All Routes Lead to Derby College

Please Note:Tuesday 2nd January is an inset day in the College calendar, scheduled college bus services resume on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. Tuesday 9th January 2018 will be the first day for the additional service. (Chesterfield/Ripley) The Christmas term for students finishes Thursday 14th Dec 2017, no buses on Friday 15th Dec 2017

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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View Important information on Derby Train Station Developments

Drainage presentation 19/07/2017 (PDF)

Derby Train Station Works 11/07/2017 (PDF)

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 Trent Barton 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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