Travel to College

There are several transport options to get to College.  Some providers offer special rates for students travelling by bus or train.  This page gives information about the most popular routes, but it is important that you research your proposed route to ensure that you get the best value. 

Please only use this information as a rough guide when making your College transport arrangements.  We strongly recommend checking the relevant transport providers websites to see which services they are currently running.  

 

Stagecoach run safe and reliable, local bus services. Get unlimited travel in your chosen area - see the Stagecoach website for detailed area maps. Stagecoach bus passes can be used outside College hours, including holidays.

Discount codes - You will need a unique code to apply a discount to the purchase of either an annual or termly StudentRider ticket.  To request a discount code, please complete this Google Form.  You must complete this Google Form before completing the ticket purchase on the Stagecoach website, www.stagecoachbus.com.  Unique discount codes cannot be issued once a ticket has been purchased.

Cost of ticket with unique discount code applied Annual Termly (Autumn) Termly (Spring) Termly (Summer)
Blackwater Valley £521 £203 £197 £143
South Gold £679 £300 £253 £207

To apply for a Student Ticket:

  • Go to the Stagecoach website.
  • Click 'Buy Tickets'.
  • Choose 'Student Tickets'.
  • Enter your location in the search box (if prompted).
  • Select your ticket choice and add to basket.
  • Apply your unique discount code at the checkout.

For information on all routes and services, please visit www.stagecoachbus.com and follow them on Twitter, @StagecoachSouth.  Stagecoach have produced a video explaining how to travel safely by bus during this time – you can view the video here.  

Please note that all bus routes are subject to change.  Prices given are not necessarily the best value for money for some routes.  Please note that you must always show your College ID card with your bus pass. 

There are three train stations within walking distance of the College; Farnborough Main, Farnborough North and Frimley.

16-17 Saver Card
The Department of Transport have launched a discount scheme which gives a 50% discount on rail travel for 16 and 17 year olds.  The pass costs £30 and can be purchased here

Or you can take advantage of the student rates and flexible payment options offered through the College. 

Please click here to apply for an annual or termly train pass.  This application form must be completed and returned to the Student Services office accompanied by a passport sized photograph and payment.  Train passes have to be ordered by the College and can take up to 14 days to be processed.

If an annual pass is purchased, the tickets will be issued in three stages – September, December and March.

Tickets can only be replaced if they have been lost/stolen once per academic year at a cost of £10.00.  Replacement tickets will not be refunded.

Passes will be valid for the designated route and can also be used at weekends and during College half terms.  For more information about routes and prices for the current year, click here.

Please ensure you have checked the relevant train provider website for the most up to date information about services.  Click here to view the South Western Railway dedicated ‘Back to School’ page – we also recommend you follow them on Twitter, @sw_help.

Offered to full time students aged between 16 and 18 living in one of the 11 boroughs/districts of Surrey, the Surrey County Council scheme allows travel on buses or trains at reduced rates to and from College.  The cost of the Student Fare Card is £25.  For more information and to apply, please visit the Surrey CC website . Fare Cards are delivered to the College, so will need to be collected from the Student Services office.  The student will be emailed when it's ready to be collected.

Stagecoach season tickets update:
As of December 2019, Stagecoach has taken the decision to not apply the student fare card scheme discount to season tickets (mega riders etc), and are only offering the scheme's discount on single and return bus fares.

The College has secure cycling racks where you can store your bike - students should provide their own padlock.  We ask students to research in advance the best cycle route to College - click here to discover local recommended routes.