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Travelling to and from the University

The University is based in the heart of Hatfield. You have lots of options to get to Uni including bus, train, cycling, walking, or even driving. 

Trains

Hatfield railway station is the closest train station to our University. 

It’s roughly a 30-minute walk from the University and fast service trains are available from London Kings Cross every 20 minutes during the weekdays (Monday – Friday) into Hatfield.  

Hatfield is also connected to a wide range of locations including Welwyn Garden City, Moorgate, and Finsbury Park railway stations into Hatfield. 

Check out National Rail - Enquiries where you can plan your journey, and access discounts, tickets, and savings 

There are Uno buses which connect from Hatfield station to your campus - see the next section for more details.  

Buses

You can use the Uno buses to get to campus; our service has local buses which cover Hertfordshire and North London. To get your student subsided rate on our buses make sure you always have your student ID card with you.  

Zone One is our discounted student and staff network covering a wide range of routes in Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Luton, Watford and much more.  

Bus 614 and 644 from station 3 connect from Hatfield railway station and stop on both campuses - de Havilland and outside The Forum on College Lane. 

Bus 653 from St Albans City station drops off outside of de Havilland campus and the Forum in College Lane.  

Discounted tickets/e-tickets are available for all students and staff members to purchase on the Uno bus app and on the buses.  

To plan your travel, you can download the Uno bus app, or you can visit the Uno website to find out more.  

Cycling  

We encourage you to keep active and help reduce our carbon footprint when commuting to campus.  

If you commute by bicycle or scooters to University, we have our Herts Mobile app where you can access information on bicycle rack sites on the campus maps and on travelling to University. 

There are guidelines for e-scooters and e-bikes on our campuses. For more information, visit Ask Herts - e-bikes and e-scooters 

Walking 

It is important that you keep active and productive throughout the day, it improves your mood and cardiovascular health! If you live locally, you could use a travel app which can get you to our campuses.   

Google Maps is a useful travel tool to use while walking to campus, the app has various features that can simplify your journey to Herts.  

Set your location on the travel app, search for de Havilland or College Lane campus then you are good to go!  

We also have our Herts Mobile app where you can access information on travelling to your campus including your classrooms 

Park and Ride 

We have Park and Ride – so that if you are a driver, you can make use of our 800 free parking spaces and then use our regular shuttle bus to get to College Lane 

If your classes are in de Havilland, you can access our frequent intercampus shuttle buses from College Lane to your campus.  

Our free parking spaces are located at Angerland AL10 8HS and are available from 7.00 to 22.00 Monday to Friday. Park and Ride buses run during term time only.  

It costs just £1 to use the shuttle bus, you can purchase a ticket from the ticket machines at the bus shelter and you can pay with cash or card.  

The shuttle bus will be running from Monday 12 September. 

To find out more, check out  Ask Herts – Park and Ride 

Commuting by car 

Herts is near the A1, M11 and M1 motorways. 

To drive to campus, enter the postcode and address of your student parking area from your GPS navigation tool then follow the driving directions to get to the University.  

Student Parking Sites 

You will need a parking permit, to access student car park sites, and register your car and payment details on our Uni’s Hozah website. 

You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered, check out your junk/spam mail if it doesn’t appear in your inbox. If you haven’t received a confirmation email, please contact the Parking Team 

Parking is free for two hours with a no return period of three hours – which means any time after three hours you will have to pay for parking.  For example: If you have a lecture that finishes at 11.00 followed by another class at 16.00, it is best to pay for an extended number of hours that covers your whole day at Uni.  

To find out more on parking on campus, permits and eligibility check out Ask Herts – Parking