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TRAVELLING TO COLLEGE

Getting to Weston College is easy as all three of our main campuses have great transport links across the region. 

All of our campuses are easily accessible by road, train and bus. Weston-super-Mare’s main station is on the main line between Bristol and Exeter, and all three of our main sites are close to bus stops.

As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, we are encouraging positive changes in the way we all travel to college every day. Promoting more ecological travel options will help to reduce environmental impacts and will benefit our staff, students and local communities.

On this page you will find how to get to College by bus (using local services and dedicated College coach services) and trains, how to buy tickets and much more ... 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FRAMEWORK TRAVEL PLAN WHICH IDENTIFIES OUR KEY TARGETS

SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO TRAVEL

We’re not saying you need to stop driving completely! Try leaving your car at home a few days a week or maybe park further away and walk the rest of the journey to reduce your daily carbon footprint.

59% of our students currently use public transport. Scroll down to read more about our subsidised transport options for students as well as bus timetables.

If you live close to your campus, walking to college can help to clear your mind and relax as you increase your step count. Walking as a group also makes for safer travel and a chance to be more social!

You’ll be able to secure your bike using the cycle racks which are available at all three of our main campuses. As our sites are easily accessible by road, you shouldn’t have any problems if you choose to use your bike to get here. Visit the Better By Bike website for useful information about cycling in the West and a useful Cycle Planner tool for preparing your route.

Reduce the number of cars on the road, maximise the number of parking spaces! Lift sharing is one of the best ways for students and staff to reduce their carbon footprint. Be more social, save money and reduce stress from your morning routine. Staff are invited to sign up and use the Join My Journey app. This is a free to use journey and car sharing portal where colleagues can network and arrange lift shares to reduce the number of cars on the road.

TRAVELLING BY BUS

Weston College students have a choice of two bus operators in order to meet the needs and travel patterns of all students.

We offer you the choice of two subsidised bus travel passes - which you choose will depend on where you are travelling from and whether you wish to use the service outside of college hours.

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FIRST BUS MTICKET +

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5 DAYS A WEEK £100

7 DAYS A WEEK £150

APPRENTICES PASS 17 WEEKS £150

PRICES ARE PER TERM (3 TERM YEAR)

VIEW ROUTES & TIMETABLES WHERE CAN I BUY & HOW DO I USE? TRANSPORT INFO FOR SEND STUDENTS

BAKERS DOLPHIN TRAVEL PASS +

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PER TERM £100

PRICES ARE PER TERM (3 TERM YEAR)

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TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

All campuses are in walking distance of Weston-super-Mare train station, alternatively a short bus journey via the First Bus network is also available.

The vast majority of our students can access railcards that provide up to a 1/3 off travel. Click the below for more information.

OUR CAMPUSES

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15 minute walk from W-s-M station

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Main Route: 7, X1 First Bus

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Cycle racks available

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Number 7 Bus takes you right outside the campus

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Main Route: 7, X5

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Cycle racks available

What's taught at South West Skills Campus?

Construction Construction Professions Engineering 

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10 minute walk from Weston Milton Station

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Main Route: 3, X1/X2, 5.

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Cycle racks available

What's taught at Puxton Campus?

Animal Management

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20 minute walk from bus stop to Education Centre

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Main Route: X1, X2, 349, 672

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Cycle racks available

What's at the Health and Active Living Skills Centre?

Artificial Grass Pitch:

Pitch 106m x 70m with storage recesses on the ends and spectator viewing area.

Sports Hall:

The sports hall is perfect for numerous indoor activities and sports.

It includes:

  • 4 x badminton courts, with available nets
  • Basketball Court, with retractable hoops
  • Netball court, with available posts
  • 5-a-side pitch, with available goals
  • A viewing gallery which is suitable for hosting netball fixtures & other competitions.
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Number 7 Bus takes you right outside the campus

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Main Route: 7, X5

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Cycle racks available

What's at the Winter Gardens?

We have been offering high quality degrees since 1993, during which time we've continued to broaden the choice of programmes we offer, partnering with three major Universities in the South West of England.

We have also invested tens of millions of pounds in the fantastic facilities across our campuses to create a modern, welcoming and specialist learning environment for our students.

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15 minute walk from Weston Super Mare train station

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Main Bus Route: 7, 5 and 1

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Cycle racks available

What's taught at Weston Bay?

This pioneering development is the first of its kind in the UK and has already received plaudits from students, parents and the Government.

Weston Bay is recognised as a crucial facility by students, parents, professionals and agencies in North Somerset, and from across the South West. It is conveniently situated on Weston-super-Mare’s sea-front, between the College’s Knightstone and Loxton Campuses. 

It has eight bedrooms and three flats, allowing students to get used to living away from home by managing household tasks like cooking, washing, ironing and cleaning, in addition to developing their social skills.

The length of stay ranges from one night to three months, depending on individual requirements. Students may undertake several residential stays throughout their time at the College

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15 minute walk from Weston Super Mare train station

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Main Route: 7, X1 First Bus

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Cycle racks available

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5 minutes for the M5

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Main Route: 50 Stagecoach

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Cycle racks available

 

WHERE ARE YOU TRAVELLING FROM?

Travelling from school to study at Weston College? Click your school below to see the recommended bus route from your area.

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