For students who travel from home every day, we run a subsidised transport service covering a wide area. We operate 20 routes in total and over 800 of our students use the service every day. We pick up from 10 mainline railway stations – Camberley, Reading, Slough, Maidenhead, Uxbridge, Amersham, Aylesbury, Bracknell, High Wycombe and Hounslow – with a total of 96 stops across the 20 routes. So even if we don’t pick up in your immediate area, you can take advantage of the rail network to connect with our transport facilities.
For those students considering us as an alternative to studying within central London, Maidenhead Station is on the fast route from Paddington. Nearby High Wycombe is on the Marylebone line too, so getting here is a lot easier than you might think. Our College Discretionary Learner Support Fund is here to help students who need financial assistance with the cost of coming to college. Many students successfully apply to this fund each year to help them get a bus pass. The cost of using the transport service can be found on the website along with the latest timetable.
More information on the Discretionary Learner Support Fund can be found on the Fees & Funding page of this website. For those students who drive, we have extensive free car parking. Just register your vehicle with the transport department during enrolment.
When travelling on BCA transport, students must adhere to the Transport Code of Conduct. To read the terms and conditions, please click here: Transport Code of Conduct
If you have any queries or questions, please contact the Transport Manager on 01628 827521 or ask your bus driver.
Departure times from BCA
Students must purchase passes and tickets prior to travelling on College transport.
Please see the student transport leaflet and planner below for the transport price banding information.
Yes, we offer a comprehensive Bursary support package to assist low-income families with transport costs. Please see our Bursary Section for more information.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer a reduction in pass fees. If you can estimate in advance how many days you will need to use the coach, you can decide whether it will be more cost-effective to simply buy single use tickets for those days. In many cases it will work out cheaper overall to have a pass if you are using the coach a few times a week.
We are not able to allocate seats on the coach, but there will be plenty of space for everyone to travel safely.
All our coaches are fitted with seat belts which students are expected to wear at all times.
Yes, all of our vehicles have facilities to transport wheelchairs and to get you on board safely. Please let us know when you enrol if you have any additional physical needs such as this, so we can brief our drivers appropriately.
We’d prefer that you didn’t, as our coaches and minibuses are allocated to routes to ensure they can carry the correct number of passengers. Your pass will indicate which route and stop you are allocated and your driver may refuse to let you board on a different route. Please speak to us at Transport_team@bca.ac.uk if you think this may be a problem for you.
Yes the carer will need to pay, however it is worth speaking to your Local Authority for assistance with transport costs for assistants and carers.
Coach fees are non-refundable, so if you think you might not need one for the whole year, we would suggest that you just buy one Term at a time.
We will listen carefully to Government advice and if it is recommended that we close, then we would expect to be able to offer a partial refund. More information and guidance on how to apply for a refund will be placed on our website.
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