Getting to College


We want to make travel as easy as possible for our students and you may be eligible for help with travel costs. Please contact Student Services for more information or see the Student Finance page. Alternatively, you can use Traveline.

College Subsidised Bus Routes

In response to the challenges facing young people with ever increasing bus pass prices and reducing bus service routes in the county we now offer six subsidised bus routes for students:

College Bus Forms

Newport College Bus Application Form          Updated: 19/06/2017     (115 KB)
Bridgnorth College Bus Application Form           Updated: 23/05/2017     (187 KB)
Ludlow College Bus Application Form           Updated: 23/05/2017     (105 KB)
Powys College Bus Application Form          Updated: 23/05/2017     (106 KB)
Telford College Bus Application Form          Updated: 23/05/2017     (102 KB)
Whitchurch & Market Drayton College Bus Application Form           Updated: 23/05/2017     (106 KB)

If you wish to use a College subsidised bus, please complete and return the appropriate application form to Student Services. Many local bus routes stop near each campus.

Transport Information Leaflet

Transport Information Leaflet          Updated: 07/06/2017     (238 KB)
A number of different transport options available depending on where you live.

Shropshire Council Bus Pass

If you live more than 3 miles away from the College and are aged 16-18 you may be entitled to a subsidised bus pass from Shropshire Council.

Most bus companies will allow students with Shropshire Council passes:

  • to travel to College at any time up to 12 noon
  • to travel home from College at any time after 12 noon

If you have any difficulties regarding transport to or from College please contact the Shropshire Council’s Integrated Transport Unit on 0345 678 9006.
 

Travel by Train

Many of our students travel to and from college using train services. Use ‘Plan Your Journey’ on www.nationalrail.co.uk to plan your own college journeys.

Arriva Trains

Arriva Trains Wales Price List 17-18          Updated: 11/07/2017     (188 KB)
ARRIVA Trains Wales Application Form 2017-18          Updated: 25/05/2017     (87 KB)

Travel by Bike

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is very well served by cycle routes from many parts of the town. Shrewsbury has been a Cycling Demonstration Town since 2008 and many off road and quiet residential road routes are available. The Shropshire’s Great Outdoors website has an interactive map which details all of the cycle/walking routes in the area. The College campus postcodes are: SY1 1RX for Welsh Bridge Campus, SY2 6AA for English Bridge Campus and SY2 6PR for London Road Campus.

Cycle Storage: There is adequate storage for bikes at all college campuses and students and staff are invited to make use of these facilities. Bicycles should be securely padlocked and are brought to College at your own risk. We suggest they are insured under your household policy.

If you have any queries about travelling to college that are not answered by any of the information on this page, please email Samantha Jones. Please quote ‘TRANSPORT QUERY’ in the subject area of the email when communicating with anyone in College about transportation issues.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride from Meole Brace at a reduced rate if you have your ID badge with you - parking is limited at all three campuses.

Useful websites:

Traveline Midlands website Traveline Wales Powys Council Transport
Shropshire Council timetable Travel Shropshire  


Examples of other public transport routes

From Bus Route Train Service
Bridgnorth / Much Wenlock 436 / 437 NO
Broseley 99 / 96 NO
Ellesmere 501 NO
Ludlow, Craven Arms & Church Stretton 435 YES
Market Drayton 64 NO
Oswestry 70 NO
Whitchurch / Wem 511 / 513 YES
Bishops Castle / Minsterley 552 NO
Shifnal X5 / 891 YES
Buildwas / Leighton 96 96 NO


Travel Information for Welsh Students

We do currently have a college bus coming from the Powys area, please ask Student Services for pick up points and times. If the pickup points and times are suitable please ask for an application form. There is a charge for this service but you may be able to get funding providing that your chosen course is not being taught at your local college, please ring Powys Council on 01597 826477.

However if the pickup points and times for the college bus are not suitable please visit the My Travel Pass website who might possible fund alternative transport.