Travel Support

Travel to and from Craven College usually only costs £1 per day with our travel bursary. * Students with a household income of £31,000 or less can claim a maximum of £200 per term for their main journey. We ask that students use the cheapest form of public transport and make use of any travel passes.


£1 per day travel for full-time students

Generous travel grants and bursaries for full-time students

Travel cards and discount passes for buses and trains

Cycle shed lockers and shower facilities for cyclists
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Travel leaflet
 
Travelling by train

North Yorkshire

Dales Railcard

If you live between Skipton and Carlisle (on the Leeds – Settle – Appleby – Carlisle line) you can apply for a Dales Railcard.
You can use a Dales Railcard between the valid stations such as Settle, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Giggleswick, Clapham and Bentham and can save a third on the cost of single, day return and saver tickets. The Dales Railcard costs £13 per person and lasts for one year.

Settle – Bentham – Clapham – Giggleswick – Gargrave

Train Line

Carlisle Line

Fare / Travel Pass

The Dales Railcard is available to purchase from Settle and Skipton train stations offering a third off fares.

North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme

If you are a full-time student aged 16-18 and live 3 miles or more from Craven College you can apply for the North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme. Discounts are offered for students from low-income household and terms and conditions apply. We can help students by paying some of the costs of the Travel Scheme. Contact Student Services for more information. For more details and to apply for this pass, visit the North Yorkshire County Council Post-16 Transport website.

West Yorkshire

Metro 16-18 PhotoCard

The Metro PhotoCard is for 16-18 year olds in full-time education and gives you half price train and bus travel anywhere in West Yorkshire at any time of day, including evenings and weekends (except NightRider and Special Event Services). Once in North Yorkshire all Craven College students receive 25% discount on the train fare coming from West Yorkshire into Skipton. Just show your Craven College ID Card when you buy a ticket. This is available to all students of any age travelling on the Airedale and Wharfedale lines.

Leeds – Bradford – Shipley – Bingley – Keighley – Steeton & Silsden

Train Line

Airedale Line

Fare / Travel Pass

The 16-19 Scholars’ Photocard gives you half price train fare in West Yorkshire. The Craven College ID badge will allow students to receive 25% off train fares coming from West Yorkshire into Skipton.

Travelling by bus

North Yorkshire

Under 19’s Discount

Under 19’s travelling on Transdev Harrogate buses are entitled to 1/3 off adult fares. No pass or ID is required, just ask the driver for an Under 19’s ticket.

North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme

If you are a full-time student aged 16-18 and live 3 miles or more from Craven College you can apply for the North Yorkshire County Council Travel Scheme. Discounts are offered for students from low-income households and terms and conditions apply. We can help students by paying some of the costs of the Travel Scheme, contact Student Support Services for more information. For more details and to apply for this pass, visit the North Yorkshire County Council Post-16 Transport website.

Lancashire

There are frequent buses to Craven College from Burnley (M1 & X43) and the Ribble Valley Express from Clitheroe (X80/280).

Lancashire Advantage Card

College students can buy a Lancashire Advantage Card directly from Craven College. This gives you unlimited travel throughout East Lancashire and Skipton and can be used at weekends and Bank Holidays too. It costs £60 per term. Further details are available at: www.lancashirebus.co.uk

Burnley – Nelson – Colne – Earby – Barnoldswick – Thornton in Craven

Bus number

M1 and X43

Fare / Travel Pass

The Lancashire Advantage Card is available to purchase from Craven College for the cost of £60 per term.

Stagecoach Pass

The Stagecoach pass allows travel across the entire Stagecoach Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria networks. 

Preston – Clitheroe – Gisburn – East & West Marton

Bus number

280 and X80

Fare / Travel Pass

The Stagecoach Pass is available to purchase from Craven College for £60 per term.


West Yorkshire

Under 19’s Discount

Under 19’s travelling on Transdev Keighley buses are entitled to 1/3 off adult fares. No pass or ID is required, just ask the driver for an Under 19’s ticket.

Metro 16-18 PhotoCard

The Metro PhotoCard is for 16-18 year olds in full-time education and entitles you to half price bus and train travel anywhere in West Yorkshire at any time of day, including evenings and weekends (except NightRider and Special Event Services). 

Otley – Ilkley – Burley in Wharfedale – Addingham

Bus number

X84

Fare / Travel Pass

The Metro 16-18 PhotoCard is available for half price fare in West Yorkshire.

Travelling by car

If you travel by car, provided there is no cheaper form of travel by public transport, the College will make a payment to you, as the driver, of 13 pence per mile for the return journey, excluding the first 15 miles per day, based on standard mileages.

The College will make a travel grant of up to £200 per term (subject to funding) to assist with your travel costs above this mileage.

If you wish to park at the Aireville Campus car park in the day time (8.30am – 5pm) you will need a Student Car Park Permit. This costs £4 per academic year and is available from Craven College Reception.

Travelling by bicycle

The College is keen to support and promote both healthy living and measures to reduce pollution. We encourage all staff and students to use alternative methods of transport where possible and to consider walking, cycling or car sharing. Cycle shed lockers and shower facilities are available for cyclists.

Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require special needs assistance with transport, you need to apply to your local authority. They may ask you to send them a letter from your doctor or designated medical officer. If you have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, this will be carefully considered.

If the application for special transport is approved, this will be arranged by the Integrated Passenger Transport Group who will write to you with details of the arrangements.