UTC Derby is closer than you think. We are easy to reach, with a central campus in Derby located 2 minutes walk from the train station, and 10 minutes walk from the bus station.

Plan your journey

We want you to get to the UTC as easily, conveniently and cheaply as possible. We’ll help you find the best transport option – whether it’s cycling, taking the train, catching a bus or walking.

Thinking of cycling to the UTC? We have specific safe areas where you can lock your bike away during the day, and there are lots of local cycle routes around Derby. You can plan your cycle journey here.

Lots of our current students walk to the UTC, as there are safe footpaths in and around Derby that are within easy reach of many local areas that students come to us from. If you live within a two-mile radius of the UTC, you can walk there is less than 30 minutes! Various walking route planning tools are available online free of charge.

Student support can provide individual support with journey planning and transport questions you may have, email them at

Public Transport

Our campus is easily accessible by public transport and we are just a stroll away from the train and bus stations in Derby. For cost-effective journeys, you can check out cut-price travel options, such as:

b_line card

If you are 11-19 years-old, resident in Derbyshire and studying full time, this pass enables you to buy bus and train tickets at a discounted rate of up to 25%.Visit

Mango card

If you travel by trentbarton Buses, a rechargeable Mango card may reduce your travel costs by up to 15%.


Other discount cards

Other bus discount schemes include:

Nottinghamshire learners

If you live in Nottinghamshire, are under the age of 19 and are in full-time education, you may be eligible for financial support towards your travel costs to College. See: learning/schools/schooltravel/post- 16-travel-assistance


Those who live close to a station may find rail is the perfect way of getting to College campuses in the city. Railcards are available for our Post-16 students.

16-17 railcard

If you’re aged 16 or 17, you can now enjoy 50% off standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets, helping you save money on trips into town, days out to the coast, travel to college or weekend festivals – as many times as you like. Visit: 16 – 17 Saver

16-25 railcard

A 16-25 railcard currently costs just £30 per year, and you can save an additional 11% when using your NUS extra card at the time of purchase. Additionally, three-year 16-25 railcards are priced at just £70 (though there is no NUS reduction on these). Visit: 16 – 25 Railcard