Macclesfield College of Further and Higher Education provides a subsidised bus service for full-time 16-18 year old students at a current cost of £300 per academic year (2015/16 cost).

There are 2 different options available depending on where you live:

1. College Service

  • Poynton / Adlington / Bollington
  • Congleton / Gawsworth
  • Wilmslow / Handforth
  • Holmes Chapel / Knutsford / Alderley Edge
  • Stockport / Cheadle / Bramhall
  • Buxton / Whaley Bridge / Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Disley / Marple / Hazel Grove

2. Public Service (eg Arriva)

  • Restricted, by application only

Please note that where a contract service exists for your home area, this is the only service that the college will subsidise for you. No support is provided for students living within 3 miles of the College.

All transport information is correct for September 2016 - July 2017 at the time of producing, however, routes and pick-up points may be reassessed at any time for operational and efficiency requirements.

For the academic year 2016-17 as part of a pilot scheme the bus pass for the Congleton and Holmes Chapel/Knutsford routes is free. Please be aware it’s free for all other routes for households with income under £25,000. Otherwise the subsidised cost is £300 per year. Payment can be made fully at enrolment or split into 2 payments September (£175) and January (£125).

Payment does not guarantee the right to travel - it is the student's responsibility to apply for a pass. If the student does not have a valid pass they will not be permitted to travel.

Please follow the links below for full details on the College transport provision:

Bus Application Form 2016-17

Transport Booklet 2016-17