Getting to De Montfort University

Car share to The Gateway, Leicester LE1, United Kingdom

With a prime location in the heart of the vibrant, historic city of Leicester, De Montfort University is rapidly emerging as a premier centre of learning. With a diverse, cosmopolitan student body, over 170 different courses and world-class facilities for study and leisure, it’s an increasingly popular choice for staff and students alike.

Leicester is well connected via rail, coach and air to a wide selection of destinations across the UK and further afield and boasts good road links for those travelling by car. Find out just how easy it is to get to De Montfort University with our round-up of transport options. 

How to get to Leicester

The main Leicester train station is located in the city centre – around 15 minutes’ walk from the university campus – and offers frequent, high-speed rail services to and from London and many other cities across the UK. The city is also well-served by National Express coaches (the coach station is about a 20-minute walk from campus), and East Midlands International Airport is located just a 30-minute drive away. 

Leicester also lies just off the M1 and A1, allowing for easy access for those driving from the north and south. The M6 and M69 are also nearby and allow for direct links to Birmingham, Southwest England and Wales. The campus postcode to enter in your sat nav is LE2 7DP. The city also has several park-and-ride facilities if you’d prefer not to take your car into the city centre. 

Transport to the De Montfort University campus

Leicester and the surrounding area are served by a good network of local buses, with Arriva, First  and Centrebus all operating services connecting the university and other parts of the city.

As the campus is located in the city centre, it is easy to walk there; cycling is another popular option for staff and students, and is encouraged as part of the university’s sustainable transport initiative. Secure bike racks and limited shower facilities are available on campus, and the city features a number of pleasant cycling routes

Organise a car share to De Montfort University

If you’re planning to commute to De Montfort University by car, bear in mind that there is no student car parking available on campus between the chief university operating hours of 7:30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for students with a disability, who can arrange a permit). Parking is available elsewhere in the city, but operates on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability. 

To help reduce congestion in the area (and improve your chances of finding a parking spot nearby), why not consider arranging a car share with fellow students or staff who are also travelling to De Montfort University? By pooling your resources, you’ll also save money on petrol and potentially make some new friends along the way – plus you’ll be doing your bit to help the environment by keeping fewer cars on the road. 

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