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Subsidised Travel Scheme
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Did you know over 66% of Exeter College Students travel from outside of Exeter city centre?

Exeter College run a subsidised travel pass scheme to get you from where you live to where you learn!

If you've applied and received an offer to study at Exeter College and are eligible for help with your travel to college, you will receive a pack in the post containing further instructions on how to order your subsidised travel pass.

You are eligible for subsidised travel if:

  • You will be over 16 and under 19 on the 1st September
  • You will be studying on a full time course
  • You live more than 3 miles from Exeter College

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  • How the scheme works

    If you meet the above criteria you will be sent information on the travel scheme in June.

    Your pack will contain instructions on what to do next, and a unique code. Please make sure you keep your unique code in a safe place as you will need to enter it along with your postcode when ordering your travel pass online.

    If you are interested in the subsidised travel schemes, satisfy the above criteria and have not heard from us by the end of June please contact the Exeter College finance office on 01392 400319. While our subsidised travel scheme helps over two-thousand Exeter College students get to and from college every year, please note that students/guardians are under no obligation to purchase a travel pass should they wish to make their own transport arrangements.

    Please ensure you have your college ID on you when collecting your Travel Pass from the college Finance Counter.

    Read our Terms and Conditions

  • What travel passes are available and how much do they cost?

    The Exeter College travel scheme offers subsidised travel by either bus or rail. Students must choose from one of the three options below.

    1. Travel by Stagecoach Bus

    Exeter College has partnered with Stagecoach to provide subsidised bus travel for eligible Exeter College students. Students who meet the above criteria are entitled to purchase a Stagecoach Termrider at a significantly reduced rate.

    A Stagecoach Termrider allows for unrestricted travel on Stagecoach services within a designated area of Devon for the entire college term, including weekends and holidays*. The price of your ticket depends on which of three zones you’re travelling within. The zone your ticket covers will be assigned based on your post code. The boundaries of these zones can be found here:

    Below are the prices for each zone with and without the Exeter College subsidy:

    Zone Ticket Regular Price Exeter College Subsidised Price
    1 Termrider £156 £129
    2 Termrider Plus £226 £196
    3 Termrider Gold £313 £210

    Please note that Termriders are issued on a StagecoachSmart travel card, which you will be required to order for an additional fee of £1. To order your subsidised Termrider, click here.

    Stagecoach’s terms and conditions can be found here.

    *Excludes August.

    2. Travel by Rail and non-Stagecoach Bus Services (Country Bus, Dartline)

    The Travel Scheme also offers subsidised travel by train and public bus services not operated by Stagecoach (e.g. Country Bus and Dartline).

    The contribution you pay towards the cost of a subsidised travel pass for 2018/19 is £599. If you choose to pay termly the total cost of the pass is £629 which includes a £30 admin fee for paying by instalments: Term 1 Autumn £220 (including £10 admin fee), Term 2 Spring £220 (including £10 admin fee) and Term 3 Summer £189 (including £10 admin fee).

    Please note that subsidised travel by train and on non-Stagecoach buses is only permitted on a specific route, which you will be asked to specify. You will need to make arrangements to get yourself to your chosen train station.

    To order subsidised train passes and bus passes for public services not operated by Stagecoach, click here.

    3. Travel by Dedicated College Bus Service

    Exeter College also runs a dedicated private transport service for students travelling from Great Torrington and South Molton (the timetables for which are available here: Click here

    The contribution you pay towards the cost of the designated bus service for 2018/19 is £540. If you choose to pay termly the total cost of the pass is £570 which includes a £30 admin fee for paying by three termly instalments of £190 (including a £10 admin fee).

    Please note that travel on these services is limited to weekdays during term time. You will need to make arrangements to get yourself to your chosen pickup point.

    To order subsidised travel via one of our dedicated bus services, click here.

  • Help towards the cost of travel

    Important Information for Bursary Applicants

    Travel pass orders and applications for financial support are separate and distinct applications, as their eligibility criteria differ. If you think you might be eligible for bursary funding to cover some or all of the cost of your travel pass please:

    Complete a separate bursary application (applications for 2018-19 are available here) *and* apply for a travel pass using the link above. The eligibility criteria for the college bursary can be found here: (under ‘Financial Support’):

    If your bursary application is successful, funding will be applied to your online travel order form. If you choose to make a payment for a travel pass before funding has been applied to your order, you will be reimbursed once your bursary application has been approved.

    For more information please contact the Exeter College Bursary Team on 01392 400526 or

  • Find out more

    For more information you can contact the College Travel Scheme hotline:
    Telephone: (01392) 400100

    Read our Terms and Conditions

    Other useful telephone numbers - Education/Transport Offices:
    Devon County Council: 0845 155 1019
    Torbay Council: (01803) 208242
    Plymouth City Council: (01752) 308770
    Somerset County Council: (0845) 3459155

  • Your Feedback

    We’d very much like to have your feedback about our Travel Pass service. If you have feedback, please do let us know by emailing

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