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 2014/15

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.

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
  • 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:
  • Times & Locations
  • Routes, locations and fee may change or be discontinued depending on demand for Semesters 2014/15.

These minibus services are a morning and evening service during FE term times. Places on this service are allotted on a first come first served basis with priority to all full time FE students aged 16 but under 19 years of age prior to the beginning of the first year of the course. The fee for the Writtle College Minibus Service is 1025.00 per annum, which is split into three payments. 400.00 is payable on booking, second payment of 300.00 payable by the 3 November 2014 and the balance of 325.00 payable by 2 February 2015. Booking applications and information available below or via the transport office. Students on courses running one day a week can apply for seats at a standard fee only if available.

Spaces are limited, please contact the Transport team for assistance.

Booking forms for the above Writtle College services are available from the Transport Department. Please contact the Transport Department on the number below for availability and information.

Transport schemes for academic year 2015/16

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 (12:30pm to 2:00pm Wed only)
  • Evening: 16:15pm to 17:15pm

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