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Transport

Ludlow Sixth Form College is easily reached by regular bus and rail services from many rural locations

Local Authorities usually offer assisted travel schemes for students aged 16+. In some cases, however, guardians are better off contacting their local travel company than applying for a pass through these Council schemes.  

Important: if you do decide to apply through your Local Authority (the one to whom you pay Council Tax) for a post-16 transport pass, do it in July rather than waiting until August or later. Pass costs are fixed, and you will not be refunded for any fares you pay while waiting for your pass to arrive. Passes are usually sent to the College, not to your home address, and this may take several weeks. 

Your Local Authority will decide whether you are eligible for post-16 transport assistance. Criteria include catchment area and your course choices. If students are eligible for assisted transport, they will usually have to pay a contribution towards the cost. Some councils offer discounts for households on benefits but, after Year 11, transport for education is not usually free. 

You can get 50% off train travel with a 16-17 saver railcard  

Bursary students should contact Ludlow College first. 

Important: This is different to a 16–25 railcard which does not offer discounts at peak times. 

For further information on travel and transport to and from the College contact Ludlow Student Services team on 01584 871059 or Ludlow College Reception on 01584 872846. 

This is available to students from households where the total income is under £26,000 a year (for a College bursary) or £16,190 a year (Shropshire Council travel discount). Please ask Student Services for a bursary application pack or visit the HLNSC page on financial support. 

If driving is your only option, please note there are no student parking spaces on site so Ludlow’s Park & Ride service may be of interest. There is at least one disabled parking space at each of our campuses. 

Bus routes around Ludlow and suggested contact numbers

(If you plan to apply for a bursary, please contact Student Services first!) 

Route Number Provider Contact
Tenbury Wells & North on A49
731
Yarranton Brothers
01584 881229
Kidderminster via Far Forest, Cleobury Mortimer, Clee Hill
292
Diamond Bus or Shropshire Council 
See below
Shrewsbury & South on A49
435
Shropshire Council (or Minsterley Motors)
See below
Chirbury, Bishops Castle, Clun
Ludlow College Student Services
01584 871059 
Knighton via Leintwardine
740
Arriva West Midlands Buses
See below
Presteigne, Shobdon, Wigmore
Ludlow College Student Services
01584 871059 
Leominster via Orleton (for Kingsland see Presteigne bus)
490
Herefordshire Council Run by Yeomans / Lugg Valley Travel
See below
Stottesden, Cleobury North, and various stops to Ludlow
143
Caradoc Coaches Or Shropshire Council 
01694 724522 - See below
Shipton & B4368 / B4365
155
Shropshire Council
See below
Knowbury
724
Shropshire Council
See below
Soudley
711
Shropshire Council
See below

Important: always double-check operating dates with your bus company as some buses operating on a local authority contract may not run on certain dates. 

Contacts for travel assistance

If you plan to apply for a bursary (financial support), please contact Student Services at Ludlow College first. 

Visit Shropshire Council’s Post-16 travel page and follow the link to apply for travel assistance. 

Visit Herefordshire Council’s Transport for 16–19 year olds transport page and follow the link to apply online for college transport. 

Important: train pass applications not paid for by early September may be rejected, or may result in parents paying full cost charges with no student discount. 

Contact Powys Council by emailing transport.applications@powys.gov.uk or call them on 01597 826000.  

Students living in or near Presteigne, Knighton, Churchstoke and Montgomery are also advised to contact Ludlow College Student Services for information on college or public buses from the area, especially if applying for a college bursary as well. 

Visit Worcestershire County Council’s school and college travel page and follow the link to apply for travel assistance.  

Students may find it easier to apply directly to operators e.g. Yarranton Brothers or Diamond Buses.  

You can download the Diamond Bus App or apply online through their ticket gifting page. 

Popular Diamond passes for Ludlow are: 

The 292 Diamond bus service runs from Kidderminster to Ludlow. 

Visit Worcestershire County Council’s school and college travel page and follow the link to apply for travel assistance.  

Students may find it easier to apply directly to operators e.g. Yarranton Brothers or Diamond Buses.  

You can download the Diamond Bus App or apply online through their ticket gifting page. 

Popular Diamond passes for Ludlow are: 

The 292 Diamond bus service runs from Kidderminster to Ludlow.