Study, work, socialise and explore!
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
- University students
- Students aged 19+
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!
FREE SDC Travel Pass for 16-18 year old Full Time Students, and South Devon High School students if income is under £21,000
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
Which Bus would I Catch?
Depending on where you live, there are many direct services available including:
- Country Bus
- Privately hired Bennetts coach for our Kingsbridge students
|Departure Point||Time||Return From||Time|
|Kingsbridge Bus Station||7:47am||South Devon College||4:45pm|
|East Allington: Mounts||8:00am||Harbertonford||5:20pm|
|Harbertonford||8:10am||East Allington: Mounts||5:30pm|
|South Devon College||8:45am||Kingsbridge Bus Station||5:35pm|
How to get your Bus Pass
- Pick up an application form from the Helpzone or, print and complete the SDC Travel Pass Application Form, and the Bursary Application Form if your household income is below £21,000.
Please send completed forms to:
South Devon College
If you are paying for your bus pass, you can purchase it using our Online Shop.
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.
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