Students travel to University Centre Sparsholt from all over the region, so we aim to make the journey as easy and cost effective as possible. Whether you’re getting the train from Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton or Basingstoke or the bus from across Hampshire and the county borders, we’ll help you find the best way to get into University.

Please check the route listings below for your nearest location and price details, and if you need further information please contact our transport team on 01962 797346 or If you prefer to bring your car to Sparsholt, student parking is available onsite. Parking is limited at Winchester University Halls of Residence so students living there may find it easier to park their cars here at Sparsholt and use public transport in the week, collecting their cars at the weekend.

Campus Direct Buses

All students are expected to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct when using the Campus Bus service. Find out more here

  • Our private campus direct coaches can take you to College from a variety of locations. Exact boarding points, routes and arrival/departure times will be notified at the end of August 2023 and may vary from previous years. We regret that boarding areas are carefully considered by the college and we are not able to alter or add stops. Please note the College reserves the right to withdraw a boarding point if an alternative option is available.

    Please note that this timetable is subject to change, ensure you check the timings for your stop again at the beginning of September.

    23/24 Campus Bus Routes/Stops – Updated – 25/03/2024

    24/25 Campus Bus Routes/ Stops – DRAFT 

  • 2024/25 Prices:

    Campus Bus

    Band A – £700

    Band B – £815

    Band C – £885

    Band D – £985

    This payment can be spread at no extra cost by paying an initial payment of £70 at application and the remaining balance over 9 months via the online store 

  • Information about our bus or train pass cancellation and refunds can be found here

Public Transport Travel

We offer a range of passes which enable you to pay for your public travel effectively.

Please note the Stagecoach timetable for September has not yet been published – please keep checking the Stagecoach website.

  • This pass includes rail travel to Winchester from the following locations, plus a Stagecoach pass to get you from Winchester to the college on the hourly Number 7 bus service (valid during term time only and excluding weekends):

    • Ashurst New Forest (B)
    • Basingstoke (C)
    • Botley (B)
    • Eastleigh (B)
    • Hamble (B)
    • Hook (C)
    • Micheldever (B)
    • Millbrook (B)
    • Netley (B)
    • Portsmouth Harbour (D)
    • Portsmouth and Southsea (D)
    • Redbridge (B)
    • Shawford (A)
    • Sholing (B)
    • Southampton Central (B)
    • Southampton Parkway (B)
    • St Denys (B)
    • Swaythling (B)
    • Totton (B)
    • Woolston (B)

    Annual Academic Year Prices 2023/24 

    Train and No. 7:

    Band A – £695

    Band B – £896

    Band C – £1018

    Band D – £1103

    If Stagecoach operates in your area and you would like a Stagecoach bus pass to get you from home to the train station, you may upgrade to a Stagecoach Megarider pass. The price of this is £350. For more information about Stagecoach services please visit their website.

    Stagecoach Gold StudentRider Pass

    This pass can be used on ANY Stagecoach bus in Hampshire during the academic year, including weekends and holidays. This is the most cost-effective pass for students travelling from Andover.

    Annual Academic Year Prices 2023/24:

    Stagecoach Gold StudentRider Pass – £795

    You can also apply for a Megarider Gold and Train package

    Train and Stagecoach Gold StudentRider Pass 23/24 Prices: 

    Band A – £1045

    Band B – £1246

    Band C – £1368

    Band D – £1453

  • Stagecoach Bus

    If you live in the Winchester area and only need to catch the No 7 bus, you can buy a Stagecoach bus pass for just this service. The cost of this for 2023/24 is £450.

    If you are a student living at our Burma Road, Winchester Accommodation please note fees include a Number 7 Stagecoach pass to allow travel between Sparsholt Campus and Winchester.

    Stagecoach Gold Studentrider

    Students travelling from Andover can purchase a Stagecoach Gold Studentrider pass. This pass can be used on any Stagecoach bus in Hampshire during the academic year. The annual cost for 23/24 is £800.