Travelling by bus
Our extensive bus network affords travel to Brockenhurst from Ringwood, Lymington, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne, Salisbury, Fordingbridge, Totton and the Waterside plus numerous towns and villages in between.
For 2021/22 we will offer a variety of subsidised bus passes including annual – early bird discounts and instalment plans available – and period passes for greater flexibility.
Passes will be available for purchase via our online BrockShop from 13/07/2021 and learners eligible for the Discretionary Bursary will receive a further 60% discount.
Brockenhurst bus passes are also valid for travel on the Blue Star 6, 8 & 9 and the More Bus X1/X2, X3 & X6 public services (NB: College passes are not purchasable for use exclusively on public services). An additional lunchtime service will operate to/from Ringwood.
Daily single and return fares are available on our buses (excepting C16 & C27) with contactless payment preferred.
Travelling by train
If you’re aged 16 or 17, we recommend you obtain a 16-17 Saver railcard. The Saver costs just £30 and affords 50% off Standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets.
The 16-17 Saver is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first. NB: if you buy a discounted Season ticket before the Saver expires, you can continue to use that Season ticket for up to four months post-Saver expiration (i.e. can benefit from the 50% discount for up to 4 months after turning 18).
Learners eligible for the Discretionary Bursary can request a further 20% reimbursement on rail fares (i.e. total discount of 60% when combined with the 16-17 Saver).
Walking between the station and the College takes just 7 minutes
Travelling to Marchwood
The C27 bus operates from Totton rail station to our Construction & Marine Technologies Centre in Marchwood.
The current 0827 hrs departure from Totton coincides with rail arrivals from the wider Bournemouth and Southampton areas; the 2021/22 departure time will be reviewed in advance of September and reflect revisions to SWR rail services. Please email email@example.com for recommendations as to which trains may offer the fastest journey.
Learners travelling from the Hythe and Waterside area have the option of using the Blue Star 8 and/or 9 public services to access Marchwood village (8-minute walk to the Centre).
Travelling by personal transport
Car parking permits for our large student car park will be available via the online BrockShop from August 2021 at an annual cost of £100. There is also a designated parking area for motorcycles on site (£25 annual charge). Learners eligible for the Discretionary Bursary can request a free parking permit.
A one-way system is in place – all drivers must enter the site via the main College entrance and leave via North Road.
There are two covered bicycle parking areas on site where students may store and lock their bicycles. Please note that bicycles are left on site at the owner’s risk.
Regrettably, due to health and safety and security concerns, e-scooters are not permitted on site. Students are reminded that the use of privately owned e-scooters on a public road (and/or pavement) is also currently illegal.
Travel for International Students
International students who will be completing a full academic year at the College will have a travel pass included in their fees, this may differ for those only completing a short term course.