Public Transport to and from the Sixth Form College, Colchester
September 2021 to July 2022

UPDATED - 01/09/21

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.

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 2021/2022. If you have any travel enquiries please contact Michele Perrin: 01206 500700.

FIRST ESSEX BUSES

 

First Bus sell mTickets via the Student Travel Club (STC). To sign-up to the Student Travel Club (STC) and purchase a discounted ticket(s) please visit https://www.firstbus.co.uk/essex/ctc 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. The mTicket discounted rates are more competitive than those of the ‘paper’ season ticket and offer a wider range of ticket options which include Annual, Termly, Monthly and 10/12 single journey.  

DETAILS OF PRICES FOR 2021/2022

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

MONTHLY DD

ANNUAL

10 SINGLE JOURNEYS

12 SINGLE JOURNEYS

COLCHESTER INNER

£170.81

£140.97

£145.09

£46.82

£456.88

£16.98

N/A

COLCHESTER OUTER

£272.69

£224.32

£231.53

£74.60

£727.50

N/A

24.18

BRIGHTCHESTER

£201.68

£165.67

£171.84

£55.57

£539.20

N/A

N/A

ALL ESSEX

£387.93

£318.99

£329.28

£105.99

£1,036.20

N/A

£35.50

 

Details of how to purchase your mTicket

Go to the following link: https://www.firstbus.co.uk/essex/ctc 

  • Register an account. Enter customer details to create an account. Please retain username and password information – these details will be required for future purchases. When completing these details please note that these must be the details of the person that will make the payments.
  • Select Employer: You will see a drop-down menu – please select STC Colchester Sixth Form College.
  • Enter company email address: You will be prompted to verify your account (attendance at Colchester Sixth Form College). Please enter your student college email address ending in @colchsfc.ac.uk
  • You will be sent an email to complete the registration process. Once you have received this, click on the link, to verify your account (please note the verification email is not sent out immediately).
  • You now have set up your account successfully. 
  • Download the First Bus App to your smart phone and set up an mTicket account on the app. It is important that an mTicket account is created – as this is where your mTicket will be sent.
  • Purchase your discounted Student Travel Club ticket on the website and it will be sent direct to your phone

 

COLCHESTER INNER ZONE

First Bus services in Colchester town centre, General Hospital, University of Essex, Wivenhoe, Highwoods, Stanway, Lexden, Greenstead, Mile End, West Bergholt and Rowhedge.

BRIGHTCHESTER

Travel to and from Brightlingsea plus valid in the Colchester Inner zone.

COLCHESTER OUTER ZONE

Travel on First Essex. Zone bounded by West Mersea, Kelvedon, Coggeshall, Stratford St Mary, Dedham, Earls Colne and Tiptree.

ALL ESSEX

Travel on all First Bus services across Essex, except the X10 / X30 Stansted Airport, 508/509/525/620 services and Chelmsford park and ride services.

Contact information for Customer Services

If you require further help, you can contact us using the mTickets contact form » or by using the alternative details below:

Tel: 0345 646 0707 (8am – 6pm Monday - Friday)

Online support form: https://www.firstbus.co.uk/help-and-support/help-our-apps/contact-app-support

 

ARRIVA : 2020/21 prices

Student Saver Ticket for Services 1/1A, 2, 4, and 8 Services within Colchester town area. https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/buy-tickets/region/herts-and-essex

                                      Travel Voucher                           Student Saver Ticket               Colchester Zone   

                             Autumn Term  :  £185.00                  Monthly    : £37.91                   Weekly     :  £12.40

                             Spring Term      : £140.00                                                                        4 Weekly :  £40.00

                             Summer Term  : £145.00                                                                           

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.

Contact : 03301020801 (Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.00pm) Email : services@hedingham.co.uk   www.hedingham.co.uk

DETAILS OF PRICES FOR 2021/2022

SERVICE NO

DESTINATION

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

88

Earls Colne & Halstead

£200

£150

£200

84

Great Horkesley

£210

£170

£180

76

Clacton

£200

£150

£200

92

Tollesbury

£190

£150

£165

84

Stoke by Nayland

£300

£245

£260

84

Sudbury / Leavenheath

£340

£275

£290

754

West Bergholt

£185

£150

£160

754

Bures / Wormingford

£300

£245

£260

753/754

Long Melford

£405

£325

£350

753/754

Clare / Lavenham

£405

£325

£350

    84c             Hadleigh
(shared route with Beeston)
       £480        £390        £415

 

 

COLCHESTER BOROUGH CARD

The Colchester Borough card allows unlimited bus travel in and around Colchester on First Essex, Arriva, Panther Travel, Hedingham, Stephensons and Ipswich Buses. Tickets can be purchased via the First Bus App, Anglian Buses App, Arriva Bus App or Colchester Travel Centre, 26 St.Botolphs St. Day and week tickets may be purchased on the bus.

