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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.

Cycle Storage: 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 all three campuses.

Useful websites:

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

Examples of other public transport routes:

Ellesmere501NOLudlow, Craven Arms & Church Stretton435YESMarket Drayton64NOOswestry70NOWhitchurch / Wem511 / 513YESBishops Castle / Minsterley552NOShifnalX5 / 891YESBuildwas / Leighton 9696NO

FromBus RouteTrain Service
Bridgnorth / Much Wenlock 436 / 437 NO
Broseley 99 / 96 NO

If you have any queries about travelling to College that are not answered by the information on this page, please email Student Services.