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The best ways to get about and travel sustainably.

Journey planning

It’s not always easy to know what transport options are available for your journey, particularly when making the transition from the car to other modes of transport. Here are a selection of the best journey planners to help you plan a smooth and convenient journey:

Two students walking together past accommodation with their bikes. Other students are walking past in the background.

Red Planet Travel

National Rail

Cycle Streets



We all know how hard it is to fit in exercise into our busy working days but significant health benefits can be obtained by taking the right amount of physical activity. The current adult recommendation is at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on five or more days of the week.

There are some great walks across campus, including the Fitness Trail. There’s something for everyone. Get some steps in on your lunch break. Test your endurance after a lecture.

Key benefits of walking:

  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Prevention of diabetes
  • Helps reduce weight
  • Mental health benefits
  • Reduces risk of falls
Two students walking together whilst laughing through campus. There are other groups of students walking together in the background.

Further resources

Planning your route


Cyclists who work or study at Edge Hill University may join the Bike Locker Users’ Club (BLUC) in order to store their bike in any of the BLUC lockers on campus.

group of students cycling on campus


  • Sheffield stands and wall-mounted racks are all available for use free of charge at our Ormskirk campus.
  • Showers are available free of charge at the new Edge Hill Sports Centre and the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Bike locker user group

Cyclists who work or study at Edge Hill University may join the Bike Locker Users’ Club (BLUC) in order to store their bike in any of the BLUC lockers on campus. See the expanding boxes below for more information.

How do I sign up?

How do the lockers work?

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The Edge Link bus (EL1) offers a fast and reliable service straight to campus.

Catch the bus at Ormskirk bus station for a direct link to Edge Hill; great if you live in Ormskirk or arrive at Ormskirk bus or train station.

Further information and schedule


A number of buses connect Ormskirk to the surrounding area.

A-Z destination finder

Helpful resources


From Ormskirk train station there is a regular service running to and from Preston and all stations to Liverpool.

Liverpool to Ormskirk Preston to Ormskirk



Northern Rail

Park and ride

Bike and ride

Planning your route

Car parking

Our travel plan encourages staff, students and visitors to travel to the University by sustainable means wherever possible.

Parking on campus is limited and reserved for permit holders.

At the start of term we see a busy Ormskirk campus with a high demand for parking. In a few weeks, a large number of students will begin going out on placement and this will significantly ease the demand for on-campus parking. In the meantime, the overflow car parks on the tennis courts and Trim Trail are in operation and the University operates a shuttle service every 20 minutes from the overflow car parks to the Hub in the centre of campus. 

Parking permits

We try to manage our parking spaces fairly. Only members of staff and registered students may apply for a parking permit and eligibility criteria applies based on the distance travelled and the availability of public transport.

Our Car Parking Policy includes details of the eligibility criteria for parking permits, arrangements for disabled parking and other parking facilities in Ormskirk.

If you are a student coming to study at Edge Hill for the first time you will need to formally enrol on your course and receive your student number before you can apply.

Registered staff and students may check their eligibility and apply for a parking permit via the MyFM portal.

Car sharing

Car sharing is when two or more people share their journey and travel together.

It allows people to benefit from the convenience of the car whilst saving money by reducing mileage and petrol costs, alleviating parking problems, congestion and pollution.

If you are able to arrange car sharing with other students, then you are can reserve a space on the main University car park. Further details are available in the car sharing service available on our website.

To park at the Ormskirk Campus, you require a parking permit. These can be requested online. From Monday 17 October you will need to display a permit to park on campus. If you park off campus, please do so in a legal and considerate manner. 

Although these next few weeks will be busy, traffic and parking will ease considerably as we move into October. 

Thank you for your patience.

Staff and student car share groups

Reserved parking for car sharers

Car sharing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need a car to car share?

Do I have to car share everyday?

How safe is car sharing?

What if I car share and have to leave campus suddenly?

What about sharing costs?

What are the insurance implications of car sharing?

Is it possible to find a travelling companion of the same sex?

I already know someone who I can carshare with, do I have to join a Liftshare group?

I am not eligible for a car parking permit can I still car share?

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