                      Inner Zone              Outer Zone

Weekly      :    £19.00                       £29.00

4 Weekly   :    £66.00                       £98.00

12 Weekly :  £190.00                    £290.00

PANTHER TRAVEL

Service 81A Dedham and Langham

Panther Travel will be operating a dedicated school bus during term time that will follow the general public bus at the times stated below to assist in the travelling of students to their place of study. 

This route is subsidised by Essex County Council.  To receive the discounted price you will need to purchase the Essex Scholars Ticket direct from Panther Travel.

Autumn Term  2021   : £149.90

Spring Term     2022   : £129.20

Summer Term 2022   : £129.20

Annual                         : £354.60

Departs Dedham Lamb Cnr at 7.39 arriving Colchester High Street 08.14

Departs Colchester Head Street at 16.16 arriving Dedham Lamb Cnr 16.40

Contact : 01255 554974         Email : info@panther-travel.co.uk

   

GREATER ANGLIA RAIL TRAVEL

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

On application you will require your student ID number. You will require the last 7 digits of this number when making your application. This number will be on your student ID card or available from the General Office. 

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.

Prices have now been brought in to line with the 16-17 saver discounts. So not only does the scholar ticket match that price but the validity of the tickets are longer meaning you get extra validity on some terms at no extra charge to cover the full term times. This means that you will not have the additional cost of having to purchase the ‘16-17 saver’ in order to benefit from the 50% discount.

Students must hold on to and not discard their current smart cards at the end of each term / academic year, as the next term or year’s ticket will be added to that card remotely. All you will need to do is activate it.

Please ensure that you always carry your Student ID card with you whilst travelling.

Activate your New Ticket

Please ensure that your Smart Ticket is loaded on to your Smart Card, before you travel. The simplest and quickest way to load your ticket is via the Greater Anglia Mobile App. Simply download the Greater Anglia app from your relevant app store to get started. Please allow up to 2 working days for your ticket to be uploaded to your Smart Card before activating.

If you’re an Android phone user, you can load your Smart Ticket straight to your Smart Card. After you have purchased your ticket, open the GA app and hold your Smart Card on the back of your phone.

For Apple devices, open the GA app on your mobile phone, select ‘Smart Card’ from the menu and hold your Smart Card to the phone to load your ticket –it will automatically upload onto the Smart Card. (*please note iPhones must have iOS 13.1 software or later) 

Alternatively, Load your Smart Ticket from your chosen Greater Anglia station. Your Smart Ticket can be loaded on your Smart Card when you touch it onto the yellow ticket barrier reader, Platform Validator or by collecting from a ticket vending machine by following the screen options. 

Touching in and Touching out

Once you have collected your Smart Card Ticket you can travel as normal. To ‘touch in’ at the start of your journey, place your Smart Card on the reader as you pass through the automatic ticket barrier or on a Platform validator. Similarly, at the end of your journey place your Smart Card on the reader as you pass through the automatic ticket barrier or on a Platform Validator to ‘touch out’.

Don’t forget to keep your Smart Card separate from your other ‘contactless’ cards such as Oyster and bankcards. This will avoid card clash when touching the reader.

If your ticket is lost, stolen or damaged you will need to contact the Business Travel Team on 0345 600 7245 (option 3). Our ticket offices are unable to process replacements, duplicates or refunds. This must be requested with the Business Travel Team.

If you have any queries regarding the new term or the tickets that will become available to order on 26 August, please feel free to email Specialist Services at businesstravel@greateranglia.co.uk where they will be happy to assist and answer any questions.

Greater Anglia Contact details

Abellio East Anglia Ltd, The Hub, Colchester North Station, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JS

 Customer Services: 

0345 600 7245

Option 3 – Season Ticket

Option 1 – Season Ticket

RAIL SEASON TICKET PRICES FOR 2021/2022

Termly tickets are valid during Evenings, Weekend & Half term. Annual Ticket is valid during the Christmas & Easter holiday period.

