Getting Here

Each year students join us from schools all over Swindon and Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire.

We are located close to the town centre, with buses coming direct from all parts of Swindon and surrounding areas. There are also frequent services to and from the town centre. Parking on-site is free to everyone, and we’re linked to cycle networks with secure cycle racks on site.


New College is very well served by public transport. Buses run from the town centre and stop outside the College at least every 10 minutes. Many bus routes from in and around Swindon either have a stop on Queens Drive just outside the College or connect with the regular services from the town centre.

For students travelling in from Wiltshire or other counties, you can apply to your County Council for transport support. We try to minimise the impact of travel costs on your educational choices by offering support where possible through our Assisted Travel Scheme.  Please note that the level of support that we can offer varies from year to year.

Bus Passes

Students should apply early to their relevant council (Wiltshire or Swindon) if they need the annual passes. In the Swindon area many students prefer the flexibility of the discounted monthly Thamesdown Student Travel Pass or Travel Pass Plus which allows unlimited journeys for under 19s in the permitted areas. Details are available on the leaflets available from college or the Travel Shop in Fleming Way.

Wiltshire County Council bus passes for some students may only provide journeys to Swindon Town Centre. This relates to their designated college policy which is outlined on their Student Transport website. Students may therefore have to pay for the journey to and from New College. In this case they should ask at Student Services for details of our Assisted Travel Scheme and bring their bus tickets into Student Services. We ask that they use the cheapest option which is likely to be the monthly travel pass. It is intended that students should not have to pay any more than the cost of an annual Wiltshire pass but is subject to availability of funds in college.

For further details on travel passes and timetables visit:
You can also use the Traveline South West website:

To discuss details of our Assisted Travel Scheme email:


Swindon station is located in the town centre and has direct services to London (eastbound) and Bristol (westbound). There are also services northwards to Kemble (for Cirencester), Stroud and Cheltenham and southwards to Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge.


Our main entrance is accessed directly from New College Drive, off Queens Drive.


Road access to New College is from Queens Drive.  For Sat Nav please use postcode SN3 1AH.  Link to Google Maps


New College is easily accessed by cycle paths and we can provide a local cycle map. We have a large number of covered cyclehoops and a secure cycle tunnel.