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Public transport and sustainable travel

The links provided on this page are intended to help local people and visitors to travel easily in and around Charnwood and reach places further afield.

Information can be found below about the Leicestershire Sustainable Travel Challenge, local buses, cycling paths, car share schemes, local air travel and road traffic and weather conditions.

Follow the link below for information on cycling, pedestrian and other pathways located within Charnwood.

Free bus travel for elderly or disabled people

Under the English National Concessionary Travel scheme, everyone over the pensionable age for women and eligible disabled people are entitled to apply for a travel card offering free off-peak local bus travel anywhere in England.

To apply for a new pass, renew an existing pass or replace a lost or damaged pass, please contact Leicester County Council on 0116 305 0002, or use the links below.

Leicestershire Sustainable Travel Challenge

LeicestershireSTC is a website and app that unlocks prizes and shopping deals the more you travel sustainably. Users earn 'Stravel Points' for every mile they travel by walking, cycling, running, using public transport or car sharing.

Download the app for free or register online at


Visit Traveline East Midlands where you can plan door-to-door journeys online from and to a postcode, postal address, town, village, station, stop, or point of interest. 

Alternatively you can download timetables and maps to plan your public transport journey or telephone 08712 002233 (every day, 7am-10pm).

Car Share Schemes

Choose How You Move Carshare is a free, secure online service that enables car sharing for people making the same journey. Car sharing does not mean sharing the ownership of your car, it is a way of sharing a regular or one-off journey by either offering people a lift or asking for a lift.

Local air travel

East Midlands Airport is located just 8 miles (13km) north west of Loughborough and is a key national and regional asset.

We are represented on the Airport Consultative Committee; this is so that we can try our best to ensure that the airport's operations result in the minimum practical interference with residents of Charnwood.

For more information please refer to the Department for Transport's website.

Road traffic and weather conditions

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