buses to Loughborough University

Loughborough University and Loughborough College students can make big savings on bus travel with Kinchbus.

There are several town routes to help you get around town, and our sprint runs right on to the university and college campuses.

  • unlimited travel from £363 for an academic year - valid from September - July
  • hop on sprint and all Kinchbus routes within Loughborough town centre
  • buy upfront or spread the cost with direct debit instalments
  • a valid student email address is required to verify your student status


how to pay?

unlimited travel for the academic year

Kinchkard is the quick and simple way to save money on travel around the Kinchbus Universe. Whether you use the bus every now and then or every day of the week, we'll have a Kinchkard to suit your needs. Just pay upfront and you will receive your Kinchkard in August, then your travel for the rest of the academic year (September - July) is sorted.

You can buy your annual student Kinchkard online, or you can buy one from us at the Loughborough University welcome events.

All students must have a valid academic email address in order to validate your student status.

buy online



direct debit

To make that student loan stretch a little further each term, you can pay for your unlimited bus travel by direct debit over 6, 7 or 8 month instalments.

Direct debits will be available for purchase in August, September and October. 

  1. Create your Kinchkard account 
  2. Hit purchase a new Kinchkard button and select 'student' from the drop down menu
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to verify your student status 
  4. Choose which Kinchkard zone is for you

create your account

Loughborough College student without an academic email address? Don't panic, fill out this direct debit form and we'll sort the rest. 


singles, 10 trip and 28 day Kinchkards

If you prefer to live in the moment, you can buy singles from your driver or a 10 trip and 28 day Kinchkard - you won't be making any student savings - but may be the best option if you only plan on travelling occasionally.

10 trip and 28 day Kinchkards can purchased and renewed online, or through your driver.


getting to Loughborough University & Loughborough College

sprint is the fastest way to get to your lectures, with buses every 10 mins during term time, and is perfect for early birds and night owls. 

sprint runs to both campuses, and drops you off right in town and at Loughborough train station.

sprint timetable

free campus travel 

If you need travel around the Loughborough University campus, we run a free campus shuttle bus between 7.30am until 6pm, Mondays to Fridays during term time.

You can also travel for free on sprint on the university campus, however this is only between 7.30am-4pm, Mondays to Fridays during term time.


to Loughborough, and beyond!

Kinchbus run frequent routes to Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, and for you jet setters, East Midlands Airport 24 hours a day.

Kinchbus 2  Loughborough | Barrow | Birstall | Nottingham - every 30 mins

Kinchbus 5  Loughborough town | Ravensthorpe Drive | Hazel Road Estate - every 30 mins

Kinchbus 9  Loughborough | Nottingham - every 30 mins

Kinchbus 11/12  Loughborough town | Thorpe Acre | Shelthorpe - every 30 mins

skylink derby 24/7  Leicester | Loughborough | airport | Derby - every 20 mins, runs 24/7


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