Begin your journey

If you’re thinking of coming to Exeter College there are many ways to travel to us, and all of our sites are easily accessible by train, bus, bike, car or on foot, depending where you’re travelling from. In fact, over 66% of our students travel from outside of Exeter. This section will help you plan your journey to us and find out more about our funded travel scheme.


We have secure cycle racks at our college sites and bus stops and train stations are never far away.


There are plenty of city and countywide buses to get you to your destination. Plus we have some dedicated buses to collect students travelling from more inaccessible locations. The college also has a subsidised travel scheme with Stagecoach South West.


If you catch the train, all college sites are within a short walking distance. City centre sites are all less than a 7 minute walk from either Exeter St Davids Station or Exeter Central Station. Our Construction Centre is only 5 minutes from Digby and Sowton Station and our Technology Centre is 10-15 minutes’ walk from Pinhoe Station. Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre is 11 minutes’ walk from Exeter St Thomas Station.

Travel Passes

We run an Exeter College subsidised travel pass scheme. You could save hundreds of pounds with our travel passes. For example, if you travel at peak times on trains to and from Newton Abbot every day, with our College Travel Pass scheme you could make an annual saving of over £850 (based on an average daily return of £6). Information is sent out in June by text and email so you will find out everything you need to know about how to get to your place of study before you start college.

National Rail 16-17 Saver

If you’re 16 or 17 you are also eligible to apply for a National Rail 16-17 Saver card.

The card costs £30 and entitles you to 50% off most rail tickets. This could be a great option from some stations and can give you the chance to save event more.

You can find out more by clicking here. 


“I travel by train and find the journey really useful to get work done and I get time to see my mates who aren’t on my course. I am very happy I was able to come here. I think Exeter College is worth the travel because it offers so much more than other colleges and sixth forms nearby can, such as extra-curricular activities, the close relationships with teachers that you can make and also the freedom going to a college in a city where the campuses are spread around really makes a difference.”

Studied International Baccalaureate
Previously studied at Wadham Community School, Crewkerne

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