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Travelling to Salisbury

COVID-19 Passenger Transport Advice

For students travelling to College on public transport or a dedicated College bus, it is important that you are aware of the rules and guidelines that have been put in place to protect you and your fellow passengers.

Please read the latest guidance about school and college transport before you travel.

Travelling by Bus

Students living in Wiltshire aged 16 – 18 (under 19)

Students living in Wiltshire and with a household income of less than £20,819 should apply here for the lower rate Wiltshire Council bus pass. This pass costs £266 and offers the best value for money for college travel by bus or train.

For students whose income is above this threshold, the full cost of this pass is £821 and may not be the most cost-effective option depending where you live and the number of days you need to attend college. We highly recommend checking prices for daily, weekly or termly tickets directly with the bus company that you will be using.

Students from Hampshire and Dorset aged 16 – 18 (under 19)

Students can purchase a pass for bus travel directly from the College. This is a local network Key and can be used across the network at any time. It is valid for the full academic year. Refer to the application form for details on fees and how to apply.

Local Bus Travel

Most bus routes stop in Salisbury city centre which is a short walk from the College campus on Southampton Road. Please refer to the websites below for ticket information and timetables.

Salisbury Reds

Based in Salisbury, routes cover the Salisbury area as well as Swindon, Amesbury, Andover, Devizes, Fordingbridge, Shaftesbury and more. Find out more here or take a look at the Salisbury Reds Network Map.


The X3 route from Bournemouth to Salisbury is used by college students in Hampshire and Dorset.

Travelling by Train

Students travelling on the train network and aged 16 or 17 can purchase a 16 – 17 Saver card for a 50% reduction in their train fares here

Students aged 18 and over can purchase a young person’s railcard which entitles them to a 30% reduction in ticket prices: click here

Travelling by Car

There is free parking on site. Parking is limited and the College car park is monitored by Parking Eye. Students should register their vehicle with the College when they start their course to avoid a fine.

Parking for students is permitted opposite the College on Southampton Road, in the council-owned Churchill Gardens car park. The College has an arrangement with the council to provide students with free parking here. However, students must display a College parking permit or they may be fined.

Useful Information and Links

The College bursaries can offer financial support to help with the cost of travelling to college. If you live more than 3 miles (walking distance) from College and your household income is less than £35,000, you should apply. Information and application forms can be found here:

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