Travelling To College
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To reduce our carbon footprint, we encourage students to travel to college by public transport, or better still on foot or by bike.
There are lots of benefits to coming to college by bike, including:
- Saving money on fuel
- Keeping fit and healthy
- No queuing
- Reducing carbon emissions, which is good for the environment.
We are keen for students to cycle, so we have plenty of cycle racks – please feel free to use them!
Discounted bus travel
To help you get to college, we offer our full-time students a big discount on bus travel.
You’ll need a pass which currently costs £55 per term (we have three terms a year). It can be used on any local First Bus routes, Monday to Friday, during term-time. You can also use your pass to travel to and from work experience placements. We work closely with First Bus to make sure we have a bus service that covers all our campuses. Most of our full-time students travel easily to college with First Bus from across the region either using a dedicated college bus service or a normal route, depending on where they live. There are frequent buses from within the Weston area, as well as direct buses from Bath, Bristol, Clevedon, Nailsea, Portishead, Burnham-on-Sea, Wells, Bridgwater and the surrounding areas. This gives you the flexibility to come and go as you wish.
South West Skills Campus
This campus is well serviced by First Bus. All buses that travel along Locking Road stop right outside the campus. This includes: 3, 3A, 3B, 351, 352, X1, X23 and X25*.
Extra services operate directly from Worle to this campus.
This campus is in Weston-super-Mare town centre and is well serviced by buses.
Bus times and other service information can be obtained from Travel Line on 0870 608 2608 or at www.travelline.org.uk
Listed below you will find details of the routes available at the time of going to print. Please contact Student Services for an up-to-date timetable.
AXBRIDGE via Winscombe, Sandford, Banwell, Locking
BACKWELL via Cleeve, Claverham, Yatton, Congresbury, Worle
BANWELL via Locking
BRIDGWATER via Highbridge, Burnham-on- Sea, Berrow
BRISTOL via Backwell, Cleeve, Congresbury, Worle
CHEDDAR via Axbridge, Compton Bishop, Winscombe, Sandford, Banwell, Locking
CHURCHILL via Churchill, Sandford, Winscombe, Banwell, Locking
CLAVERHAM via Yatton, Congresbury, Worle
CLEEVE via Claverham, Congresbury, Worle
CONGRESBURY via Worle
HIGHBRIDGE via Burnham-on-Sea, Brean
LONG ASHTON via Flax Bourton, Backwell, Cleeve, Claverham, Congresbury, Worle
NAILSEA via Tickenham, Clevedon, M5 Motorway, Worle
PORTISHEAD via North Weston, Weston-in- Gordano, Walton-in-Gordano, Clevedon, M5 Motorway, Worle
WELLS via Cheddar, Axbridge, Winscombe, Sandford, Banwell, Locking
WINFORD via Felton, Bristol International Airport, Wrington, Churchill, Sandford, Winscombe, Banwell, Locking
WINSCOMBE via Sandford, Banwell, Locking
WRINGTON via Churchill, Sandford, Winscombe, Banwell, Locking
YATTON via Congresbury, Worle.
Weston-super-Mare is on the main line from Bristol to Exeter. This line includes the following stations: Nailsea and Backwell, Bath, Bridgwater, Bristol, Highbridge and Burnham, Taunton, Yatton.
The Knightstone Campus is no more than 10 minutes' walk from Weston-super-Mare station, and the University Campus is a 10 minutes' bus ride, and the South West Skills Campus is a 10 minute walk away from Weston Milton train station.
For rail timetables and costs, contact The Trainline on 0870 01 01 296 or visit www.thetrainline.com
All three campuses are easy to get to by road, being just 10 minutes' drive from the M5, junction 21. The main A-roads, the A371 and A370, go into Weston-super-Mare and connect up with the A38. This makes Weston College accessible from all sides of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas. See our map for your route to college.
Visiting from further afield
Bus – regular bus services operate to and from each of the campuses, serving Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding region.
Coach – express coaches provide daily services to London, Cheltenham and Birmingham.
Air – Bristol International Airport is only 15 miles from Weston-super-Mare and offers regular bus links to the town centre.