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Travelling Arrangements

By air

For domestic, European and international flights, Nottinghamshire is well served by a range of airports.

Surrounded by the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester and within easy reach of Sheffield and Stoke on Trent, Nottingham East Midlands Airport is also easily accessible from all parts of the UK, either by road or by public transport. It offers scheduled flights with budget airlines from 26 locations, including major cities of commerce such as Amsterdam, Geneva, Brussels and Paris.

Robin Hood Airport is an exciting new airport located just a few miles away from the North of Nottinghamshire border and within easy reach of the county. Flights in and out of Robin Hood Airport cover 30 destinations in 20 countries and with a runway of 2.8km long, it is the only airport outside of London to carry the new 'airbus' so expect long haul arrivals from 2006.

Birmingham International Airport, meanwhile, is around a 40-minute drive to the south of the county. The UK's fifth largest airport, it provides a comprehensive range of charted and scheduled flights, real time online and SMS arrivals and departure updates. As well, of course, as the parking, transportation and lounge facilities you would expect of an international airport.

Manchester International Airport is accessible to the north of Nottinghamshire in under an hour. The airport is home to more than 95 airlines and 300 tour operators serving over 180 destinations worldwide. It offers excellent parking, real time online arrivals and departure updates, transportation and lounge facilities.

By train, tram or bus

Nottingham station is the principal railway station in the city of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. It is served by Midland Mainline and Central Trains. Both operators run very regular services to and from the station, including a half-hourly train to London, operated by Midland Mainline. There is step free access to the whole station, and the minimum interchange time is 8 minutes.

The station is located on Carrington Street, and is next to the current terminus for the Trams on Station Street. It is also a short walk to Broadmarsh Bus Station and Broadmarsh Centre. The station is served by lots of bus services, stopping outside on Carrington Street, and has a footbridge from the platforms, over Station Street to Station Street Tramstop.

Nottingham Travel Information

Nottingham City Transport

Triptimes - Notthingham's Online Journey Planner


One of the UK's major motorways, the M1 runs the length of Nottinghamshire. A convenient route from London, Watford, Manchester, Leeds and Leicester, the M1 also links to the M42 and M6 motorways to provide easy access to Birmingham, the West Midlands and Staffordshire. The M5 and M50 enable those from Wales and the south west to be within a two-hour drive from Nottinghamshire, whilst the M14 offers access from the east and the M62 via the M6, from the north west. Within the county, major roads such as the A60, A1, A46 and A52 allow eaily accessible routes around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Directions to University Park and the EMCC for those travelling by car (from the M1) [~214 kB PDF]

General directions for University Park - the EMCC is located near the West entrance to University Park.

University campus map [~302 kB PDF]

Google maps





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