Travelling to Campus
The Eastern College Group (Abbeygate Sixth Form College, One Sixth Form College, University Studies at West Suffolk College and West Suffolk College) are reviewing their transport provision across the region and have asked for as many parents and guardians as possible, including those who think that transport for their area is not available, to complete this short survey.
It’s a short survey, asking for only the key information, which could potentially improve the transport provision for your child.
Travelling to One
How you travel to and from College can seem a little daunting, especially if it’s the first time you’ve needed to travel some distance. This page aims to provide support and guidance to help you plan your journey.
Suffolk County Council Passenger Transport has developed a timetable of dedicated public transport for One students which will provide easy access for students from a wide radius. Please refer to the following websites for further details.
The One Bus service is privately contracted to provide morning and afternoon bus routes to and from One Sixth Form College.
Please find the current route details and scheduled timings by clicking on the links below. Please note this information is intended as a guide only and whilst every effort is made to provide accurate information, it may be necessary to make changes at short notice for operational reasons.
- For the SO1 Stowmarket route please click here
- For the SO2 Felixstowe and Trimley route please click here
- For the SO3 Stowupland, Stonham and Claydon route please click here
Part of this service includes unlimited travel on any public First Bus between your home town and Ipswich Town centre. This includes evenings, weekends and half term holidays and also the Park & Ride 800 bus between One and Ipswich Town centre.
One Bus Fees
The One Bus Scheme adopts the principles of Suffolk County Council's 'Post 16 Discretionary Scheme’; involving a termly payment of £270 for the 2022/23 Academic Year. Each ticket is issued for a daily return journey on a specific route; these are not transferrable to any other route. The cost of the One Bus is calculated on a ‘not for profit’ basis by apportioning the full annual figure equally across Autumn, Spring & Summer terms, regardless of your leave date (if applicable) in the Summer term.
The termly fee must be paid in advance to secure your place on the One Bus. Please note that no payment will be expected until you’ve been enrolled at the College. Our preferred method of payment is via onecollege-shop.co.uk
One Bus - September 2023 to July 2024
Please be aware that the One Bus provision is currently being reviewed. We want to ensure we're offering the best service and value for money to our student community and, therefore, may change for the next academic year.
As our students now travel to us from all across East Anglia, we are already investigating options for bus routes from further afield.
Please keep an eye on this page for further information and updates.
Rail travel linked into the local Park & Ride shuttle bus service, which runs every 10 minutes, provides an excellent means of travel.
Greater Anglia is pleased to offer students a special discounted rate on season tickets purchased for travel to College by train. For further information please visit their website.
Firstly, you will need to get yourself a student railcard. These can be obtained from any staffed station ticket office or online using www.railcard.co.uk
Secure facilities are available at the centre to enable students to park cycles. To further support cycling the centre provides lockers and shower facilities for students who travel by bicycle.
Motorcycle / Scooter
Scooters are a popular form of transport for students travelling to the centre, and we provide parking spaces for both motorcycles and scooters within the car parking area.
Students who live within a three-mile radius of the centre are encouraged to walk to the centre to help promote personal fitness and healthy living.
Assistance with travel costs may be available through Suffolk County Council’s Post 16 Discretionary Travel scheme; further details and application forms are available on the Suffolk County Council website: www.suffolkonboard.com
Students who may require financial support can apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund. Successful applicants can offset their funding award towards this cost.
Safe Travelling and Severe Weather Information
Please check the current Government and Suffolk County Council Guidelines for safe travelling during the COVID pandemic.
Key Sources of Information
- Suffolk Post-16 Travel Policy 2021-2022
- Suffolk on Board Opt In Apply
- travelline (for planning a route)
If you have a query about getting to One please email us at email@example.com