Travelling to college from outside of Exeter?

Exeter College have been working closely with Devon County Council and local travel operators to allow for social distancing on bus and rail services for travel to and from college. This includes introducing additional journeys that will run at peak college times to ensure extra capacity for our students to travel safely to college.

The extra services will operate as “closed journeys”, this means that they will only carry school or college students, creating a bubble and further adding to the safety. As with all travel on public transport face coverings will be required, unless students are medically exempt.

If you normally travel to college by rail, because of social distancing on trains capacity will be reduced, so we have worked to ensure extra coach journeys will be provided for college students.  Once again these will operate as “closed journeys”, so will only carry Exeter College students.

Rob Bosworth, Deputy CEO of Exeter College said: “Because of our great partnerships with Devon County Council, Stagecoach and GWR, we have been able to ensure that our students are able to continue to travel to college as safely as possible. We can’t wait to welcome students back over the coming weeks for the start of the new academic year”.  

This extra capacity will work with our Travel Scheme to ensure students can travel to and from college safely and comfortably. If you need more information about our Travel Scheme and details about where the new services will operate from you can contact our Travel Team by calling 01392 400100 or emailing us.

Please note that train tickets will still be valid for travel on services. However, we would recommend that you use the dedicated coach as this will enable us to support social distancing measures. 

If you’re still considering a place at Exeter College, it’s not too late. We’re enrolling now and we would love to speak to you about your next steps. You can speak to our College Advice Team by calling 01392 400600 or emailing us.