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 Interchange and some stop outside the College on Sandy Lane.

A regular bus service operates between Accrington Interchange and the College. Alternatively, the College is a 15 minute walk from the Interchange.

We also offer two direct College mini bus services:

Service 500

Travelling from Clitheroe-Oswaldtwistle

Oswaldtwistle – Accrington

Service 600

Travelling from Great Hardwood – Clayton Le Moors

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 £31,000.  www.accross.ac.uk/services-and-facilities/financial-support/16-18/

Bus Travel

Transdev passes are valid on all services within the specified zone and cover evening and weekend travel, including half terms (excludes summer holidays).

Subsidised termly bus passes are available to purchase from Student Services. The cost to the student will depend on where they live and in some cases the service(s) being accessed.  Students entitled to the support from the College Bursary Fund are eligible for a FREE termly bus pass.

Subsidised termly bus pass costs are:

Transdev services                                 

Blackburn Pass –  £50

 Lancashire Pass – £60

College mini bus                         

Service 500 (Clitheroe) –  £40

Service 600 (Great Harwood)  – £40

Some students may need to get a pass for Lancashire County Council run local services. Please enquire for more details.

All routes and services are subject to change.

Contact details:

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