation or get a local bus. A taxi to the University Park Campus from Nottingham city centre should cost around £10. There are usually taxis waiting, but if you arrive and can’t see any available, you can call one. Try dialling one of the following companies to book a taxi
• Trent Cars 0115 950 5050
• Cab-Line Taxis 0115 922 5226
• DG Cars 0115 9607 607
• Nottingham Cars 0115 970 0700
For details of bus services see www.nottingham. ac.uk/about/visitorinformation/busservices. aspx
You may find it helpful to refer to the University’s city centre and campus maps before you leave home to get an idea of the area you will be travelling to. www.nottingham.ac.uk/map
Travelling to the Sutton Bonington Campus
If you are arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick airports, a National Express Coach can take you to Nottingham East Midlands Airport. From there, you can take a taxi to the Campus at Sutton Bonington, which is much quicker and more direct than coming into Nottingham city centre or the University Park Campus. The taxi fare should be between £20 and £30.
For more information about travelling to the University of Nottingham, see their website.