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:
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:
- Irlam and Cadishead
- Culcheth and Birchwood
- 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
You can download our Travel Guide and Options leaflet here > Travel Guide
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.