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Travelling by bus

If you plan to travel to college by bus, we can provide information about bus passes and routes to help you on your journey.

Travelling by bus

If you are beginning a new programme of study or continuing your studies at Petroc, you could be eligible to apply for a bus pass through the Petroc Transport Scheme. The cost of the 2022/23 bus pass is £648 (reduced amount for learners studying one or two days) and provides you with transport to college using the public route that operates closest to your home address. If you qualify for the college bursary scheme the pass will be free, although you will be required to pay £1 if you order a smartcard from the Stagecoach website (see bursary information below). To apply for this scheme, please log into your myPetroc account and follow the link for transport.

If you have to pay for your bus pass and you live on a public bus route, you may be able to purchase a pass directly from the bus company or on a daily basis on the bus for just the days that you need it. Please research to find the most cost-effective way of getting to college. The public bus service websites can be found below.

Students from Tiverton High School, Uffculme School and Cullompton School who will be travelling more than three miles from home to study a Petroc course – either in Tiverton or North Devon are eligible for a free Stagecoach SW Gold term-rider student bus pass. This will enable you to apply for any course at any campus, as well as the opportunity to get involved in our range of enrichment activities.

If you live in Devon, you may be eligible for the Devon County Council transport scheme. To see if you qualify, please contact Devon County Council on 0345 155 1019or visit their website to apply.

If you live in Cornwall, Cornwall County Council will arrange travel if you are entitled under their scheme. If you qualify for the college bursary, the pass will be free (see bursary information below). To access a free pass, you must complete a Cornwall County Council online application form and the bursary application form which is found on myPetroc. The bursary fund will then make the payment on your behalf and send it to Cornwall County Council who will issue your pass. If you do not qualify for the bursary you will need to pay for your ticket via their website. If you are not entitled to the Cornwall County Council transport scheme you may qualify under Petroc’s transport scheme (see details above).

You may also be eligible to receive funding from various bursaries including 16-18 Bursary FundAdvanced Learner Loan Bursary and 19+ Bursary.

If you need help with working out your bus route into campus, take a look at the public bus route details for both North Devon and Mid Devon.

For more information about specific bus services, please visit the following website: