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Please find on this page information about: mobile bus passes / ticketing system, parking, changes from Sept 2019, coach departure times and timetables, Local bus Service info, ticket costs, Twitter info and contact info

Information about how to obtain a York College bus pass

Important info: Please check the zone you are travelling to and from on the timetable on this web page and double check on the info available when you purchase your pass. Please do not use the small cards given out at enrolment as some of these are incorrect. Thank you.

Click here to view the College bus timetable including zones

Please see further down this page more information about the mobile pass including prices

To apply for your bus pass or ticket online, click on the link via the York College Website, Online Shop (can be found at the top of the homepage)

You will need to sign in by using your York College email address (the email address given to you by college which looks like this: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and password. Your password should have been given to you with your email address at enrolment.

If you have forgotten your password click on the “Have you forgotten your password?” link and follow the instructions. A new password will be sent to you by email.

 Once you have entered your email and password, click on login now.

 You will need to choose whether you want a monthly or annual bus pass or a daily ticket.

Daily tickets are available to college and from college. Please choose the correct one based on the direction you are travelling.

There will be a link to the Guidelines and Terms & conditions. Please read these before using the college bus. You can also find these lower down on this web page.

Now you will need to choose the option right for you based on the number of days a week you are in college (which can be found on your lesson timetable) and the zone you are travelling to (this can be found on the bus timetable on this web page and there will be list of stops available to view for each pass when you log in. Please check your stop is on there before purchasing). Please check this rather than use the little pocket size timetable given to you at enrolment.

It is very important that you choose the correct bus pass. Checks will be carried out to make sure the correct bus passes have been purchased by students and refunds can’t be given for incorrectly purchased bus passes.

Once added to your basket you can now press the next stage button at the bottom of the screen. Check that the details are correct.  Press proceed. Then you will be directed to payment. Enter your payment details.

Once completed, an email will be sent to your email account with the receipt of payment. You cannot use this to access the coach.

Another email will then be sent to your email account with your bus pass attached. Please keep this safe as this is what you will show to the driver to enable you to access the coach.

Your bus pass and receipt will be sent to your personal email address which you have registered on the college system. It might be an idea to have a couple of single tickets from the ticket machine even if you choose to have a monthly or yearly pass in case you lose your phone or you have no battery charge on your phone.

Please note you cannot use last year’s tickets in the new academic year.

You will need your college I.D. when boarding the college coaches especially if using paper tickets. 

Summary about our service

Our College bus service offers 15 routes from across the region. See below for current timetables and any up to date information to make getting into college easier. 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. 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 see below information for, timetables, route numbers and departure times.

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

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

Summary of changes from September 2019

Please click here for a summary of all the changes to the College Coach Service from September 2019 including annual bus pass charges and route changes.

Route number changes for 2019/20- We have altered some of the route numbers so that the coaches going to the furthest destination leave College first on an evening. See below for more information.

Route numbers


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 

Click here to view the new 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

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 which stop at the college.


Buying Tickets / Coach pass

From September 2019 you will be able to purchase single tickets from the bus ticket machine outside the Alan Ayckbourn Theatre in the Atrium OR you can purchase a monthly, annual or single mobile coach passes. You can buy your bus pass from the online shop which is at the top of the homepage of the College website. Once you have purchased the pass it will be sent to your mobile device 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 zone and timetable for each student. Refunds cannot be given for incorrectly bought passes (please make sure you read the student guidelines before buying a mobile pass).

Coach pass prices are based on the student's timetable (whether in for 3 or 4 days) and the zone they are travelling to (Inner, mid or Outer. Info can be found on the timetable on this web page).

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. Monthly passes 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)

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.

 Annual bus pass prices 2019/20


Days per week

Discounted price with 15% discount



















Single ticket / 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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