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Transport

Transport to Rodbaston College could not be easier with local designated pickup points throughout the Staffordshire and South Staffordshire areas.

  • College Minibuses

    The college has a small number of minibuses and operates a number of local pick up routes. Please take a look at the table below to see the routes and pick up point locations.

    If the route you require is operated by a college minibus, please complete our expression of interest form. Once received our transport team will send you an online application form to complete and they will also advise how to make payment to book your seat. As we have limited seats on our minibuses, a seat cannot be allocated for any route until payment is received.

    For some college students, transport may be fully or partially funded subject to bursary funding from the college. You can find out more information about bursaries here.

    Important information

    All college minibuses are fitted with tracking systems, safety belts and a college employed driver.

    All routes operated by South Staffordshire College are liable to last minute changes to timings and pick up points.

    If you have any questions regarding the college operated routes, please contact our Transport team on 01785 710598 or transport@southstaffs.ac.uk.

  • Commercial Routes

    Building on our success with our commercial partners, Select Bus Services and Midland Classic, from September 2022 more students will have the flexibility of taking the pay-and-ride options. Please look at the Commercial Routes below to see the routes that we now operate with these operators. If the route you require is operated by one of our commercial partners, please complete our expression of interest form which will help both us and our partners to know numbers.

    All routes prefixed with the number ‘8’ (e.g. Route 813) are pay-and-ride (day ticket), and the daily fee shown for the route on the timetable is the fee payable. There are no termly passes available for commercial bus routes.

    From September 2022, Select Bus Services will be operating Route 878, a daily service to Rodbaston from Wolverhampton Bus Station, that departs at 8.01am. This allows students from the Dudley and Stourbridge areas to get to Rodbaston after using the local buses X8 (Dudley) and 16 (Stourbridge).

    Important information

    If you have any questions regarding these routes, please contact the commercial route operator directly.

    All drivers are DBS checked, with CCTV operational on the majority of routes.

  • College Minibuses

    The college has a small number of minibuses and operates a number of local pick up routes. Please take a look at the table below to see the routes and pick up point locations.

    If the route you require is operated by a college minibus, please complete our expression of interest form. Once received our transport team will send you an online application form to complete and they will also advise how to make payment to book your seat. As we have limited seats on our minibuses, a seat cannot be allocated for any route until payment is received.

    For some college students, transport may be fully or partially funded subject to bursary funding from the college. You can find out more information about bursaries here.

    Important information

    All college minibuses are fitted with tracking systems, safety belts and a college employed driver.

    All routes operated by South Staffordshire College are liable to last minute changes to timings and pick up points.

    If you have any questions regarding the college operated routes, please contact our Transport team on 01785 710598 or transport@southstaffs.ac.uk.

  • Commercial Routes

    Building on our success with our commercial partners, Select Bus Services and Midland Classic, from September 2022 more students will have the flexibility of taking the pay-and-ride options. Please look at the Commercial Routes below to see the routes that we now operate with these operators. If the route you require is operated by one of our commercial partners, please complete our expression of interest form which will help both us and our partners to know numbers.

    All routes prefixed with the number ‘8’ (e.g. Route 813) are pay-and-ride (day ticket), and the daily fee shown for the route on the timetable is the fee payable. There are no termly passes available for commercial bus routes.

    From September 2022, Select Bus Services will be operating Route 878, a daily service to Rodbaston from Wolverhampton Bus Station, that departs at 8.01am. This allows students from the Dudley and Stourbridge areas to get to Rodbaston after using the local buses X8 (Dudley) and 16 (Stourbridge).

    Important information

    If you have any questions regarding these routes, please contact the commercial route operator directly.

    All drivers are DBS checked, with CCTV operational on the majority of routes.

