Travelling to Loughborough
Loughborough is at the heart of England in the northernmost part of the county of Leicestershire and being centrally placed it is well served by road, rail and air.
Main line road and rail networks link Loughborough directly with the rest of the country and the town itself is served by excellent bus services.
Loughborough University is less than two miles away from junction 23 of the M1 motorway.
London is one-and-a-half hours away by train, Birmingham one hour and Manchester and Leeds around two hours.
There are regular scheduled flights from UK, European and international destinations to East Midlands Airport, only 7 miles away.
Whatever your reason for coming - and there are plenty - here's the travel information you need to find your way to Loughborough University.
Up to date travel advice
The following websites provide up to date travel advice for people visiting the University:
- Highways Agency travel news
- Network Rail
- Live departure info for Loughborough railway station.
- BBC Travel
Travelling by Car
Loughborough's nearest motorway link is the M1; the campus is just two miles from Junction 23. The university is clearly signed on all the other main approach roads to Loughborough.
To get driving directions to the University, enter your postcode in the search box below and click 'Go'.
The following organisations also provide route planning services from anywhere in the country.
- Transport Direct
- The AA
For 'Sat-Nav' users
To help ensure your satellite navigation system gets you to Loughborough University correctly, use the postcode LE11 3TZ when setting your destination.
(Important: If coming into Loughborough using any other postcode, please follow signposts to 'University' to ensure you are directed to the main entrance.)
Parking on campus is restricted. Visitors are asked to use the main entrance on Epinal Way. When you arrive, Security will advise you where to park and issue you with a temporary parking permit.
University and public car parks are marked on the campus map.
Disabled visitors are requested to telephone our Security Office on the number below before visiting so that suitable parking can be arranged.
For more information contact the Security Office on 01509 222 141.
Travelling by Coach or Bus
Coach and bus services to and from other parts of Leicestershire and the UK operate from the centre of Loughborough.
Travel by National Express or regional bus services to Loughborough then connect with local Kinch bus town services to the Loughborough University campus.
For enquiries about all these services call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
Other useful planning services
- National Express
- Trent and Barton Buses
- Traveline East Midlands
University Shuttle bus service
Kinchbus Number 7 commences from Loughborough Railway station and brings you straight to campus.
Alighting points on the campus include:
- Students' Union
- Pilkington Library
- Wolfson School
- Holywell Park
In term time this service runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime until 5.45 pm. A Monday to Friday evening service operates every 30 minutes until 8.40 pm during term times only. Sunday service runs from 11 am until 7.20 pm.
- Full details of the University Shuttle bus timetable
Travelling by Rail
Regular Intercity services operate between Loughborough and other main line towns - including daily trains to and from London St Pancras International, 90 minutes away.
Once at Loughborough's railway station you are just ten minutes away from the campus. From here there is a regular bus service which operates every ten minutes during term time.
Taxis to the campus are normally available from the station.
For information on train times and ticket prices phone National Rail on 08457 48 49 50 or you can use the following web services:
- National Rail
- London Midland
- East Midland Trains
Travelling by Air
East Midlands Airport is only 7 miles away and offers both domestic and international flights.
For destinations and a full timetable contact the East Midlands Airport Information Desk
Tel: +44 (0) 871 919 9000
- East Midlands Airport