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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


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National Express coach travel to Nottingham

Our partnership with Nottingham Trent University means travelling from the airport is easy! Board your coach at Heathrow Airport and travel directly to the centre of Nottingham for free.

How to book your travel

  • Select your pick-up location (Heathrow Airport) and date of travel using the above journey planner. We recommend booking a direct service and wouldn't recommend choosing a journey via London as you will have to change coaches (which may be more difficult with luggage).
  • Choose the time you would like to travel. You will need to leave plenty of time between when your plane is due to land and your coach's departure time.
  • To continue with your reservation click 'Checkout as Guest' and complete the 'Your details' section. Please note - you will not be charged for the coach journey if you are a confirmed new student of Nottingham Trent University, however if you add any 'Extras' this will be charged for at checkout.
  • If you are bringing a guest, please ask them to go to the National Express website separately and book a ticket as they will be required to pay.
  • Enter your name and email address to receive your e-ticket via email.
  • Please read the terms and conditions, see below for more details.

If you have any questions about our airport transfer service or your arrival to Nottingham Trent University, please contact with your full name and student ID number using the subject line 'National Express booking query'.

Terms & conditions

  1. Valid for students enrolling in May, June and July 2023 only to receive travel paid for by Nottingham Trent University.
  2. Only valid for travel from Heathrow Airport Coach Stations.
  3. Only valid for new international students arriving in the UK and starting a course in May, June and July 2023 and studying a full-time course at Nottingham Trent University.
  4. You may be asked by National Express to show proof in the form of your CAS, that you are a confirmed student of Nottingham Trent University.
  5. Any extras such as luggage or seat reservations are not included in the NTU discount. If required, you will need to add these to the booking and pay for them by card on the payment screen. The National Express luggage allowance is;
    1. You may store luggage in the hold of the coach, free of charge, 1 large suitcase or rucksack each measuring no more than 75cmx50cmx32cm and weighing no more than 20 kg.
    2. Subject to availability only - 2 medium suitcases may be carried each measuring no more than 70cm x 45cm x 30cm and weighing no more than 20kg, free of charge, instead of 1 large suitcase.
  6. Must book a minimum of two days prior to travelling.
  7. Tickets are fully flexible.
  8. Read the full National Express terms and conditions here.
  9. All tickets are issued and all passengers are carried subject to National Express' General Conditions of Carriage.

Why choose us?

We're the UK's largest operator of scheduled coach services, so book today and enjoy...

  • a guaranteed seat
  • plenty of legroom
  • adjustable air-conditioning
  • a generous luggage allowance - visit our luggage page for more
  • free Wi-Fi

Luggage allowance

You can take the following (per adult);

  • Two medium size suitcases - 20kg each
  • One item of hand luggage
  • However, please be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before you pack

View our full luggage policy 

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