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Travel to Suffolk Rural

You’ll find us at:

Suffolk New College – Suffolk Rural
Charity Lane, Otley
Suffolk, IP6 9EY

A photo of the Suffolk Rural reception building.


Suffolk County Council Transport
For routes 118, 119 and WE007 (Woodbridge onwards) you can apply to Suffolk County Council for a discretionary travel pass (16-18 year olds only). Endeavour cards are accepted on pay daily fares. For more information and online applications, please see the Suffolk On Board website or contact 0345 606 6171.

Suffolk New College Transport
For routes RC1, RC3, RC5, RC6 and RC7 (Felixstowe to Martlesham Heath) you must apply directly to the College for a travel pass using our application forms (linked below). With the exception of the RC7 route, there is no option to pay daily.

If you are not sure which bus you should apply for, please contact our Student Support team, who will be happy to answer any questions you might have about your journey and how to get to us, at or by phone 01473 382738.


In regards to Suffolk Rural RC bus routes, we have now extended the grace period to Friday 7th October so you will not have to show a bus pass on boarding but can still travel as long as you have applied and are waiting for your pass.

A bus departing from the Suffolk Rural campus.


Suffolk Rural Transport Guide
22-23 Guide

22-23 Application Form
Suffolk Rural Transport

Online Shop
Online Shop

Applying for a bus pass

If you are paying for a bus pass or applying for a bursary to see if you are eligible for help to fund a bus pass (and you have not done so already) please make sure you also fill in an application form and email this directly to


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.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Support

The College offers bursary schemes to enrolled students which offers assistance with kits, travel to College, uniform, college trips and other course materials.

Female learner reading a book in the College library