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Campus Travel

With two campuses and Halls of Residences across the City of Sunderland, the University and Students' Union operate regular bus services that can get you to where you need to be.

The University is also connected by public transport links including the Tyne and Wear Metro as well as our City Campus being close proximity to Park Lane Interchange.

Campus Bus

Our Campus Bus, the Connect service is operated by Go North East. Although members of the public can use the service to get around the City, students are able to hop on for free, simply show your campus card when you get on.

The Connect bus service operates between our two campuses, with stops along the way which are close to our Halls of Residences and key areas within the City, such as Park Lane Interchange & Stadium of Light.

Students' Union Minibus

Sunderland Students' Union operate a campus circular minibus service that picks up and drops off at key locations across campuses and Halls of Residences.

The Campus Circular operates, Monday - Friday 8am until 8pm circulating Halls of Residence and University buildings.

The Evening Circular operates 5 nights a week in the academic term from 8pm - 10.30pm between The Forge, St Peter's Campus, Scotia Quay and City Campus. 


Both campuses here in Sunderland are connected by the Tyne and Wear Metro service, an overground rail service that serves Sunderland, Gateshead and Newcastle areas. The Tyne and Wear Metro does cost so make sure to get a ticket before you board the trains.

The closest stops to our 2 campuses are:

City Campus - University
Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peters - St Peters


Parking on Campus

If you are driving each day, you will be able to park on campus. We have parking both at City and our Sir Tom Cowie Campus.

Parking on campus isn't free however if you apply for a parking permit you will be able to park at a substantive reduced rate.

Can't find a spot at a Campus? Why not park on the opposite campus and use our Campus Bus as a 'Park and Ride'.