COVID-19 Passenger Transport Advice
Please read the latest guidance about school and college transport before you travel.
Travelling by Bus
Students living in Wiltshire and with a household income of less than £20,819 should apply for the lower rate Wiltshire Council transport pass. This pass costs £266 and offers the best value for money for college travel by bus or train. Apply here.
For students whose household income is above that threshold, the full cost for this pass is £821 and may not be the most cost-effective option depending on 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. Useful links and info can be found below.
From Midsomer Norton or Radstock
Full time students who live in either Midsomer Norton or Radstock areas can take the Wiltshire College & University Centre bus that picks up from these areas and takes students to the Trowbridge and Lackham campuses during term time:
Midsomer Norton (High Street B3355 near the library) 07:30
Radstock (Victoria Hall) 07:35
Trowbridge Campus 08:10
Lackham Campus 08:50
Lackham Campus 16:40
Trowbridge Campus 17:20
Radstock (Victoria Hall) 17:50
Midsomer Norton High St 17:55
The current travel pass price is £500 per year. This may be reduced with evidence of household income less than £20,819 for the year 2019⁄20 and if you are eligible for a College bursary.
Apply here for a travel pass from Midsomer Norton or Radstock.
From Bath including Bradford-on-Avon, Warminster and Westbury
Students travelling to Trowbridge campus can purchase a First Bus mTicket pass for travel. Students will need to download the First bus app.
Young people (16−21) and students (of any age if in full time education) can get up to 30% discount on all tickets across the West of England.
Students can show any form of valid photo Student ID to get the discount and no longer need a First Photo ID. Examples of ID that can be used are valid NUS Cards, University ID cards or International Student ID cards. Valid ID must be shown on every journey.
First Bus D1 Service: Timetable
From Frome, Melksham or Chippenham
Faresaver — X34
Students over the age of 17 can travel at child fares when carrying valid student ID, e.g. a Student ID card issued by their place of education or an NUS card. Student ID must display a valid expiry date to enable travel at child fares.
Children/Students Annual Pass
Allows unlimited travel on most services for £675 per year or £650 if purchased on mobile phone via mymobiletickets.com. Check website for details.
Please note that annual passes are not refundable in the event that schools/colleges close due to Covid-19.
Child/Student Week: £16.50 on bus, £16 mobile ticketing. Allows unlimited travel on any Faresaver service for children/students for one week (7 days from date of purchase). This ticket is not valid with other operators.
Child/Student Month: £62 on bus, £55 mobile ticketing. Allows unlimited travel on any Faresaver service for one month (31 days from date of purchase). This ticket is not valid with other operators.
Prices are subject to change, for the latest information please contact Faresaver.
Stagecoach Route 49
Students can travel for less with Stagecoach’s student bus passes and tickets. You’ll need a current student ID card with a photo to buy a Stagecoach student ticket. The name on your ID card will need to match the name on your ticket. You can use it at any time to travel within your chosen ticket zone.
For bus times and prices, please contact Stagecoach.
Travelling by Train
Students aged 18 and over can purchase a young person’s railcard which entitles them to a 30% reduction in ticket prices: click here.
Students travelling by train to Trowbridge on Great Western Railway (GWR) services may be eligible for a subsidised train pass. Please contact 03457660228 and ask about a Scholar Season Ticket.