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Travelling to College

Travelling to College

Bus routes and college bus passes

The college runs dedicated bus routes to and from:

  • Soham
  • Haverhill
  • Diss
  • Brandon - NEW ROUTE

Book bus travel

Manage and update your payment details

Parents, guardians or carers need to be the ones who book and pay for bus passes. If you've not yet received your invitation link, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

🛈 For parents, guardians and carers looking to book on one of our dedicated green bus routes: If you've not yet receive your confirmation code from Kura, please check your spam box or search 'Kura' in your emails inbox.

Timetables, stop details and information on pricing can be found by visiting ridekura.com/eeg-bus-service

All travel bookings and payments must be made using the Kura app or Kura portal. New and returning students will have received a ‘Welcome to Kura’ email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on Tuesday 29 August 2023 inviting you to create your account. If you haven’t received your invitation, please do check your spam folder.

Please note, bookings for this service are available on a first come first served basis. We recommend that passengers wait until they have received their timetable and have confirmed their days of study before booking their travel.

If you have any questions or have not receive a 'Welcome to Kura' email, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

eeg routes map

Eastern Education Group Transport Survey

The Eastern Education Group is continually reviewing the dedicated bus routes that serve Abbeygate Sixth Form College, One Sixth Form College and West Suffolk College. To help us assess the demand for student transport in different towns across the region, please complete the form below. Your insight is really appreciated.

Other bus tickets

There are a number of publicly available bus routes which provide easy access for students from a wide area. Please refer to www.suffolkonboard.com for more details. 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:

Public bus routes

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 endeavour.suffolkonboard.com
*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 Built Environment Campus or University and Professional Development Centre then you will have to allow for time, following your studying to get to the appropriate stops.

 

Train

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

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 www.16-17saver.co.uk
  • The 16 - 25 Railcard can save you up to one third off a wide range of tickets, along with days out, restaurants, hotels and much more. Find out more and how to apply at www.16-25railcard.co.uk

Walk

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

The Build Environment Campus and University and Professional Development Centre are based a short walk from the main campus on Anglian Lane (Milburn Campus) and Western Way (STEM Innovation Campus).

Cycle

We encourage all our students and staff to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and where possible, to walk and 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 cyclestreets.net. For details on how to download the CycleStreets app, visit cyclestreets.net/mobile

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.  

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