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Find out about the best ways to get about and travel sustainable. Check out the EdgeLink (EL1) bus timetable, see how to sign up to car share and find out more about public transport options.

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.

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

Here are a selection of the best journey planners to help you plan a smooth and convenient journey:

National Rail Cycle Streets

The EdgeLink bus (EL1) offers a fast and reliable service straight to campus during term-time, free when you show your Unicard. Catch the EdgeLink bus at Ormskirk bus station for a direct link to Edge Hill, this is great if you live in Ormskirk or arrive at Ormskirk bus or train station. 

EdgeLink bus route

From Monday 25 September 2023 to Friday 6 October inclusive (with the exception of Sunday 1 October 2023) the bus will run an extended night service with the last bus from Ormskirk bus station departing at 1:05am.

Edge Link bus timetable and further information


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.

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.

group of students cycling on campus

Bike locker user group

How do I sign up?
How do the lockers work?
I need some more help


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.

Parking permits

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.

Staff and student car share groups
Reserved parking for car sharers
Guaranteed Ride Home scheme (staff only)

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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