All full time students at Alton campus are eligible to purchase an online discounted student bus pass via the Stagecoach website. The student pass will allow you to travel for a much cheaper cost. Additional financial help (a partial refund) towards online bus passes may be available to full time students (not including Higher Education courses) who are aged 16-19 and live in certain postcode areas and are still enrolled on their course of study at the end of the first full term. This is called a ‘travel subsidy’; if you are eligible for this, the College will contact you near the end of the Autumn Term.
Alton Campus full time students who wish to travel by train, may apply for a termly rail pass. The train pass will be at a discounted price (compared to standard priced fares). A further reduction to the cost will be made by the College towards all rail passes.
Go to the main Stagecoach website.
The tickets for Alton Campus will be displayed. You can choose either an annual or termly student GOLD ticket.
Gold Area Student Ticket: This ticket can be used in all of Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, West Berkshire, Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Wokingham. This ticket will also allow you to travel to our other HSDC campuses at South Downs and Havant (in Hampshire).
If you have any questions or you find that your smartcard does not work, please contact the smartcard helpline on 0345 810 1000.
Alton Campus is providing a minibus service to replace the withdrawn section of the 613 Stagecoach bus route.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 in December.
You can purchase a termly train pass via the College’s online payment system, Wisepay and enter your login details – continuing students may use their existing login details.
If you do not know your details, please contact Finance on 023 9279 7991, option 6. Once you have entered your details, click on Travel Payments and select the Train Pass options for Alton.
You can collect your pass from the Student Travel & Support office in the Student Hub. Please remember to bring a passport style photo with you.
The Department of Transport has launched a new Railcard which will benefit 16 and 17-year olds. This Railcard, which costs £30 to buy, offers 50% discount on rail travel.
HSDC understands that some rail passes will still be cheaper if purchased through the College but we would advise all students and parent/carers to investigate the 16-17 Railcard scheme before purchasing a College train pass.
For further information on the 16-17 Railcard, please go to the 16-17 Railcard website.