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Loughborough is in the county of Leicestershire at the heart of England and is well served by road, rail and air. You can find tourist information about Loughborough and the surrounding area here. Whilst at Loughborough you may consider to visit Leicester (10 minutes by train from Loughborough) and Nottingham (20 minutes by train from Loughborough). Click on the map to see it larger.
East Midlands International Airport is only 7 miles away and is served by a large number of low cost airlines to European destinations. The Loughborough Skylink provides links with Loughborough railway station and town centre every half hour during the day and hourly at other times, 7 days a week. Click here for a timetable. Alternatively, a taxi journey from the airport to Loughborough University takes approximately 15 minutes and should cost around £20.
London Luton International Airport (85 miles) and London Stansted International Airport (120 miles) are also served by a large number of low cost airlines to European destinations. Both airports have railway stations which connect with the national network. There are direct services from Luton to Loughborough (journey time 1 hour) and from Stansted to Loughborough via Leicester (journey time 3 hours).
For the train tickets you can use the website (46£): https://www.thetrainline.com
Make sure that you Select Loughborough not Loughborough Junction.
is approximately 40 miles away. The airport has a railway station which connects with the national network. The journey to Loughborough (via Coventry or Birmingham New Street) takes around 90 minutes.
Reach Loughborough by bus (≈ 2 hours, ≈ 10 £)
Reach Loughborough by bus and train (1h40, ≈ 32 €)
is approximately 110 miles away. From the airport you are advised to take the London Underground (Piccadilly line) to London St. Pancras mainline railway station (journey time 1 hour), from where you can travel on an intercity rail service to Loughborough (journey time 90 minutes).
There is an excellent train service between London St Pancras and Loughborough (journey time 90 minutes) as well as regular services from other UK destinations. Loughborough is served by East Midlands Trains. Tickets may be purchased online from thetrainline.com or Qjump.
Once at Loughborough railway station you are just three miles from the campus. The Sprint bus travels between the railway station and the University every ten minutes (less frequently in the evenings and at weekends). Bust ticket to the train station is £2 and to town centre is £1.8.
For enquiries about all these services call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608.
Alternatively, taxis are normally availably from the station. The journey to the University takes approximately 10 minutes and should cost around £8.
Loughborough is just two miles from Junction 23 of the M1 motorway. The University is clearly signed on all the main approach roads to Loughborough.
There are barriers at all the entrances to the University. Explain to the security gard that you are attending a conference, and she/he will issue you with a windscreen identification tag and a barrier card for exit. For security reasons please do not leave this card in your car. There is a large car park adjacent to the accommodation (car park 7, map reference D4) and a large car park adjacent to the Edward Herbert Building (car park 5).
The following organisations provide useful route planning services:
For 'Sat-Nav' users
To help ensure your satellite navigation system gets you to Loughborough University correctly, use the postcode LE11 3TT 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.
Coach and bus services operate from Loughborough town centre. You should travel by National Express or regional bus services to Loughborough and then connect with the Sprint bus to Loughborough University campus.
There is a good local bus service and access to the national bus network if you need to get away on the cheap. Below is a selection of local services providers: