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 later on this year 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 Student Services Team: Studentservices@Plumpton.ac.uk.


UPDATED Travel Questions Answered

Will students have to wear face masks on the bus?

Yes , face coverings will be mandatory on our bus network as it is on all public transport. (Face coverings does not mean medical grade masks).

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

Tickets will be live from Wednesday 2nd September at 9am until Saturday 5th September at 12am.

We have changed the scheduled date to ensure students have enrolled and know their days on campus. Students will have received their allocated onsite days by these dates, so will know which days of the week they need to purchase bus tickets for.

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 this date we are afraid we cannot guarantee you a place.

You can contact us to enquire about availability after 5th September and should there be space you will be able to purchase your ticket. We ask that you collect your bus ticket from us before your first journey.

Week commencing 7th September is your induction week and  buses will be running throughout the week . Your induction days may differ from your normal timetable but you can still use the bus service on the days you are required to be on campus making sure you collect your bus ticket for the following week during your induction days.

Any student without a bus ticket from Monday 14th September will be denied travel.

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.
  • Bus tickets will be in the form of a card, which providing you have purchased your ticket between 2nd – 5th September will be available for you to collect during your induction week.
  • Your charging zone can be found in the left-hand column on the bus timetables.

Tickets are available to collect from Student Services between 10am-2pm until Friday 18th September.

Further questions about tickets answered here...

What if I don’t receive my bus ticket in the post?

Please contact student services as soon as possible.

Tickets are available to collect from Student Services between 10am-2pm until Friday 18th September.

What if my timetable changes after I book?

Please come and speak to us in student services, providing there is space we can change the day for you.

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.


Student Services Email - studentservices@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.

Are there limited places on the bus?

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.

Our aim is to be able to facilitate all students who require transport.

Will students need to show anything to travel?

Not during week commencing 7th September.

However, from Monday 14th September on every journey you must have your student ID card and your ticket or you may be denied travel.

Your student ID alone does not prove you have paid.

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.

Due to current government guidelines our tickets will be sold on a termly basis and will only be available for a very limited period on a first come first serve basis.

Purchase your termly tickets via www.ridekura.com/plumpton  between the dates, Wednesday 2nd September at 9am until Saturday 5th September at 12am.

Students in receipt of bursaries will have the prices below adjusted according to their bursary awards.

More information on ticketing, routes and the bus companies code of conduct click here. 

Tickets are available to collect from Student Services between 10am-2pm until Friday 18th September.

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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