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Transport

Public Transport to and from the Sixth Form College, Colchester

September 2023 to July 2024

The table is a summary of the main options available to ALL college students for travel by public transport (bus or train) for the academic year 2023/2024. It is offered as guidance only

This information is provided as a guide for parents to help them to select the best option for their son/daughter to travel to College. The College does not operate or support any transport services and has no financial connection with any operators shown below. We have worked hard to ensure that the information below is as accurate as possible, but please note that it is issued for guidance only and final confirmation of pricing and other details will be provided by transport companies at point of purchase.

If you have any travel enquiries please contact Sally Day or Michele Perrin: 01206 500700

First Essex Buses

First Bus provide our students with a discounted rate in the form of an mTickets via the Student Travel Club (STC).

To sign-up to the Student Travel Club (STC) and purchase a discounted ticket(s)

please visit STC | First Bus for step by step instructions.

This ticket service will enable instant access to your bus pass on your smart phone whilst still receiving the benefit of the discounted rate unique to Colchester Sixth Form College students.

Ticket options include Annual, Termly, Monthly and 10/12 single journey.

Prices for 2023 - 2024

Location areas

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Monthly direct debit

Annual

10xSingle journeys

12xSingle journeys

Colchester inner

£200.00

£170.00

£170.00

£55.00

£530.00

£20.00

N/A

Colchester outer

£320.00

£260.00

£270.00

£87.00

£840.00

N/A

24.00

Brightchester

£250.00

£210.00

£210.00

£68.00

£660.00

N/A

N/A

All Essex

£450.00

£370.00

£390.00

£123.00

£1,200.00

N/A

£24.00

A step by step guide for purchasing the mTicket may be obtained from the college General Office.

Please note you will require the student’s college email address to purchase the mTicket.

Contact information for the mTicket support team

Arriva

Student Saver Ticket for Services 1/1A, 2, 4, and 8 within the Colchester town area.

https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/buy-tickets/region/herts-and-essex

Travel Voucher Prices

  • Autumn Term: £205.00
  • Spring Term: £145.00
  • Summer Term: £175.00

Student Saver Ticket

www.arrivabus.co.uk/monthlytickets

  • Monthly: £43.75

Colchester Zone

  • Weekly: £17.00
  • Four Weekly: £60

Colchester Borough card

The Colchester Borough Card allows unlimited bus travel in and around Colchester on First Essex, Arriva Colchester, Panther Travel, Ipswich Buses, Stephenson’s of Essex, and Hedingham Omnibuses.

Tickets can be purchased via the First Bus App, Anglian Buses App or Arriva Bus App.

Day and Week tickets can be purchased on bus.

Inner Zone Outer Zone

  • Weekly: £21.50 £33.00
  • 4 Weekly: £75.00 £112.00
  • Quarterly: £217.00 £332.00

https://www.firstbus.co.uk/essex/tickets/ticket-types/colchester-borough-card

Please note this card has no discount rates and therefore may not be the cheapest option for travelling to college.

Hedingham / Chambers

Hedingham Group offer our students a discounted rate on their buses. Contact Hedingham direct for a college termly pass. A current photo is required when emailing application details for bus pass.

Prices for 2023-2024

Bus service number

Destination

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

88

Earls Colne & Halstead

£255

£184

£233

76

Clacton

£255

£184

£233

753/754 Long Melford / Lavenham £490 £396 £424

84

Stoke by Nayland

£295

£225

£275

84

Sudbury

£335

£250

£305

754

West Bergholt

£185

£140

£170

754

Bures / Wormingford

£295

£225

£275

84/784 Great Horkesley £253 £209 £242

84C

Hadleigh /Beeston feeder

£583.00

£473

£501

84c Hadleigh to Nayland Feeder Service, School days ONLY

07:10 am Magdalen Rd, Hadleigh travelling straight through to Nayland to join Chambers 84 at the last bus stop on Bear Street (before joining the A134)

Return journey

Chambers 16:34pm to Bear Street, Nayland to join feeder bus travelling back to Magdalen Rd, Hadleigh

Both buses will wait for connection

Termly passes (which cover travel on both buses) are available to purchase from Chambers

Greater Anglia

To purchase a student discounted ticket, apply on line at https://railplus.greateranglia.co.uk/scholars.html

You may apply for an Annual, Termly or Monthly ticket.

The scholar’s monthly subscription option is only available for a very short period in late August/early September at the start of the Academic year.

Consecutive termly tickets may be ordered up to four weeks prior to the start of the following term.

On average young adults aged 16-18 could save up to 57% off the price of an Adult Annual Academic Pass compared to buying a full priced ticket at the station. We’ve even extended this to our Short Year Academic Passes and a saving of up to 50% off the price of a Termly ticket for our young adults.

Students require their Student ID number to purchase their ticket. This is issued during enrolment.

Students must carry their student ID cards at all times when travelling on the train.

Full price listing is available from the General Office.

A few destinations for prices for 2023/24 for guidance

Destination

Price Per Term

Price per Academic Year

Braintree

351.60

977.00

Chelmsford

401.70

1116.30

Clacton

336.10

934.00

Harwich

302.10

839.40

Hatfield Peverel

332.40

923.60

Ipswich

336.10

934.00

Kelvedon

225.90

627.80

Manningtree

165.30

459.20

Marks Tey

142.40

395.60

Sudbury

251.90

700.00

Walton on the Naze

336.10

934.00

Witham

297.10

825.60

Wivenhoe

130.60

362.90

Post 16 transport

Please note this may not be the cheapest option for students to travel to College.

Essex County Council

Post 16 Transport. Application on line : https://www.essex.gov.uk/school-transport/post-16-transport

Available for Sixth form or college students that offer the majority of the course being studied (50% or more of the course), and live more than 3 miles away are eligible.

Application assessments, Autumn Term 1 March to 30 September, Spring Term 1 October to 31 January. Standard charge £900 per year. Low income £450 per year. This can be paid by 3 termly payments.

Suffolk County Council

Post 16 Transport

Please see website for full criteria before consideration of application.