Travelling to College

Travelling to College

At Bedford College, we don’t want travel costs to be a barrier stopping you from coming to study with us. That’s why we are offering full-time students a travel bursary worth either £360 or £600.

Am I eligible?

The bursary is available to students studying a full-time course (Level 3 or below), as long as you...

  • live more than three miles (walking distance) from the campus you will be studying at
  • have a household income of £30,000 or less
  • are not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.

You will only be eligible for a bursary of £600 if you live outside of local bus routes to the College.

» See if you qualify...

Travel by car

There is limited student parking at our Cauldwell Street Campus. You will need a student permit to park and pay £1 per day. Please note, having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Travel by train

Bedford’s mainline station is just a 15-minute walk from both our Cauldwell Street Campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, with the smaller Bedford St Johns station only five minutes from Cauldwell Street. Visit National Rail at: for full information on train times and ticket prices.

Travel by bus

Buses run frequently from all over the local area and stop less than a 10-minute walk away from our Cauldwell Street Campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon. Visit for the most up-to-date information or use the links below.

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Why not walk or cycle to College?

There are bike racks at our Cauldwell Street Campus. Find out more about sustainable travel.

Travelling to Kempston campus?

By bus
These centres are served by bus route numbers 52 and 53, stopping just outside the Woburn Road Industrial Estate and running between Bedford town centre and the villages of Marston Moretaine (52), Cranfield (52) and Wootton (53).

By car
Free on-road parking is available at both of our Technology Centres, with easy access to Woburn Road Industrial Estate just off the major A421 road.

By train
The nearest station to our Technology Centres is Kempston Hardwick, which is served hourly by the Marston Vale Line between Bletchley and Bedford.