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Subsidised Travel Scheme
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Did you know over 66% of Exeter College Students travel from outside of Exeter city centre?

Exeter College run a subsidised travel pass scheme to get you from where you live to where you learn!

If you've applied and received an offer to study at Exeter College and are eligible for help with your travel to college, you will receive an E Mail containing further instructions on how to order your subsidised travel pass.

You are eligible for subsidised travel if:

  • You will be over 16 and under 19 on the 1st September
  • You will be studying on a full time course
  • You live more than 3 miles from Exeter College

Received your E Mail?

Order your Travel Pass

  • How the scheme works

    If you meet the above criteria and have applied, been interviewed and received your college offer we will automatically send you relevant information on the scheme you’re eligible for.

    Your pack will contain instructions on what to do next, and a Personal Travel Reference. Please make sure you keep your Personal Travel Reference in a safe place as you will need to enter it along with your postcode when ordering your travel pass online.

    Full instructions and guidance are available here for Stagecoach Termrider, and here for Train, Designated Bus and Dartline/Country Bus.

    If you are interested in the subsidised travel schemes, satisfy the above criteria and have not heard from us by the first week of July please contact the Exeter College finance office on 01392 400319. While our subsidised travel scheme helps over two-thousand Exeter College students get to and from college every year, please note that students/guardians are under no obligation to purchase a travel pass should they wish to make their own transport arrangements.

    Please ensure you have your college ID on you when collecting your Travel Pass from the College Finance Counter or Travel Desk.

    Read our Terms and Conditions

  • What travel passes are available and how much do they cost?

    The Exeter College travel scheme offers subsidised travel by either bus or rail. Students must choose from one of the three options below.

    1. Travel by Stagecoach Bus

    Please check back soon for details.

    2. Travel by Rail and non-Stagecoach Bus Services (Country Bus, Dartline)

    The Travel Scheme also offers subsidised travel by train and public bus services not operated by Stagecoach (e.g. Country Bus and Dartline).

    The contribution you pay towards the cost of a subsidised travel pass for 2019/20 is £629. If you choose to pay termly the total cost of the pass is £659 which includes a £30 admin fee for paying by instalments: Term 1 Autumn £230 (including £10 admin fee), Term 2 Spring £230 (including £10 admin fee) and Term 3 Summer £199 (including £10 admin fee).

    Please note that subsidised travel by train and on non-Stagecoach buses is only permitted on a specific route, which you will be asked to specify. You will need to make arrangements to get yourself to your chosen train station.

    To order subsidised train passes and bus passes for public services not operated by Stagecoach, click here.

    3. Travel by Dedicated College Bus Service

    Exeter College also runs a dedicated private transport service for students travelling from Great Torrington and South Molton (the timetables for which are available here: Click here

    The contribution you pay towards the cost of the dedicated bus service for 2019/20 is £567. If you choose to pay termly the cost is £189 plus £10 admin fee.

    Please note that travel on these services is limited to weekdays during term time. You will need to make arrangements to get yourself to your chosen pickup point.

    To order subsidised travel via one of our dedicated bus services, click here.

  • Help towards the cost of travel

    Important Information for Bursary Applicants

    Travel pass orders and applications for financial support are separate and distinct applications, as their eligibility criteria differ. If you think you might be eligible for bursary funding to cover some or all of the cost of your travel pass please:

    Complete a separate bursary application (applications for 2019-20 are available here). The eligibility criteria for the college bursary can be found here: (under ‘Financial Support’):

    If your bursary application is successful you will be notified and at this point you will be able to apply for your travel pass, funding will be applied to your online travel order form.

    For more information please contact the Exeter College Bursary Team on 01392 400526 or

  • Find out more

    For more information you can contact the College Travel Scheme hotline:
    Telephone: (01392) 400100

    Read our Terms and Conditions

    Other useful telephone numbers - Education/Transport Offices:
    Devon County Council: 0845 155 1019
    Torbay Council: (01803) 208242
    Plymouth City Council: (01752) 308770
    Somerset County Council: (0845) 3459155

  • Your Feedback

    We’d very much like to have your feedback about our Travel Pass service. If you have feedback, please do let us know by emailing

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