Transport

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

Buses

Callywith College are continuing their partnership with Go Cornwall for 2021/22 to provide your college bus services. All buses are Wi-Fi enabled to support your study whilst you travel.

An annual bus pass costs £480 per year and provides access to our dedicated college services and can also be used during evenings, weekends and holidays on any Go Cornwall bus routes (excluding central Plymouth) for approximately £1.30 per day. The cost of this pass can be paid in three termly instalments, or as an annual one-off payment.

The College is using the new 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 £515). 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.

Bus Timetables

You can view the Callywith College Go Cornwall timetables below:

Callywith College bus timetables and map  (NEW for Sept 2021/22)

Timetables for all Go Cornwall buses available to students to get into college and for all other local services available to students can be found at www.transportforcornwall.co.uk


**NEW bus routes for September 2021/22**

We are pleased to announce the following new stops and bus routes for September 2021/22:

New stops:
172 – Torpoint - Callywith (via Seaton, Hessenford, Widegates, East Looe and Pelynt) - 105 mins 

186 – St Eval - Callywith (via St Columb Major, St Stephen, St Dennis, Roche, Lanivet) - 100 mins

New routes:
89 – Ladock - Callywith (via Summercourt, Indian Queens, Lanivet) - 60 mins 

190 – Mevagissey - Callywith (via Pentewan, St Austell, Holmbush and Sweethouse) - 50 mins 

New links:
Tavistock / Calstock – 79 bus meets the 179 Callywith bus at Gunnislake Station  (30 minute wait in the afternoon at Gunnislake Station for connecting bus).

Newquay – 93 bus leaves Newquay at 07:05 and meets the 186 Callywith bus at Fraddon at 07:43. Driver will wait for the connecting bus. Wait of 45 minutes on return journey at Fraddon.

Luxulyan – 28A bus meets the 189 Callywith bus at Chapelfields.

Lifton – No bus from Lifton in the morning, however the 176 will drop off in Lifton in the afternoon.


Applying for a Bus Pass

The deadline for Autumn Term bus passes is 27th August 2021. (Bursary application due 6th August.)

Autumn Term bus passes are now available to buy online below:

Online Payment Portal

Bus Pass / Payment Portal FAQs


Future Payment Deadlines:

Spring Term Bus Pass: 10th December 2021.
If attendance during the Autumn Term is below 90% students may not be eligible for the same level of financial help.

Summer Term Bus Pass: 1st April 2022.
If attendance during the Spring Term is below 90% students may not be eligible for the same level of financial help.


Transport Enquiries

For enquiries regarding timetable information including specific bus routes and stops, please contact Go Cornwall by emailing ask@gocornwallbus.co.uk or calling 0808 196 2632.

For any other general transport enquiries, please email transport@callywith.ac.uk or call 01208 224000.


Bursary and Subsidised Bus Pass

From September 2021, we can help towards bus pass costs if you have a household income of:  

Under £16,000 – free bus pass for these households*.

£16,001 - £22,000 – subsidised rate of £80 per year payable in termly instalments. Autumn Term £35, Spring Term £25 and Summer Term £20.*

£22,001 - £31,000 – subsidised rate of £210 per year payable termly instalments. Autumn Term £90, Spring Term £65 and Summer Term £55.*

Above £31,000 – full rate of £480 per year payable in termly instalments. Autumn Term £190, Spring Term £150 and Summer Term £140.

*On application and dependent upon a minimum of 90% attendance each term for financial help the following term. 

To apply for a subsidised bus pass and for possible further financial support and/or a daily meal allowance, please read the Bursary Guidance Notes and complete the Callywith Bursary Fund Application Form below:

Online Bursary Form - This is for persons who have the ability to complete the form online and scan/photograph relevant household income evidence documents.

Printable Bursary Form - This is for persons that DO NOT have the ability to complete the online form or scan/photograph documents and need to print off the form and post the application together with relevant household income evidence documents.

Bursary guidance notes - Please read all bursary guidance notes before making an application.

The deadline for bursary applications is 6th August 2021.

For enquiries regarding bursaries, please contact Student Services on 01208 224460 or studentservices@callywith.ac.uk

Trains

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 mare prioritised to those with the greatest need and may be limited.