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Kendal College annual and termly bus passes are available to students.

The bus pass gives Monday to Friday travel from home to and from college during term time. As we are a small college, we, unfortunately, cannot provide services to meet everyone’s needs, but we hope our provision continues to benefit the majority of our students.

Areas with Stagecoach public services

2021/2022 Academic Year

If you live in an area where Stagecoach public services operate, the pass entitles you to travel on all Stagecoach buses to & from the College (including connections), Monday-Friday in term-time. For details of costs and application forms, please see below.

Click here to search for Stagecoach public services.

> Stagecoach Bus Charter (Word)

Do you use the 6 services from Barrow?

If you have morning lessons and need to arrive at college for 9am:

  • If you live west of Ulverston (e.g. Barrow), then you should use the 6C morning service which departs from Barrow at 0733 (timetable below).
  • If you live in Ulverston, and anywhere to the east (e.g. Grange-Over-Sands), you should use the X6 service (timetables on the Stagecoach website).

> 6C Timetable (PDF)

Do you live in Windermere, or between Windermere and Kendal?

Stagecoach offers a 7-day Megarider Plus ticket for £15, which is better value for money than the college pass and can be transferable between family/friends. More info here.

Lancaster - Heysham - Morecambe - Carnforth

2021/2022 Academic Year

Students from this area can use public Stagecoach buses between home and College, as well as using the dedicated 955 double-decker service.

The 955 operates in the morning, providing a fast direct connection to Kendal. In the afternoon, students can use the regular public buses which connect to the Morecambe area, e.g. 555, 755 & 5.

> 955 Timetable (PDF) *NB: This timetable is for the 20/21 academic year. We are awaiting confirmation from Stagecoach for 21/21 - it is likely to be the same or very similar.
> Stagecoach Bus Charter (Word)

Click here to search for Stagecoach public services.

For details of costs and application forms, please see below.

Eden & Sedbergh travel

2021/2022 Academic Year

We have worked hard to ensure transport is available to the majority of our students living in Eden and South Lakes. The following services will continue to run in 2021/22, with one-morning service and one-afternoon service.

KC1: Appleby to Kendal via Penrith, Shap and Tebay

> Timetable (PDF) *NB: This timetable is TBC for 21/22 but is likely to be the same/very similar.

KC2: Brough to Kendal via Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh

> Timetable (PDF) *NB: This timetable is TBC for 21/22 but is likely to be the same/very similar.
> KT Coaches Bus Charter (Word)

It is possible for school pupils to buy passes on these services. Please contact us for more information.

Cost of an Annual Bus Pass

2021/2022 Academic Year

The College subsidises the bus passes and asks for a contribution towards the cost.

  • For the Stagecoach public services and the 955, the contribution is £592 (£17 per week).
  • For the Eden services, the contribution is £700 (£20 per week). If you are an apprentice and only need to travel on one day, we can arrange a one-day-only pass for you.
  • For 2nd year UPS students studying in Penrith, the contribution is £668 (£19 per week).

Payments for the annual passes can be made in full or spread over three payments. It is also possible to buy termly passes if, for example, you are hoping to start driving in the New Year.

If paying for a pass could be difficult, please apply to our Bursary/Learner Support Funds. Many of our students are eligible for a free bus pass through these funds, which are available to students in low-income households and/or in financial hardship.

For information on financial support to cover transport costs click here.

Applying for your Bus Pass

Any Questions?

Student Services is open Monday to Friday throughout the year.

Please contact us for further information:

t 01539 814700
e hello@kendal.ac.uk