Getting Here – Alton Campus

Is HSDC hard to get to? Not at all!
It’s cheap and easy to get to our Alton Campus.

It costs less than £3.80 a day to get to our Alton campus with a subsidised bus pass. We’ve also worked with train providers to get you a reduced rate for train travel.

Listed below is information on some of the easiest ways to get to Alton campus but if you have any questions please contact travelandsupport@alton.hsdc.ac.uk

Main Car Park – GU34 2HU

The Edward Road Car Park is the main College car park with plenty of visitor and disabled parking available. Staff and students are advised to use this car park.

Main Entrance Car Park – GU34 2LX

There is limited visitor and disabled parking available at the car park on Old Odiham Road.

Alton Campus is just a short walk from Alton train station – 10 minutes to be exact!

We have agreed a discount for students travelling by South Western Railway.  You are advised to purchase your train ticket as early as possible. It can take 7-10 workings days for train tickets to arrive on campus (ready for collection on the first day of term).

16 and 17 year old students

The new 16-17 Railcard offers a 50% discount on rail travel. For more information, visit the 16-17 Saver website. Sometimes the 16-17 Railcard may not be cheaper, so please explore all of your options!

18+ year old students

For those 18 years of age and over or those not purchasing a 16-17 Railcard, travelling from Farnham, Guildford, Aldershot or beyond, we have agreed a discount with South Western Railway. Train tickets can be purchased from 12th August 2018 via the Online Store.

Student Season Rail Ticket

South Western Railway are offering Alton Campus students the chance to buy termly season tickets at reduced rates. The costs are as followed –

Station Autumn Term
09/09/19 –
20/12/19
Spring Term
07/01/20 –
03/04/20
Summer Term
20/04/20 –
10/07/20
Aldershot £265.00 £229.00 £211.00
Ascot £538.00 £464.00 £427.00
Ash £315.00 £272.00 £250.00
Ash Vale £315.00 £272.00 £250.00
Bagshot £478.00 £412.00 £379.00
Bentley £156.00 £135.00 £124.00
Bookham £595.00 £513.00 £472.00
Bracknell £538.00 £464.00 £427.00
Brookwood £397.00 £342.00 £315.00
Camberley £410.00 £354.00 £326.00
Farnborough Main £365.00 £315.00 £290.00
Farncombe £521.00 £450.00 £414.00
Farnham £216.00 £187.00 £172.00
Fleet £509.00 £440.00 £404.00
Frimley £371.00 £320.00 £294.00
Guildford £461.00 £398.00 £366.00
Martins Heron £538.00 £464.00 £427.00
Wanborough £353.00 £304.00 £280.00
West Byfleet £556.00 £480.00 £441.00
Woking £504.00 £435.00 £400.00
Worplesdon £521.00 £450.00 £414.00

Tickets are to be purchased through the Online Store.

The Surrey Fare Card Scheme

This is a scheme provided by Surrey County Council for students living in Surrey. More information is available on the Surrey Student Transport website.

We have an arrangement with Stagecoach to provide bus services to the Alton Campus. You are advised to purchase your bus pass as early as possible, directly from Stagecoach. It can take up to two weeks for you to receive your bus pass (posted to your home address by Stagecoach). A subsidy will be available from Alton Campus for students who purchase an annual Stagecoach ticket; details of this refund will be sent to students in January 2020.

Many of the public bus routes stop outside the campus too.

Please note: 

Alton Campus is providing a minibus service to replace the withdrawn section of the 613 Stagecoach bus route.  You can book your place on this service by clicking on this link.

The proposed route is detailed below but this will be dependent on final student numbers.

Journey to College Journey from College
Herriard, St Mary’s Church 09:15 Alton Campus 16:20
Bentworth, Star Inn 09:25 Beech, Wellhouse Road bus stop
Medstead, War Memorial 09:30 Medstead, War Memorial
Beech, Wellhouse Road bus stop 09:35 Bentworth, Star Inn
Alton Campus 09:45 Herriard, St Mary’s Church

 

The cost of this service will be £225 per term and payment needs to be made online at the time of booking.  Places on this service are not guaranteed until payment has been received by Alton Campus and duly acknowledged.  Payment can either be made on a termly basis or for all three terms.  The deadline for booking a place for the Spring term is Friday 6th December 2019 to enable us to finalise the route before the start of next term.

The Surrey Fare Card Scheme

This is a scheme provided by Surrey County Council for students living in Surrey. More information is available on the Surrey Student Transport website.

Feedback

Stagecoach welcomes customer comments and suggestions because it helps them to improve their service and put things right when they have gone wrong. Matters in relation to how the service is operated, including occurrences or late running, should first be contacted by emailing south.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com.

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