Student Travel

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, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam, Crofton 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.

*Routes and services are subject to change for academic year 2020/2021, updates/ information will be posted on the website*

Travel Passes

16-18 Travel Pass (South Yorkshire):

  • This pass is available to ALL 16-18 year olds in South Yorkshire and is also valid through summer months.
  • You can travel anytime, anywhere in South Yorkshire for just 80p per journey on the bus or tram and for half fare on Northern trains.

16-18 Photo Card (West Yorkshire):

  • A 16-18 PhotoCard costs £5 and is for West Yorkshire residents age 16 to 18. It is valid from your 16th birthday until the day before your 19th birthday.
  • You can get half-fare bus and train travel in West Yorkshire at any time of the day, including evenings and weekends (except late night services and special event services.)

18-22 discount card (South Yorkshire):

  • This is a smartcard available to all young people ages 18-22 regardless of where you live and is valid to the day before your 23rd birthday to travel in South Yorkshire.
  • You can get 15% off adult TravelMaster tickets.

19-25 or Student Photo Card (West Yorkshire):

  • This smart card gives you unlimited travel across West Yorkshire on any bus or train with huge savings on weekly, monthly or termly tickets.
  • Mature Students can apply for this at a Travel Centre and will need an official document to prove you are in full time education (16 hours or more per week.)

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Need help with travel planning?

If you need help with planning your journey to College have a look at the Travel South Yorkshire website. They have a range of online tools to help you find out the times  and routes of public transport.

If you need any other information about getting to and from College, please contact Student Services on

Last updated: 30th June 2020