 

Monthly

DD

PER TERM

ACADEMIC     YEAR

 

SHORT

SUMMER TERM (Yr 2)

SHORT YEAR 

(Yr 2)

ALRESFORD

52.30

150.40

417.96

 

76.30

346.93

BILLERICAY

197.80

569.50

1582.40

 

288.90

1313.67

BRAINTREE FREEPORT

111.00

319.40

887.52

 

162.00

736.74

BRAINTREE.

111.00

319.40

887.52

 

162.00

736.74

BRENTWOOD.

206.00

593.00

1647.76

 

300.80

1367.86

BURES

74.60

214.80

596.84

 

109.00

495.51

BURY ST EDMUNDS

223.00

641.90

1783.64

 

325.60

1480.65

CHAPPEL & WAKES COLNE

57.70

165.90

460.96

 

84.20

382.72

CHELMSFORD

127.10

365.80

1016.52

 

185.60

843.82

CLACTON ON SEA

106.20

305.80

849.68

 

155.10

705.36

CRESSING

111.00

319.40

887.52

 

162.00

736.74

DISS

218.50

628.90

1747.52

 

319.00

1450.66

DOVERCOURT

95.50

274.80

763.68

 

139.40

633.88

FELIXSTOWE

109.90

316.30

878.92

 

160.50

729.65

FRINTON ON SEA

106.20

305.80

849.68

 

155.10

705.36

GREAT BENTLEY

63.20

182.00

505.68

 

92.30

419.80

HARWICH INTL

95.50

274.80

763.68

 

139.40

633.88

HARWICH TOWN

95.50

274.80

763.68

 

139.40

633.88

HATFIELD PEVEREL

104.90

302.10

839.36

 

153.20

696.81

HYTHE

31.60

91.00

252.84

 

46.20

209.94

INGATESTONE

145.00

417.20

1159.28

 

211.60

962.32

IPSWICH

106.20

305.80

849.68

 

155.10

705.36

KELVEDON

71.40

205.50

571.04

 

104.20

473.98

KIRBY CROSS

77.00

269.90

749.92

 

136.90

622.56

LONDON LIVERPOOL ST 

298.50

859.20

2387.36

 

435.80

1981.86

MANNINGTREE

52.30

150.40

417.96

 

76.30

346.93

MARKS TEY

45.00

129.40

359.48

 

65.60

298.45

MELTON

109.90

316.30

878.92

 

160.50

729.65

MISTLEY

57.70

165.90

460.96

 

84.20

382.72

NORWICH

279.80

805.30

2237.72

 

408.50

1857.57

RAYLEIGH

246.00

708.10

1967.68

 

359.20

1633.37

ROMFORD

244.90

705.00

1959.08

 

357.60

1626.19

SAXMUNDHAM

196.20

564.50

1568.64

 

286.40

1302.17

SHENFIELD

172.50

496.40

1379.44

 

251.80

1145.03

STOWMARKET

152.70

439.50

1221.20

 

222.90

1013.75

STRATFORD

290.80

836.90

2325.44

 

424.50

1930.44

SUDBURY

79.60

229.00

636.40

 

116.20

528.26

THORPE LE SOKEN

84.60

243.30

675.96

 

123.40

561.20

WALTON ON THE NAZE

106.20

305.80

849.68

 

155.10

705.36

WEELEY

66.70

191.90

533.20

 

97.30

442.61

WHITE NOTLEY

111.00

319.40

887.52

 

162.00

736.74

WICKHAM MARKET

140.20

564.50

1568.64

 

286.40

1302.17

WITHAM

93.80

269.90

749.92

 

136.90

622.56

WIVENHOE

41.30

118.80

330.24

 

60.30

274.07

WOODBRIDGE

109.90

316.30

878.92

 

160.50

729.65

WRABNESS

74.60

214.80

596.84

 

109.00

495.51

  • Autumn Term :                            31 August 2021 - 17 December 2021
  • Spring Term   :                             4 January 2022 - 1 April 2022
  • Summer Term (Full term) :         19 April 2022 - 31 July 2022  
  • Summer Term (Short term Yr 2) 19 April 2022 - 31 May 2022 

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL

Post 16 Transport. Application on line : https://www.essex.gov.uk/school-transport/post-16-transport 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. Application on line : https://www.suffolkonboard.com/school-travel/ Academic year 2021/2022 is £310 per term.