Travelling to College

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Ipswich Campus | Suffolk Rural

Travelling to our Ipswich Campus

Walking / Cycling

The College is a 10 minute walk from town - You can see this route using the map below:

(Click the map to open in Google Maps)

The College has a lockable cycle shelter that is activated by your student card, please head to the learning curve to get cycle shelter access added to your student card.

We suggest if you are cycling to College you bring a strong lock (such as a D lock) to secure your cycle inside the shed.

By Bus

We recommend you download the FirstBus app on your phone to plan your journey to college and check the next bus times! Click here for more information.

The College is situated in close proximity to three main bus routes.

The nearest stops for these routes are listed below:

The above map shows a direct walking route from The Old Cattle Market bus station if your bus terminates there.

Bus Discounts

If you are between 16-19 you are able to get a cashless Endeavour Card you can get at least 25% discount off full price adult fares on participating bus services. To find out more head to the Endeavour website.

By Train

There are two stations in Ipswich (Ipswich Main Station and Derby Road) Please visit the UK Train Timetables website for more information on routes and times.

Click here for a walking route from Ipswich Train Station to Suffolk New College

Click here for a walking route from Derby Road Station to Suffolk New College

Train Discounts

For information about discounted rail fares please visit the Greater Anglia website.


Staff and Students are able to use the College car parks if they display an official car park permit (available from your school administrator) and purchase a ticket from the machine.

Parking for mopeds and motorcycles is situated in our Rope Walk car park.

Suffolk New College map with parking here

Travelling to Suffolk Rural

Getting to Suffolk Rural is easy. There is an extensive network of direct bus routes from across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

College Buses

For routes 116, 118, WE929 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 or contact - 0345 606 6173. For routes OC1, OC2, OC3, OC4, OC5, OC6 and OC7 (Felixstowe to Martlesham Heath) you must apply to Norfolk County Council for a travel pass. With the exception of the OC7 route, there is no option to pay daily. For more information and online applications, please see - or contact - 0344 800 8020.

For timetables and bus information see our transport guide.

When should I apply?

Please ensure you apply for your travel pass in good time - contact the appropriate council directly for further information on their specific timescales. You do not need to wait until your course offer is confirmed or your bursary application has been processed (if applicable).

Specialist Transport

For students with additional needs or disabilities that are unable to travel by bus, please contact your local county council for information about specialist transport for post-16 education.

Is there any financial support available?

There is a College Bursary Fund available which can be applied for. If eligible, the bursary may be able to help with travel costs, college meals and other expenses. Please be aware that no bursary payments are made prior to students commencing their course, therefore any payments due before September will need to be made up front.

Can I drive my own vehicle to campus?

Students can choose to bring their own vehicles on site. There is plenty of parking available and all car parks are free. Students will need to register their vehicle details at the point of enrolment and collect a parking permit from the Student Centre. This will need to be displayed at all times when on-site.

Please note that information on public transport is subject to change - please contact the providers for the most up to date information.