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Travel and Transport to education / work - find bus and train services



12th June 2024

Travel and Transport to education / work

Transport can be a key issue, especially if you live in a rural location - it can have an impact on the choices you make about where you learn and work. You might be nervous or inexperienced when it comes to using public transport, but its actually quite common!  Finding ways to overcome travel issues using different services can make a huge difference to your confidence and independence...and the opportunities that you can take advantage of.  

  • Use a service like Google Maps (or similar) to get an overview of your proposed journey
    • Most online map services allow you to put in a starting and destination postcode and will show you various routes
    • Make sure you know roughly where in the county or country you are going by using the map
    • Use a 'streetview' or similar tool to explore the destination area - this can really help you to feel more confident about where you are going when you step off the train or bus.  You can even 'walk' the route using street view tools to practice before you go.
  • Use an online travel service to find a route, time and price for public transport* that suits your needs.  (We've listed some examples below)
    • *....or check that your own vehicle or lift-sharing arrangements suite your travel requirements, and are safe and reliable 
  • Do it!  Make sure your phone is charged and take a bottle of water!
    • If you are anxious about travelling, practice can make travel easier and less daunting
    • See if someone will travel with you on short practice trips to increase your confidence
    • Tell someone where you are going and roughly what time you should arrive / get back.     

The following links provide information on the transport links in your region and how to apply for discount cards.

Norfolk County Council - Find your transport this tool helps you to find out which transport services operate in your area.

Norfolk - Bus times and Journey Planner 

Norfolk County Council - Post 16 travel scheme - support to students studying further education at Sixth Form or College.  It's also worth checking with you local bus operator to see what discounts they offer.

Suffolk on Board - Journey Planner

Suffolk County Council - Endeavour Card - If you are aged between 16 - 19 you can apply for an Endeavour card which will enable you to receive a minimum of 25% discount off full price adult fares.

Traveline - Lets you plan bus, rail, coach journeys across the country.


First Bus times and tickets for Norfolk and Suffolk.

Sanders Coaches - tickets and timing for Norfolk & Norwich buses.


Trainline is a one-stop-shop for train and coach travel.

Greater Anglia: Tickets for transport on the GA service.

>See also: Our Student Support pages

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