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.

There are a number of different transport options available depending on where you live:


Transport Assistance – Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council provides help with transport to College if all the following apply:

  • You are aged under 19
  • You currently live in Shropshire
  • The College is the designated post-16 provider/college for where you live and
  • You live 3 or more miles away from College.

If you meet the above criteria, a contribution of £875 per academic year (or 3 termly instalments of £295), towards the cost of transport, is payable unless you are on defined benefits (e.g. families on Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Free School meals or Child Tax Credits where the current income is less than £16,190) in which case a contribution of £280 per academic year is charged. Prices are based on 19/20 and may be subject to change.

You can choose to pay termly or annually. The travel pass will be issued once the contribution has been paid and can be collected from Student Services.

How to apply for Post-16 Transport Assistance through Shropshire Council

  • Complete an application form, available from Student Services or the Council
  • Online at www.shropshire.gov.uk 
  • Over the phone by calling 0345 678 9006.

In some cases, it may be better value to purchase season tickets directly from your local transport operator, rather than contributing via the Council’s post-16 Contribution Scheme. We would therefore recommend that before making a payment to the Council’s post-16 contribution scheme, you check that this is the most cost-effective method of purchasing season tickets.

You can contact Student Services for prices if you are unsure.

What happens if the Council declines my application?

  • You can apply to the College’s 16-19 Bursary Fund for a contribution to your transport costs if your gross household income is below £26,000. Please enquire at Student Services for more information. Application forms for the Bursary Fund will be available from Student Services and on the Student Finance page
  • You can apply to Arriva Bus Midlands, Transport for Wales Rail Services or your local transport provider for a Student Season Ticket.

If you are only applying for a council travel pass you will need to contact your own council area. If you reside in Telford & Wrekin or Powys, you will need to contact their Transport Department if you think you are eligible for Transport Assistance.


Arriva Bus Midlands – Student Saver Scheme

Students can buy a Student Saver ticket lasting for a term or full academic year. You will be eligible for unlimited bus travel across the Midlands 7 days a week including evenings and weekends. The cost is as follows:

  • West Midlands Annual Student Saver - £555
  • West Midlands Academic Year Student Saver - £535
  • West Midlands Autumn Term Student Saver - £235
  • West Midlands Spring Term Student Saver - £185
  • West Midlands Summer Term Student Saver - £185

Please note the above prices are subject to change.

Arriva is now offering monthly instalment plans to pay for termly/annual tickets.

To apply, please visit www.arrivabus.co.uk. Arriva have developed a brand new m ticket app with great new features making it easier for students to pay for and download their ticket on the go. Please contact Arriva Midlands for more information.

Public Arriva Bus services

 Route  Bus
Oswestry to Shrewsbury / Shrewsbury to Oswestry  70
Telford to Shrewsbury / Shrewsbury to Telford  X4 & X5
Shrewsbury Bus Station to Sutton Farm / Sutton Farm to Shrewsbury Bus Station  8

Timetables and more information is available here.

The 519/S521 from Wellington via High Ercall will not be running this academic year after Department for Education funding to provide additional buses to schools and colleges during the pandemic finished in July. Routes 70/70a from Oswestry will be replaced by routes x4/x5 and I’ve added detail regarding routes 19, 19a, 436 and 7a, the latter being the partial replacement for Newport students.

Route 8/8A: Shrewsbury – Sutton Farm / Emstrey Business Park
Departures from Shrewsbury Bus Station at 07:20, 07:50, 08:10, 08:30 (as route 64), 08:35, 08:45, 09:15 then every 30 minutes until 17:45.

Route 8/8A: Sutton Farm / Emstrey Business Park Shrewsbury
Departures from Sutton Farm at 07:37, 08:07, 08:27, 09:02 then every 30 minutes until 18:02.

Route 8A departs Shrewsbury College (London Road) at 15:40 then every 30 minutes until 18:10

Route X4: Wellington – Shrewsbury
Departures from Wellington Bus Station at 08:25, 08:30 then from 09:55 then every 60 minutes until 14:55.

The 08:30 journey operates to Shrewsbury College (London Road) only.

Route X4: Shrewsbury Wellington
Departures from Shrewsbury Bus Station at 09:10 then every 60 minutes until 16:10

These journeys depart from Shrewsbury College (London Road) 10 minutes later than shown.

 Route X5: Telford – Shrewsbury
Departures from Telford Bus Station at 07:05, 08:10, 08:20 then every 60 minutes until 15:20 then 16:25, 17:25.

