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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 could cost less than £4.20 a day to get to our Alton Campus with a subsidised annual 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

Please note there is no obligation to purchase a subsidised bus pass.

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.

Bicycle Parking

At the front of Foulkes building, to the right as you enter Reception.

Moped Parking

Car Park C near the steps to the left of Beacon Science building.

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

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 than college train passes, so please explore all of your options!

For those students not purchasing a 16-17 Railcard, travelling from Farnham, Guildford, Aldershot or beyond, South Western Railway are offering discounted termly train passes for the below train stations. In addition to this discount, the College will reduce the cost of the train pass further. The final cost of the train pass is as detailed in the table below.

Student Season Rail Ticket Prices

Travelling between Alton and: Term 1 Cost

(5 Sep – 16 Dec)

Term 2 Cost

(4 Jan – 31 Mar)

Term 3 Cost

(17 Apr – 30 Jun)

Aldershot £232.65 £214.45 £176.99
Ascot £527.95 £490.99 £415.09
Ash £287.25 £265.65 £221.05
Ash Vale £287.25 £265.65 £221.05
Bagshot £463.05 £430.27 £362.84
Bentley £114.05 £103.29 £81.35
Bookham £779.65 £726.77 £618.20
Bracknell £527.95 £490.99 £415.09
Brookwood £374.30 £347.16 £291.28
Camberley £389.65 £361.52 £303.66
Farnborough Main £340.15 £315.15 £263.73
Farncombe £728.45 £678.87 £576.84
Farnham £179.70 £164.84 £134.31
Fleet £498.05 £463.05 £391.11
Frimley £346.15 £320.71 £268.51
Guildford £525.35 £488.57 £413.11
Martins Heron £527.95 £490.99 £415.09
Wanborough £326.50 £302.39 £252.73
West Byfleet £764.30 £712.31 £605.77
Woking £713.90 £665.28 £565.18
Worplesdon £744.70 £694.05 £589.93

** SWR have advised the college that Term 2 and Term 3 train prices may change nearer the time, but they have tried to cap them at the maximum price, therefore the prices shown are subject to change.

Train passes can be purchased via the College’s online payment system, WisePay.

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).

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 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 travel subsidy (a one-off payment) will be available from Alton Campus for students who purchase an annual or termly Stagecoach ticket and are still enrolled on their course in their second term; details of this refund will be sent to parent/carers and students nearer the time.

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

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.


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 raised by contacting Stagecoach by emailing

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