Travel to campus and parking
From The Village
Situated just three miles from main campus, you can walk, bike or take the bus from the Village.
An ideal way to keep your step count high, it’s about a 40-minute walk from the Village to main campus.
There's a regular, dedicated bus service between The Village and the University campus, so it's nice and easy to get to and from your lectures and the library. Passes are free for students staying in The Village accommodation.
It’s easy to cycle between the Village and main campus. There’s a cycle lane most of the way and the journey only takes about 15 minutes. You can park your bike in the underground bike store next to the library and in the bike racks at the Village.
The Village has limited parking, but if you bring your car with you'll need to apply for a permit and pay a fee of £50. It’s worth bearing in mind that there is no student parking on campus, so you may want to consider other options for travelling to lectures.
From The City
In The City you’re near to campus and everything you need is close by.
Campus is within easy walking distance of all The City accommodation. Walking times will vary depending on where you are staying and which bit of campus you're heading to, but nowhere is more than a few minutes away. (If you're staying in Opal Court and studying in the George Davies Centre, it's literally 260m from door to door!)
Although you won’t need to get the bus to campus, there are bus routes all over the city and county - great for exploring. Annual and term-time season tickets are available as well as pay-as-you-go.
Leicester is a cycle-friendly city so it’s easy to get around on two wheels. There’s bike racks available in The City as well as an underground bike store on campus.
If you don't have your own bike, you can hire one from a new city-wide 'Boris-bike'-style scheme which is scheduled to launch in autumn 2019.
There is no parking available in The City accommodation. In The City accommodation everything you need is in walking distance and Leicester has good public transport. It’s worth bearing in mind that there is no student parking on campus.