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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 from Telford, Whitchurch, Ludlow & Craven Arms, Bridgnorth, Newport and Powys. View individual route information and application forms in the documents area on this page.

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.

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

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 Information for Welsh Students

Although there is a charge for the Powys area bus, you may be able to get funding if your chosen course is not being taught at your local college - please ring Powys Council on 01597 826477. If the pickup points and times for the Powys area College bus are not suitable please visit the My Travel Pass website who might possible fund alternative transport.

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. Student Services can help you apply for discounted rates, please enquire at the helpdesk for further information.

Travel by Bike

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is very well served by cycle routes from many parts of the town with many off road and quiet residential road routes. The Shropshire’s Great Outdoors website has an interactive map which details all of the cycle/walking routes in the area.

There is adequate storage for bikes at all College campuses. Bikes should be securely padlocked and are brought to College at your own risk. We suggest they are insured under your household policy.

Park and Ride

You can Park and Ride from Meole Brace at a reduced rate if you have your ID badge with you - parking is limited at London Road Campus and there is no parking for students at English and Welsh Bridge campuses.

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 £10 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.

Useful websites:

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

Examples of other public transport routes:

FromBus RouteTrain 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 NO

If you have any queries about travelling to College that are not answered by the information on this page, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..