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College bus service

West Notts College offers a bus service to all of our students, with 12 routes which cover Mansfield, Ashfield and the surrounding area.


The information on this page is specificially for academic year 2022/2023.

The college is currently reviewing its bus service for academic year 2023/2024 (beginning September 2023).

Further details will be released soon.

Bus timetable 2022/2023

Download our bus timetable which details the times and locations of every stop on every route. Please note, the college bus service operates during term-time only.

Download bus timetable

Paying for the college bus service

It's now easy to pay for our college bus service online.

Paying for college buses

Routes at a glance

The map below shows an overview of the available routes into college via our bus service.

To find your nearest stop, scroll down to the 'Find your nearest stop' interactive maps and select your preferred route.


DR - Derby Road campus
CR - Chesterfield Road campus
CC - Construction Centre
EIC - Engineering Innovation Centre

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Find your nearest stop

Our interactive maps will show you exactly where each bus stop is on each route – so you’ll know where to stand to catch the bus.


CCTV is in use and you may be recorded on your journey to and from college.

CCTV on the contracted bus service is controlled by West Nottinghamshire College and can be contacted at:

West Nottinghsamshire College
Derby Road
NG18 5BH

View CCTV policy

College bus service FAQs

  • Bus code of conduct

    As a passenger on the college bus service you will be representing Vision West Nottinghamshire College. Download a copy of the college bus code of conduct to find out more about acceptable behaviour on our buses.

  • How much does it cost to travel on the college buses?

    The college bus service currently costs £125 per student per year. Students may be eligible for free entry onto the college buses if your household income is currently less than £35,000 per year. If your household income is currently between £35,000 and £39,000 per year, you will be eligible for a 50% discount. For more information please contact the customer enquiries team on Freephone 0808 100 3626.

  • How do I become 'bus ready'?

    Once you’ve applied for college and you have a place agreed, you will receive information from us on how to ensure you are 'bus ready'. You must wear your college ID card and lanyard on our buses, your ID card will show a bus symbol if you have access to the service. A red bus symbol signifies that you do not have access to the service. To gain access to our buses, your ID card will scanned by the bus driver.

  • How do I get to the Construction Centre or the Engineering Innovation Centre?

    If your bus route does not go directly to the Construction Centre or Engineering Innovation Centre, you will need to travel to the Derby Road campus, where connecting buses will take you to these campuses. All our morning buses are scheduled to ensure you have enough time to arrive at these campuses for a 9am start time.

  • Where can I receive information on bus updates?

    As well as this page, information on bus routes, timetables or diversions will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages. So it is a good idea to follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with the latest information.

  • What happens on snow days?

    In the event of a snow day, you will receive a text message from us. It is therefore important that you update your contact details so we have the correct mobile number to contact you on. Information is also placed on the college website, social media pages and local radio.

  • Can I catch the bus at any bus stop along the route?

    All pick up points are shown on our interactive maps listed above. Please refer to these maps if you are unsure.

Support & services at West Notts

Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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