Applying for a bus pass to Suffolk Rural

There are certain routes that run to rural* where by you can purchase a bus pass, or if your bursary is accepted then this might be covered depending on your circumstances. You will need to apply for a bus pass at the same time as applying for a bursary or let us know before your bursary is accepted.

You will need to fill in an application form if you live along the relevant route and wish to use this service. The form will ask you for details including your name and address, route number, pick up and drop off points and whether you are wanting to pay termly or for the whole academic year. You will also need to advise if you are receiving benefits and applied for a bursary. Once this is complete you will need to email this to or if you have a hard copy you can drop it off at the Finance Department when you are next at college.

If you are planning on using this service for one day a week maximum you will need to speak to student support where you can purchase a day bus ticket in advance for £10 per return day trip which works out cheaper over the course of the year.

For more information including the bus map, pick up points, bus times and the application form please follow this link and it will all be under the section “Suffolk New College Transport”.

If you have to pay for your bus pass this can be done on the online shop only via the link below.

*Bus routes run from Leiston, Felixstowe, Harwich, Clacton, Colchester and Sudbury to Suffolk Rural.