Travelling to Keele open days

Keele University is ideally situated in the heart of the UK, right by bustling university town Newcastle-under-Lyme, minutes away from the ever-developing city of Stoke-on-Trent. Our postcode for sat nav is ST5 5BG.

Keele is between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6 motorway, and is just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. We are halfway between Manchester and Birmingham.

Please follow the orange signs and staff directions to the next available car park. Car parking is free on the Open Day.

If you or anyone in your party has any mobility issues or holds a blue badge, head to the Students’ Union car park for access to the sign-in marquee. If you would like to park next to a particular building instead, please refer to the accessibility map on our website.

The nearest railway station to Keele is Stoke-on-Trent (5 miles / 8km away). We offer a complimentary shuttle service between Keele University and Stoke-on-Trent train station on open days.

When you arrive at the train station, look out for one of our Student Ambassadors who will direct you to the bus stop.

The bus will then leave Keele University from the stop outside Darwin Building.

Departing from Stoke-On-Trent train station to Keele University:
08:30 | 09:30 | 10:30 | 11:30 | 13:30 | 14:30 | 15:30 *
Departing from Keele University to Stoke-On-Trent train station:
09:00 | 10:00 | 11:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00 *
* Please note these times are subject to traffic

From Stoke-on-Trent train station, 'First' buses operate No. 25 service. The bus stop is on your left when exiting the station, on the opposite side of the road (opposite the taxi rank). More details can be found on the First Group website.

Coaches from many parts of the country call at Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent) and Newcastle-under-Lyme bus stations. You can then get a local bus to the campus, 'First' buses (Service No. 3/X3) and 'D&G' buses (service no. 85) which run from both stations. For more coach information visit National Express Coaches.

Keele positively supports cycling as a vital aspect of sustainable transport and cycling facilities have been increased and upgraded in recent years.
You can hire a Brompton bike from Stoke-on-trent train station for just £2.50 per day and cycle to Keele campus.

There are plenty of places to park your bike at Keele. Our cycle map shows the location of all the cycle stores and facilities.

To plan your cycle journey to Keele from the train station or other areas you may wish to use these cycle maps of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Or visit the following websites:

Keele Cyclists
Keele Cyclists is the bicycle users group (BUG) for Keele University. We aim to allow cyclists to give collective feedback to the University on how cycling can be supported and encouraged and to allow cyclists to meet and support one another.

All Nursing & Midwifery talks take place at the Clinical Education Centre on the Royal Stoke University Hospital site.

There is ample parking available on Keele campus, with a coach travelling between the bus stop outside Darwin Building and the Clinical Education Centre throughout the day. Please be aware that there will be a break from the coach service between 12:20 and 13:00.

Departing from Keele University to Clinical Education Centre:
09:00 | 09:40 | 10:20 | 11:00 | 11:40 | 13:00 | 13:40 | 14:20 | 15:00 *
Departing from Clinical Education Centre to Keele University:
09:20 | 10:00 | 10:40 | 11:20 | 12:00 | 13:20 | 14:00 | 14:40 | 15:30 *
* Please note these times are subject to traffic

Pay and display car parking fees are waived for guests attending the Open Day, however there are limited spaces available. You will be sent a permit via email in advance of the day; place the permit on your dashboard and please don't park in a space marked with a 'P'. Please click here to view a map of the Royal Stoke University Hospital site.

Open days at Keele

Visit campus and learn more about Keele and the subject that you're interested in studying.