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Loughborough is one of the most centrally placed towns in England and benefits from excellent transport links. Access to the College is easy with the M1 motorway less than three miles away and frequent first class train and bus services are in operation. With regular rail links to and from London, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby, Loughborough College is accessible to students and staff from all over the country. There are also various bus services both locally and as part of a national network which provide an alternative way to travel for those in the surrounding areas.
- For access to Loughborough College by motor vehicle, the M1 is less than three miles away giving easy access from most parts of the country. Parking on campus is severely limited and if you are travelling to the college by car you will need to arrange for a parking space to be reserved before your visit. Current students will not be able to reserve car parking spaces.
- Loughborough College is operating new arrangements for parking from 7th September 2020. This will provide a fair parking solution, while also reducing congestion and lowering emissions around campus. Car parking for students will be FREE and student parking locations can be seen on the attached map in blue, under the parking key.
- There are a number of car parks based around the town centre at: Beehive Lane Multi Storey, Granby Street Browns Lane, Southfields Offices and Southfields Road Extension. These sites are not owned or operated by the college and may charge fees to use their facilities.
- There are regular trains to Loughborough from Leicester, Nottingham and Derby and the Ivanhoe line serves several of the smaller villages between Loughborough and Leicester. The railway station is a 25 minute walk from the College or you can catch the shuttle bus that departs every 10 minutes. For detailed information and timetables, please visit The Trainline.
- STUDENTS - Find out about the East Midlands Railway 16-17 Saver Railcard
Many bus companies offer travel passes covering wider zones, or passes allowing low-cost travel across multiple bus operators.
For example, Kinchbus sell travel passes covering Loughborough town only, giving a cheaper option for local students. Paying the full cost up front gives the biggest overall discount, while paying monthly by Direct Debit offers more affordable payments.
If your journey requires taking more than one bus, use the same operator where possible. This may mean a little more walking but will be considerably cheaper.
Covering Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester, along with the smaller towns in between. Academic year passes can be paid for up front or by Direct Debit and offer 24/7 travel.
CALL:0344 800 4411
Covering Leicestershire and offering 24/7 travel throughout the academic year.
CALL: 0844 351 1120
Covering Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester, including Skylink buses. Combined Kinchbus and trentbarton student passes are available, covering more of Nottinghamshire.
Kinchbus 'Travel Safety Information'
CALL: 01509 815 637
- PAUL S.WINSON
Covering Asby-de-la-Zouch and Shepshed, this operator only offers daily tickets.
CALL: 01509 232 354
- NOTTINGHAM CITY TRANSPORT
Covering Nottingham and several smaller towns.
CALL: 0115 950 60 70
- Other bus route and tabling information from all areas can be found on the Travel East Midlands website or the National Express website.
Walking or Cycling:
- We advise all students to walk or cycle to college where possible.
- Bicycle lockers are available free of charge, we do ask for a £20 deposit on securing your bike locker which you will get back once you are finished with the locker and have returned the key. The bicycle locker locations can be seen on the site map in pink, under the parking key. To request a bicycle locker please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Comprehensive cycle routes and information can be found on the County Council website.
- Nottingham East Midlands Airport is just a fifteen minute taxi ride or drive away offering regular flights to and from Europe.
Public Transport Guidance:
- If you have no other option to get to college, the government has issued safety guidance for travelling via public transport: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
- Government guidance states that from the 15th June 2020 anyone using public transport must wear a face covering. For further guidance see the gov.uk website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-to-become-mandatory-on-public-transport
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It's great to read about a college and what it has to offer but there's really no substitute for experiencing it at an Open Day.
At our Open Days, our expert staff are on hand to tell you about our courses and what careers they lead to.
They'll also guide you through our application process, explain the different kinds of support available, and talk to you about the huge variety of enrichment activities that you can be part of.
With opportunities to talk to our current students, as well as take part in tours of our campus and halls of residence, an Open Day really is the best way to get a feel for what it's like to be a Loughborough College student.
We will let you know when future dates become available.