Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Sustainability

Buses and coaches

University shuttle bus

If people take the bus rather than drive in their individual cars then we all benefit from cleaner air, buses have the common conception of dirty exhausts.

The important consideration is that the per-mile emissions are significantly lower for bus travel than for car travel. This occurs because of a simple reason, the bus carries more people.

Other benefits also follow. If we used the bus, then less parking spaces would need to be developed and maintained. This leads to savings in public money or your employers money. Fewer car parks also means less developed land and that the waterways have less strain on them in dealing with storm run-off. It all leads to reduced congestion.

Since its launch in April 2012 there have been over 1.1 million trips within campus. That's an average of just under 40,000 trips per month. Do you know what free access you have? Did you know your visitors can travel for free within the campus?

The table below shows what free travel you are eligible for.

WEEKDAY
WEEKEND
 

Beetween
7:30am - 4:00pm

Between
4:00pm - 6:30pm

Before 7.30am
After 6:30pm

Anytime
Tenant/Visitors Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)

Free travel within Uni Campus
(Shuttle bus only)

No Free Travel No Free Travel
Student Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)
Free travel within Uni Campus
(Shuttle bus only)
No Free Travel No Free Travel
Student (Holywell Gym members) Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)
Free travel within Uni Campus
(Shuttle bus only)

Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)

Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)

PHD/Research/Post-Graduate Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)
Free travel within Uni Campus (All buses)

Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)

Free travel within Uni Campus
(All buses)

Staff

Free travel Uni to/from College
(All buses)

Free travel Uni to/from College
(All buses)

Free travel Uni to/from College
(All buses)

 

Free travel Uni to/from College
(All buses)

Local buses

There is a good local bus service and access to the national bus network if you need to get away on the cheap. Below is a selection of local services.

Premiere

New bus service between Nottingham and Loughborough University. It in part replaces the old Arriva 99 service that ran between Nottingham and Coalville. The service takes 45 minutes from Nottingham Broadmarsh to the University (stopping both at Cayley Gates and near the West entrance to the university), and for regular travellers costs only £15 a week.

Kinchbus

Arriva

Service 127 - Every 10 minutes (Leicester - Quorn - Loughborough - Shepshed)

Trent Barton

indigo - Hourly (Nottingham - Long Eaton - Loughborough)

Paul S. Winson

Service 4 - Every 30 minutes (Loughborough - Shepshed)

Centrebus

Service 3 (Hourly) (Town Centre - Tynedale Road)

Guidance

Some simple guidance for your safety and comfort:

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University Car Park
shuttle service

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