Oadby Shuttle Bus

Oadby Shuttle Bus Passes are Now Available!

The cheapest regular bus service between Oadby Student Village and the University of Leicester Campus is the Oadby Shuttle Bus, run by the University and operated by Centrebus. To use this service you will need to purchase an annual or semester one bus pass, there are no pay as you go options.

Annual Bus Passes

Monday – Friday service


Monday – Saturday service


Semester One Bus Passes

Monday - Friday service


Monday - Saturday service


Buy an Oadby Shuttle Bus Pass

The annual pass is valid from Monday 23 September 2019 – Saturday 20 June 2020.

The semester one pass is valid from Monday 23 September 2019 - Saturday 11 January 2020.

Your bus pass will be uploaded to your student card, so there’s no additional paper pass. All you have to do is tap your student card on the reader when you get on the bus.

How to activate your bus pass on your student card

You will need to make sure that you have activated the bus pass on your student card before you start using it for the bus.

  1. After you have purchased the bus pass you will receive an email when your card has been updated
  2. Once it has been updated, hold your student card against any card reader in Oadby Student Village social space (e.g. Olive Banks Study Space) for about ten seconds until the reader shows green. Alternatively you can hold the card against any of the attendance monitors on campus used for seminars/ lectures.
  3. Once you have done this, your card can be used on the bus

Please allow at least one working day for your card to be updated after you have purchased the bus pass.

Oadby Shuttle Bus Stop Map
Timetable coming soon!


Other Options for Commuting to Campus

Oadby Student Village is around 2 miles from campus, so it's worth considering how you will travel to university.

  • Walking to main campus takes about 30-40 minutes, depending on how fast you walk!
  • Cycling to campus is easy, with dedicated bike racks in Oadby Student Village and a large underground secure bike store on main campus. The easiest route is to follow the cycle lanes via London Road. The council have even created a dedicated cycle highway into the City Centre, free of other vehicles!
  • The Arriva Bus (31/31A/31E) is a public service run by Arriva which offers various ticket options, including pay as you go. This service runs into the City Centre and is available at weekends. The bus stops a short walk from the student village travelling past Victoria Park and the end of University Road for travelling to campus.
  • Bringing your own car is also an option for travelling around Leicester. You'll need to purchase a parking permit for £50 to park in Oadby Student Village, there is no student parking on the university campus or in City Living. Blue badge holders can park in Oadby Student Village free of charge but will need to register their vehicle at reception.


Got a Question?

There's lot's of options for transport around Leicester, so we'd be happy to talk you through it and help you choose what's right for you. Drop us an email at accommodation@le.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)116 252 2428, our office is open 24/7 every day!

Want to chat in person? Come and see us on a Leicester Open Day or find out about travel options when you arrive at our Discover Leicester fair during your welcome weekend.

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