The 08:20 journey operates to Shrewsbury College (London Road) only.

Route X5: Shrewsbury – Telford
Departures from Shrewsbury Bus Station at 07:35, 08:40 then every 60 minutes until 17:40.

These journeys depart from Shrewsbury College (London Road) 10 minutes later than shown.

Route X4/X5: Oswestry – Shrewsbury
Departures from Oswestry Bus Station at 06:32, 07:02, 07:37, 08:37 then every 30 minutes until 18:07. An additional bus departs from Nesscliffe at 08:05.

Route X4/X5: Shrewsbury – Oswestry

Departures from Shrewsbury College (London Road) at 09:43 then every 30 minutes until 15:43, then at 16:18, 16:48 and 17:48

Departures from Shrewsbury Bus Station at 06:35, 07:35 then every 30 minutes until 18:10.

Route 19/19A: Telford – Ironbridge – Shrewsbury
Departures from Telford Bus Station at 07:23, 09:20 then every 2 hours until 15:20, then 16:20, 17:20.

Route 19/19A: Shrewsbury – Ironbridge Telford
Departures from Shrewsbury Bus Station at 08:50, 10:50, 12:45 then every 2 hours until 15:45, then 16:45, 17:45.

Route 436: Bridgnorth – Shrewsbury

Departures from Bridgnorth at 06:33, 07:33, 08:38 then every 60 minutes until 15:38, then 17:13, 18:13, 18:53.

Route 436: Shrewsbury Bridgnorth

Departures from Shrewsbury Bus Station at 07:40, 08:45, then every 60 minutes until 16:45, then 17:55, 18:55.

These journeys depart from Wenlock Road 10 minutes later than shown, except the 16:45 calls into Shrewsbury College (London Road) at 16:55.

Route 7A: Newport – Muxton Shrewsbury

Departs from Newport Interchange at 07:32, and Muxton at 07:47. This journey operates as route X4 from Wellington.

 

 

Route 7A: Shrewsbury – Muxton Newport

Departs from Shrewsbury Bus Station at 16:10, and Shrewsbury College (London Road) at 16:20 as “route X4 Wellington”.

 

Routes 519/S521: Newport – High Ercall Shrewsbury

No service.

Routes 519/S521: Shrewsbury – High Ercall Newport

No service.


Transport for Wales Rail Services

Educational Season Ticket Scheme

This scheme offers discounted rail tickets for students in full-time education. Ordinarily, a student becomes eligible for a full adult rate at the age of 16. However, on this scheme it is extended to the age of 18, so the student will still qualify for the child rate (55% off the adult rate) until they’re 18. Once the student turns 18, they would still be able to get 5% off the adult rate. 

The season ticket entitles you to unlimited travel on the route specified seven days a week, including evenings and weekends term time only.

You have to apply to this scheme through College – please download an application from the College website and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transport for Wales Application Form

Please note that you will need to upload a head and shoulders photograph when applying which is required for your photo card. Photos must be below 2MB and in a jpeg or png format.

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If you would like a train pass ordering, we will need you to pay a £20 non-refundable deposit, with the outstanding balance to be paid before collection. Deposits can be paid at Receptions on any campus.

Collection of your ticket - Passes need to be collected within one week of the start of term. Uncollected train passes will be returned to Transport for Wales Rail Services thereafter and you will lose your £20 deposit.

There are two payment options (a list of the prices are available here):

You will be able to pay the outstanding amount either on ParentPay during the summer holidays or by contactless card upon collection of the train pass. You can also pay over the phone on 01743 235491 for English & Welsh Bridge Campus or 01743 342342 for London Road Campus.

The college will notify you at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms about the renewal of the termly train pass. Please make sure you provide us with a current email address.

If you lose your pass, you can order one duplicate per year (12 months) for a £10.00 administration fee. Any further losses will be charged at the full Adult rate. If the season ticket needs to be replaced because it is faulty (e.g. not working at the station barriers), then this will be replaced free of charge by the local ticket office. Please note: Students are required to travel with both their photo ID card and ticket at all times. There may be a penalty for ticket evasion if Transport for Wales rules are not adhered to.

If you decide to leave College mid-term or before the end of the academic year, it is your responsibility to return the pass to Student Services at Welsh Bridge Campus if any refund is required. The amount due will be refunded once it has been received from Transport for Wales Rail Services.

This scheme is subject to change in the 2021-22 academic year - please check with Student Services for the latest information.


