Commuting

As a commuting student, we want you to make the most of your time on campus and feel part of the Herts community. We provide social spaces for you to relax in, offer a wide variety of sports clubs and societies you can join, and ensure there are great transport links - so you can join in on campus without worrying about how you'll get home.

Travel

The University benefits from direct travel links to North London as well as towns and villages in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Both campuses are easily accessible by train, road and bus.

The University has its own bus company, Uno.

Uno runs local buses throughout Hertfordshire and into North London. Discounted tickets are available for staff and students.

Common routes are:

- 341 Hatfield - Broxbourne

- 601 Borehamwood - Welwyn Garden City

- 602 Hatfield - Watford

​- 610 Enfield/Cockfosters – Luton

Please visit the Uno website for timetable information and other routes. You can also see live bus times through the Herts Mobile app.

We also run the UH Shuttle. It is a free service between The Forum (College Lane campus) and de Havilland.

Hatfield is also served by busses from Arriva and Centrebus, and coaches from National Express.

UNO discount fares

If travelling by car, the University campuses are close to junction 3 of the A1(M) and signposted. The postcode for sat nav use is:

AL10 9AB for College Lane campus

AL10 9EU for de Havilland campus

Please note that there is limited parking available on both campuses. Both residential and commuting students will need to apply for a parking permit, meeting eligibility criteria.

The University offers a park and ride facility at Angerland, just off junction 2 of the A1(M). It’s available for all our students to use and no permit is needed. A small fee is required to use the shuttle bus from Angerland.

Find out more about park and ride

There are fast and frequent trains from London Kings Cross to Hatfield train station and from London St Pancras to St Albans train station, directions can be found using the National Rail Journey Planner.

Buses run frequently to both campuses from Hatfield and St Albans stations.

To/from Hatfield station:

- 653 is the most frequent service from the station to College Lane campus (the Forum) and then on to the de Havilland campus

- 614 stops at College Lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus

- 602 stops at College Lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus

Hatfield Railway station is a 30 minute walk or 10 minute bike ride to either College Lane or de Havilland campus. There is a regular bus service provided by Uno Bus. The 341, 601, 602, 614, 641, 644 and 653 busses link our campuses to the Railway Station.

To/from St Albans station:

- 602 stops at College lane campus (the Forum) and de Havilland campus

- 601 stops at de Havilland

Societies

Societies are a great way to meet like-minded people with many putting on social events and activities during the day so commuting students can attend. There are more than 100 societies for you to get involved with during your time at Herts. From salsa dancing to baking and LGBT to K-pop, you will find your place.

Find out more about societies and volunteering opportunities



Social spaces

We have plenty of  social spaces to relax or study in between your lectures and seminars. You can choose from a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and breakout areas on campus, ideal for catching up with friends, completing group work or having a quiet moment to yourself. If you want to get off campus, the Galleria is a short walk away and is filled with shops, restaurants and cafes with local parks offering plenty of green space.

Find out more about things to do on campus



Sport and fitness

The Hertfordshire Sports Village and the Oval gyms are open throughout the day and evening providing easy access to professional-level sports facilities at a discounted student price. Our Active Students programme also offers a wide range of free, on-campus, non-competitive sports throughout the day for you to get involved with, helping you get active while on campus.

Find out more about sport and fitness



Car parking and transport links