Transport - Writtle University College



Writtle University College is situated two miles from the town centre of Chelmsford and just a few minutes walk from the main bus route through Writtle village.

There are several transport options for students attending Writtle University College. The most popular are:

Essex County Council Post-16 Transport Scheme for Further Education Students for the Academic Year 2017/18

Post-16 transport is available at a charge for students between the ages of 16 and 19 provided that the eligibility criteria is met. Students will need to apply direct to Essex County Council for eligibility. Post-16 transport is available for students between the ages of 16 and 19. The application process differs depending on whether a student has been in receipt of a statement of special educational needs (SEN) up to and including the age of 16. All students are required to apply for post-16 transport by completing the relevant application form.

Each council has its own transport policy, and the above information relates only to students living within Essex. We therefore suggest that you contact the council, specific to where you live to discuss schemes operating in your area. Information sheet below.

Scholar Season Ticket

Discounted rail travel when travelling to Writtle University College by train

Great Anglia Railway offer a discounted rate for travel to Writtle University College by rail.
Please see link below for details on how to apply.


Fare Discounts

There is a ticket arrangement set in place for Writtle University College students. Students can get the following discounts:

  • 10% off weekly & monthly tickets
  • 15% off 3 month and annual tickets

This can be purchased as a Chelmsford or as an All Essex ticket.

Presently these tickets can only be purchased by walking into our Chelmsford Travel Shop. Details below:
First Travel Shop
Dukes Street

Writtle University College Subsidised Bus Service

Writtle University College provides a transport scheme in some areas that is a direct alternative to public transport and is charged at a different rate.

The College provides a morning and evening minibus service from the following areas:

  • Bishops Stortford/Great Dunmow/Sawbridgeworth
  • Grays/Chadwell St Mary/Linford/Stanford-le-Hope/Basildon/Billericay
  • Harlow/Epping
  • Hornchurch/Romford
  • Southend/Rayleigh/Wickford

For more information on times and locations of pick up areas please see our times and locations below:

Please contact the Transport Department for availability:

Transport Department
Tele: 01245 424262

Mini-bus service from Chelmsford Station to Writtle University College

Writtle University College currently operate a shuttle bus service to and from the railway and bus station area in Chelmsford mornings and evenings during FE term times.

The minibuses pickup in Coval Lane, Chelmsford (beside the council offices). This is a first come first served service. No fee or prior booking necessary.

The service runs Monday to Friday during FE term dates at the following times:

  • Morning: 8:15am to 9:15am
  • Evening: 4:15pm to 5:15pm (Limited service 2:00pm to 4:15pm)

Dates of Service

All Writtle University College transport runs during FE term times. See the term dates page for more information.


For information contact the transport department on 01245 424262 or send us an Email
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Writtle University College


01245 424200