Accrington is well served by public transport and prospective students will find that there is a wide range of travel options available to get to College.  

Driving and Parking at College

Students can park on the College car park. Disabled parking is available for blue badge holders. 

Cycling to College

Students are encouraged to cycle to College where possible. Not only is this the greenest way to travel, but it’s beneficial to your health too! The College has a large covered bike shed for storing your bikes during classes.

Bus Services

We offer Transdev termly Lancashire and Blackburn bus passes which cover a wide geographical area including Burnley, Blackburn, Clitheroe and Colne.  

There are a number of additional bus services which operate in the Accrington area from Pilkington Bus. The majority of services stop at Accrington Bus Station and some stop outside the College on Sandy Lane.

Click here to download our pocket guide.

FREE regular shuttle service (200) from Accrington Bus Station

The College operates a FREE regular shuttle service (200) from Accrington Bus Station to the College car park, operating every 15 minutes, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 9am, 4pm – 5pm and 8.30am – 9.30m on a Wednesday. Download our shuttle bus leaflet here. There is also a regular bus service between Accrington Bus Station and the College. Alternatively, the College is a 15 minute walk from the Interchange. Register for our bus service here.

We also offer a direct College mini bus service:

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Travelling from Colne to College

Download our bus leaflet here.

Train Services

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Travel Support

All 16-18 year old students are eligible for subsidised termly bus passes.  You may also be eligible for FREE bus travel if your annual household income is under £31,496.  www.accross.ac.uk/services-and-facilities/financial-support/16-18/

Contact details:

For more information on travelling to College please contact our Student Services Team on 01254 354143 or email StudentServices@nelsongroup.ac.uk