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 2019/20

Students can apply for Post-16 transport assistance from Essex County Council if you are under 19 at the beginning of the academic year and met their criteria. Students will need to apply direct to Essex County Council for eligibility.

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.


Discounted Travel on First Bus Services Essex

Writtle University College have been liaising with First Bus Essex to provide discounted travel on First Bus Essex Transport Service and we are pleased to be offer all Writtle University College Students discounts with the Student Travel Club.

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

A passcode is required to register to the Writtle College Student Travel Club. Please apply at the College transport office to obtain this code. Writtle University College will require the following information to be able to supply a code - full name of student, student number and email address. The transport office contact details:

Telephone: 01245 424262

The webpage also provides further information on the different ticket types available and how to download the First Bus App and create an mTickets account, so the tickets can be delivered directly to the student's mobile phone.

Tickets will be available to purchase from 28th August 2019. Once purchased, tickets will automatically activate, so that they are available for use from Sunday 1st September 2019 (note: Student Unlimited tickets will activate on the monthly renewal date chosen when purchasing the ticket).

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 fee for the Writtle University College Minibus Service is £1120.00 for the Academic Year 2019/20, which is split into three payments. £430.00 is payable on booking, second payment of £345.00 payable by the 29 November 2019 and the balance of £345.00 payable by 02 March 2020. Places on the minibus service are limited and allotted on a first come first serve basis with priority given to full time Further Education students aged between 16 to 19 years of age prior to the beginning of the first year of the course. This service operates during FE term dates only.

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

  • Bishops Stortford/Great Dunmow/Sawbridgeworth
  • Grays/Stanford-le-Hope/Basildon/Billericay - (Contact transport for availability)
  • Harlow/Epping
For more information on times and locations of pick up areas please see our times and locations below:

Routes and locations may change or be discontinued depending on demand for Semesters 2019/20.

Please contact the Transport Department for availability:

Transport Department
Tele: 01245 424262

This service is available to part-time students depending on availability. Please contact the Transport Department at the end of September 2019 for any available seats.

Students on Higher Education courses may apply for any available seats in September 2019. Please contact the Transport Department in September for availability. Please note Higher Education courses term dates differ from Further Education courses and this service only operates in FE term dates.

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
Contact Writtle University College


Writtle University College


01245 424200