Transport

King Edward VI College is easily accessible which is why many of our students travel from Coventry, Hinckley, Tamworth, Kingsbury and surrounding areas. Located in central Nuneaton the college is just 5 minutes walk from the bus and train station.

Plan your journey to College

Stagecoach has a number of discounted ticket options available.

Scholar passes are only valid for those attending college on college days.

Mega Scholar passes are valid for those attending college and can be used for travelling at all times.

Nuneaton Megarider tickets cover the whole of Nuneaton.

Nuneaton Megarider Plus tickets cover the whole of Hinckley, Nuneaton and Bedworth, as well as Atherstone, Bulkington, Exhall, Mancetter, Gun Hill, Old Arley, Earl Shilton, Barwell, Leicester and Coventry.

Megarider Gold tickets cover Stagecoach Midlands operating area including services to Coventry, Tamworth & the whole of Warwickshire.

Arriva Student Saver bus passes can be used on Arriva and Hinckleybus services.

The ZonePlus Saver covers journeys into Leicestershire including service 7 to Hinckley and Burbage, 66 to Stoke Golding and Wykin, and 158 to Hinckley, Earl Shilton and Leicester.

The West Midlands Saver covers journeys into Staffordshire including service 65 to Atherstone and Tamworth.

Student Savers are available as a paper ticket or as an m-ticket on your phone. For full details visit arrivabus.co.uk/studentsaver.

You can apply directly to Stagecoach or Arriva for a bus pass. You will be eligible for STUDENT DISCOUNT, upon production of your College ID card.

  • Coventry: 30 minutes
  • Hinckley: 15 minutes
  • Tamworth: 35 minutes
  • Atherstone: 24 minutes
  • Bedworth: 20 minutes

Local Bus Services

Service ProviderService No.Route
Stagecoach1Red Deeps to Nuneaton via Attleborough
Stagecoach2Nuneaton, Attleborough, Red Deeps, Bull Ring Nuneaton
Stagecoach3Weddington to Nuneaton
Stagecoach4Horeston Grange to Nuneaton
Stagecoach5/5AChapel End to Nuneaton via Camp Hill
Stagecoach7Whitestone to Nuneaton
Stagecoach9Stockingford to Nuneaton
Stagecoach10Stockingford, Grove Farm, Nuneaton, Horeston Grange, Hinckley, Barwell, Earl Shilton
Stagecoach17Ansley Village to Nuneaton via Old Arley, Gun Hill and Stockingford
Stagecoach41Nuneaton, Chapel End, Ansley Common, Ridge Lane, Birchley Heath, Atherstone
Stagecoach48Leicester to Coventry via Earl Shilton, Barwell, Hinckley, Nuneaton and Bedworth
Stagecoach55Coventry to Nuneaton, Prologis Park and George Eliot Hospital
Stagecoach56Nuneaton, Attleborough, Whitestone, Bulkington, Bedworth, Cross Keys, Ash Green, Coventry
Arriva65Tamworth to Nuneaton via Atherstone and Polesworth **Free WIFI**
De Courcey Travel74Coventry to Nuneaton
Arriva158Leicester to Nuneaton via Earl Shilton, Barwell and Hinckley **Free WIFI**
Hinkleybus7Nuneaton to Burbage via St Nicolas Park, Hollycroft, Hinckley Town Centre and Sketchley Brook
Hinkleybus66Nuneaton to Hinckley via Weddington, Higham on the Hill, Stoke Golding and Wykin **Free WIFI**

We are offering a College Bus from the Kingbury area.   The cost of the service will be £175 per term (less than £3 per day) to be paid at the start of each term. If your household income is less than £25,000p.a. then you may qualify for a bursary.

