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Learn more about York College Travel and Transport.

 Last updated 17th March 2020

On Wednesday 18th March 2020 College buses will leave at the earlier times of:

Route 1/2/3/4 3.05pm

Route 5/6/7/8 3.10pm

Route 9/10/11/12 3.15pm

Route 13/14/15 3.20pm


On this page you can find information about:

College coach routes, Timetables and timetable amendments, Local Services including First/Reliance/Services from the station to college and bus passes for local services, ticket / pass purchasing options and instructions, Twitter for communication, Terms and Conditions of travel and how to report a problem. 

Summary about our service

All our buses are now PSVAR compliant (Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000) which means they all have wheelchair access.

Our College bus service offers 15 routes from across the region.

Routes are reviewed on a yearly basis and so if your area isn't currenly serviced please get in touch so we can assess your individual needs.

The College Bus Service operates Monday to Friday and during term times only. There are two journeys per day on each route, one into college on a morning and one on an evening leaving the college. Please find below departure times from college for each route number. All buses drop off and pick up from the bus lanes inside the College grounds and the return journeys follow the same routes as the inward journey. Please find below our current timetables which include route numbers, zones and departure times.

We use Twitter to communicate any delays or updates to our service. If you are using our service it is important that you follow us @yctravelupdates to stay up-to-date.

You must read the Terms and Conditions of travel Click here before using the College Coach Service

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For information about parking at the College and directions please click on the Maps and Directions Link of this website

Departure Times from September 2019 from the bus lane at the front of the college.

York College provides information on journey times in good faith, however, in the event of a breakdown, traffic congestion or any other incidents beyond the reasonable control of the college or coach companies operating the routes, departure times may be affected and journeys may take longer than predicted; in these circumstances the college will not be liable for any delays.

Route 1/2/3/4 departs at 4.40pm

Route 5/6/7/8 departs at 4.45pm

Route 9/10/11/12 departs 4.50pm

Route 13/14/15 departs 4.55pm



Timetable from September 2019 

Amendments to the timetable until further notice:

  • Route 1 - Dishforth bus stop is the first stop going in and last going out of the village (not the village hall).
  • If you normally get the route 13 bus to Riccall, Escrick and Deighton, can you please get on bus route 7 which leaves college at 1645hrs until further notice?
  • Route 11 - West Park bus stop is now at Station Parade just up from Everyman Cinema.
  • From Monday 2.12.19 Route 4 times have been brought forward by 10 minutes coming in to college on a morning starting at Filey, to Norton. This is to avoid the traffic in Norton caused by the train crossing and to ensure the coach gets to college on time. Please see below the amended timetable:        
Route 4      Filey-Rillington-Norton-Malton
To College departs Single zone  
Filey, Bus Station 0712 £4.20 Outer  
Staxton, bus stop lay-by after garage 0725 £4.20 Outer  
Sherburn, bus stop lay-by (by A64 west of main lights) 0729 £4.20 Outer  
East Heslerton, bus lay-by 0731 £4.20 Outer  
West Heslerton, bus lay-by 0733 £4.20 Outer  
Rillington, bus lay-by by A64 (prior to main lights) 0740 £4.20 Outer  
Scagglethorpe, bus lay-by 0742 £4.20 Outer  
Norton, outside Derwent Arms (bus stop) 0747 £3.20 Mid  
Malton, Yorkersgate (opposite Horsemarket Road) 0804 £3.20 Mid  
Welburn Lodge, stop on the A64 0817 £3.20 Mid  
York College - arrives 0840      

 Click here to view the 2019/20 timetable from September 2019.

Please note: departure times are approximate so please arrive at the pick-up point at least 5 to 10 minutes before the advertised time as travel conditions can vary.


Local Services

There are a number of local services which stop outside the college or nearby. Please access the following links to find information about transport for routes not currently served by the college coach service. You can also find information about services which depart from York train station and stop outside the college.

Please find here information about local bus services which also stop at or near York College. 

Please find here information about Reliance Services -  for students coming in from Thirsk and Easingwold. Reliance also have services coming from other areas some of which stop outside the college.


Buying Tickets / Coach pass

From September 2019 you can purchase monthly, annual or single mobile coach passes. You can buy your coach pass from the online shop which is at the top of the homepage of the College website. You will need your students email address and password to log in. 

OR single tickets can be purchased from the bus ticket machine outside the Alan Ayckbourn Theatre in the Atrium

Coach pass prices are based on the student's timetable, whether in for 3 or 4 days (please refer to your timetable) and the zone they are travelling to, Inner, mid or Outer  (to find the zone you are travelling to please refer to the bus timetable further up this web page).  Once you have purchased the pass it will be sent to your mobile device, along with a receipt, as an email attachment and you can show this to the driver. 

Checks are being carried out by the college to make sure the correct bus passes are being purchased for the correct zone and timetable for each student. Refunds cannot be given for incorrectly bought passes (please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions which you can find on this web page before buying a mobile pass).

Pass / ticket information:

Monthly mobile coach pass discounted by 5% per month. Prices will vary each month and are worked out on how many days the college is open. You need to purchase the correct pass based on the number of days you are in college per week (3 or 4) and the zone you are travelling to. Monthly passes are per calendar month and run from the 1st college day of the month to the last college day of the month. THEY DO NOT RUN FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.

Annual mobile coach pass discounted by 15% per annum (see below for yearly coach pass prices). Annual passes run from September to the following July. You need to purchase the correct pass based on the number of days you are in college per week (3 or 4) and the zone you are travelling to.

Single mobile coach passes are the same price as the single tickets from the ticket machine in the Atrium. They are based on the zone you are travelling to and from. You need to purchase to college or from college depending on the direction you are travelling.

Single tickets from the ticket machine in the Atrium - No minimum spend. The machine takes cash / card / contactless and Apple/android pay. You will need to show your college I.D along with a single ticket when boarding the coach.

 Annual bus pass prices 2019/20


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Single ticket / single pass prices:

Inner Zone £2.10 per single ticket

Mid Zone £3.20 per single ticket

Outer Zone £4.20 per single ticket

The refund policy is included in the Terms and Conditions of travel. Please read the Terms and Conditions of travel before buying a ticket / coach pass .

We have produced a handy A-Z of all York College Bus routes including local service and college bus routes to make it easier for you to find out if we serve your area. Find out which route is best for you, times, which bus company will serve your route or what zone you are in.

Travel and Transport Twitter Account @yctravelupdates

To stay up-to-date with Travel & Transport news for York College, any delays and updates to our services, it is important to follow our Travel Updates Twitter page @yctravelupdates. You can also use our Twitter page to report any problems with your coach journey into college 

Terms and Conditions of Travel

You must read and agree to the terms and conditions in order to travel on any of the College Coaches from September 2019 onwards.

Click here to see the Terms and Conditions of travel

The student code of conduct applies and inappropriate behaviour will be dealt with under college disciplinary procedures; any students with concerns are encouraged to report details to their tutor or contact Student Service (please see contact info under Reporting a problem below).

Reporting a problem

If you would like to contact us or if you would like to report a problem, please contact our Transport Co-Ordinator in the Student Services team on 01904 770130 from 07:30hrs to 14:30hrs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 07.30hrs - 09.30hrs Wednesday. Or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or you can send us a Tweet @yctravelupdates. You can also fill in a College Coach Incident Report which are available in the Infozone and Helpzone of York College. There is a post box on the wall in the InfoZone where these can be posted anonymously. Please always quote your route number, date and time of the incident and as much information as possible when reporting a problem on the college coaches.




















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