Travel

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 call Warrington’s Own Buses on 01925 634296.

 
Direct Buses to Priestley College

Just show your ID card and pay the driver £1 for each journey. 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

 

 

 

From September 2021 an extension to Warrington’s Own Buses CAT9 service will also be provided to offer direct travel to college from Sandiway, Cuddington, Weaverham, Northwich and all additional stops on this route.

 

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

 
Covid-19

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

 
Travel with Arriva

You could save money by travelling by bus with Arriva. Check out these amazing benefits:

  • Unlimited bus travel each month.
  • Parents/Guardians can set up direct debits on behalf of the student.
  • Ticket sent direct to your home or mobile.
  • Convenient monthly payments by direct debit.
  • Ongoing direct debit meaning tickets can be used throughout half term, summer holidays and into the next academic year.
  • Quick and easy to join.

For the full details click here > Travelling with Arriva

These maps give you an idea of some of the cycle / walking routes around Warrington. The second is a version we produced that highlights routes leading directly to college. There is plenty of space in which to lock up your bikes at Priestley College.

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
  • Valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first
 

Northwich area to Priestley bus route CAT9 Extension
Bus stop (morning)Time
Sandiway, Hadrian Way0736
Cuddington, Norley Road Shops0737
Weaverham, High School0743
Northwich, Watling Street0751
Northwich, Tesco for Rlwy Stn0757
Lostock Gralam, Townshend Road0802
Wincham, Church St, School0806
Great Budworth, Northwich Rd0811
Comberbach, Spinner & Bergamot0815
Antrobus, Post Office0821
Stretton, Cat and Lion0830
Stockton Heath, Victoria Sq0838
Warrington, Bank Quay Rlwy Stn0851
Warrington, Interchange0858
Bus stop (afternoon)Time
Warrington, Interchange1629
Warrington, Bank Quay Rlwy Stn1632
Stockton Heath, Victoria Sq1650
London Bridge1652
Stretton, Cat and Lion1658
Comberbach, Spinner & Bergamot1708
Great Budworth, Northwich Rd1712
Wincham, Church St, School1716
Lostock Gralam, Townshend Road1719
Northwich, Tesco for Rlwy Stn1725
Northwich, Watling Street1733
Weaverham, High School1741
Cuddington, Norley Road Shops1747
Sandiway, Hadrian Way1749
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