Transport Information for 16-18 year old students
Hartpury College operates a fleet of minibuses around the county to transport non-resident students to and from the campus. The routes are planned annually in line with demand and location. These services operate during term time and all are planned to arrive at the College by 09.15. The return journeys in the afternoon leave at the end of the teaching day at 16.15.
Whilst every effort is made to supply Hartpury transport to as many areas as possible, where a good public service already exists, you may be asked to make use of this service. This allows the minibus fleet to cover the more rural locations that have little or no public transport.
We also operate large coaches into the main areas such as the Forest of Dean, Evesham, Tewkesbury and Stroud (subject to demand).
A subsidised bus service that runs between Gloucester and the College is also available throughout the day and into the evening. This service is operated by Swanbrook and a timetable is available from Student Services or as a download below. A service also runs daily on weekdays between Bishops Cleeve and Cheltenham and the College. And a limited service runs between Cheltenham and Gloucester to the college at weekends for resident students.
Transport application notes for students who are 16 to 19 years old and who do not live on site at college
This is what you need to do to apply for a transport to Hartpury College
|Complete a Hartpury College Transport application form. These are available from the Transport Office or can be downloaded below.
|Fill out the form in full paying special attention to your address and postcode. Applications without a postcode will not be accepted or processed.
|Please tell us which is the closest main road to you i.e. A road etc and the approximate distance from your house to the main road.
|Please tell us on the form if you have any special needs.
|Return the form to Hartpury College Transport Department as soon as possible and at the latest by the 30th June 2013. If we have not received a completed application by then we can not guarantee you a place on Hartpury Transport.
You can also apply to your local education authority to have your bus pass subsidised. Telephone numbers for the Local Authorities are below. The closing time for applications to your LEA for a bus pass is 31st July 2013. To establish if you are entitled to a subsidised bus pass please use the following links:
Gloucestershire or telephone 01452 425390
Herefordshire or telephone 01432 260924
Worcestershire or telephone 01905 768324
|If you don’t apply to your LEA for a subsidised pass you will have to pay Hartpury College the full fare for transport.
|If you do not apply to Hartpury College for transport or to your LEA for a subsidised bus pass you will not be able to use transport organised by Hartpury College. This means you will have to find your own transport to college on a daily basis.
|Subject to your application for a bus pass being successful the pass will be available for collection at enrolment in September 2013.
|You will be informed if your transport application has been successful before 30th August 2013.
|Hartpury College will aim to ensure that students don’t have to travel too far to their initial collection point. However we do not offer a door to door service for students on college transport.
|Hartpury College aims to provide a service that is fit for purpose, cost effective and also inline with the College Environmental & Transport Plan.
|Please note completing an application form does not guarantee a place on Hartpury Transport.
PLEASE NOTE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE IN THEIR SECOND YEAR AT HARTPURY A NEW TRANSPORT APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
Please ensure that you have read and understood the minimum levels of behaviour we expect from students who use Hartpury College minibus transport which can be downloaded below.
Mini Bus Acceptable Behaviour
Evesham and Tewkesbury Coach and Stroud, Shonehouse & Quedgeley Coach Timetables
Gloucester Coach and Bishops Cleeve Coach Timetables
Forest of Dean Coaches Operated by Bevans
Application for student transport (Word)
Application for student transport (PDF)
Direct Debit Form
Transport Charges 2013/2014
Transport Flow Chart (PDF)
For further information, please contact the Transport Office:
Tel: 01452 700283