Travelling to Fareham College

Fareham College is located just off The Avenue (A27) in central Fareham on Bishopsfield Road. It is close to the M27 if travelling by car. Fareham train station is just a five-minute walk away and the bus station is a 20-minute walk from the College.

CEMAST and CETC are located at the Solent Airport on the B3385 in Lee-on-the-Solent.

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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 currently ALL passengers will be excepted to wear a face covering when travelling in line with the Government safety guidelines for COVID-19.

Travelling by Train

Saver Cards are available and cost £30 but will then allow you to buy train tickets at half price on nearly any journey you need to take; there are no time restrictions and there is no minimum fare. To purchase a new rail saver card you can apply online (https://www.16-17saver.co.uk) or by telephone (0345 301 1656), you will need to provide evidence of your age for your application: Valid UK driving license, Passport or National ID card.

Fareham Railway Station is approximately five minutes’ walk from the Fareham College campus. Regular bus services also run from Fareham Railway Station to our CEMAST and CETC campuses.

Travelling by Bus

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.

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 questions, 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: mTickets

Please note that students who are planning to board the College bus service at Fareham Train Station or Fareham College Bishopsfield Road Campus to travel to CEMAST/CETC will not need to purchase a bus pass, students will be able to access the bus service with their College ID card. For all other stops prior to this on the bus route a First Bus mTicket will be required to board the bus. Our bus timetable can be downloaded here.

First Bus Passes for 2021/22

If you are planning to study on a full time course at the College from September 2021 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.

Plan your journey

You can easily plan your journey to College, and get live updates on buses and trains in the area, at MyJourneyHampshire

Cycling

Our campuses are accessible via cycle paths. Secure, covered cycle racks are also available. You will be offered free cycle wear if you sign up as a regular cycle user.

Parking

Parking, including motorbike parking and dedicated disabled parking, is available at our campuses and you can apply for a parking permit if you are planning on driving to College. Parking is limited however, so you are encouraged wherever possible to use public transport.

Financial Support

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.
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Prices

Fareham College has negotiated the following prices for students using First Buses to travel from September 2021:

 

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 06/09/2021 08/07/2022 £465.00
Term 1 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Autumn term between the valid from and to dates 06/09/2021 17/12/2021 £185.00
Term 2 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Spring term between the valid from and to dates 04/01/2022 08/04/2022 £185.00
Term 3 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Summer term between the valid from and to dates 25/04/2022 08/07/2022 £185.00

What’s Next?

Please follow these steps to purchase and download 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

Stagecoach Bus Passes for 2021/22 – Available to purchase now

If you are planning to study at the College from September 2021 then you will be eligible to buy a competitively priced student bus pass (Smart Card) directly from the Stagecoach Bus website or Stagecoach Bus mobile App.

Prices

South Hants StudentRider
Unlimited use on Stagecoach buses in South Hampshire between the valid from and to dates Please see link to Stagecoach website for areas of travel covered https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/ZoneMaps/South/South_Hants_Tckt_Zone_Map_V3.pdf
TYPE OF PASS Valid From Expiry Date Price
South Hants Annual StudentRider 01/09/2021 31/08/2022 £545.00
South Hants Autumn StudentRider 01/09/2021 31/12/2021 £200.00
South Hants Spring StudentRider 04/01/2022 08/04/2022 £185.00
South Hants Summer StudentRider 25/04/2022 08/07/2022 £170.00

 

South Gold StudentRider
Unlimited use on Stagecoach buses in the Gold Zone  between the valid from and to dates Please see link to Stagecoach website for areas of travel covered  https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/ZoneMaps/South/Stagecoach%20South%20Gold%20ticket%20zone%20map%20low%20res.pdf
TYPE OF PASS Valid From Expiry Date Price
South Gold Annual StudentRider 01/09/2021 31/08/2022 £745.00
South Gold Autumn StudentRider 01/09/2021 31/12/2021 £275.00
South Gold Spring StudentRider 04/01/2022 08/04/2022 £275.00
South Gold Summer StudentRider 25/04/2022 08/07/2022 £229.00

What’s Next?

Please follow these steps to purchase a Stagecoach bus pass:

  1. Visit the Stagecoach website at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/
  2. Set the Location to Fareham
  3. Create a log in
  4. Go to ‘Buy Tickets’ and select ‘Student Tickets’. Make your selection from the options listed above and ‘Add to Basket’ to make your purchase.
  5. Make payment using your preferred method.
  6. Your Smart Card bus ticket will be sent to your home address direct from Stagecoach in 2 to 3 days.
  7. You will need to show your College ID card on the bus whenever you use your Smart Card on a Stagecoach bus so please ensure that you have it with you.

