Bus Passes

Loughborough’s central location makes it really easy to get to from anywhere in the East Midlands.

See our bus map for routes. For the most up-to-date prices and information, visit the bus operators’ websites or www.traveline.info

Please note: Bus passes must be bought directly from the bus operator and are not available from Loughborough College.

Travel By Train | 16-17 Saver Railcard

The new 16-17 Saver Railcard offers 16-17 year olds a 50% discount on rail travel, making it cheaper to get to school, college and work. And it also gives you access to great discounts on holidays, dining out, theatre tickets and more.

Find out more >

Car Parking Permit

We have a limited number of car parking spaces on site. These are available for students living outside of LE11 postcodes (unless special circumstances apply).

You must have a parking permit in order to park on the college campus. Unfortunately, a permit does not guarantee you a space.

1-5 day passes available. A 5 day pass is currently £125 for the academic year.

Motorbike Permit

Please see motorbike regulations (available at Reception) for more details. Any combination of days is available.

Prices have not yet been confirmed for 2019/20 Academic year.

Cycle Lockers

Cycle lockers are available for a £20 annual fee for rental and a £20 refundable deposit payable in advance. This will be refunded upon confirmation of key return.

Travel Subsidy

A subsidy is available from the college to cover the cost of public transport. It can be used to pay for daily, weekly, monthly or annual tickets.

For full details or to apply, e-mail the Bursary team: studentfinance@loucoll.ac.uk

Circumstance AGE 16–18 AGE 19+
Outside LE11 postcode
Within LE11 postcode
Household income below £45,000
Household income above £45,000
For use towards buses & trains
For use towards cars & mopeds
Unable to use public transport for health reasons
Subsidy amount £240 £300

Bus operators

  • Arriva

    Covering Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester, along with the smaller towns in between. Academic year passes can be paid for up front or by Direct Debit and offer 24/7 travel.

    Call:0344 800 4411
  • Centrebus

    Covering Leicestershire and offering 24/7 travel throughout the academic year. For a special discount, use the discount codes by 31st September for 2019/20 below when purchasing your student travel pass.

    The annual cost is £640

    No 154 service: LOCOLL154
    No 8 service: LOCOLL8

    Call: 0844 351 1120
    Visit: www.centrebusshop.co.uk
  • Nottingham city transport

    Covering Nottingham and several smaller towns. The availability of Easyrider Further student academic year passes for 2019/20 should be confirmed with NCT directly.

    Call: 0115 950 60 70
    Visit: www.nctx.co.uk
  • Paul S. Winson

    Covering Asby-de-la-Zouch and Shepshed, this operator only offers daily tickets.

    Call: 01509 232 354
    Visit: www.winsoncoaches.co.uk
  • Kinchbus

    Covering Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester, including Skylink buses. Combined Kinchbus and trentbarton student passes are available, covering more of Nottinghamshire. Academic year passes can be paid for up front or by Direct Debit and offer 24/7 travel. For a special discount, contact Kinchbus customer services and tell them that you are a Loughborough College student.

    The annual cost is £619 (this can be paid through instalments)

    Call: 01509 815 637
    Visit: www.kinchbus.co.uk
  • Tips

    Many bus companies offer travel passes covering wider zones, or passes allowing low-cost travel across multiple bus operators.

    Kinchbus sell travel passes covering Loughborough town only, giving a cheaper option for local students. Paying the full cost up front gives the biggest overall discount, while paying monthly by Direct Debit offers more affordable payments.

    If your journey requires taking more than one bus, use the same operator where possible. This may mean a little more walking but will be considerably cheaper.