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Commuting from home

Check out our top tips below if you're thinking of commuting from your current home – whether it's because your parents (or other relatives) already live near to Kingston or you're a mature student with commitments elsewhere in London.

  • Can I get a discount on travel?
  • Yes, if you are a full-time student, you can apply for discounted travel on the Transport for London network (some part-time students may also be eligible). Once you have enrolled, you'll be able to apply via My Kingston, our student intranet (remember you can't apply for the discount until after you have enrolled so please don't contact us yet!). Even better, we also run our own bus service between Kingston University campuses, which is free for students.
  • How do I find my way around?
    If you're not sure about the best way to reach Kingston from your home or how long the journey might take you, check our directions pages.
  • Will I miss out on social activities if I commute from home?
    No, don't worry about missing out on anything – because lots of our students choose to commute from elsewhere, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and make new friends.
  • What do current students think about commuting from home?
    Watch a video of current students' experiences or read more below about what our students say:

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Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Abigail, Creative Writing with English Literature studentAbigail, Creative Writing with English Literature student

I chose Kingston because aside from allowing me to take creative writing, it was the university in my hometown – allowing me to stay at home and save money on accommodation.

Hollie, Forensic Chemistry studentHollie, Forensic Chemistry student

There are certain experiences that you will get from living on your own but that doesn't mean that you won't be able to socialise with uni friends if you live at home.

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