College Subsidised Bus Travel

The college offers six subsidised bus routes from Whitchurch & Market Drayton, Telford & Wellington, Ludlow & Craven Arms, Oswestry and Bridgnorth. The cost is £645 for the academic year or £235 per term. The bus routes operate at set times, arriving for the start of the College day and departing following the last lesson of the day.

Further details of the bus stops and the application form can be found below. You will be able to make payment via ParentPay from Wednesday 1 September 2021 and students will be able to use the bus service up until this date by showing their college ID. Once payment has been received a termly bus pass will be issued. If demand for these services is low, Student Services will help find alternative routes to College.

Students are required to travel with their ID badge and bus pass which will be issued by Student Services via email - it is important that you supply the correct email address when applying for a pass.

 

College Bus Ludlow Route (Caradoc)

Due to the temporary Shrewsbury Town Centre layout the Ludlow bus route will not be operating to or from Welsh Bridge Campus. Schedule to other campuses:

  • Arriving at 8.30am London Road Campus and 8.35am English Bridge Campus (The Abbey).
  • Leaving at 4.30pm English Bridge Campus (The Abbey) and 4.35pm London Road Campus.

  • Bridgnorth Route Information

    FROM Bridgnorth (morning)

    FROM Shrewsbury (afternoon)

    07:40 Innage Lane Car Park

    16:30 Barker Street - by Welsh Bridge Campus

    07:45 Top of Tasley Bank

    16:40 The Abbey Bus Stop - by English Bridge

    07:50 Morville Bus Atop

    16:45 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    08:00 Much Wenlock - Gaskell Arms

    17:00 Cross Houses Bus Stop

    08:08 Cressage - Junction Severn Way A458

    17:07 Cressage - Junction Severn Way A458

    08:12 Cross Houses Bus Stop

    17:15 Much Wenlock - Gaskell Arms

    08:25 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    17:25 Morville Bus Stop

    08:40 The Abbey Bus Stop - by English Bridge Campus

    17:30 Top of Tasley Bank

    08:45 Barker Street - by Welsh Bridge Campus

    17:35 Innage Lane Car Park

     

    Arriva, working with Elcocks Coaches will provide a ‘shadow’ provision for the 436-service bus from Monday morning as per the timetable below.

    The Arriva & Elcocks drivers will together to ensure that the students will have the transport needed to reach the college. No cash will be taken on the Elcocks Coach.

    Morning Timetable

    Afternoon Timetable

    7:33 - Bridgnorth High Town adj Sainsburys

    16:45 - Shrewsbury Bus Station

    7:40 - Morville opp Acton Arms

    16:55 - London Road adj College

    7:51 - Much Wenlock opp New Road Jnc

    17.:00 - Weeping Cross

    7:56 - Harley opp Church

    17:05 - Cross Houses adj The Chestnuts

    08.01 - Cressage adj The Moors

    17:13 - Cressage opp The Moors

    08:08 - Cross Houses opp The Chestnuts

    17:19 - Harley adj Church

    08:16 - Weeping Cross

    17:26 - Much Wenlock opp New Road Jnc

    08:20 - London Road opp College

    17:36 - Morville adj Acton Arms

    08:40 - Shrewsbury Bus Station (only if any students are still on board at this point)

    17:41 - Bridgnorth High Town adj Westways

     

    17:45 - High Town adj Harp Inn

  • Ludlow & Craven Arms Route Information

    FROM Ludlow (morning)

    FROM Shrewsbury (afternoon)

    07:35 Ludlow - The Compasses

    16:35 The Abbey Bus Stop - by English Bridge Campus

    07:38 The Burway - By School

    16:40 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    07:40 Bromfield - Opposite Clive Arms

    16:55 Bayston Hill - Opposite The Compasses Inn

    07:50 Craven Arms - Tuffins

    17:05 Dorrington - The Horseshoes

    08:00 Church Stretton Petrol Station

    17:10 Leebotwood - Opposite The Pound Inn

    08:05 Leebotwood - Opposite The Pound Inn

    17:15 Church Stretton Petrol Station

    08:10 Dorrington - The Horseshoes

    17:25 Craven Arms - Tuffins

    08:15 Bayston Hill - Opposite The Compasses Inn

    17:30 Bromfield - Opposite Clive Arms

    08.30am London Road - by London Road Campus

    17:33 The Burway - By School

    08:35 The Abbey Bus Stop - by English Bridge Campus

    17:35 Ludlow - The Compasses

  • Oswestry Route Information

    07.25 St Martin's - Stans Shop

    16:45 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    07.30 Gobowen Roundabout

