Callywith College is working in partnership with Cornwall Council and Sustrans (the UK’s sustainable transport charity - 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 Other traffic-free connections to College include the Camel trail from Padstow, Wadebridge and St Breward.


At Callywith College, we work with Go Cornwall to enhance the public bus network with additional services to and from the College at the beginning and end of the College day. Callywith students can buy an annual Go Cornwall bus pass at a heavily subsidised rate that not only gets you from home to college and back, but also gives you anytime (including evenings, weekends and holidays) access to all routes in Cornwall on any Go Cornwall services for around £1.80 per day for the year.

The Go Cornwall pass for Callywith College for 2023-24 costs £650 a year, in three termly instalments of £275.00, £240.00 and £135.00 or as a one-off annual payment.

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. The Bodmin only pass can be applied for here.

Alternatively, a Cornwall Council bus pass may be purchased (2023-24 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.

2023-24 Terms of Registration

Please read the Terms of Registration for a Go Cornwall Bus Pass for Callywith College below:

Terms of Registration

Bus Timetables

Please find below, our bus timetables for 2023/24. Please note that these are subject to change.

2023/24 bus timetables

2023/24 bus map

TRANSPORT UPDATE: From Monday 15th April, changes to buses designed to improve reliability and capacity, particularly from Launceston to Callywith, will be as follows:

12, 178 & 176 students from Bude towards Launceston:
Students from Whitstone and all stops before Launceston continue to use service 12 (the 12 will no longer divert via Prince Philip Estate in Launceston).

Students then transfer to the 176 in Westgate Street, departing at 08:23.

Students travelling from the Callington area will change buses at Launceston Tesco (main road) onto the 176 due at 08:28.

177 students:
The 177 will depart Holsworthy 5 minutes earlier and operate via Launceston College (to drop off students from Prince Philip Estate).

If you have any transport queries, please contact Go Cornwall by emailing or calling 0808 196 2632.

More information and timetables can be found below:
Callywith College Bus Changes via Launceston

172 students:

The main road between Downderry and Seaton will be closed on 17th and 18th April, therefore there will be a slight diversion in place.

Buses from the east will operate as normal to Downderry Square. From there, the bus will double back up to Triffle and then follow the road to Polbathic, continuing along the A374 to Hessenford, where it will run to Seaton, turn around, then follow the normal route.

From the west, Go Cornwall will run the opposite of this diversion.

Please note: The 172 is operating 20 minutes earlier than normal on these two morning journeys.

The diversion adds a considerable amount of time to the timetables of the 10s, 172 and 75 - please see the revised timetables here.

Bus Pass Payments

Spring 2024 passes will need to be paid for by Friday 8th December 2023 via the Payment Portal below. If a pass is not paid for by this date the space may be reallocated to a student on the waiting list for that bus route.

Bus Pass Payment Portal
Bus Pass / Payment Portal FAQs

Future Bus Pass Deadlines

Summer 2024 Bus Pass Payments - Friday 22nd March 2024
Autumn 2024 - September 2024 applicants will be emailed with information on bus passes in Summer 2024.

Transport Enquiries

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

For any other general transport enquiries, please email or call 01208 224000.

Bursary and Subsidised Bus Pass 2023-24

Callywith is able to subsidise the cost of bus transport for all and offer significant bursaries to reduce the costs for students from lower income households. We can provide bursaries to contribute towards bus pass costs based on total annual household income at the following rates:

Less than £16,000  – Pass cost £65 with a 90% bursary discount of £585*
Three instalments- £28.00, £25.00 and £12.00

£16,001 - £22,000  – Pass cost £195 with a 70% bursary discount of £455*
Three instalments - £85.00, £70.00 and £40.00

£22,001 - £31,000  – Pass cost £325 with a 50% bursary discount of £325*
Three instalments - £140.00, £110.00, £75.00

£31,001 - £70,000 – New transitional discount for 2023-2024 with a 10% discount of £65**
Three instalments - £260.00, £215.00, £110.00

More than £70,000 – Pass cost £650
Three instalments - £275.00, £240.00 and £135.00

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

**If you are not eligible for a bursary under our existing scheme, you will be pleased to hear about our transitional discount. Following recent announcements regarding funding for Post-16 education from September and publication of new pricing for public transport in Cornwall, we have been able to add an additional 10% transitional discounts for students in households where their annual income falls outside of our existing bursary scheme. Households with an income between £31,001 and £70,000 will be eligible for a reduced annual pass price of £585 for 2023-24 once the transitional discount has been applied. Prospective students eligible for the transitional discount will be able to apply for this discount at the point of purchase and do not need to complete the bursary form. This discount is still dependent on a minimum of 90% attendance each term.

Bursary Applications

Please note: Bursary applications for 2024/25 are not yet available. September 2024 applicants will be emailed in the summer with information on 2024/25 bursaries. Please do not complete the below form.

If you are an existing student and wish to apply for a subsidised bus pass and possible further financial support and/or a daily meal allowance, please read our bursary guidance notes and apply using the form below.

BURSARY FUND APPLICATION FORM 2023/2024 (for existing Callywith students only).

For enquiries regarding bursaries, or to request a paper copy of the application form, please contact Student Services on 01208 224000 and select option 4 or email


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 to work out how much you could save.

Students parking at Callywith College will need a Parking Permit which are available from Reception. To apply for a permit, students will need to provide copies of their drivers licence and insurance and are issued on a case-by-case basis. Parking Permits cost £50 per annum.