Bus at Cirencester College

How do I get to Cirencester College?

Our students come to us from Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and South Gloucestershire. Where possible we prefer you to walk, cycle or come by train or bus rather than by car. These are both safer and more environmentally friendly.

Cirencester College has a huge network of buses bringing students into College from Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and South Gloucestershire.

The College recognises the high cost of transport in rural areas, nevertheless we do not want this to be a barrier to students, so this is an area where the College makes a significant investment. By creating a huge bus network and subsidising the cost of Stagecoach Megarider passes, we hope to encourage you to use this mode of transport. Our deal with Stagecoach allows you to use your pass at weekends and evenings socially as well as to reach work placements.

Walking or cycling to College

If you live in the Cirencester area you can easily walk or cycle to College. On foot, our site is 20 minutes from the town centre and you have the option of walking through beautiful Cirencester Park. We are an easy cycle from Stratton, Siddington and Preston and we are working with local councils to try to find safer routes in from the water park. We have a separate cycle and pedestrian entrance and storage areas for cycles.

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How do I find out more information about buses?

All the routes to Cirencester College are operated by Stagecoach. You have multiple choices when it comes to the type of ticket you can purchase, ranging from a:

Megarider Pass

this is the most cost effective pass which lasts for the whole year and gives unlimited travel. Tickets can be booked through the Stagecoach website

Four weekly, weekly daily Megarider passes

payment can be made directly through the website (below) through the app or on the bus itself.

Find your nearest bus stop.

By entering your postcode below we will return the nearest bus stop within a selected distance of your choice. If no results return we suggest you access the Stagecoach website which is listed below to locate your nearest bus/stop.

The distance defaults to 5 miles to ensure a wider search radius is used for locating your nearest stop. You can lower the distance via the dropdown above if needed. The selected distance is based of the direct distance between two points. (As the Crow Flies)
The results returned will be based of the distance by travelling on foot.

All buses allow students unlimited travel on all Stagecoach West services in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, South Gloucestershire and Bristol for the duration of the ticket, except for the single journey tickets.

To access the Stagecoach website click here:

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Can I get help with the cost of the bus pass?

We subsidise bus travel for all students on the Stagecoach routes but there are also a Vulnerable Learning Bursary and a Discretionary Bursary where household incomes are below £40,000 per year.

For more information about financial support and bursaries at Cirencester College click here.

Driving to College

We would prefer students not to drive to College. Local students can walk or cycle to the site and we have a great bus network for everybody else. These alternatives are cheaper, safer, greener and in some case healthier.

However, we realise that some of you will live in places that are not yet on our bus routes and others will simply want to drive. So, we have our own on-site car park which students can access. There are limited spaces, drivers must purchase a parking permit through our online payment system – Wisepay – or from the Student Journey Cashier by Reception where we accept cash, card or cheque. Once payment has been received, we will remotely activate the parking chip in your student ID card. This takes one working day to activate. ID cards are normally collected at your enrolment appointment or on your first day at College.

Remember to first upload your profile photo on the Applicant Portal so we can print your ID card. On entering the car park hold your ID card to the black box on the barrier, whilst no action is needed to exit the car park.

Although we know that it is tempting we advise strongly against students car sharing on safety grounds and because, if you are charging your passengers, you may well invalidate your insurance.

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