    16:50 The Abbey Bus Stop - By English Bridge Campus

    07:34 Whittington Three Trees

    16:55 Barker Street - By Welsh Bridge Campus

    07:42 Oswestry Coach Station

    17:00 Chester Street

    07:45 Oswestry Highwayman

    17:05 Ellesmere Road

    07:52 Queens Head

    17:15 Bomere Heath - Red Lion Pub

    07:55 West Felton - Punch Bowl Pub

    17:25 Baschurch - Spar Shop

    08:00 Ruyton XI Towns - Talbot Inn Pub

    17:30 Ruyton XI Towns - Talbot Inn Pub

    08:05 Baschurch - Spar Shop

    17:35 West Felton - Punch Bowl Pub

    08:15 Bomere Heath - Red Lion Pub

    17:38 Queens Head

    08.25 Ellesmere Road

    17:45 Oswestry Highwayman

    08.30 Shrewsbury Railway Station

    17:50 Oswestry Coach Station

    08:35 The Abbey Bus Stop - By English Bridge Campus

    17:55 Whittington Three Trees

    08:40 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    18:00 Gobowen Roundabout

     

    18:05 St Martin's - Stans Shop

  • Powys Route Information

    FROM Powys (morning)

    FROM Shrewsbury (afternoon)

    06:40 Llanidloes - The Gro

    16:15 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    06:50 Caersws - The Buck

    16:20 The Abbey Bus Stop - by English Bridge Campus

    07:10 Newtown - Main Bus Stop

    16:35 Bus Stop on Frankwell Roundabout

    07:20 Abermule - Post Office

    17:00 Knockin-By the shop

    07:30 Berriew - The Lion

    17:20 Llanymynech Bus Stop

    07:40 Welshpool - The Old Cinema

    17:25 Four Crosses - Memorial

    07:50 Arddleen - Main Road

    17:45 Arddleen - Main Road

    07.55 Four Crosses - Memorial

    17:50 Welshpool - The Old Cinema

    08.05 Llanymynech Bus Stop

    17:55 Berriew - The Lion

    08:15 Knockin - Opposite shop

    18:05 Abermule - Post Office

    08:35 Bus Stop on Frankwell Roundabout

    18:15 Newtown - Main Bus Station

    08:45 The Abbey Bus Stop - by English Bridge

    18:25 Caersws - The Buck

    08:55 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    18:35 Llanidloes - The Gro

  • Telford Route Information

    FROM Telford (morning)

    FROM Shrewsbury (afternoon)

    07:35 Telford Bus Station - Stand R

    16:30 Barker Street - By Welsh Bridge Campus

    07:45 The Parade, Donnington

    16:40 The Abbey Bus Stop - By English Bridge Campus

    08:00 Wellington Bus Station - Stand B

    16:45 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    08:25 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    17:10 Wellington Bus Station

    08:30 The Abbey Bus Stop - By English Bridge Campus

    17:25 The Parade Donnington

    08:35 Barker Street - By Welsh Bridge Campus

    17:35 Telford Bus Station

  • Whitchurch Route Information

    FROM Whitchurch (morning)

    FROM Shrewsbury (afternoon)

    06:55 Welshampton - Village Hall

    16:25 Barker Street - By Welsh Bridge Campus

    07:10 Whitchurch - Bus Station by Tesco

    16:35 The Abbey Bus Stop - By English Bridge Campus

    07:15 Higher Heath - End of Twemlows Avenue

    16:40 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    07:30 Market Drayton - Bus Station

    16:55 Battlefield - Opposite Red Lion

    07:35 Tern Hill Garage

    17:05 Shawbury - Bus stop by Garage on A53

    07:45 Hodnet - Bus Stop near The Bear

    17:15 Hodnet - Bus Stop near The Bear

    07:55 Shawbury - Bus stop by Garage on A53

    17:25 Tern Hill Garage

    08:05 Battlefield - Opposite Red Lion

    17:30 Market Drayton - Bus Station

    08:25 London Road - Opposite London Road Campus

    17:45 Higher Heath - End of Twemlows Avenue

    08:30 The Abbey Bus Stop - By English Bridge Campus

    17:50 Whitchurch Bus Station by Tesco

    08:40 Barker Street - By Welsh Bridge Campus

    18:05 Welshampton - Village Hall

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Bus Travel from Wales

Mytravelpass is a discounted travel scheme funded by Welsh Government providing those aged 16, 17 and 18 who live in Wales with 1/3 off bus travel. The card is free of charge.
You can use Mytravelpass on all buses in Wales including the TrawsCymru services. You cannot use Mytravelpass on trains or National Express or Megabus services. If you live in Wales and board the bus in Wales, you can use this pass to travel to Shrewsbury.

