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 2022/23 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 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 £540). 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 map and timetables below

New bus timetables & map for September 2022/23 (updated 03 November 2022)

**Update to buses from 30th October 2022**

From Sunday 30th October 2022, the times for the Callywith buses will be adjusted slightly to ease the delays getting into and out of college. This means that every bus running in the morning will now leave 5 minutes earlier than previously, and therefore arriving at college in time for first lesson.

There are also some changes to the following bus routes:

12/178 From Bude and Launceston –
the number 12 bus will now run right through from Bude to Callywith, stopping at Launceston Westgate Street and changing from the 12 to the 178.    Bude students can use this bus as well as the 180 from Kilkhampton to get into college.

12 from Saltash to Callington – this will run as before with students coming from Saltash, Carkeel, Hatt and St Mellion now changing at Callington New Road onto the 174.  The 179 from Tavistock will also stop at Callington New Road.

97 From Hallworthy – students wanting to travel from Hallworthy, Pipers Pool or Kennards House need to change at Tregadillet East Park onto the 176 which arrives at 08.37am.  On the return journey students wanting to return to Hallworthy/Pipers Pool/Kennards House will need to board the 181 to Camelford and change at Camelford High Road to board the 97 at 17.17pm.

Lifton Students – Lifton students will now be collected by the new 306 bus coming from Okehampton Railway Station (Okehampton West Street, Bridestowe Turn, Lewdown Memorial, Lifton Arundell Arms).  This bus then changes into the 176 at Launceston Westgate Street.

180 – The 180 will NOT stop in Camelford.  Students who previously boarded at Spar in Camelford will have to use one of the other stops in Camelford boarding the 181 or 183.


Bus Routes for September 2023/24

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

Autumn term 2023 bus passes for students joining in September 2023 will be available to purchase via the Online Payment Portal below. Information on applying for buses will be sent to applicants in July 2023.

Bus pass payments can be made in termly instalments by the following deadlines:

• Spring term 2022 payment of £150 by 9th December 2022

• Summer term 2023 payment of £140 by 24th March 2023

Online Payment Portal

Bus Pass / Payment Portal FAQs

Guide to Payment Portal 2022


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 2022, we can help towards bus pass costs if you have a household income of:  

Under £16,000 – eligible for a free annual bus pass.*

£16,001 - £22,000 – eligible for an annual bus pass at a cost of £80 payable in termly instalments. Autumn Term £35, Spring Term £25 and Summer Term £20.*

£22,001 - £31,000 – eligible for an annual bus pass at a cost of £210 payable in termly instalments. Autumn Term £90, Spring Term £65 and Summer Term £55.*

Above £31,000 – eligible for an annual bus pass at a cost of £480. 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. 


Bursary Applications

To apply for a subsidised bus pass for September 2022 and for possible further financial support and/or a daily meal allowance, please read the bursary guidance notes and apply using the form below. Information on applying for a bursary for September 2023, will be sent to applicants in May 2023.

Bursary Fund Application Form 2022/2023

The deadline for 2022 bursary applications is Friday 5th August 2022.

For enquiries regarding bursaries, or to request a paper copy of the application form, please contact Student Services on 01208 224000 and select option 2 or email 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 will be prioritised to those with the greatest need and may be limited.