West Suffolk College is located just outside Bury St Edmunds town centre, a short walk from both bus and rail stations and only minutes from the A14.
Getting to College is easy as from most locations there is often a bus which will bring you here. We currently do not have any contracted buses so students will have to rely on public transport.
Travel Assistance (16-19)
Suffolk County Council offers assistance with travel through use of post-16 transport. For more information, visit Suffolk on Board's Transport for 16-19 year olds page (www.suffolkonboard.com), where you can check if your child is eligible for bus passes or discounted transport. To speak to an advisor, call 0345 606 6173.
Please click the links for details on how to apply for Post 16 Travel Assistance from the following county councils:
Suffolk County Council
Norfolk County Council
Essex County Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
Anyone who is of 16 – 19 years of age can gain access to the cashless Endeavour Card which grants a 25% discount off full price adult fairs for bus services. For more information please visit Suffolk On Board’s page on the Endeavour Card at endeavour.suffolkonboard.com.
The College offers financial support to those who might struggle with the cost of travel. Apply for Financial Support.
There is a limited amount of parking available for students at the College. Find out how much it costs to park. Alternative parking is available at the nearby Parkway multi-story car park. If you would like to find a different car park in Bury St Edmunds, visit WestSuffolk.GOV.UK.
National Rail Enquiries offers detailed information on train times and fares on their website. National Rail also offer the 16-25 railcard, which provides a third off a number of different fares. Find out more about the 16-25 railcard on www.16-25railcard.co.uk.
We encourage all our students and staff to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and where possible, to cycle to College. We have a number of places around the College where you can keep your bicycle secure. Suffolk County Council offers information on cycle routes within Suffolk and you can also plan the safest journey on CycleStreets.net. For details on how to download the CycleStreets app, visit CycleStreets.net/mobile.
Traveline - East Anglia
Suffolk on Board
Norfolk County Council (Roads and transport)
Essex County Council (Post-16 transport)
Cambridgeshire County Council (Post-16 transport)
What happens if there is bad weather?
It is the aim of West Suffolk College to provide a complete and uninterrupted educational service to all of its students throughout the year. We aim to provide these services in all weather conditions, including periods where there may be extreme ice and snow either at the Main Campus or The Milburn Centre. We'll endeavour to communicate access problems at the earliest opportunity and regular updates will be posted on the College’s homepage and its Twitter feed. Find links to traffic and travel updates on our Bad Weather page.