We want you to get to College as easily, conveniently and cheaply as possible. We’ll help you find the best transport option – whether it’s cycling, using a motorcycle or moped, taking the train, catching a bus or walking.
Learner Services provides the latest information on travel deals and discounts to help you save time and money, plus advice on journey planning and opportunities such as cycle training and moped loans.
Our city-centre campuses are all easily accessible by public transport and we provide a reasonably priced bus service at the beginning and end of the College day between the main campuses and serving locations on these routes. For other cost-effective journeys, you can check out cut-price travel options such as:
If you are 16 to 18-years-old, resident in Derbyshire and studying full time, this pass enables you to buy bus and train tickets at a discounted rate of up to one third.Visit http://bline.derbyshire.gov.uk
If you travel by Trent Barton Buses, a rechargeable Mango card may reduce your travel costs by up to 35%.
Other bus discount schemes include:
If you live in Nottinghamshire, are under the age of 19 and are in full-time education, you may be eligible for financial support towards your travel costs to College. See: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/ learning/schools/schooltravel/post- 16-travel-assistance
Those who live close to a station may find rail is the perfect way of getting to College campuses in the city. A 16-25 railcard currently costs just £30 per year, and you can save an additional 11% when using your NUS extra card at the time of purchase. Additionally, three-year 16-25 railcards are priced at just £65 (though there is no NUS reduction on these). Visit: www.16-25railcard.co.uk
If you live within five miles of your campus, you can cycle there in about 30 minutes. We have invested in up-to-date cycle facilities. The Roundhouse, Johnson Building, Hudson Building, Joseph Wright Centre and Broomfield Hall all have designated cycle parking areas which are secure and free to use.
Generous discounts on cycles and equipment are available via the College’s partnership with cycle providers and projects. This support also covers free cycle training, route planning and ideas on how an unwanted cycle might help others!
Most campuses are accessible on foot, especially the city-centre sites. If you live within a two-mile distance of your campus, you could walk there in less than 30 minutes – helping you to keep fit and healthy for free too.
Various walking route planning tools are available online free of charge or can be provided to suit your individual needs as part of the College’s personalised transport plan service.
While we would encourage you to choose more environment-friendly forms of transport, all campuses in the city and Ilkeston are located close to public car parks and there is plenty of free parking at Broomfield Hall. Don’t forget that car sharing with friends might be an ideal way to reduce the costs of fuel and parking.
For learners using motorbikes and mopeds, there is designated secure and free parking at all campuses. Whether you live in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, free moped training is available. There is also the opportunity to secure a moped on loan, with the chance to buy it when the loan period ends.
Download the bus timetable below and check your route now.