New Students

Commuting Students

London has great transport links, and many students find commuting a cheaper and more convenient choice to renting!

Commuting Students

Here's what you need to know


What you need to know:Mile End road traffic

  • All of our campuses are easily accessible by London’spublic transport network- Mile End and Whitechapel are both in Zone 2, all our other campuses are in Zone 1.

  • The Students’ Union has a dedicated Commuters Society to help students connect with others on their route and find a travel buddy, so don't worry about missing out!

Students' Union

Students outside Drapers bar

If you’re commuting to Queen Mary this year you’re not alone! Come along to Drapers to meet your fellow commuters and make some new travel buddies. The Commuter Students' Social Event is on Friday 13th September from 6pm-9pm. More information is available here.

Can't make the event? Don't worry, catch up with your fellow commuters on our official Facebook group.

Student discount

London Bus at Queen Mary

Want to save money on your morning commute? Get a 18+ Student Oyster and save 30% on travel cards, bus and tram passes.

If you're enrolled in university in London you're eligible for a Student Oyster, click here to find out more.

Travelling from outside of London?

Make sure you get a 16-25 Railcard for 1/3 off railfairs. The railcards are £30 a year and make a huge difference if you're travelling daily using National Rail services, for more information click here.