If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. 

Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. Payment reserves a seat five days a week during the academic year.

Zone One, £575 which covers places such as Newent, Gloucester, Deerhurst and Highnam.

Zone Two, £680 which covers places such as Stroud, Dursley, Ledbury, Malvern, Cinderford and Tewkesbury.

Zone Three, £790 which covers places such as Thornbury, Worcester, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Evesham and Cirencester.


Hartpury runs a number of minibuses every day that pick students up from across Gloucestershire and some of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and up into the Cotswolds. The routes can vary year on year due to student demand but Hartpury normally runs up to 18 minibus routes each year. Collection points are agreed during the first week of term.


When we have enough demand, Hartpury runs coaches on some of the busiest routes. Recently this has included Cirencester, Stroud, Stonehouse and Quedgeley; Chepstow and the A48; Ross-on-Wye; and Hereford.

Apply for transport

You will need to complete both the Transport Application Form and the Minibus Protocol Agreement to apply for transport to Hartpury - click here to download the forms

You can click here to find all the direct debit mandate form.

You can either send them by post, addressing them to the Finance Department, c/o Student Services, Hartpury University and Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE, or you can email them to

If you are sending them by email, please include the wording ‘Transport Application’ in the subject line.

For more information about transport, please call 01452 702 100 or email:

Subsidised bus passes

You may also be entitled to a subsidised bus pass which you need apply for through your Local Education Authority. Currently this is available to students who are aged under 19 on 31st August of the year they enrol. Applications should be made directly to the Council, not Hartpury. Here are some council details. 

Public transport

A subsidised bus service between Gloucester and Hartpury is also available throughout the day and into the evening. A service also runs daily on weekdays between Bishops Cleeve and Cheltenham and Hartpury.

For residential students, a limited service runs between Cheltenham and Gloucester to the campus at weekends. 

Timetables for the 2018 academic year

Students can also bring their cars to campus. For more information, download our guide on this page. A car park pass must be purchased to park a vehicle at Hartpury. These are available from student services or you can buy from the online shop