Getting around

There are a number of ways to travel around campus and to the town centre. To help you get acquainted with Loughborough and all it has to offer, we’ve outlined the best way to travel around your new home town.

By bus

At Loughborough, we provide our students with a free shuttle bus service which means you can travel from one end of the campus to the other without any difficulty. We have a large and beautiful campus, so we appreciate the need to travel around it in comfort.
You can get the Sprint Kinchbus Service from the train station to the campus. There are a number of stops on campus, which include:
In term time this service runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday. View the timetable and fares.
How long does it take by bus?
  • 18 minute bus journey into town.
  • 20 minute bus journey to the train station.  

By bike

Our campus provides a bike-friendly environment, which is why it’s probably one of the most popular modes of transport for many of our students. As such, we have a number of secure bike racks dotted around campus. For a full list of bike rack locations, visit our campus map and go to ‘Transport and Parking’.
If you do decide to bring your bike to campus we recommend that you register your bike with security.
How long does it take by bike?
  • 12 minute bike ride into town.
  • 18 minutes to bike ride to the train station

By foot

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than taking a leisurely stroll from one end of the campus to the other. In addition to walking to and from lectures, you might also be interested to learn more about our campus and decide to go on a self-guided tour or even try our award winning fruit routes.
Our campus has lots to offer, and we encourage students to get to know the first-class facilities which are available on campus.
How long does it take by foot?
  • 30 minute walk into town
  • 48 minute walk to the train station

By car

We have limited car parking available on campus, which is just one of the reasons why we encourage students to leave their cars at home. Permits are allocated based on certain criteria, which can be found on our Traffic and Parking web pages.

There are lots of ways to travel around campus – plus with a train station a short bus journey away, other cities are easily accessible.


How long does it take by car?

  • 6 minute drive into town
  • 7 minutes to drive to the train station