South Devon College

Inspiring our community through learning for all

Contact us on: 08000 380123

Free or Discounted Travel

free-travel

Study, work, socialise and explore!

The Stagecoach Timetable can be found here 

The Stagecoach Dayrider/Explorer Zone Map can be found here 

Visit Traveline to plan your route 

 

Introducing our brand new and exclusive SDC Travel Pass 

Working in partnership with Stagecoach, we have secured an amazing new SDC Travel Pass offer available to EVERYONE! This includes:

  • South Devon High School pupils
  • Students aged 14-16
  • Students aged 16-18
  • Apprentices
  • University students
  • Students aged 19+
  • Staff

Our Stagecoach SDC Travel Pass offers 24/7 UNLIMITED travel from 1st September 2016 until 31st July 2017 and will offer unlimited Stagecoach travel as a Dayrider or Explorer, depending upon your location, giving you the independence and freedom to study, work, socialise and explore! 

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FREE SDC Travel Pass for 16-18 year old Full Time Students, and South Devon High School students if income is under £21,000

Are you:

  • Studying a full time FE course with us or a pupil at South Devon High School 
  • Living more than 2 miles from your place of study
  • Living with a household income less than £21,000

If YES, your SDC Travel Pass will be FREE! 

To apply for the travel pass, you must apply to either the 14-16 High School Bursary Fund or the 16-18 Bursary Fund.

If you are aged 16-18, this will also mean that you are eligible for a Bursary award which will help to pay towards things you will need, such as, course textbooks, equipment, materials and much more! You may even be entitled to free College meals.

UPGRADE?

If you live in the Dayrider Zone you will receive a free Dayrider Travel Pass. You can upgrade this to an EXPLORER Pass for just £30 per term or £90 for the year! Pay to upgrade on the Online Shop

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DISCOUNTED SDC Travel Pass for all other students

If you do not qualify for free travel, your travel pass will be available at a heavily discounted price. Check your Stagecoach Zone here.

SDC Stagecoach Dayrider Travel Pass£300 – This equates to just over £6 per week!  Covers: Brixham, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Paignton, Torquay, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth & Dawlish

SDC Stagecoach Explorer Travel Pass: £350 – This equates to just over £7 per week!  Covers the Dayrider Zone plus: South Brent, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Chudleigh, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Buckfastleigh and Exeter, costing £350for the entire academic year

+ Ferry Pass: £50 You can add a Dartmouth to Kingswear ferry pass for just an extra £50! This will cover your timetabled college days only.

SDC Kingsbridge Coach Pass: £350 
This coach travels between; Kingsbridge, East Allington (Mounts), Halwell, Harbertonford and SDC
Apprentices travelling on this coach 1 day per week: £150

This will cover your timetabled college days only.

 Download your SDC Travel Pass Application Form. You can pay annually by cash, card, cheque (payable to South Devon College), monthly Direct Debit or via our Online Shop.

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Which Bus would I Catch?

Depending on where you live, there are many direct services available including:                                                      

  • Stagecoach
  • Country Bus
  • Privately hired Bennetts coach for our Kingsbridge students

Kingsbridge Timetable

Departure Point   Time  Return From  Time 
Kingsbridge Bus Station 7:47am  South Devon College  4:45pm 
East Allington: Mounts 8:00am  Harbertonford 5:20pm 
Halwell  8:05am  Halwell  5:25pm 
Harbertonford 8:10am East Allington: Mounts 5:30pm
South Devon College 8:45am Kingsbridge Bus Station 5:35pm

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How to get your Bus Pass

Please send completed forms to:

Transport 
Helpzone
South Devon College
Long Road
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 7EJ

If you are paying for your bus pass, you can purchase it using our Online Shop

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Taxis for 16-18 year olds

If you are aged 16-18 studying a full time course and require a taxi based on medical grounds, your Local Authority (Devon County Council or Torbay) may be able to support your transport to college. Please complete the Bursary Fund form or the Discounted Travel Pass form and indicate that you require a taxi, we will then send you the relevant forms. 

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Replacing your travel pass

If you have lost your South Devon College Stagecoach bus pass, this can be replaced in the Helpzone for a £5.00 fee or via the Online Shop. You must pay the £5.00 fee before the replacement pass can be printed. If you are unable to visit the Helpzone, please call the Transport Officer directly on 01803 540323.

If you have lost your Devon County Council travel pass, you need to order a replacement online. Devon County Council also charge £5.00 for a replacement bus pass. Please visit the Devon County Council website. 

No refunds will be issued for passes returned after 1st May. 

If you have any queries or for more information please contact the Helpzone on:

Freephone: 08000 380123 or 01803 540323
Email: transport@southdevon.ac.uk