First Bus Passes or 2020/21

Available to purchase from 12th August 2020

If you are planning to study on a full time course at the College from September 2020 then you will be eligible to buy a discounted student bus pass from the First Group mTicket App (mobile phone bus pass). This is an online student pass and prices have been negotiated for Fareham College students which allow you to travel at a much cheaper cost than if you were to buy your ticket daily on the bus.

First Group have largely withdrawn the use of plastic bus passes on their buses as these are open to fraud and easily lost; By using the First Group mTicket App you will be able to buy and load your bus pass to your mobile phone which means that you cannot lose your pass and also that nobody else can use it. If your phone is lost or you change it for a new one then you’ll just to need to download the App again to your new phone, log in to your account and the mTicket you have bought will be reloaded. You do not need an internet connection to use your ticket, you will only need data when you first buy your mTicket and you’ll be able to do so using the free WiFi at College if you do not have a data allowance on your mobile phone.

Prices

Fareham College has negotiated the following prices for students using First Buses to travel from September 2020:

 

TYPE OF PASS DESCRIPTION Valid From Expiry Date Cost
Annual First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire between the valid from and to dates 07/09/2020 09/07/2021 £450.00
Term 1 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Autumn term between the valid from and to dates 07/09/2020 18/12/2020 £180.00
Term 2 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Spring term between the valid from and to dates 04/01/2021 12/04/2021 £180.00
Term 3 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Summer term between the valid from and to dates 19/04/2021 09/07/2021 £180.00

What’s Next?

Please follow these steps to purchase and download and purchase your bus pass:

  1. Download the First Bus mTicket App to your phone, you can find it in the App Store (iphones) or via Google Play (Android phones), or via the First bus website
  2. Select your area e.g. Portsmouth/Fareham/Gosport
  3. Register on the App in the student’s name
  4. Select the mTickets tab and then ‘Student mTickets’ from the menu
  5. Choose the Fareham College Bus Pass option you prefer
  6. Add to basket
  7. Make your payment, there are options to pay by PayPal, Debit/Credit Card, or Apple/Google pay
  8. Complete your purchase
  9. Activate your Bus pass mTicket on the date it is valid from and show it to the bus driver when you board the bus.

If you have any questions, or you find that your mTicket does not work, please contact the First Bus mTicket helpline on 03300 947 577 or email: mticket-support@firstgroup.com

For further information and any other question, you have about buying or using mTickets please visit the mTickets section of the First bus website – you can access it by clicking this link:

https://www.firstgroup.com/portsmouth-fareham-gosport/tickets/ticket-types/mtickets

Stagecoach Bus Passes

Available to purchase now | Valid from 07/09/2020

Stagecoach bus passes are available to purchase through the College and prices have been negotiated for Fareham College students which allow you to travel at cheaper cost than if you were to buy your ticket daily on the bus.

 

 

TYPE OF PASS DESCRIPTION Valid From Expiry Date Cost
Annual Stagecoach Bus Pass

(Student Goldrider)

This pass can be used on any bus service operated by Stagecoach in the South and South East. Covers the 69 bus route which runs from Winchester to Fareham through Bishops Waltham, Waltham Chase, Swanmore and parts of Wickham 07/09/2020 31/08/2021 £550.00
Term 1 Stagecoach Bus Pass Use on Stagecoach buses as above* for Autumn term between the valid from and to dates 07/09/2020 18/12/2020 £240.00
Term 2 Stagecoach Bus Pass Use on Stagecoach buses as above* for Spring term between the valid from and to dates 04/01/2021 02/04/2021 £240.00
Term 3 Stagecoach Bus Pass Use on Stagecoach buses as above* for Summer term between the valid from and to dates 19/04/2021 09/07/2021 £160.00

 

How to pay:

  • By Wisepay – please access Wisepay via the College website and follow the online instructions to make payment

What’s Next?

The College will order your bus pass from the Stagecoach bus company towards the end of the Summer.  The College accepts orders and payment for passes through the College year but please be aware that Stagecaoch can take up to three weeks to process orders at busy times, so you will need to be prepared to pay your bus fare until your pass arrives.

For further information about Stagecoach bus services and to access timetables please visit the Stagecoach website:  https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables

Travel to CEMAST/CETC

The College contracts in a bus service from First bus that travels from Whiteley down to our CEMAST and CETC sites. The timetable for this service is being updated and will be available on the College website shortly.  Students travelling on this service from Fareham Train Station or the Fareham College Bishopsfield Road stop will be able to board using only their College ID card.  Students travelling from any other stop on the route from Whiteley will need to purchase a First Bus mTicket (as above) to use the service.

 

This service is exclusively for use by Fareham College, CEMAST and CETC students but please note that ALL passengers will be excepted to wear a face covering when travelling in line with the Government safety guidelines for COVID-19.

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Financial Support for Bus passes

If you are in receipt of low household income and will have difficulty paying for a bus pass you can also apply for additional funding which may mean that we can help towards the cost of a bus pass.  If you are applying for Financial Support you must ensure that you complete a Financial Support Application and submit it to the College with evidence of your household income.

For further information and to download an application form please visit the Financial Support section of the College website by clicking here:

FINANCIAL SUPPORT