Transport - Writtle College



Writtle College is situated two miles from the town centre of Chelmsford and just a few minutes walk from the main bus route through Writtle village.

There are several transport options for students attending Writtle College. The most popular are:

Essex County Council Post-16 Transport Scheme for Further Education Students for the Academic Year 2016/17

Students will need to apply direct to Essex County Council for eligibility. Post-16 transport is available for students between the ages of 16 and 19. The application process differs depending on whether a student has been in receipt of a statement of special educational needs (SEN) up to and including the age of 16. All students are required to apply for post-16 transport by completing the relevant application form.

Each council has its own transport policy, and the above information relates only to students living within Essex. We therefore suggest that you contact the council, specific to where you live to discuss schemes operating in your area. Information sheet below.

Scholar Season Ticket

Discounted rail travel when travelling to Writtle College by train

Great Anglia Railway offer a discounted rate for travel to Writtle College by rail.
Please see link below for details on how to apply.


Fare Discounts

There is a ticket arrangement set in place for Writtle College students. Students can get the following discounts:

  • 10% off weekly & monthly tickets
  • 15% off 3 month and annual tickets

This can be purchased as a Chelmsford or as an All Essex ticket.

Presently these tickets can only be purchased by walking into our Chelmsford Travel Shop. Details below:
First Travel Shop
Dukes Street

Writtle College Subsidised Bus Service

The College provides a morning and evening minibus service from the following areas:
  • Bishops Stortford/Great Dunmow/Sawbridgeworth
  • Grays/Chadwell St Mary/Linford/Stanford-le-Hope/Basildon/Billericay
  • Harlow/Epping
  • Hornchurch/Romford
  • Southend/Rayleigh/Wickford
For more information on times and locations of pick up areas please see our times and locations below:

Writtle College provides a transport scheme in some areas that is a direct alternative to public transport and is charged at a different rate.

The fee for the Writtle College Minibus Service is 1075.00 per annum, which is split into three payments. 420.00 is payable on booking, second payment of 320.00 payable by the 2 November 2016 and the balance of 335.00 payable by 8 February 2017. Places on the minibus service are limited and allotted on a first come first serve basis with priority given to full time Further Education students aged between 16 to 19 years of age prior to the beginning of the first year of the course. This service operates during FE term dates only.

This service is available to part-time students depending on availability at a standard fare. Please contact the Transport Department at the end of September 2015 for availability of one day a week travel.

Application and payment form below

Transport Department
Tele: 01245 424262

Mini-bus service from Chelmsford Station to Writtle College

Writtle College currently operate a shuttle bus service to and from the railway and bus station area in Chelmsford mornings and evenings during FE term times.

The minibuses pickup in Coval Lane, Chelmsford (beside the council offices). This is a first come first served service. No fee or prior booking necessary.

The service runs Monday to Friday during FE term dates at the following times:

  • Morning: 8:15am to 9:15am
  • Evening: 4:15pm to 5:15pm (12:45pm to 2:00pm WED AFTERNOONS ONLY)

Dates of Service

All Writtle College transport runs during FE term times. See the term dates page for more information.


For information contact the transport department on 01245 424262 or send us an Email


Writtle College


Switchboard: +44 (0) 1245 424200
Fax: +44 (0) 1245 420456