Callywith College is working in partnership with Cornwall Council and Sustrans (the UK’s sustainable transport charity - www.sustrans.org.uk) to promote active, sustainable travel to College and to reduce congestion. Choosing to travel on foot or by bicycle reduces air pollution and traffic congestion, whilst saving you money and keeping you fit. Using public transport also helps reduce your carbon footprint, so check out your travel options below and play your part in making Bodmin a better place to study.
Walking & Cycling to College
Walking or cycling is a simple, environmentally friendly and free way to fit exercise into your day. The town centre is only a 10-15 minute walk or cycle away, so why not beat the traffic and give it a try? There is covered cycle storage at the campus and showers/ changing facilities are available. Dedicated traffic-free routes serving the town’s colleges are marked on the Bodmin active travel map www.cornwall.gov.uk/activetravel. Other traffic-free connections to College include the Camel trail from Padstow, Wadebridge and St Breward. www.cornwall.gov.uk/cornishway
Callywith College are continuing their partnership with Go Cornwall for 2023/24 to provide your college bus services. All buses are Wi-Fi enabled to support your study whilst you travel.
Further details on this year's scheme, including costs, stops and timetable will be available soon.
The College is using the Go Cornwall app to offer virtual ticketing on the bus network. The app will need to be downloaded onto your phone and an account created using your student email address. A physical bus pass will no longer be provided.
Callywith students are also able to use the Go Cornwall mobile app to make use of the free shuttle service between Callywith College and Bodmin Town and Bodmin Parkway Railway Station.
Alternatively, a Cornwall Council bus pass may be purchased (priced at £600). Please be aware that the council pass can only be used on the designated route stated on the pass and not the other Callywith College bus services.
The timetable for 2023/24 will be available soon.
Callywith College have an excellent and comprehensive bus service run by Go Cornwall offering stops all over Cornwall and into Devon. However, there are still some areas where we may not offer a convenient stop or service for all our students. If you would like to attend our Ofsted Outstanding college but are having issues with the journey, we’d really like to hear from you.
Please let us know where you would like to see new bus routes or stops by completing the form below:
bus routes for 2023/24
Applying for a Bus Pass
Bus passes for students joining in September 2023 will be available to purchase via the Online Payment Portal soon.
Online Payment Portal
Bus Pass / Payment Portal FAQs
Guide to Payment Portal 2022
For enquiries regarding timetable information including specific bus routes and stops, please contact Go Cornwall by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0808 196 2632.
For any other general transport enquiries, please email email@example.com or call 01208 224000.
Bursary and Subsidised Bus Pass
For September 2023, we have three bursary bands. If your household income falls into any of the following please complete the Application Form listed below as soon as it opens
£16,001 - £22,000
£22,001 - £31,000*
*On application and dependent upon a minimum of 90% attendance each term for financial help the following term.
Further information, including the discounts available will be sent to applicants in June 2023.
Frequent trains serve Bodmin Parkway station with free connecting buses to Bodmin. To apply for a free pass between Bodmin Town Centre, Bodmin Parkway Station and the college, please go to our online portal. Alternatively, why not bring your bike on the train and use the cycle routes between the station and the College (approximately 25 minutes’ ride)? You’ll need to make a booking for your bike if it’s a high-speed train, otherwise the carriage of bikes is at the operator’s discretion.
Driving to College
Callywith College promotes the use of sustainable travel to get to your place of study. However, we recognise the fact that sometimes car travel is unavoidable. Carshare Cornwall provides a free service for passengers and drivers to link up and share car journeys. Click on the ‘cost calculator‘ on www.carsharecornwall.com to work out how much you could save. Students that wish to drive to College need to apply for a parking permit. These are issued on a case-by-case basis. Parking spaces will be prioritised to those with the greatest need and may be limited.