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Getting to Newcastle Campus

Travelling to College couldn't be easier and we've made it as simple as possible for you to plan your journey as you take your next steps with us.

The College is just a short walk from Newcastle-under-Lyme bus station and is situated on many bus routes into the town.

First Potteries and D&G are both taking part in Affordable Fares scheme.

Single fares on dozens of bus routes in North Staffordshire will be capped at £1.50-£2 until further notice as part of the Affordable Fares scheme.

An adult daily single ticket will now cost £2 and a weekly pass will drop to £12.

Tickets for people aged 18 and under will now cost £1.50 for a single ticket and £7 for a weekly pass.

First Potteries Ltd – 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 6, 6B, 6C, 7, 7A, 8, 11, 11B, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 37, 98, 99, 101

D&G Bus – 1, 100, 108, 12, 130, 16, 16A, 188, 19, 1A, 2, 23, 24, 316, 317, 318, 319, 32, 32A, 32X, 33, 35, 38, 40, 42, 43, 5, 70, 71, 72, 73, 8, 82, 836, 85, 88, 89, 8A, 9, 93, 94, 94A, 94B

Mobile Bus Tickets

To purchase a mobile bus ticket, download either the First bus app, the Arriva UK Bus app or the D&G app myTrip to download MTickets directly to your phone.

Always carry your student ID with you and be prepared to show it to the driver when asked.

There are two types of bus ticket you can purchase on the First bus app:

Student Smart Travel Pass

The Student Smart multi-operator bus ticket gives you the freedom to travel with First, Scraggs, D&G or Arriva Midlands on any bus route at any time of the day, seven days a week within the following areas:

  • Smart Week £17.80
  • Smart Month £56
  • Smart 3 Month £139

Student First Travel Pass

This bus pass can only be used on First buses within the boundary area pictured above but it can be used any time of day, seven days a week.

  • First Week Network £25
  • First Month Network £55

If you don’t have a phone that can download apps you can buy both travel passes from the First Travel Shop at Hanley Bus Station. You will need to show your student ID card and bring a passport sized photo.

Arriva Bus Pass

Connecting Newcastle-under-Lyme with Market Drayton and the West Midlands. Student Saver tickets cost £2 per journey and are for anyone in post-16 full time education with a valid student ID.

Download your m-ticket to your mobile from the Arriva app.

D&G Bus Pass

Student single fares get you a 20% discount on the adult fares. Show your ID card to the driver and ask for a 'student single' when boarding the bus.

They also offer unlimited travel to students and under 19's for 7 consecutive days for £15.50 or 28 consecutive days for £45 - these tickets can be purchased from drivers on all buses using contactless or cash or through the myTrip app .

Note that student tickets are not valid on service X41 between Stafford, Uttoxeter and Alton Towers, or on service 32A between Cheadle and Alton Towers.

If you are unsure what the best route for you is, head to Traveline info.

There are a limited number of free student car park spaces which can be accessed from Ashfields New Road.

Students wishing to park here are required to register their vehicle details with security including number plate and student ID. Students are then able to activate the barrier using their ID cards and drive onto the car park.

The barrier will not raise for any vehicles that are not registered with security.

Barrier-controlled car parking can be also be accessed from Knutton Lane, however, parking from this entrance is reserved for staff and visitors.

We encourage all of our students and staff to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and where possible, to cycle to College.

Although the College accepts no liability for personal possessions on-site, including cars, bikes and motorcycles, it does take it’s commitment to try and make the site as secure as possible and as such has invested in covered bicycle shelters on the campus and invites you to make use of these facilities.

Shelters can be found on the visitor car park and next to the construction car park, both entrances can be accessed from Knutton Lane.

At NSCG, we’re doing all we can to make learning accessible to everyone as we believe our learners should be able to enjoy their time at college without worrying whether they can meet the costs incurred as a result of travelling to study.

You may be eligible for financial support, find out more by visiting Student Finance.

Please be aware that the information is subject to change.

For any urgent enquiries regarding travel, please contact Student Services on 01782 254272 or by emailing