Please note that there are major roadworks scheduled at Junction 23 across the September Open Day weekend – make sure this is factored into your journey time. For more information see here.

By car‌

We are really close to J23 on the M1 (2 miles) - on our Open Days just follow the yellow AA signs that are dotted around and will leave you straight to campus. Our postcode for your satnav is LE11 3AJ.‌ 

Our Open Days are very busy so the M1 might be a little busier than usual on those days, so you might want to factor that into your journey time.

Parking is available on campus on Open Days but is limited. Don’t worry if there is no car parking left on campus – you can always park in Loughborough town and catch one of the shuttle buses running regularly to the University (free on Open Days.) There are a number of car parks in the town centre – further details on where they are and how to get to them can be found here.

If you are a blue badge holder and require disabled parking please advise a member of our security and parking team, who will be able to direct you to suitable parking. If you let us know beforehand we can send you a VIP parking permit to make things even easier.

By rail

When buying your rail tickets pick ‘Loughborough’ as your destination station. Once you arrive at Loughborough station you can get a taxi or the shuttle bus that will be running throughout the day (this bus will be free to use on Open Days and student helpers will be located at the train station to direct you.) It takes about 20 minutes to get to campus on the shuttle bus.

If you are travelling with East Midlands Trains you might be eligible for a special open day discount on your train tickets depending on where you’re travelling from. To find out more get in contact with the East Midlands Trains Sales Team on 0345 712 5678 (option 2) or by emailing and stating that you are attending the Loughborough University Open Day.

A breakdown of discounted return fares across the Open Days are detailed below for information.

Sheffield Loughborough £21 9am
Chesterfield Loughborough £17 9am
Derby Loughborough £9.50 9am
Leicester Loughborough £5.50 9am
Nottingham Loughborough £7 9am
Market Harborough Loughborough £14 9am
Luton Airport Parkway Loughborough £46 9am
Bedford Loughborough £29.50 9am
Lincoln Loughborough £11.50 9am
Norwich Loughborough £67 9am
Liverpool Lime Street Loughborough £50 9am
Manchester Loughborough £38 9am
London Loughborough £50 9am

By coach and air

The National Express coach stops vary depending on your direction of travel. For more information on where the coach stops are located, take a look at their website.

If you are joining us from further afield, Loughborough is around 8 miles away from East Midlands Airport and there is a bus service which takes you into Loughborough town.