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Travelling to College

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Transport Survey

The Eastern College Group (Abbeygate Sixth Form College, One Sixth Form College, University Studies at West Suffolk College and West Suffolk College) are reviewing their transport provision across the region and have asked for as many parents and guardians as possible, including those who think that transport for their area is not available, to complete this short survey.

It’s a short survey, asking for only the key information, which could potentially improve the transport provision for your child.

Bus Routes

There are a number of bus routes which provide easy access for students from a wide area. Please refer to for more details.

For more information on routes, please click on the coloured icons in the map below:

We run three West Suffolk Buses to and from SohamDiss and Haverhill

College bus passes

for bus travel until July 2023

  • Term ticket: 2 days - £200 per term
  • Term ticket: 3 days - £250 per term
  • Term ticket: 5 days - £300 per term

Journey passes are only valid on the route they are purchased for and students will be asked to show their Student ID with their pass on boarding.

Please note term passes are only valid for the term they have been purchased for. Students will be asked to show their ID cards alongside their bus pass when boarding. Refunds are not issued, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as college closures in line with Government instruction.

Please click below to apply for a travel pass to use ONLY on the West Suffolk buses.

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for bus travel from September 2023

Keep an eye out for exciting new routes and prices to make it more affordable and flexible for you to travel to and from college - from more places. Coming soon.

Other bus tickets

Some of the commercial companies who provide the bus services on behalf of Suffolk County Council offer their own discounts and travel passes for students:.

Endeavour Card

Are you aged 16-19?

If so, with a cashless Endeavour Card you can get at least 25% discount off full price adult fares on participating bus services.

  • It is for anyone aged 16-19 in full time learning or work with training (e.g apprenticeships)
  • 25% discount with most bus services in Suffolk (e.g. Connecting Communities)
  • The card is free and will include a picture of you and your date of birth
  • Cashless card that can be topped up electronically via
*Please note all buses / coaches which stop at West Suffolk College, collect from outside the main campus on Out Risbygate. If you are studying at The Milburn Campus or STEM Innovation Campus then you will have to allow for time, following your studying to get to the appropriate stops.


Bury St Edmunds has a train station, which is a 20 minute walk from the main college campus.

For more information on routes, please click on the coloured icons in the map below:


Help with train travel costs

There are two rail cards which are available to our students, to help with travel costs:

  • The 16 - 17 Saver card is £30 and is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. As a card holder you can enjoy 50% off standard anytime, off-peak, advanced and season rail tickets helping you save money on trips into town, days out to the coast, travel to college or weekend festivals - as many times as you like. Find out more and how to apply at
  • The 16-25 Railcard can save you up to 1/3 off a wide range of tickets, along with days out, restaurants, hotels and much more. Find out more and how to apply at


The main campus is a ten minute walk from the centre of Bury St Edmunds, on the road leading to Newmarket (A14).

The Milburn Campus and Stem Innovation Campus are based a short walk from the main campus on Anglian Lane (Milburn Campus) and Western Way (STEM Innovation Campus).


We encourage all our students and staff to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and where possible, to cycle to college. We have a number of covered places across the campuses, where you can keep your bikes secure.

Suffolk County Council offers information on cycle routes within suffolk, and you can also plan the safest journey on For details on how to download the CycleStreets app, visit

Cars, Motorcycles and Scooters

Parking facilities are available at the main campus. There is a charge for car parking which is payable on entrance via contactless payment only. Motorcycles and scooters can park in designated bays for free. Find out more about car parking for students here.  

Travel Costs Assistance

Suffolk County Council may offer assistance with travel arrangements through the council's Post 16 Discretionary Travel Scheme. Further details and how to apply can be found on Suffolk on Board.

Alternatively West Suffolk College may be able to assist students through the 16-19 Bursary Fund available by application and eligibility is dependent on personal circumstances.  

To be eligible for financial support, you must meet this criteria:

  • You must be an enrolled student as defined by West Suffolk College.
  • You must have been resident in the British Isles (or the European Union for purposes other than education) for the last three years.
  • Your household income must be below £26k for 16-18 or £26k for 19+ (if your income is higher, you may still be able to apply for funding, depending on your family circumstances.

Please be aware that financial support is dependant on government legislation and is therefore subject to change. Whatever your circumstances, you can always consult with us before applying for any course.

Please click the links for details on how to apply for travel assistance from the following county councils: