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Rodbaston Transport Information

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, you will need to 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.

  • 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, you will need to 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.

College Minibuses 2024/25

Please note that:

  • all routes are subject to change
  • the below stated return times could be 30 minutes later than currently advertised due to timetable changes

 

  • College Route MB1

    Stoke, Meir Heath, Stone, Great Haywood, Little Haywood and Wolseley Bridge

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Stoke (Stoke Railway Station) 07.25 18.05 17.50 D
    Meir Heath (Car Wash) 07.40 17.50 17.35 D
    Stone (Morrisons Bus Stop) 07.55 17.35 17.20 C
    Great Haywood (The Clifford Arms) 08.05 17.25 17.10 C
    Little Haywood (The Red Lion) 08.10 17.20 17.05 C
    Wolseley Bridge (Shimla Palace) 08.15 17.15 17.00 B
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 16.30
  • College Route MB2

    Eccleshall, Gnosall and Weeping Cross

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Eccleshall (Co-op Car Park) 07.45 17.45 17.30 B
    Gnosall (Doctors Surgery) 07.55 17.35 17.20 B
    Weeping Cross (The Rise) 08.20 17.10 16.55 A
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 16.30
  • College Route MB4

    Sutton Coldfield, Mere Green and Shenstone

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Sutton Coldfield (Town Hall) 07.35 17.35 17.20 C
    Mere Green (Joe’s Pizza) 07.40 17.30 17.15 C
    Shenstone (Railway Station) 07.55 17.15 17.00 B
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 16.30

     

  • College Route MB5

    Newport, Donnington and Wellington

    AM: The MB5 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 MB5, 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 16.30
    Newport (B&M Car Park) 07.10 18.15 18.00
    Donnington (Bus Stop opposite Aldi) 07.25 18.00 17.45
    Wellington (The Bridge Builders Pub) 07.35 17.50 17.35
    Transfer at Telford Bus Station onto Select Bus 809 which departs at 08.00 07.40 17.45 17.30
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston on Select Bus 809 16.45 16.30
  • College Route MB6

    Queslett, Aldridge, Walsall Wood, Shire Oak, Brownhills, Brownhills West and Norton Canes

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Queslett (Bus Stop opposite Asda) 07.15 18.15 18.00 B
    Aldridge (The White House) 07.30 18.00 17.45 B
    Walsall Wood (Bus Stop on Salter’s Road) 07.40 17.50 17.35 B
    Shire Oak (Pub) 07.50 17.40 17.25 B
    Brownhills (Housing 21) 07.55 17.35 17.20 B
    Brownhills (Opposite Homestead) 08.00 17.30 17.15 A
    Brownhills (Bus Stop at Watling Street / Deakin Avenue) 08.05 17.25 17.10 A
    Brownhills West (Bus Stop, A5 Cannock facing) 08.10 17.20 17.05 A
    Norton Canes (The Bridge) 08.17 17.13 16.58 A
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 16.30
  • College Route MB7

    Streetley, Queslett, Great Barr, Stone Cross and Tamebridge

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Streetley (Rear of Person & Clerk) 07.40 17.55 17.40 C
    Great Barr (Scott Arms) 07.50 17.40 17.25 B
    Stone Cross (Cemetery Bus Stop) 08.05 17.25 17.10 B
    Tamebridge (Opposite Railway Station) 08.10 17.20 17.05 B
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 16.30
  • College Route MB8

    Albrighton, Perton, Codsall and Pendeford

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Albrighton (The Crown Pub) 08.05 17.30 17.10 B
    Perton (Sainsburys Garage) 08.15 17.20 17.00 B
    Codsall (Trinity Church) 08.25 17.10 16.50 A
    Pendeford (Morrisons) 08.35 17.00 16.40 A
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 16.30
  • College Route MB9

    Darlaston, Moxley, Bilston, Willenhall and Short Heath

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Darlaston (Asda St. Lawrence) 07.25 18.30 18.15 B
    Moxley (Opposite Aldi) 07.30 18.25 18.10 B
    Bilston (Bus Stop Robin 2) 07.40 18.15 18.00 B
    Willenhall (Rose Hill, Roti) 07.45 18.10 17.55 B
    Willenhall (Opposite Noah’s Ark Public House, Clarkson Lane) 07.50 18.05 17.50 B
    Short Heath (Tesco Express, Lane Head) 07.55 18.00 17.45 B
    All learners on the bus at this point will transfer at New Invention Square onto Select Bus 803 and head to Rodbaston College 08.00 17.30 17.15
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston on Select Bus 803 16.45 16.30

     

    Darlaston, Moxley, Bilston, Willenhall and Short Heath

    • To college: Get on the college minibus at your pick-up point and then transfer to Select Bus 803 at 8.00am at New Invention Square which will take you to college.
    • From college: Get on Select Bus 803 at college at 4.45pm and then transfer to the college minibus at New Invention Square which will take you home.
  • College Route MB10

    Scotlands, Westcroft and Bushbury

    Pick Up Point Pick Up Time Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri Return Time is 16.45 Wed Return Time is 16.30 Zone
    Scotlands (Opposite Lidl Blackhalve Lane) 08.15 17.20 17.05 A
    Westcroft (Cannock Road Bus Stop, Wolverhampton Facing) 08.20 17.10 16.55 A
    Bushbury (Kempthorne Avenue Church) 08.30 17.00 16.45 A
    Arrive at Rodbaston 08.45
    Depart Rodbaston 16.45 16.30

     

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.
  • 2023-24 prices are shown, 2024-25 prices may be subject to change.
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