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 guide, along with our dedicated web 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 website for further details - www.suffolkonboard.com
- 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 Applications and Payment
The One Bus Scheme adopts the principles of Suffolk County Council's 'Post 16 Discretionary Scheme’; involving a termly payment of £250 for the 2021/22 Academic Year.
The payment window to purchase your first termly pass will open on Friday 27th August 2021 (after you have enrolled). Our preferred method of payment is via onecollege-shop.co.uk. Please ensure your payment of £250 is with us no later than 3rd September 2021 as failure to pay by this date may result in you losing your place on the One Bus.
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.
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
If you have a query about getting to One please email us at [email protected]