Direct Bus Routes – College Update

Following cancellation of January vocational examinations, direct bus services to college (P1, P2, P5, P6 and the Northwich service) will cease to operate from Friday 8th January until further notice.  All regular buses are currently running as normal for students who have received communication about accessing college. Should any student have trouble accessing transport to college, please get in touch.

Please also see below Warrington’s Own Buses update for students who have an Under 21 Touch and Go pass:

Under 21 Touch & Go Pass – Warrington’s Own Buses Lockdown Statement

General travel information

Travelling to Priestley College could not be easier. We are situated just off of the A49 in South Warrington (Wilderspool Causeway) which means there is excellent access to numerous local bus routes run by Warrington’s Own Buses or Arriva.

We are also within easy walking distance of the town centre and the two main train stations. Below is some useful information about how to travel to Priestley by bus, bike, train or on foot.

If you have any queries or concerns about buses heading to Priestley College – both in terms of times and prices – please go to Warrington’s Own Buses or call them on 01925 634296.


Travelling on a Priestley College bus

Just show your ID card and pay the driver £1 for each ride. Alternatively use a Touch & Go pass.

Warrington’s Own Buses run a number of direct services to college including routes from:

  • Altrincham
  • Irlam and Cadishead
  • Frodsham
  • Runcorn
  • Culcheth and Birchwood
  • Widnes
  • Penketh and Great Sankey
  • Newton Le Willows and Burtonwood










Travelling from Northwich and surrounding villages

Mayne Coaches Ltd currently operates the following direct bus service to and from Priestley College.  We plan to continue to offer this direct service and more information about fares from September 2021 will be made available in the coming months:


Sandiway, Norley Road/Hadrian Way 0736
Cuddington, Norley Road Shops 0737
Weaverham COOP, Northwich Road 0743
Northwich Police Station, Chester Way 0751
Northwich, Tesco for Rlwy Stn 0756
Lostock Gralam, Townshend Road 0803
Comberbach, Spinner & Bergamot 0815
Priestley College, Wilderspool Causeway 0840



Priestley College, Wilderspool Causeway 1615
Comberbach, Spinner & Bergamot 1640
Lostock Gralam, Townsend Road 1650
Northwich, Tesco for Rlwy Stn 1655
Northwich Memorial Court, Chester Way 1701
Weaverham COOP, Northwich Road 1709
Cuddington, Norley Road Shops 1715
Sandiway, Rosslyn Lane 1717


Travelling on Warrington’s Own Buses

Your best value is to get a Touch & Go pass. Download the ‘touch and go’ app.

  • 1 week – £17 pass, buy on the app
  • 4 weeks – £55, buy on the app
  • annual £460, buy online or in the travel shop in Warrington Interchange with the option of paying monthly.

The Touch & Go pass will give you unlimited travel, seven days a week, on all regular bus services run by Warrington’s Own Buses, including all Priestley buses. Find out more here > Touch & Go App

Download the latest information about the Touch & Go pass here > Pass information


How to claim free travel between 10am and 3pm

Free travel is now available between Priestley College and the Warrington Interchange for all Priestley students between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. Students simply need to show their College ID badge as they board the bus to claim this free travel.  Students no longer need to download Warrington’s Own Buses’ app, or apply any code within the app, to access this free travel.

Bursaries are available for those who need them to help pay for travel costs, for more information see Core Bursaries > Bursaries at Priestley



Warrington’s Own Buses have taken the following measures to keep everyone safe during bus journeys to college > Back to College / School


Travel Guide

You can download our Travel Guide and Options leaflet here > Travel Guide

This map gives you an idea of some of the cycle routes around Warrington. We have also prepared a version that provides routes that lead directly to college. There is plenty of space in which to lock up your bikes at Priestley College.








For those of you looking to walk to college we have prepared this map with the safest routes and most direct routes available into college from all across Warrington >

Click on the button below to find out more about the 1617 Saver card which can give you 50% off rail travel.

  • Buy a Railcard and keep it with you when you travel (on your phone or wallet)
  • Save on most tickets including advance tickets
  • The 16-17 Saver is valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first.

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