All Routes Lead to Derby College

Please note: Derby Resignalling - starts 22nd July

Derby Train Station is currently undergoing an extensive improvement programme. We anticipate that these works will cause a high amount of congestion around our Roundhouse campus entrance during our scheduled Enrolment and Welcome Days.

To limit this and to make your arrival at the Roundhouse stress free, we ask that if you’re being dropped off, you do so at our designated drop-off zones at our nearby Hudson Building and Johnson Buildings which are just a short 5-minute walk away. To read more about the Derby Train Station Improvements schedule take a look at their website

Derby College is closer than you think. We are easy to reach, with central campuses in Derby and Derbyshire all served by good public transport links.

Plan your journey

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.


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Public Transport

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Important information on Derby Train Station Developments

Derby Resignalling starts 22nd July

From 22nd July 2018 a £200million investment at Derby railway station gets underway.

Derby Resignalling is the biggest rail investment in Derby for decades and will replace and upgrade the current track and infrastructure to provide better journeys for the thousands of passengers who travel to, from and through Derby every day. It is part of the biggest upgrade of the Midland Main Line since it opened in 1870 to support better journeys between Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.

Network Rail, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry are working in partnership to help passengers, businesses and communities understand the temporary changes to their journeys.

For timetables and more information about the Derby Train Station Improvements Schedule take a look at their website

View a joint message from Network Rail, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry regarding Discounted fares and compensation..

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:

b_line card

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 25%.Visit

Mango card

If you travel by trentbarton Buses, a rechargeable Mango card may reduce your travel costs by up to 15%.


Other discount cards

Other bus discount schemes include:

Nottinghamshire learners

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: learning/schools/schooltravel/post- 16-travel-assistance

16-25 railcard

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 £70 (though there is no NUS reduction on these). Visit:


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.


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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.


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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.

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