The information below is here to help students to consider the most practical and cost effective travel solution. The College may be able to help eligible students with the cost through our Support Funding.

Travel by Bus

The main bus company that operates in the surrounding area is the First Group.

You may like to approach the bus/coach service that travels near to where you live to find out more.

A range of tariffs and tickets are available including the Student Savers which can be purchased per term or per academic year.

Local Authority Post 16 Discretionary Transport Schemes

Both Suffolk and Norfolk County Council offer post 16 transport schemes. This could offer a subsidised travel solution or provision for eligible students living over 3 miles from college.

For Norfolk

Norfolk Post 16 Travel Scheme

Tel: 0344 800 8020

For Suffolk

Suffolk School Travel

Tel: 0345 606 6173

Students should be mindful that although subsidised travel could be offered to them on public transport routes it may be a more cost-effective to pay for this direct to the provider.

Subsidised Bus Service

Loddon, Somerleyton & Blundeston Area Transport

This service enables students living in outlying villages in the areas that are not supported adequately by public transport, to achieve their aim to study at East Coast College Lowestoft Campus.

The service covers the route:

Chedgrave>Claxton>Thurton>Loddon>Hales>Thurlton> Haddiscoe>Somerleyton>Blundeston>Lowestoft Sixth Form

The service is subsidised by East Coast College and runs twice a day (term time only). Pick up times are at designated stops along the route arriving at college in time for the start of classes. The return journey leaves the college at 4.15pm.

Travel by Train

For more information visit National Rail or enquire at your nearest train station.

Network Rail offer the 16-17 Saver discount card, at a cost of £30, which could give a 50% discount on most rail fares. 

Travel by Bicycle, Motorbike, Moped and Car

We have bike racks available on campus and also parking on-site for cars and motorcycles on a first-come first-served basis.

Students should be mindful and considerate of parking restrictions in the surrounding residential area.