Free Bus Services

We realise that getting to and from College may not be very easy for students which is why we have funded the following return bus routes for you:

South Elmsall > Barnsley College (Old Mill Lane campus) (via Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam, Havercroft and Ryhill)

Shelley > Barnsley College (Old Mill Lane campus)

Stocksbridge via Penistone > Barnsley College (Old Mill Lane campus)

Old Mill Lane campus > Wigfield Farm (Animal Care/Horticulture)

Kimberworth – Thorpe Hesley – Ecclesfield – Chapeltown – High Green > Barnsley College (Old Mill Lane campus)

The bus routes are FREE for you if you are a student at Barnsley College or Barnsley Sixth Form College and operate on a first come, first served basis. You will need to show the driver your student card when you board the bus.

Each route will operate in the morning in order to get you into College before lessons start and a return service will operate from Old Mill Lane site at the end of the day.

For details of pick-up points and times download:

*Updated February 2019

Free Bus Routes timetable – From September 2018

Concessionary Travel Passes

Students living in the South Yorkshire region and aged 16-17 can apply for the 16-18 Travel South Yorkshire pass. They are available to young people in employment including apprentices, can be used over the summer months and are valid for two years so there’s no need to re-apply each year.

Visit for more information.

Travel South Yorkshire has produced some additional information about travel passes.

16 – 18 Travel Pass Enhancements: FAQs

Need help with travel planning?

The ‘Get Moving’ e-learning resource from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund Inmotion! project provides public transport advice and support independent travel and develop confidence and self-esteem.

‘Get Moving’ is easily accessible and offers tools to aid independent travel training, including:

  • Journey planner – find out how to plan a journey from your front door.
  • Interactive Map – helps with planning a journey, shows where the nearest bus/tram/train stops are in a specific location and live departure/timetable information from bus/tram stops. Also shows the distance you can travel within 45 minutes – you might be surprised how far you can go!
  • My TSY – personal account function which allows you to store favourite journeys and shows you how to apply for personalised smartcard travel passes and tickets.
  • Access to social media options so you can keep up to date with public transport announcements.

Access the ‘Get Moving’ resource.

If you need any other information about getting to and from college, please contact Student Services on Tel: 01226 216 267.

Last updated: 14th February 2019