Keele benefits from strong transport links both locally and nationally, with regular bus services to and from the campus and easy access to the local train station.
A regular bus service operates between the campus and Hanley (where you'll find the main shopping centre), via Newcastle and Stoke-on-Trent. There are several bus operators which travel to and from Keele, the main route is the 25 - this route allows Students to travel to and from the hospital as well as the main city centres. Students can travel on this route and other First routes at discounted fares. Information on the routes and discounts offered by First Transport can be found on their website.
Keele students and staff benefit from an exclusive bus ticket allowing cheaper and easier travel from campus to key locations throughout the city. The Keele Key ticket is available to purchase on any D&G or First bus.
A free bus pass will be issued to Freshers if campus accommodation is not available and we assist you in finding private accommodation locally. However for any students who have rejected or failed to accept an offer of University accommodation or are living at home, a bus pass will not be provided.
The bus depot at Hanley is also the base for National Express services, there is also a service for this at the Newcastle under Lyme bus depot.
Taxi fares will depend on the firm used but are approximately £4.50 into Newcastle, £7.50 to Hanley and £7 to Stoke station.
If you would like to cycle to, from and around Keele, useful information and tips can be found on the Keele Cycle webpages.
Keele SU (Students' Union) runs a free Safety Bus every evening and early morning. This runs from the car park in front of Keele SU and disabled access is provided.
Students aged 16-25 can buy a 16-25 Railcard to get 1/3 off eligible journeys for a whole year.