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UPDATE: Due to latest COVID restrictions Arriva have announced a temporary reduction in service on the following routes: 

Route 508, 509 & 510
Route 86

These restrictions will be in place from Thursday 5th November until further notice.

Students are eligible for discounted travel on the majority of routes to College. The level of discount will vary depending on whether you are in receipt of a College bursary. 

Bus Travel

Return Fares to Harlow Town Centre from: Harlow, Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Epping, Loughton, Waltham Abbey, Hertford & Ware

Harlow College Arriva Gold Pass FREE You are entitled to a GOLD travel pass if you are in receipt of a tier 1 college Bursary
Harlow College Arriva Silver Pass £1.50 You are entitled to a SILVER travel pass if you are in receipt of a tier 2 college Bursary
Harlow College Standard Student Pass 25% discount on standard fare You are entitled to this discount on the standard fare by booking either a weekly, monthly or annual ticket

Arriva bus timetables can be found here

Discounts are as follows and are available from Arriva online

Harlow College – Student
Harlow Zone
Day £3.80 £2.85 25% 454613
Week £13.50 £10.12 25% 454613
4-Week £48.00 £36.00 25% 454613
Annual £445.00 £333.75 25% 454613
Harlow College – Student
All Zone
Week £24.00 £18.00 25% 317369
4-Week £74.00 £55.50 25% 317369
Annual £695.00 £521.25 25% 317369

 

Return bus fares to Harlow Town Centre from: Ongar, Epping, North Weald & Hoddesdon, Cheshunt, and Waltham Cross

Harlow College Trusty Bus GOLD Pass  FREE You are entitled to a GOLD travel pass if you are in receipt of a tier 1 college Bursary
Harlow College Trusty Bus SILVER Pass Weekly cost - £5.80 Daily cost - £1.90
Payable to driver
You are entitled to a SILVER travel pass if you are in receipt of a tier 2 college Bursary
Harlow College Standard Student Pass

Weekly cost - £12.50
Daily cost - £3.30
Payable to driver

You are entitled to this discount on the standard fare by presenting your student pass to the driver when paying

Trusty Bus timetables are available here

   

Train Travel

If you are a student aged 16 to 18 and travel by train you will be entitled to discounts using the Greater Anglia Scholar pass. If you are aged 16-17 you are also entitled to the 16-17 railcard, each  providing up to 50% discount on the standard fare. You are entitled to further discounts or free travel if you are in receipt of the College bursary.   

Further information about the college bursary can be found here

Uttlesford to Harlow College and Stansted Airport College Bus Service

Students from the towns and villages of Uttlesford and East Hertfordshire are able to travel directly to and from Harlow College and Stansted Airport College using our College Chartered Bus Service.

This service is exclusively available to Harlow College and Stansted Airport College students enrolling on full time courses and apprenticeships and offers them a safe and reliable service with the following benefits: 

  • Reliable private service for college students only
  • On campus drop off and collection
  • Covid-19 safety measures in place
  • Subsidised fares
  • Local family run coach company

The service will be changing this year to accommodate the college timetables moving to half day onsite learning due to Covid-19. There will be both am and pm return journeys each day to ensure students do not have to wait between classes and travel.  

Travel costs are payable directly to the coach company monthly, spread over 9 months from September to May. Some students may be eligible for free travel through the college bursary scheme. For advice and details on financial assistance, the College Bursary or travel, please contact a member of the Bursary team:

Tel: 01279 868057  email:    web: www.harlow-college.ac.uk/money

 

Fares are as detailed below and include flexible travel 5 days a week during term time

ROUTE 1 – DUNMOW TO HARLOW

 STUDENT COST

 COLLEGE SUBSIDY 20%

 TOTAL COST

COST PER DAY:

6.16

1.54

7.70

COST PER WEEK:

30.80

7.70

38.50

COST X 179 DAYS (YEAR): 

1102.64

275.66

1378.30

  

ROUTE 2 – SAFFRON WALDEN/UGLEY
TO HARLOW

 STUDENT COST

 COLLEGE SUBSIDY 20%

 TOTAL COST

COST PER DAY:

8.64

2.16

10.80

COST PER WEEK:

43.20

10.80

54.00

COST X 179 DAYS (YEAR): 

1546.56

386.64

1933.20

 

ROUTE 2 – ELSENHAM/STANSTED
TO HARLOW

 STUDENT COST

 COLLEGE SUBSIDY 20%

 TOTAL COST

COST PER DAY:

6.08

1.52

7.60

COST PER WEEK:

30.40

7.60

38.00

COST X 179 DAYS (YEAR): 

1088.32

272.08

1360.40

Current route details can be found below. If you live along a route but your village/town doesn’t appear then do contact us as we may be able to add your location. 

To book a place on either route please contact . Places are popular and limited so early contact is advised.

Route 1

07:40  & 11.55| Great Dunmow

07:50  & 12.05| Takeley

07:59 & 12.14 | Hatfield Broad Oak

08:04 & 12.19 | Hatfield Heath

08:16 & 12.31| Sawbridgeworth

08:21 & 12.36| Sawbridgeworth

08:45 & 13.00| Harlow College

Homeward journeys will leave from the College front entrance at 1.15pm and 5.05pm

Route 2

07:16 & 11.31| Saffron Walden

07:25 & 11.40 | Newport

07:30 & 11.45 | Quendon

07:32 & 11.47| Ugley

07:42 & 11.57| Elsenham

07:48 & 12.03| Stansted Mountfitchet

07:53 & 12.08| Stansted Airport College

08:05 & 12.20| Bishops Stortford

08:45 & 13.00| Harlow College

Homeward journeys will leave from the College front entrance at 1.15pm and 5.05pm

 

Stansted Airport College

Stansted Airport Commuter Centre Travelcard

All Stansted Airport College students are entitled to purchase a travelcard from the Stansted Airport Commuter Centre. This travelcard is at a discounted rate to standard fares and may work out as the cheapest option to get to College. 

Appointments must be made with the Commuter Centre directly to get your first travelcard, all renewals thereafter can be done with them online or over the phone. 

More information on prices and routes

Other Discounts Available

Depending on how many days you are timetabled to attend College, it may be cheaper for you to purchase daily or weekly tickets directly with the bus/train provider.

Plan your route to College and find out which bus/train provider you need

Please find below some of the student discounts available. Other providers may also offer a student discount so we suggest researching online to find out what is available to you.

Arriva Bus 

Arriva offer a 25% student discount via their Harlow College Smartcards. These are available to get from the College at enrolment, or anytime from the STAR Agency.

National Rail

16-17 Railcard – For students aged 16-17 this costs £30 per year and gets you 50% off standard adult fares.*

16-25 Railcard – For students aged 16-25 this costs £30 per year and gets you 1/3 off standard adult fares.*

National Express Bus

National Express offer a Young Persons Coachcard which costs £15 a year and gets you 1/3 off standard adult fares.*

*Terms and Conditions apply to all, please be sure to read the travel provider’s terms thoroughly before purchasing.

If you need help planning your route to College, or have any questions about travel, feel free to contact us by e-mail at .