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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.

Find out more >

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 Elligible Elligible
Within LE11 postcode Ineligible Ineligible
Household income below £30,000 Elligible Elligible
Household income above £30,000 Ineligible Ineligible
For use towards buses & trains Elligible Elligible
For use towards cars & mopeds Elligible Elligible
Unable to use public transport for health reasons Elligible Elligible
Subsidy amount £160 £200

Bus operators

  • Arriva

    Covering Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester, along with the smaller towns in between.

    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.

    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 student academic year passes should be confirmed with NCT directly.

    Call: 0115 950 60 70
    Visit: www.nctx.co.uk
  • Midland Classic

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

  • 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.

    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.