Public transport

De Montfort University is conveniently located close to the main public transport hubs in Leicester, including Leicester Railway station.

The following sections provide information for members of staff wishing to travel by coach, bus or train, including information about available discounts. 

SmartGo Leicester Discounts

SmartGo Leicester gives De Montfort University staff access to a wide range of exclusive transport deals, including discounts on public transport, railcards and cycling equipment. 

To take advantage of these discounts, please create a free account here. When prompted for a verification email address, please enter: ''.


Leicester Railway Station is conveniently located on London Road just a short walk or cycle from the De Montfort University campus. The station is served by East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry trains and provides good links to surrounding cities and towns.

Discounts on Train Travel:

SmartGo Leicester members can access exclusive discounts on trains, including:

  • 10% off Annual East Midlands Railway Tickets

  • 15% off Railcards

  • Buy annually, pay monthly with the Commuter Club


Leicester has good bus links and is served by three main bus companies: Arriva, First and Centrebus. Bus timetables and route maps for each bus company can be found below:

Discounts on Bus Travel:

In addition all staff and students can travel for free on the Hospital Hopper by showing their DMU ID card.

SmartGo Leicester members can access exclusive discounts on buses, including:

  • 5% off of Weekly ArrivaClick Tickets

  • 10% off of Arriva Zone 1, 2 and Plus weekly, 4-weekly, quarterly and annual tickets

  • 10% off Centrebus 3, 6 and 12 month tickets

  • Buy annually, pay monthly with Commuter Club


Leicester Coach Station is served by National Express and can be found on Gravel Street, Leicester. Visit National Express to plan your coach journey and to book tickets.

Park & Ride

For information about the Park & Ride, please see here.