You can use Mytravelpass at any time of day and on any day of the week including holidays.

You can apply for Mytravelpass online. You can also apply by calling 0300 200 22 33 and for a paper application form which you can return to them Freepost.


PLUSBUS - Shrewsbury and Telford & Wellington (including Ironbridge)

PLUSBUS is a bus pass that you buy with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online. PLUSBUS gives you unlimited bus travel (on most or all services) around your chosen town. Use it to start your journey (to get to a train station) or to complete your journey (from station to your final destination). There are no peak period restrictions, so you can hop on and off buses at any time of the day. For more information and to apply, please visit the PLUSBUS website.


Shrewsbury Park and Ride Services

Park & Ride in Shrewsbury operates from three sites:

  • Oxon Business Park
  • Meole Brace Retail Park
  • Harlescott, near Tesco

Students of Shrewsbury Colleges Group are eligible for a 50% discount, Monday to Friday, during term time. The return fare is currently 80p for students aged 16 or over on production of a valid student identification card. You don’t need to have a car to qualify for the Park and Ride Services. More information is available here.


Saver Schemes (may be subject to change)

Boultons of Shropshire
Services operate from Cardington to Shrewsbury via Church Stretton
01694 771226 | www.boultonsofshropshire.co.uk
A termly pass. The price depends on where the student is boarding as the price of the pass is calculated on the daily fare with a 10% discount for advance payment.

Tanat Valley
Services operate in Oswestry, Welshpool, Newtown and Shrewsbury areas
01691 780212 | www.tanat.co.uk
A 10 Journey Ticket which costs 7 times the Adult Single Fare but gives 10 journeys in any direction between two named places. The ticket is valid for a calendar month from the day of issue and is especially helpful to students who do not attend every day of the week. This is a better discount than normal season tickets which gives 10% discount on the standard return fare. The actual price of these tickets depends entirely on where students are travelling from and to and are only valid on their services.

Celtic Travel
Services operate from Welsh Border areas
01686 412231 | www.celtic-travel.co.uk
A 10 day ticket which gives 10 journeys for the price of 7. The cost of this depends on where the students will be catching the bus. The other option is a Day Rover ticket which is currently £8.

Minsterley Motors
Services operate from Ludlow, Pontesbury and Bishop's Castle
01743 791208 | www.minsterleymotors.co.uk
For those students that are travelling from Bishop’s Castle and are not eligible through the Shropshire Council Post 16 Transport Scheme, Shrewsbury Colleges Group are pleased to be able to offer a Minsterly Motors subsidised bus pass for £295 per term, normally £530 per term. Please fill out this application form or contact Student Services for more information.

Lakeside
Services operate from Ellesmere and Market Drayton
Ellesmere: 01691 622761 Market Drayton: 01630 685706 | www.lakesidecoaches.co.uk
Bus passes are produced on-site.

  • Annually = £520
  • Eight instalments of £57 following a deposit of £114. 

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 there are many off-road and quiet residential road routes. The Shropshire’s Great Outdoors website details all of the cycle/walking routes in the area.

The College’s postcodes are SY1 1RX for Welsh Bridge Campus, SY2 6AA for English Bridge Campus and SY2 6PR for London Road Campus.

There is 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.


Car Parking

There is no Student Parking available at the English Bridge or Welsh Bridge Campuses. Visitors using car parks at any of our campuses should sign in via Reception.

Students who wish to park at London Road Campus will need to purchase and display a parking permit available from Reception. Permits cost £15 and are valid for the whole academic year. Students will need to purchase a new permit for each academic year. For short courses of up to six weeks in duration, a free temporary permit can be obtained from Reception. Students attending courses starting after 5.00 pm do not require a permit.

Parking attendants at London Road Campus check that all vehicles have displayed permits and that visitors have signed in at Reception. A parking fine of £60 will be issued for any vehicles not displaying a valid permit or, for visitors who have not signed in at Reception.

If you are issued with a parking ticket and you wish to appeal, please request a Parking Charge Notification Internal Appeal form at Reception. Appeals will be considered and the outcome normally communicated within 14 days.


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