York College

Important information about the U.C.I Championships Harrogate and Ripon

The West Park bus stop will not be accessible from Wednesday 18th September 2019 to 1st October 2019. Please use the alternative bus stop on Station Parade from Wednesday 18th September (just down the road from Everyman). An email has been sent to all students with a screen shot of the alternative bus stop.

If you usually get the bus from Ripon Coach park, on Tuesday 24th September only, please get the bus from outside the Fire Station, opposite Lidl instead.

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

You can now purchase annual and monthly passes from the online shop.

You can also now purchase daily bus tickets via the online shop as well as the ticket machine in the Atrium.

You can purchase a monthly bus pass at a discount of 5% or an annual bus pass at a discount of 15%.

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.

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 travel 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 phone with the receipt of payment.

Another email will then be sent to your phone 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.

 Please be advised that if you choose to use single tickets purchased from the Atrium then your first journey in to college on your first morning will be free. You will then have to purchase your single tickets from the ticket machine when you get to college. You can buy in bulk if preferred and use them when you need them.

It might be an idea to have a couple of single tickets 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


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 route numbers and departure times.

If you would like to contact us or if you would like to report a problem, please contact our Transport Administrator in the Student Services team on 01904 770130 from 07:30hrs to 14:30hrs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 07:30hrs to 0930hrs on Tuesdays, term time only. 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 purchase your Coach pass / tickets to use from September 2019 at enrolment . More information about how to obtain a Coach Pass will be available soon. Please keep checking back here.

Please see below a summary of changes taking place from September 2019 including changes to the ticketing system. 

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 

Please make sure you are your bus stop at least 10 mins before the advertised times.

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

A number of local bus services also stop at or near York College. 

Reliance Services -  for students coming in from Thirsk and Easingwold


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 or annual mobile coach pass for a discounted price. The mobile coach pass will be sent to your mobile device as an email and you can show this to the driver. 

Coach pass prices are based on the student's timetable and the zone they are travelling to.

Monthly coach pass discounted by 5% per month. Prices will vary each month and are worked out on how many days the college is open.

Annual coach pass discounted by 15% per annum (see below for yearly coach pass prices)



Days per week

Discounted price with 15% discount



















Single ticket 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 bus routes to make it easier for you to find out if we serve your area and to find out which route is best for you.

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 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting the route number and date.

Reporting a problem

If you would like to contact us or if you would like to report a problem, please contact our Transport Administrator in the Student Services team on 01904 770130 from 07:30hrs to 14:30hrs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 07.30hrs - 09.30hrs Tuesday. 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 box in the InfoZone where these can be posted.


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