Public Transport to and from the Sixth Form College, Colchester
September 2023 to July 2024
The table is a summary of the main options available to ALL college students for travel by public transport (bus or train) for the academic year 2023/2024. It is offered as guidance only
This information is provided as a guide for parents to help them to select the best option for their son/daughter to travel to College. The College does not operate or support any transport services and has no financial connection with any operators shown below. We have worked hard to ensure that the information below is as accurate as possible, but please note that it is issued for guidance only and final confirmation of pricing and other details will be provided by transport companies at point of purchase.
If you have any travel enquiries please contact Sally Day or Michele Perrin: 01206 500700
First Essex Buses
First Bus provide our students with a discounted rate in the form of an mTickets via the Student Travel Club (STC).
To sign-up to the Student Travel Club (STC) and purchase a discounted ticket(s)
please visit STC | First Bus for step by step instructions.
This ticket service will enable instant access to your bus pass on your smart phone whilst still receiving the benefit
of the discounted rate unique to Colchester Sixth Form College students.
Ticket options include Annual, Termly, Monthly and 10/12 single journey.
Prices for 2023 - 2024
Monthly direct debit
A step by step guide for purchasing the mTicket may be obtained from the college General Office.
Please note you will require the student’s college email address to purchase the mTicket.
Contact information for the mTicket support team
Telephone: 0345 646 0707 (8.00am – 6pm Monday – Friday)
Online support form: https://www.firstbus.co.uk/help-and-support/help-our-apps/contact-app-support
Student Saver Ticket for Services 1/1A, 2, 4, and 8 within the Colchester town area.
Travel Voucher Prices
Autumn Term: £205.00
Spring Term: £145.00
Summer Term: £175.00
Student Saver Ticket
Four Weekly: £60
Colchester Borough card
The Colchester Borough Card allows unlimited bus travel in and around Colchester on First Essex, Arriva Colchester, Panther Travel, Ipswich Buses, Stephenson’s of Essex, and Hedingham Omnibuses.
Day and Week tickets can be purchased on bus.
Inner Zone Outer Zone
Weekly: £21.50 £33.00
4 Weekly: £75.00 £112.00
Quarterly: £217.00 £332.00
Please note this card has no discount rates and therefore may not be the cheapest option for travelling to college.
Hedingham / Chambers
Hedingham Group offer our students a discounted rate on their buses. Contact Hedingham direct for a college termly pass. A current photo is required when emailing application details for bus pass.
Contact Telephone number: 03301020801 (Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.00pm)
Prices for 2023-2024
Bus service number
Earls Colne & Halstead
|753/754||Long Melford / Lavenham||£490||£396||£424|
Stoke by Nayland
Bures / Wormingford
Hadleigh /Beeston feeder
84c Hadleigh to Nayland Feeder Service, School days ONLY
07:10 am Magdalen Rd, Hadleigh travelling straight through to Nayland to join Chambers 84 at the last bus stop on Bear Street (before joining the A134)
Chambers 16:34pm to Bear Street, Nayland to join feeder bus travelling back to Magdalen Rd, Hadleigh
Both buses will wait for connection
Termly passes (which cover travel on both buses) are available to purchase from Chambers
To purchase a student discounted ticket, apply on line at https://railplus.greateranglia.co.uk/scholars.html
You may apply for an Annual, Termly or Monthly ticket.
The scholar’s monthly subscription option is only available for a very short period in late August/early September at the start of the Academic year.
Consecutive termly tickets may be ordered up to four weeks prior to the start of the following term.
On average young adults aged 16-18 could save up to 57% off the price of an Adult Annual Academic Pass compared to buying a full priced ticket at the station. We’ve even extended this to our Short Year Academic Passes and a saving of up to 50% off the price of a Termly ticket for our young adults.
Students require their Student ID number to purchase their ticket. This is issued during enrolment.
Students must carry their student ID cards at all times when travelling on the train.
Full price listing is available from the General Office.
Sample prices for 2022/23 as guidance as awaiting confirmation of prices for 2023/24
Price Per Term
Price per Academic Year
Walton on the Naze
Post 16 transport
Please note this may not be the cheapest option for students to travel to College.
Essex County Council
Post 16 Transport. Application on line : https://www.essex.gov.uk/school-transport/post-16-transport
Available for Sixth form or college students that offer the majority of the course being studied (50% or more of the course), and live more than 3 miles away are eligible.
Application assessments, Autumn Term 1 March to 30 September, Spring Term 1 October to 31 January. Standard charge £900 per year. Low income £450 per year. This can be paid by 3 termly payments.
Suffolk County Council
Post 16 Transport. Application on line : https://www.suffolkonboard.com/school-travel/
Academic year 2023/2024 is £320 per term.
Please see website for full criteria before consideration of application.