Getting to Ludlow College
We understand that transport can be one of the key factors in choosing to go to college when you live in a rural area. Ludlow College is easily reached by regular bus and rail services from many rural locations.
Contact Ludlow College Student Services if you are unsure about your local transport options. In some cases, parents are better off contacting their local travel company than applying for a pass through their Local Authority’s post-16 transport scheme. If you are eligible for travel assistance, you may still have to pay a contribution.
There are no student parking spaces at the College between the hours of 9am and 5pm. If you have your own transport we recommend the ‘Park and Ride’ system as the most cost effective way of parking.
In addition to the various public bus services running into Ludlow, the College provides a bus service on the following routes:
- Chirbury, Churchstoke, Bishop’s Castle, Clun, Ludlow
- Presteigne, Shobdon, Mortimers Cross, Kingsland, Wigmore, Ludlow
Our Student Services team will be able to offer advice on transport.
Bus Routes Around Ludlow & Suggested First Point of Contact
[If you expect to apply for a bursary, please contact Student Services first of all]
|Tenbury Wells & North on A49||731||Yarranton Brothers||01584 881229|
|Kidderminster via Far Forest,
Cleobury Mortimer, Clee Hill
|292||Diamond Bus or Shropshire Council||See below|
|Shrewsbury & South on A49||435||Shropshire Council (or Minsterley Motors)||See below|
|Chirbury, Bishops Castle, Clun||Ludlow College
|Knighton via Leintwardine||740||Arriva West
|Presteigne, Shobdon, Wigmore||Ludlow College Student Services||01584 838863|
|Leominster via Orleton (for Kingsland see Presteigne bus)||490||Herefordshire Council
Run by Yeomans / Lugg Valley Travel
|Stottesden, Cleobury North, and various stops to Ludlow||143||Caradoc Coaches
Or Shropshire Council
|Shipton & B4368 / B4365||155||Shropshire Council||See below|
|Knowbury||724||Shropshire Council||See below|
|Soudley||711||Shropshire Council||See below|
Note that Ludlow College Student Services is closed from mid-July to mid-August.
Important! Please double-check operating dates with your bus company as those working under local authority contracts may not run on Ludlow CofE School PD days.
Local Authority and Other Contact Details for 2020-21 Applications
(Click on links ‘Apply for travel assistance now’ andcheck you are applying for 2020-21).
Tel: 0345 678 9008
Tel: 01432 260 928 (or 924)
Important: Train pass applications not paid for by 31 August may be rejected, or may result in parents paying full cost charges with no student discount.
Tel: 0845 607 6060 or 01597 826455
Students living in or near Presteigne, Knighton, Churchstoke and Montgomery are also advised to contact Ludlow College Student Services for information on college or public buses from the area, especially if applying for a college bursary as well.
Malvern Hills & Worcestershire Council:
College catchment areas mean it is rarely worth contacting Worcester Council for transport assistance if studying at Ludlow College. However, if there is good reason, visit the website below and follow links to apply online: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20604/school_and_college_travel_assistance
More likely, students will need to apply direct to operators direct for an annual or termly pass e.g. Yarranton Brothers: 01584 881229 or Diamond / Rotala plc (see below).
Diamond Bus / Rotala plc:
You can download the Diamond Bus App or apply online. Popular passes for Ludlow are:
- Child Network Year: https://www.diamondbuses.com/tickets/mobile-tickets/diamond-network/
- Student Termlink Network: https://www.diamondbuses.com/tickets/termlink-passes/termlink-passes/
- Child Network Monthly (available as an electronic 'M-ticket'), or Child Network Weekly available electronically or from the bus driver.
Information on the 292 bus can be found at: https://www.diamondbuses.com/worcester-warwickshire/bus-services/292/
Arriva West Midland buses:
Website: https://tickets.arrivabus.co.uk/midlands/west-midlands/ Academic year and termly passes are available here or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, Calendar year passes with a monthly direct debit option are available at: arrivabus.co.uk/ss-midlands
Worst case, phone or email Joanne Banks on 01543 435421 or email@example.com
Or contact Arriva customer services on 0344 800 44 11 (Monday to Friday) and ask about
West Midlands Student Saver tickets on the 740 route from Knighton to Ludlow.
16-17 RAILCARD - First released in September 2019
Students buy their own railpass and then receive 30% discount on rail tickets. Bursary students should contact Ludlow College first.
Important: This is different to a 16-25 railcard which does not offer discounts at peak times.
For further details please contact Sally Cassels, Student Services Officer, on 01584 872846