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

This scheme is under review. Please contact Essex County Council for eligibility for academic year 2014/15. Students will be carried on public transport. The council do purchase some seats the Writtle College Minibus Service, subject to availability, and when travel on the College minibus is the most cost effective option.

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.

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 or the Writtle College Transport web site from the end of April 2014. If you would like transport information/booking forms to be emailed to you when they become available at the end of April 2014, please request an information/booking pack by contacting the Transport Department on the email address below. Alternatively we can post the information pack to you. Please contact the Transport Department on the number below:

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 and there is no need to book a seat.

Writtle College Shuttle Service Pickup Location

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


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