STUDENT TRAVEL

Peter Symonds College is situated in the heart of Winchester. It is five minutes walk from the rail station and 20 minutes walk from the bus station. Many buses arrive either in college or at the rail station for the convenience of students.

Please note there is no onsite car parking for students. Students with disabilities or mobility issues may apply for a permit to park onsite. Application forms are available from Student Services and applications must be supported by a consultant’s letter.

Changes have been made to the morning times of the 692 bus between Lowford and Bishops Waltham. Please see the Parents Portal or Stagecoach website for details. More time has been allowed for the journey.

1.Trains

Educational Rail Pass

Students will be informed and parents/carers emailed to let them know when the Summer term Educational Rail Pass is available for purchase. Please note that it is not usually beneficial financially for U6 students to buy the pass for their last term at college, due to exam leave.

2.Buses

College does not operate "school buses" of its own. Instead students are expected to use publicly operated bus services. Several companies currently serve routes to college, many of which arrive on site in line with lesson times.

Stagecoach

The Peter Symonds College Unirider can be purchased online directly from Stagecoach or from Winchester Bus Station. Follow the links below for further information.

  • Stagecoach Website For all maps, timetables and online purchase of passes.
  • For a map of routes serving college and timetables please see the above link

Stagecoach Peter Symonds College Pass

  • Apply here for a Stagecoach Peter Symonds College Unirider (Autumn Term pass available from beginning of July 2016)
Autumn
£270
Spring
£270
Summer
£180
Annual
£645

Winchester Megarider Bus Passes (Local Journeys)

  • Apply here for a Winchester Megarider
52 weeks
£475
13 weeks
£131
4 weeks
£46

Bluestar

Bluestar buses serve college from the Southampton and Eastleigh areas. Passes are purchased online by registering for a Key smartcard, except for the Annual Key which is purchased from the Bluestar Shop in Southampton. Please take your college ID with you when you visit.

Bluestar Peter Symonds College Pass - "The Key"

Autumn
£254
Spring
£201
Summer
£190
Annual (from Bluestar Shop only)
£635

Wheelers

Wheelers 16 offers travel to college from Salisbury. They have a Peter Symonds College Pass available to purchase annually or termly.Please go to theWheelers website or call 02380 471800 for details and to buy.

First Bus

From 12th November:- First Bus now run the E1 from Eastleigh. Passes can be bought online at www.firstgroup.com/Southampton or via their mobile app available at your app store. Alternatively they have a shop at 5A Pound Tree Rd SO14 1ND (behind Above Bar, Southampton)

Monthly £78, 3 Monthly £190, Annual £600

3.Mopeds and Motorbikes

Students can park their mopeds and motorcycles in designated areas at college.

Before leaving a vehicle on site, students must fill in a form at Student Services and return it completed with the following documents: Driving Licence, MOT (if applicable) and a Certificate of Insurance.

Forms must be updated with any changes and will need to be renewed every year.

4.Bicycles

The College provides lockable shelters and individual pods for cycles.

The shelters can be hired at a cost of £12 which includes a refundable deposit of £10 when the key is returned.

The cost of a pod is £40 which includes a refundable deposit of £35 when the key is returned.

There are also general shelters available at no cost. All cycles are left at the students’ own risk and must be secured by the student.

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