Route Finder

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 30-minute train journey from Chichester. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 2-stop bus journey from Chichester to Fareham College. This journey will take approximately 2 hours and runs every 40 minutes. You will get the 700 Bus from Chichester which will take you to City Shops where you can then catch the X4 straight up to Fareham which stops directly outside the College.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 15-minute train journey from Hilsea, which is the nearest station to Copnor. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 3-stop journey from Copnor to Fareham College which approximately takes 1hr 30. You can get the 17 from Ocean Retail park to Copnor Bridge, the 21 to HMS and from there the X4 straight to Fareham College.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 10-minute train journey from Cosham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 2-stop bus journey from Cosham bus station to Fareham College. This journey will take approximately 1 hour and runs every 20 minutes. You will get the 3 Bus from Cosham Health Centre which will take you to Fareham Bus Station, then get on the X4/X5 to stop directly outside our College.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 10-minute train journey from Cosham, which is the closest station to Drayton. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 2-stop bus journey from Drayton bus station to Fareham College. This journey will take approximately 1 hour and runs every 30 minutes. You will get the 23 Bus from Drayton Shops which will take you to Kingston Crescent, then walk to International Port Station and catch the X4 straight up to Fareham which stops directly outside the College.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 20-minute train journey from Emsworth to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 2-stop bus journey from Emsworth to Fareham College. This journey will take approximately 1 hr 20 and runs every 40 minutes. You will get the 700 Bus from Beach Road which will take you to Charles Dickens Birthplace, then walk to International Prospect Road and catch the X4 straight up to Fareham which stops directly outside the College.

Bus

There are a number of buses that run through Fareham to get to the College including the 28A, X5, X4 and E2.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 20-minute train journey from Havant to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 2-stop bus journey from Havant to Fareham College. This journey will take approximately 50 minutes and runs every 40 minutes. You will get the 700 Bus from Beach Road which will take you to Charles Dickens Birthplace, then walk to City Shops and catch the X4 straight up to Fareham which stops directly outside the College.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 20-minute train journey from Havant, which is the closest station to Hayling Island. There are buses (30/31 Bus) that run from Hayling Island to the station. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from Fareham College.

Bus

There is a 3-stop journey from Hayling to Fareham College which approximately takes 2 hours. You can get the 30 from Tournerbury Ln to Havant, the 700 to City Shops and from there the X4 straight to Fareham College.

Train

Horndean is approximately a 1 hour journey to Fareham College. You can get the 8 Star bus from Napier Road, Horndean to Cosham Train Station then catch the train from Cosham straight to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from Fareham College.

Bus

There is a 2-stop bus journey from Horndean to Fareham College. This journey will take approximately 1hr 30 and runs every 30 minutes. You can get the 8 Star bus to All Saints Church, then walk to Prospect Road to get the X4 straight to Fareham College. There is also a 3-stop bus journey (8 Star, 3, X4/X5) which takes the same amount of time, however, runs every 15 minutes which may be more convenient. The X4 and X5 stop directly outside Fareham College.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 30-minute train journey from Petersfield to Fareham. The route is a 2-stop journey from Petersfield to Havant, then from Havant to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 2-stop journey from Petersfield to Fareham College. The journey will take approximately 1hr 50. You can get the 37 bus to Crookhorn Precinct, Widley then from there catch the SD5 bus to The Avenue, at the back of Fareham College.

Train

Paulsgrove is approximately a 35 minute journey to Fareham College. You can get the 3 bus from Paulsgrove to Portchester then catch the train from Portchester straight to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from Fareham College.

Bus

There is a direct route with the X4 bus from Paulsgrove (Racecourse Lane) to Fareham College which takes approximately 40 minutes and runs every 30 minutes.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 5-minute train journey from Portchester to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a direct route with the X4 bus from Portchester (The Seagull) to Fareham College which takes approximately 25 minutes and runs every 30 minutes.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 30-minute train journey from Portsmouth & Southsea to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a direct route with the X4 bus from the Portsmouth & Southsea (City Shops) to Fareham College which takes approximately 45 minutes and runs every 30 minutes.

Train

Fareham College is an approximately 25-minute train journey from Southbourne to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from our campus.

Bus

There is a 2-stop bus journey from Southbourne to Fareham College. This journey will take approximately 1 hr 50 and runs every 40 minutes. You will get the 700 Bus from Inlands Road which will take you to City Shops where you can then catch the X4 straight up to Fareham which stops directly outside the College.

Train

Waterlooville is approximately a 50 minute journey to Fareham College. You can get the 8 Star bus from Waterlooville to Cosham Interchange then catch the train from Cosham straight to Fareham. Fareham Station is then only a 10-minute walk from Fareham College.

Bus

There is a 2-stop journey from Petersfield to Fareham College. The journey will take approximately 1hour. You can get the 8 Star bus to QA Steps, Portsmouth then from there catch the SD5 bus to The Avenue, at the back of Fareham College.

Plan your journey

You can easily plan your journey to College, and get live updates on buses and trains in the area, at MyJourneyHampshire

Cycling

Our campuses are accessible via cycle paths. Secure, covered cycle racks are also available. You will be offered free cycle wear if you sign up as a regular cycle user.

Parking

Parking, including motorbike parking and dedicated disabled parking, is available at our campuses and you can apply for a parking permit if you are planning on driving to College. Parking is limited however, so you are encouraged wherever possible to use public transport.

Financial Support

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.
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