bus at collegeAll three of our sites in Northampton and Daventry are easily accessible by public transport. We work hard to find the best travel deals for our students. No matter where you live, we will help you get to college.

 Distance in miles to our Booth Lane campusDistance in miles to our Daventry campusDistance in miles to our Lower Mounts campus
Kettering 11.5 27.6 14
Wellingborough 9.1 27.5 11.8
Market Harborough 17.8 24.6 17.3
Rugby 22.8 11.2 21.4
Towcester 14.5 12.4 10.1
Brackley 26 23.3 21.6
Daventry 16 0.7 13
Milton Keynes 23.1 25 20.9
Bedford 22.7 40.1 21.7
Banbury 34.4 18.4 30
Rushden 13.7 30.6 15.1

Bus passes

We offer Stagecoach bus passes so you can save money on fares. The Stagecoach bus number 16 travels every ten minutes from the bus station in Northampton to Booth Lane (the bus stop is in St Gregory’s Road). You may be eligible for help with the cost of a bus pass if you live:

  • In a household in receipt of income-based benefits
  • In a household with an income of less than £26,000
  • More than three miles from the College.

If you’re not eligible for financial help, you can still purchase a bus pass at full cost from the College. Or we can offer you a subsidised bus pass if you:

  • Will be aged under 19 on 31 August 2017
  • Are studying a full-time course
  • Live more than three miles from the College.

Prices for subsidised termly bus passes are:

  • Megarider (for travel within Northampton) - £104
  • Megarider PLUS (for travel in Northampton and surrounding villages) - £140
  • Goldrider (for travel throughout Northamptonshire) - £160
  • All Midlands (for travel throughout Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties) - £160.

Prices for full cost bus passes are:

  • Megarider (for travel within Northampton) - £104
  • Megarider PLUS (for travel in Northampton and surrounding villages) - £180
  • Goldrider (for travel throughout Northamptonshire) - £214
  • All Midlands (for travel throughout Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties) - £247..

If you would like to buy a bus pass, please drop in to Student Services to complete an application form and bring along a passport-sized photo. You can pay in cash or by debit or credit card, but sorry, we don’t accept cheques.

Bus passes issued by the College may only be used between Monday and Friday until 9pm during term time. Once you have purchased your bus pass, you can pay an additional fee at the bus station to upgrade to unlimited travel at any time including weekdays, weekend and during college holidays.

The cost of an upgrade is:

  • Megarider (for travel within Northampton) - £20
  • Megarider PLUS (for travel in Northampton and surrounding villages) - £20
  • Goldrider (for travel throughout Northamptonshire) - £20
  • All Midlands (for travel throughout Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties) - £20.

Travelling by car

You are welcome to travel to college by car. There are plenty of parking spaces at our Booth Lane and Daventry sites.

At Lower Mounts, we run a scheme in partnership with the neighbouring NCP car park (St Michael’s). For a £10 returnable deposit, we can give you a parking card. Using this card, you’ll only pay £1 per day to use the car park at St Michael’s. When you first take out the card, you’ll need to buy £5 worth of credit for the first five days’ of parking. After that, you can top it up as you need. For further details, speak to the Student Services team at Lower Mounts. For more information on Lower Mounts view our getting here guide.

Travelling on foot or by bicycle

We have plenty of cycle points at all our locations so cycling to college couldn’t be easier. There is a secure cycle/motorcycle area at Booth Lane which you can access using your student card once it has been validated by the Estates team.

If you live close by, you may even prefer to walk and get some exercise at the same time!

Special Educational Needs transport

If you have special educational needs (SEN) and require transport to and from college, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Eligibility for transport for those with special educational needs will be in accordance with Northamptonshire County Council’s Post-16 Travel Policy which can be accessed here.

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