bus at collegeAll three of our campuses 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).

Bus passes issued by the College can be used every day at any time, including half term (this excludes full terms – Easter, Summer and Christmas.)

If you would like to buy a bus pass, please drop in to Student Services to complete an application form. You can pay with a debit card, credit card or with cash. Unfortunately, we don’t accept cheques. Please note that bus passes can only be purchased termly and not yearly.

You may be eligible for help with the cost of a bus pass through the bursary 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.

For more information on the bursary, please click here.

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

  • Will be aged under 19 on 31 August 2019
  • Are studying a full-time course
  • Live more than three miles from the College.

Prices for bus passes, both subsidised and full cost, are shown below.

Megarider – for travel within Northampton only

Term Subsidised cost Full cost
Term 1 £150 £150
Term 2 £130 £130
Term 3 £100 £100
Cost for the year £380 £380


 Megarider PLUS - for travel within Northampton and surrounding villages

Term Subsidised cost Full cost
Term 1 £200 £255
Term 2 £180 £220
Term 3 £130 £150
Cost for the year £510 £625

 

Goldrider - for travel within Northampton and surrounding counties, including Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire

Term Subsidised cost Full cost
Term 1 £230 £310
Term 2 £200 £270
Term 3 £140 £190
Cost for the year £570 £770

A Goldrider pass is also valid for travel within the Peterborough and Bedford Megarider zones, Milton Keynes (X6 and X7), Bedfordshire (50) and Oxfordshire (200, 500 and 53).

Please also note that use of a Goldrider pass on Route 41 is only valid to Denton.

Travelling by car

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

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 purchase a minimum of £5 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.

To access our Home to College Transport Policy, please click here.

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