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Transport

There are a range of options for getting to Comberton Sixth Form but in the majority of cases students are responsible for organising and paying for their transport. Only students from low income families will qualify for subsidised travel. If you qualify for help and live in the Comberton catchment area, the council will allocate you a seat on one of their buses. If you live elsewhere but in a designated Comberton Sixth Form catchment village, the council will ask us to allocate you a seat on our bus but you will need to pay them the reduced rate. To see if you qualify, please click here.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund can also be used to help pay for transport costs. This is administered by Comberton Sixth Form and more information on eligibility and application can be found by clicking here

In order to ensure students can travel to Comberton Sixth Form we will be operating bus routes covering the following areas:

St Neots area

This bus starts in Little Paxton and covers St Neots (Market Square and Cambridge St/Longsands Rd), Eynesbury, Abbotsley, Gt Gransden (if required), Lt Gransden and Longstowe.

Gransden area

This bus picks up at Waresley and various locations in Gt Gransden

Melbourn area

This bus covers Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth, Foxton, Hauxton, Harston, Haslingfield, Barrington, Orwell, Little & Great Eversden and Kingston.

Swavesey area

This bus starts in Longstanton and covers Northstowe, Willingham, Over, Swavesey, Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Papworth, Hilton and Hardwick

Royston and Potton areas

This bus starts in Royston and covers Bassingbourn, Litlington, the Mordens, Wrestlingworth, Potton, Gamlingay, Croydon and Arrington.

This bus starts in Bar Hill and covers Girton, Oakington and Dry Drayton.

Bar Hill area

The bus currently starts in Bar Hill (from September 2023 it could start in Elsworth and go to Boxworth if required) and covers Oakington, Girton, Dry Drayton and (from September) Caldecote

The timetables for each of these routes as well as the council services can be found in the panel on the left of this page. We will update these as soon as the council confirm their timetables. For travel from Madingley, Grantchester or Coton students should apply to the council for a spare seat. You can do this by clicking here

Cambridge Area/Cambourne Area/St Neots area

There is also a regular Whippet public bus service which serves Comberton. This is the 18 route between Drummer St Bus Station in Cambridge and St Neots via Cambourne and the timetable is available here.  

In Summer 2024, the Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority launched a new 'Tiger' card to offer £1 fares on any public bus in the county to under-25 year-olds. To find out more and to apply, click here

 

For further information about any aspect of bus travel please get in touch with our Student Transport Manager, Judy Czylok, at jczylok@catrust.co.uk

Information for those travelling to Comberton by other methods is also available in the panel on the side of this page.

Students are asked to arrive at their scheduled stop five minutes before the bus departs and wait for 30 minutes before returning home if the bus does not arrive. However, after 15 minutes you can call the bus company (for a Comberton-run bus) or the council on 0345 045 5208 if you are buying a spare seat on one of their services.