 

If you prefer to travel to College by train then it may be worth purchasing a 16-25 year old railcard. It costs £30 and save you 1/3 off rail fares. However it can only be used off peak and a minimum fare of £12 applies to all journeys made before 10am Monday-Friday. This does not apply on public holidays or in July/August. If you do travel to College regularly before 10am a weekly or monthly season ticket may be the best way to save money. For more information visit www.16-25railcard.co.uk.

Coventry: 22 minutes
Hinckley: 6 minutes
Tamworth: 15 minutes
Atherstone: 7 minutes

For more information on train services visit the websites below:

  • London Midland – www.londonmidland.com
  • Offers hourly service for Tamworth, Atherstone, Rugby, Coventry & Bedworth.
  • Cross Country Trains – www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk
  • Offers hourly services from Narborough and Hinckley.

Please note if you are travelling by car, site restrictions mean we are unable to provide student car parking facilities. Parking is also restricted around the side streets, and you are advised to park in a public car park. You can apply for a parking season ticket through Nuneaton Council.

If you are cycling to College, ensure you have a good quality, sturdy bike lock.

NUS Extra Card

For a further 10% discount on advance tickets with Cross Country trains, you can apply for an NUS extra card, at a cost of £12. Once you have the NUS extra card, just visit crosscountrytrains.co.uk/nus, enter your details, select your journey & if valid the discount will be applied.

16-18 Photocard

16-18 year old students can apply for a 16-18 photocard. Applicants must be in full time education and live within one of the seven District Council areas of the West Midlands County i.e. Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton. This entitles the student to child rate session tickets or child ratecash fares to and from College within the Network West Midlands area,travelling either by train, bus or metro. You must submit your 16-18 application online at www.networkwestmidlands.com/16-18.

Request a Unique Validation Code (UVC) leaflet from the College. Without this UVC code you will be unable to apply for your 16-18 photocard. For details on all tickets, prices, areas of validity and to apply for Direct Debit visit www.networkwestmidlands.com or telephone 0845 303 6760.

New starters living over 2 miles away from college who are facing financial difficulties due to transport costs may be eligible for some assistance. The Student Bursary Fund is paid to the College to help students with the cost of studying. It is designed to help students who are, or whose families are, on a low income or in particular financial difficulty. Application forms are available from the Finance Office and evidence of household income would be necessary as funds are limited.

If a suitable Warwickshire County Council or public transport does not operate near to your home, an annual travel allowance of £110 (or £220 if the student is from a low income family) is available. Subject to conditions.

Stagecoach www.stagecoachbus.com | 01604 676060

Arriva Bus www.arrivabus.co.uk | 0844 800 4411

National Express West Midlands www.nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands | 0121 254 6363

Coventry College Bus Pass
Coventry to Nuneaton£525 per year*
Stagecoach Bus Pass
Nuneaton Area£457 per year*
Tamworth Area to Nuneaton£553 per year*
Coventry Area to Nuneaton£553 per year*
Atherstone Area to Nuneaton£553 per year*
Hinckley Area to Nuneaton£553 per year*
Coleshill to Nuneaton£553 per year*

 

Arriva Bus Pass
Dordon Area to Nuneaton£485 per year*
Hinckley Area to Nuneaton£485 per year*
Earl Shilton Area to Nuneaton£485 per year*
Train Pass
Hinckley to Nuneaton£1057.60 per year*
Athersone to Nuneaton£640.30 per year*
Coventry to Nuneaton£985.60 per year*
Coleshill to Nuneaton£1,197 per year*

*prices correct at time of publication

Other means of transport

Please note if you are travelling by car, site restrictions mean we are unable to provide student car parking facilities.  Parking is also restricted around the side streets, and you are advised to park in a public car park.  You can apply for a parking season ticket through Nuneaton Council 02476 376 376, or call into The Town Hall, Coton Road.

If you are cycling in, ensure you have a good quality, sturdy bike lock.  (Funds may be available to help towards the cost of this, if in receipt of certain benefits. Ask in College Services if applicable.)

Need more information?

Call College Services and we will be pleased to help 02476 328231