Making your own way to College and taking responsibility for your own travel arrangements is an important step to becoming independent.
Burnley is at the heart of many bus routes across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. Plus, there are buses with convenient pick-up points and times across West Craven, Pendle and the Ribble Valley to bring you directly into the College grounds – and home again after your studies!
Bus passes for your preferred route (valid seven days a week) can be purchased in advance via College each term. If you achieve 100% attendance in a term, we will reimburse you the full cost of your bus pass (which works out at under £3 a week). You may also be eligible for free travel, depending on your household income (subject to conditions).
We can also signpost Themis Apprentices to access discounted bus travel via Lancashire County Council.
Rail passes/tickets can be bought directly from the train operator and are not subject to any College incentives. However, you may be eligible for a travel grant for free or subsidised rail travel depending on your income (subject to conditions).
A bus or train timetable may not exactly match your academic timetable. This is a great opportunity for you to take advantage of our free breakfast offer at College; collaborate on projects with classmates; complete additional study or extra-curricular activities or socialise with friends.
Safe pedestrian routes into the town centre are easily accessible from College and we also offer bike lockers (for a small, refundable deposit) and an affordable bicycle loan scheme for those wishing to cycle to College.
Here at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, we’re committed to sustainability and ‘green’ transport.
That’s why we’ve launched a successful cycle hire scheme for students who can:
- Hire an affordable, top quality, safety-checked cycle for your own use each term
- Be provided with an approved safety helmet for your personal use
- Receive free regular cycle servicing by experts to keep your bike in top condition
- Make use of secure bicycle storage on Campus