Ordering your bus/train pass (without financial support)

Alton Campus

Bus Passes:
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.

Train Passes:
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.

STAGECOACH

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Alton Campus is providing a minibus service to replace the withdrawn section of the 613 Stagecoach bus route.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.

  • Click on ‘view details’ and select the train station you are travelling to and from. The price for this rail pass will be displayed – then click on purchase. Once you have paid, the College will be notified and we can then start to process your order.
  • If you pay for a train pass by mid-August, we guarantee that your train pass will be ready for collection at the start of term. We will still process applications after this date but will not be able to guarantee when they will be ready for collection. You are liable to pay your own travel costs until your train pass arrives.

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.

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.

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