For current timetables, costs or information on any aspect of travelling to College, see below or call the Student Support Team on 01278 441233.
Each day over 20 buses come to the Bridgwater campus from towns and villages across Somerset and North Somerset, with connecting buses transporting students to and from the Cannington campus in the morning and afternoon.
Please find the timetables below:
Somerset County Bus Pass
Students living in Somerset can apply for the Somerset County ticket, which allows unlimited bus use within the County from 1 September to 31 August. Applications for 2019/2020 are now open and should be made online directly to Somerset County Council. You need to apply before Friday 2 August 2019 to ensure you have your County Ticket for the start of the Autumn term.
You may be able to apply for financial help towards the cost of the ticket through the 16-19 Bursary. Please contact Student Support for an application form on 01278 441233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 16-19 Bursary is assessed on gross household income and is a limited fund, which means early application is advised. The thresholds and awards towards the cost of the County Ticket are as follows:
You may wish to look into the cost of tickets bought directly from the bus operators as this may be more cost-effective. If you choose to purchase directly from the bus operators, the 16-19 Bursary can still help however the award may be less than those stated above and you need to keep and show your tickets as evidence of purchase to Student Support throughout the year.
The 16-19 Bursary can also help with other course-related compulsory costs where the gross household income is £35,000 or less. The upper-income threshold listed above is solely for help towards bus travel.
Bridgwater & Taunton College Bus Pass
The College operates a number of services that do not fall under the County Ticket scheme from areas without direct public services to the Bridgwater campus. This pass allows one inward and one outward journey each day to and from the Bridgwater campus (with links to Cannington included) during term time only on the designated services below.
The cost of this bus pass for 2019/2020 will be £390. This can be paid in full on application or by 8 monthly direct debits of £43 from October 2019 to May 2020, there will also be a £46 upfront payment if you choose this option. Payments can be made by cheque or card by calling Student Support on 01278 441233.
As with the County Ticket, you may be able to apply for financial help towards the cost of the ticket through the 16-19 Bursary. Please contact Student Support for an application form on 01278 441233 or email email@example.com.
The income thresholds and awards towards the College Bus pass are as follows:
Please click below to download and print the application form and direct debit mandate, these must be returned along with payment to Student Support, Bridgwater & Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4PZ by Friday 16 August 2019 to secure your travel for the start of the Autumn.
Taunton Campus Car Parking Arrangements
The Taunton Campus car parks use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to help manage car parking on site. Staff and students are expected to pay for parking unless told otherwise, and must hold a parking permit. Visitors/unenrolled students etc. will need to report to Main Reception as normal where they will be able to register their vehicle as they will not hold a permit. They will still be required to pay the daily charge. To park at the Taunton Campus, the fee is £1 per day.
To read the more about the Taunton Campus car park arrangements, including how to register for a parking permit, click here.