Travel information

You may also be entitled to help with travel costs via our bursary system which varies according to our different sites, so do get in touch for more information. *Please note that if you are travelling to Plumpton College during weekends, there will be no public transport available. You will need to travel by either train or by taxi.

  • We have answered some of your questions below on travelling to us via our popular bus routes.
  • There is also further information on routes and ticketing under our Plumpton College Bus heading further down.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Transport Team: buses@plumpton.ac.uk.


UPDATED Travel Questions Answered

Will students have to wear face masks on the bus?

With increasing evidence that wearing face coverings can reduce transmission of coronavirus, the wearing of face coverings on the Plumpton College bus service is a social and personal responsibility for those students that are not exempt. Those who are exempt should have received a sticker from student services for their student ID card. We must do everything we can to ensure a safe environment especially when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings should be worn for the entire journey and food and drink should not be consumed while travelling. Taking this personal responsibility aims to provide increased reassurance to all students including those most vulnerable.

When will tickets be available and how do we purchase them?

Tickets for Term 2 are currently on sale and should be purchased before 11th December to ensure you get a seat. We need to implement a cut-off date to ensure we have the right number of seats available for our students on each route. After 11th December we cannot guarantee you a seat.

A link to tickets, timetables and information is available at www.ridekura.com/plumpton

  • Tickets will only be sold on a termly basis. No daily or ad hoc tickets will be available.
  • If you have received a bursary you will need your student number to use as your discount code.
  • Those student still awaiting their bursary confirmation must contact student services to arrange their travel. You must have sent in the application.
  • Your charging zone can be found in the left-hand column on the bus timetables.

Further questions about tickets answered here...

What if I can not purchase my ticket online?

If you are unable to purchase your ticket on the internet then please contact student services to make other arrangements.

What if I miss my bus?

Unfortunately, if you miss your bus due to you being late you will need to make alternative arrangements.

What if my bus is running late and I am late for college?

We have live tracking information on all of the buses; therefore, if a bus is going to be late we will ensure all members of staff are informed.

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any tickets.

Will I be able to track my bus?

An app will be available for you to track your bus, details of this will be emailed to you after you purchase your bus ticket. Should you have any issues with the app please contact Kura.


Transport Team - buses@plumpton.ac.uk

Further ticket information, including timetables, zones and prices can be found here.

Where can I find out the bus routes?

View our most up to date route map here - 

Bus Route Map

View the most up to date timetables here - 

Am Timetable

Pm Timetable 

What social distancing measures have been put in place?

Due to changes in government guidelines we will now be operating at full capacity. Students will still be expected to wear face coverings while travelling and a queueing system will be in place at the end of the day while waiting for the buses. As always the buses remain only for Plumpton college students.

Download the guide from our transport company here.

Will students get help knowing which bus to get on when they start?

Yes, our student services team and bus operators will be available for any help required.

What happens if I am unable to pick my child up can they get on the bus on the way home, how does this work?

We cannot guarantee places on the transport system that have not been booked in advance, however, if there is availability on the day we will endeavour to make that arrangement for you. Please note this cannot be guaranteed and should be a one off course of action.

Will students need to show anything to travel?

Students will need to show their bus pass and student ID card.

If students lose their bus pass they must come to student services to get a replacement.

If they need to travel to get in to college then the email confirmation of purchase can be shown.

Lewes Campus (BN7 3AE)

Plumpton College Bus

We offer an extensive bus route just for Plumpton College students, allowing access from a wide range of surrounding areas, making it easy and simple for you to get to College. 

We can now announce our bus information for 2020/21. We have extended some of our routes, please click here for our latest map. 

We try to make getting to college as affordable as possible and each year the college subsidises around 50% of the cost of all tickets.

Face coverings will be compulsory on all our routes just as they are on public transport nationwide. Unfortunately if you do not wear a face covering you will not be permitted to travel.

Find all the latest information on travelling to Plumpton College via our bus routes here.

Train

If you’re coming by train, you can travel to the main local train stations (Lewes, Hassocks, Plumpton Green and Wivelsfield) and then connect with our bus network in order to reach us. 

If you’re looking for discounted student travel, you can buy a UNIZONE. A unique season ticket which is exclusive to students in the Brighton or Worthing area; you’ll enjoy unlimited travel by train. Find out more here.

Please check public transport government guidelines before travelling, for example about face coverings and timetable changes.

Public bus services

As well as the College services there are also two public bus routes which will bring you to the College. 

Please check public transport government guidelines before travelling, for example about face coverings and timetable changes.

Car

We have plenty of free parking on campus for students and visitors. You’ll need to register your vehicle with the College during enrolment so we can ensure that it is looked after in the event of a problem.

Bike or walking 

You can also get to us by bike or walking.
Please note: Plumpton College is 2 miles from the nearest train station, Plumpton Green. 

STANMER CAMPUS (BN1 9SE)

Public Bus Services

You can reach Stanmer Campus easily via an extensive network of public buses in and around the Brighton area. 

Please check public transport government guidelines before travelling, for example about face coverings and timetable changes.

Car

Parking is free at Stanmer Campus, however it’s on a limited basis.

Train

If you are looking to come via train, the nearest station is Falmer. You will then be required to walk or cycle to Stanmer Park. (30+ walking time)

If you’re looking for discounted student travel, you can buy a UNIZONE. A unique season ticket which is exclusive to students in the Brighton or Worthing area; you’ll enjoy unlimited travel by train. Find out more here.

Please check public transport government guidelines before travelling, for example about face coverings and timetable changes.

Bike or walking

Stanmer Campus is a beautiful place for both riding and walking. You might want to allow extra time on your first time getting here as our centre is located about 15 minutes’ walk from the main park entrance.

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