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College transport for 16-18 year olds

We do not provide any free travel assistance for 16-18 year old pupils. If you want to travel to college via either First or Arriva, you will need to contact them directly.

Apply for a bus pass

Prices for the 2020-2021 academic year have not yet been agreed.   You will be able to apply for a bus pass shortly.

Want to travel with First or Arriva?

The cheapest option is likely to be buying a bus pass from them directly:

I'd like a bus pass with both providers

If the student needs to use both First and Arriva to get to school/college, we offer a joint provider bus pass. This would cost £490 a year for the 2019/20 academic year. Travel is restricted to college days only and the students specified route. To be eligible to buy a pass you must:

  • live in Leicester, and;
  • be aged between 16 and 18 at the start of the college year

Follow the quick link above to apply and pay for a joint provider bus pass.

I've lost my bus pass

If you've lost your bus pass, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0002. There may be a small charge for replacing the pass.

Post 16 student support

Some further education colleges may provide assistance with transport to their students. For more information, see the Post 16 transport statement attached below.