College Minibuses

  • College Route MB1

    Abbots Bromley, Uttoxeter, Great Haywood, Little Haywood, Woleseley Bridge and Weeping Cross

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45 Zone
    Abbots Bromley (The Goats Head) 07.30 18.00 15.00 D
    Uttoxeter (Bus Station) 07.45 17.45 14.45 C
    Great Haywood (The Spa) 08.05 17.25 14.25 C
    Little Haywood (The Red Lion) 08.07 17.23 14.23 B
    Wolseley Bridge (Shimla Palace Car Park) 08.15 17.15 14.15 B
    Weeping Cross (The Rise) 08.25 17.05 14.05 A
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 13.45
  • College Route MB2

    Meir, Stoke, Newcastle, Trentham, Stone, Eccleshall and Gnosall

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45 Zone
    Meir (Bus Stop opposite Kinetic Academy, Sandon Road) 07.10 18.15 15.15 D
    Stoke (Railway Station) 07.20 18.05 15.05 D
    Newcastle (Jubilee Building) 07.30 17.55 14.55 D
    Trentham (Bus Stop opposite Poachers Pocket) 07.40 17.45 14.45 C
    Stone (Eccleshall Road Bus Stop by Co-op) 07.48 17.37 14.37 C
    Eccleshall (Co-op Car Park) 07.58 17.27 14.27 B
    Gnosall (Medical Centre) 08.15 17.10 14.10 B
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 13.45
  • College Route MB4

    Queslett and Streetly

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45 Zone
    Queslett (Bus Stop opposite Asda on A4041) 08.05 17.15 14.15 B
    Streetly (Bakers Lane) 08.08 17.12 14.12 B
    Streetly (Bus Stop opposite The Parson & Clerk on Sutton Oak Road) 08.10 17.10 14.10 B
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 13.45
  • College Route MB5

    Albrighton, Perton, Codsall and Pendeford

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45 Zone
    Albrighton (The Crown Pub) 08.05 17.30 14.30 B
    Perton (Sainsburys) 08.15 17.15 14.15 B
    Codsall (Trinity Church, Histons Hill) 08.25 17.05 14.05 A
    Pendeford (Aldesley School) 08.35 17.00 14.00 A
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 13.45
  • College Route MB6

    Scotlands, Westcroft, Featherstone and Brinsford

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45 Zone
    Scotlands (Lidl Blackhalve Lane) 08.09 17.12 14.12 A
    Westcroft (Cannock Road Bus Stop) 08.13 17.08 14.08 A
    Featherstone (Red, White and Blue) 08.25 17.05 14.05 A
    Brinsford (Baneberry Drive, New Road) 08.30 17.00 14.00 A
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 13.45
  • College Route MB7

    Great Barr, Stone Cross and Tamebridge

    AM: The MB7 college minibus will pick up at Great Barr, Stone Cross and Tamebridge before getting to Walsall Bus Station where all students must transfer onto Select Bus 813 to get to Rodbaston College. All students to pay the single fare of £4.00 on the 813 to Rodbaston.

    PM: The return journey is solely operated by college minibus MB7. The transport fee to the college for this route is a flat £350.00 for the academic year, no matter how many days you are in college.

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45
    Great Barr (Scott Arms) 07.10 17.45 14.45
    Stone Cross (Value Vets) 07.20 17.35 14.35
    Tamebridge (Train Station Bus Stop on Walsall Road) 07.30 17.25 14.25
    Transfer at Walsall Bus Station onto Select Bus 813 which departs at 7.45am 07.45
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston on college minibus MB7 16.45 13.45
  • College Route MB8

    Newport, Donnington and Wellington

    AM: The MB8 college minibus will pick up at Newport, Donnington and Wellington before getting to Telford Bus Station where all students must transfer onto Select Bus 809 to get to Rodbaston College. All students to pay the return fare of £6.50 on the 809 to Rodbaston.

    PM: The return journey is operated by both Select Bus 809 and college minibus MB8, please ensure you get onto Select Bus 809 rather than a college minibus when leaving college. The Select Bus will drop you off at Telford Bus Station where you changed in the morning, where our college minibus will pick you up to drop you back off at Wellington, Donnington and Newport. There will be no additional fee to pay for this journey providing you purchased a return ticket in the morning.

