South Devon College

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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 

 

We have now removed the '2-Mile Rule' for travel pass eligibility!*

*14-16 Home Educated and High School learners must live more than 2 miles away to qualify for a free pass.  

Introducing our exclusive SDC Travel Pass 

Working in partnership with Stagecoach, we have secured an amazing SDC Travel Pass offer available to all SDC students and staff! 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 2017 until 31st July 2018 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 Passes:

Are you:

  • 16-18, studying a full time FE course with us, a pupil at South Devon High School or part of our 14-16 Home Educated Programme
  • Living with an earned household income less than £21,000
  • (19+ Bursary Students may also qualify, depending on your location)

If YES, your SDC Travel Pass will be FREE! 

To apply for the travel pass, you must apply to the SDC Bursary Fund

If you are aged 16-18, this may 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 SDC Meal Credits (Free College Meals)

UPGRADE?

If you are entitled to bursary and 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: £390 – 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 £390 for the entire academic year

+ Ferry Pass: £150 You can add a Dartmouth to Kingswear ferry pass for just an extra £50 per term! This will cover your timetabled college days only.

SDC Kingsbridge Coach Pass: £450 
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?

For specific details, see Traveline. Depending on where you live, there are various services available including:                          

  • Stagecoach Buses
  • Country Bus Routes (Around Newton Abbot area)
  • Privately hired Bennetts coach for our Kingsbridge students

Kingsbridge Coach Stops

Departure Point  Return From 
Kingsbridge Bus Station South Devon College 
East Allington: Mounts Harbertonford
Halwell  Halwell 
Harbertonford East Allington: Mounts
South Devon College Kingsbridge Bus Station

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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

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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 journey to college.

If you require a Torbay Council Taxi, please complete the Bursary Fund form or the Discounted Travel Pass form and indicate that you require a Torbay Council taxi, we will then send you the relevant form to complete and return to us with supporting medical evidence.

If you require support from Devon County Council and cannot attend college without this support, you will need to contact DCC directly to request support. Please find further information here.

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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 
Email: transport@southdevon.ac.uk

SDC Travel Map