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The university lies between the western edge of Nottingham and Beeston. See maps and directions for the University Park campus.

Hotels  There is a cheap hotel we use regularly in Beeston, which is the town nearest to the campus. There are shops, restaurants, the highly recommended Victoria Hotel pub and Beeston railway station nearby. The maths building is a 30 minute walk.

The hotel on the campus is part of a large chain:

  • Orchard Hotel   This is only a 15 minute walk to the department but is further from other amenities.

If you want to stay near the city centre, we recommend

Airports ordered by ease of travel

EMA East Midlands Airport Travel: 20 minutes by taxi  or 1 hour by bus.

To take a taxi find the taxi booking desk next to arrivals (desk takes plastic money, or driver takes cash).

The easiest way to get to the university is to use the hourly Rainbow 5 bus service which stops at Beeston Bus station, University West Gate and University South Gate. There is also an airport shuttle bus every 30 minutes to Nottingham city centre.

BHX Birmingham International Airport Travel: 2 hours by train  or 1 hour by taxi.

This is larger than EMA and offers a large range of cheap connecting flights using regular airlines. There are also a few long-haul flights, notably the Continental Airlines service from Newark (recommended for its convenience). There is a free 2-minute monorail from the airport to Birmingham International rail station.

LTN London Luton Airport Travel: 2 hours by train.

This has several low-cost airlines with a large number of flights. There is a 5-minute shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway rail station. The rail journey does not go through London (this is good!).

MAN Manchester Airport Travel 2 hours 30 minutes by train.

This is a large airport with regular airlines both to Europe, the Middle East, India, Pakistan and several US cities. There are also low-cost airlines. The rail station, Manchester Airport, is next to the airport buildings. The rail journey to Nottingham passes through some beautiful countryside.

STN Stansted Airport Travel: 3 hours by train.

This has several low-cost airlines with a large number of flights. The rail station, Stansted Airport, is underneath the terminal building.

LGW London Gatwick Airport Travel: 3 hours by train.

The airport has Gatwick rail station next to it. The train journey is through central London which can be expensive, the exact ticket required depending on the time of day. The easiest route for this journey is to take a train from Gatwick direct to St Pancras, and then walk upstairs to the trains to Nottingham.

LHR London Heathrow Travel: 3 hours (plus wait) by coach to Nottingham(Broadmarsh bus station), or 3-4 hours by train. The train journey is through central London (using the underground to KX/St Pancras) which can be expensive, the exact ticket required depending on the time of day.

Written by johnwbarrett

31 May 2012 at 13:11

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