Open Days

Open Day travel discount

We have teamed up with National Express and East Midlands Railway to offer 30% off coach travel and 20% off train travel on your journey to one of our Open Days.

30% off coach travel

National Express have hundreds of stops throughout the country and offer generous luggage allowance and budget-friendly ticket prices. Leicester is about three hours from London by coach, about two hours from Sheffield, and about 70 minutes from Birmingham - all direct services.

You can claim 30% off a return ticket to Leicester, travelling on the day or on one day either side if you plan to stay overnight. Simply select your journey and your chosen Open Day date from the journey planner. Your discount will be applied during checkout.

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Terms and conditions

  • Redeemable from any location to Leicester St Margaret’s Bus Station.
  • Only valid for travel to a University of Leicester Open Day on any of the following dates:
    • Saturday 17 June 2023 (travel 16-18 June)
    • Saturday 8 July 2023 (travel 7-9 July)
    • Saturday 9 September 2023 (travel 8-10 September)
    • Saturday 7 October 2023 (travel 8-10 October)
    • Saturday 11 November 2023 (travel 10-12 November)
  • Maximum of one person per booking.

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer including Coachcards. Offer cannot be used on third party services. All tickets are issued and all passengers are carried subject to National Express' General Conditions of Carriage. Read the full National Express terms and conditions.

20% off train travel

East Midlands Railway are offering 20% off rail fare so you can save and join us. Leicester is about 65 minutes from London St Pancras, about 50 minutes from Sheffield, and about 50 minutes from Birmingham New Street - all direct services.

Browse the journey planner and start planning your visit today. 

To claim your 20% off either: 

  1. Call +44 (0)3457 125678, select option 2 when prompted and option 2 again, or
  2. Email and quote 'University of Leicester Open Day 2023' to book your travel.

You can benefit from 20% off train travel via EMR on any of our Offer Holder Day dates (valid on anytime, off-peak or super off-peak returns and not advanced tickets) on:

  • Saturday 17 June 2023
  • Saturday 8 July 2023
  • Saturday 9 September 2023
  • Saturday 7 October 2023
  • Saturday 11 November 2023 

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