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45
    Newport (B&M Car Park) 07.10 18.10 15.10
    Donnington (Aldi) 07.25 17.55 14.55
    Wellington (Retail Park, Bridgebuilders Pub) 07.40 17.40 14.40
    Transfer at Telford Bus Station onto Select Bus 809 which departs at 08.00 08.00 17.25 14.25
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston on Select Bus 809 16.45 13.45
  • College Route MB9

    Bentley, Darlaston, Bilston, Willenhall and Wednesfield

    AM: The MB9 college minibus will pick up at Bentley, Darlaston, Bilston, Willenhall and Wednesfield before getting to the bus lay-by near Essington Church where all students must transfer onto Select Bus 803 to get to Rodbaston College. All students to pay the return fare of £6.50 on the 803 to Rodbaston.

    PM: The return journey is operated by both Select Bus 803 and college minibus MB9, please ensure you get onto Select Bus 803 rather than a college minibus when leaving college. The Select Bus will drop you off at the bus lay-by near Essington Church where you changed in the morning, where our college minibus will pick you up to drop you back off at Wednesfield, Willenhall, Bilston, Darlaston and Bentley. There will be no additional fee to pay for this journey providing you purchased a return ticket in the morning.

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 13.45
    Bentley (Churchill Road/Queen Elizabeth Avenue – Bus 10 nwmpmjpa) 07.02 18.10 15.10
    Darlaston (Asda) 07.08 18.02 15.02
    Moxley (Opposite Aldi) 07.12 17.58 14.58
    Bilston (Robin 2) 07.20 17.50 14.50
    Willenhall (Rose Hill, Wetherspoons) 07.25 17.45 14.45
    Willenhall (Memorial Gardens, Pinson Road) 07.30 17.40 14.40
    Wednesfield (Police station) 07.40 17.30 14.30
    Transfer at the bus lay-by near Essington Church onto Select Bus 803 which departs at 07.50 07.50 17.10 14.10
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston on Select Bus 803 16.45 13.45

South Staffordshire College – Minibus Transport Fees

  • When you have found your route and pick-up point above, please make a note of the ‘Zone’ and view the table below the to find the transport fees applicable for that route.
  • Transport fees are payable over 10 monthly instalments.
  • A £20.00 deposit is needed to secure your place, this will be deducted from your 1st instalment.
Zone Total Fee Based on 4 Days Total Fee Based on 3 Days Total Fee Based on 2 Days Total Fee Based on 1 Day
A £840.00 £630.00 £420.00 £210.00
B £940.00 £705.00 £470.00 £235.00
C £1,000.00 £750.00 £500.00 £250.00
D £1,170.00 £865.00 £585.00 £295.00

Commercial Routes

  • Route 803

    Aldridge, Pelsall, Walsall, Bloxwich, New Invention, Essington, Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay

  • Route 804

    Sutton, Mere Green, Four Oaks, Shire Oak, Brownhills, Burntwood and Norton Canes

  • Route 809

    Bridgnorth, Madeley, Telford, Shifnal and Wheaton Aston

  • Route 813

    Tamworth and Lichfield (connections available from Burton, Branston, Barton and Fradley on routes 12E/X12 at Lichfield Bus Station)

  • Route 817

    Rugeley, Hednesford and Cannock

    This route is provided by Select Bus Services, please visit their website for more information and to view the timetable.

    Please note that in the morning only, buses from Cannock to Rodbaston will now be served by service 875, please click here to view timetable for 875. The only bus that comes onto Rodbaston College is the 8am departure from Cannock bus station. In the afternoon, the regular 817 leaving Rodbaston does stop off at Cannock bus station.

  • Route 878

    Wolverhampton, A449, Coven and Brewood (connections available from Stourbridge and Dudley on National Express West Midlands route 16 for Stourbridge and X8 for Dudley – change at Wolverhampton Bus Station)

    This route is provided by Select Bus Services, please visit their website for more information which will be coming soon.

    Travelling from Stourbridge or Dudley? This timetable shows National Express West Midlands routes that will you get you from there to Wolverhampton Bus Station, where you can change onto Route 878 for Rodbaston College.

  • Route 879

    Stafford and Penkridge