Peter Symonds College

Student Support

Transport

Bus Travel

We do not run our own bus service into college, however, we do liaise with both Stagecoach and Bluestar to ensure buses run in line with our timetable with many buses coming into the college.

Both companies offer student discounted tickets that can be purchased directly from their website or app. Daily and weekly tickets are also available on the bus. Please note that some of the bus routes only run during term time.

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Click below to view map of current routes, timetable and ticket prices.

Bluestar run the No1 from Southampton to Winchester. Please click on the links below to see relevant information.

Rail travel

Students can purchase a 16-17 Saver card, which gives students a 50% discount on all rail fares, including season tickets. You can buy a 16-17 Saver on the link below. The cost is £30 and is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first.

You can then choose whether you buy daily, weekly, or a season ticket for a half or full term, but the greatest savings will be made on tickets that are valid for the longest period. Tickets are then purchased direct from the train companies.

The 16-17 saver card can be used on all rail travel, not just travelling to College!

To get an idea of ticket prices, you can use the season ticket calculator here. As long as you select dates longer than a month you can customise the ticket to exact dates you require (termly). Be sure to select ‘16-17 saver’ under the Railcard section:

Rail Travel 18+

Once you turn 18, Scholar Season tickets are available to purchase termly, through the online college shop or parent portal, and represent a 34% discount on the price of a normal season ticket. 

Motorcycle parking permits and bicycle pods

Student services also look after Motorcycle parking permits and the Bicycle shelter/pods at college.