Travelling to the University of Derby

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Book your place on the meet and greet service

We are looking forward to welcoming you on your university journey. We offer a Meet and Greet service at the atart of each academic year for our students from the EU and overseas. We will meet you at the airport arrival lounge. This service is free but you must book in advance

Book your Meet and Greet

Making your own way to Derby or Buxton

The University of Derby is located in the , it is easy to get to by road, rail and air. If you are not using the meet and greet service  when you will be arriving in the UK so that we can support you.

If you are travelling independently, please let us know when you are arriving in the UK so as we can make sure how best to contact you when you arrive in Derby or Buxton. Below is information on how best to reach the University when travelling independently.

Remember to check which campus your course is based at.

From East Midlands Airport

  • East Midlands Airport is the closest airport to Derby and it's very easy to reach the city from there.
  • There are regular direct flights to Nottingham East Midlands Airport from all over Europe.
  • From the airport you can catch the Skylink bus from the airport directly to Derby city centre.
  • You can then take a taxi to your accommodation.

From Birmingham Airport

  • Birmingham Airport is also convenient for Derby.
  • From the airport, take the train to Derby - you may have to change at Birmingham New Street. When you get to Derby, you can take a taxi from Derby station directly to your accommodation.
  • By coach – There are regular National Express airport coach services to Derby but you have to make a change during journey.
  • You can then take a taxi from Derby Coach Station to your accommodation.

From London Heathrow Airport

  • By train – Take the London Underground, Piccadilly Line train, east bound to St Pancras.  From St Pancras you can get the train to Derby.
  • When you get to Derby, you can take a taxi from Derby station directly to your accommodation.
  • By coach – There are regular National Express airport coach services to Derby but you have to make a change during journey.
  • You can then take a taxi from Derby Coach Station to your accommodation.

From Manchester Airport

  • There are a number of rail routes you can use from Manchester Airport to Derby, depending on the time of day.
  • You may have to travel via another station, depending on the time you arrive.
  • When you get to Derby you can take a taxi from Derby station directly to your accommodation.
  • By coach – There are regular National Express airport coach services to Derby but you have to make a change during journey.
  • You can then take a taxi from Derby Coach Station to your accommodation.

By car

If you're planning to travel to Derby by car, here are the postcodes of our halls of residence:

  • Sir Peter Hilton Court - DE1 1RG
  • Nunnery Court - DE1 3LQ
  • Princess Alice Court - DE1 3LD
  • Lonsdale Hall - DE22 3LP
  • St Christopher's Court - DE22 3FY
  • Peak Court - DE1 3GZ

You will need a car parking permit to park your car at our halls of residence, so make sure you've completed the Car Parking Permit Application Form that we will email to you with your offer of a room.

There is no car parking on our Derby Campus.

Some of this information may change, so we recommend that you check the details for your journey yourself to avoid any errors.

From Manchester Airport

  • Manchester Airport is the nearest and most convenient airport if you're studying at our Buxton Campus.
  • You can take a train from Manchester Airport station to Manchester Piccadilly, and change there for Buxton.
  • Or you can catch the Skyline 199 bus from Manchester Airport directly to Buxton. The bus leaves the airport every 30 minutes.
  • Our hall of residence is only a short taxi ride away from Buxton station.

From Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport

  • You can catch the 707 shuttle bus from Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport to Doncaster train station. The bus leaves the airport every 30 minutes.
  • From Doncaster train station you can get a train to Buxton - you will need to change trains at Stockport train station.

From Birmingham International Airport

  • There are a number of routes for rail travel from Birmingham International Airport to Buxton, depending on the time of day. You may have to travel via another station.
  • Our hall of residence is only a short taxi ride away from Buxton station.
  • From London Heathrow Airport
  • Take the Heathrow Express from the airport to Paddington station, and change there for Euston Square underground station. From here, follow signs to Euston railway station. You may have to travel via another station, depending on the time you arrive.
  • The whole journey takes about three hours, and our hall of residence is only a short taxi ride away from Buxton station.

From London Gatwick Airport

  • Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria, and change there for Euston Square underground station. From here, follow signs to Euston railway station. You may have to travel via another station, depending on the time you arrive.
  • The whole journey takes about three hours, and our hall of residence is only a short taxi ride away from Buxton station.

By car

If you're planning to travel to Buxton by car, here is the postcode of our hall of residence:

  • High Peak Halls - SK17 6BB

A useful online route planner

You will need a car parking permit to park your car at our hall of residence, so make sure you've completed the Car Parking Permit Application Form that we will email to you with your offer of a room.

There is no car parking on our Buxton Campus

Some of this information may change, so we recommend that you check the details for your journey yourself to avoid any errors.

Outline of the United Kingdom with Derby pinpointed on the map

Welcome programme

Our Welcome Programme consists of events and workshops, which will enable you to be fully prepared for living and studying in Derby and Buxton. We will email you all the details of your welcome programme before you arrive in the UK.

 

International Welcome at Derby

International student Ioannis-Thomas Dimakopoulos has come from Greece to study Business Management in Derby. He tells us about his welcome to the University.

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