Commuting to Herts

We have two campuses in Hatfield, Hertfordshire - just north of London and with easy access via train, bus or car.

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25 minutes from London King's Cross

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Uno bus travel connecting popular routes

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Easy access to the M25 and A1(M)


Arriving from London King’s Cross to Hatfield by train only takes 25 minutes. Not only do the trains run regularly (every 20 minutes, Monday to Friday), but they also provide discounted prices. Be sure to get yourself a rail card and enjoy 1/3 reduction on your fare.

From Hatfield train station, jump on either the 341, 602, 614, 644, 641 or 653 Uno buses and be on campus in 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can cycle in 10-15 minutes or walk in 30 minutes.

There are also direct rail links from Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage and Cambridge to name just a few of our commuter hotspots.

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey on the National Rail journey planner ahead of time and book your tickets early to save money.


We have our very own Uno bus service offering discounted fares to Herts students. Make sure you carry your student ID card and purchase your ticket before boarding. To plan your travel, download the Uno bus app. Popular routes connecting Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London include:

  • 341 and 641 Hatfield - Hertford - Broxbourne
  • 601 Borehamwood - Hatfield - Welwyn Garden City
  • 602 Watford - Shenley - London Colney - St Albans  - Hatfield
  • 610 and 621 Cockfosters - Potters Bar - Hatfield - Luton
  • 614 and 644 Hatfield - Barnet - Queensbury
  • 635 Watford - Hatfield - Hitchin
  • 653 New Greens - St Albans - Hatfield

Get the free shuttle bus between both campuses

Getting between campuses couldn’t be simpler either. If you don’t fancy the 15-minute walk, then our shuttle buses will take you. For free!

Hatfield digital bus map


A lot of students commute to campus by car and it’s easy to see why. Herts is so well connected via the M25 and Junction 3 on the A1(M).

Take advantage of the University’s park and ride service connecting both campuses. Located in Hatfield (AL10 8HS), there are 800 car park spaces available.

Blue Badge holders will be able to park on either campus. If using your satnav, use postcode AL10 9AB for College Lane campus or AL10 9EU for de Havilland campus.

If you don’t qualify for a Blue Badge, you may be able to apply for an extenuating circumstances permit. Perhaps you have young children or caring responsibilities. This will allow you to park at either campus but does not guarantee parking availability. For more information on arriving by car visit parking at Herts.

Visit the maps to plan your journey.


What better way to get around campus than with our free cycle hire scheme. With pick up points at both campuses and 12-hour loan period, it’s a great way to travel.

If you choose to bring your own bike to campus, feel free to secure it in one of our lockable bike shelters or bike racks.

Once you arrive on campus

Once on campus, you may find yourself with some free time between lectures. Why not grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants/cafes or explore our informal learning zones – perfect for collaborating with friends. Prefer to do something more active? Join a sports club or society. With over 100 to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With so much on offer, you’ll want to make sure you’re not missing anything, so be sure to check out all campus facilities.