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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Safety Measures for Transport
Safety Measures for Transport
An Update on Safety Measures for Campus Buses
We want to keep you safe whilst you are travelling on our campus buses and so have again reviewed our arrangements in light of the most recent Government guidance.
Please re-familiarise yourself with the following details:
We are sure you will understand that it is not possible to operate in bubbles on buses as this would involve students passing each other as they get on and off the bus which we consider to be a bigger risk. As bubbles cannot be maintained on buses, we are required to operate additional contingency measures and so you must always now wear a mask whilst queueing for, boarding, travelling on and getting off campus buses.
Most importantly, only students observing bus regulations are permitted to use campus buses. The college will refund remaining campus bus fees and refuse right of travel for any student who does not observe the requirements detailed below:
1. If you are not wearing a mask in the bus queue, you will not be allowed to board the bus
2.You are required to occupy the furthest available seat as you access the bus each day. This is to minimise the chances of cross infection and to inform track and trace procedures should these ever become necessary.
3. At the end of the college day you are required to queue according to the distance you are going to travel. Those travelling the longest distance will be at the front of the queue when waiting to get on the bus to go home and sit at the back of the bus and those getting off at the first stops will sit to the front and occupy the rear position in the queue.
4.To minimise queueing, at the end of the day you will leave your lessons in the order that buses leave campus
5.There is a queueing system close to where the buses arrive and depart on Saxony Crescent at the centre of campus – and as we get closer to winter months, a covered area on hard standing will be provided
• Students displaying Coronavirus symptoms will not be permitted to travel on the college buses
• If a student begins to display Coronavirus symptoms whilst at college, they go to an isolation area and the Wellbeing Team will inform their next of kin to arrange collection
• Equine students will observe the procedure detailed above in the morning. At the end of the day, when getting on to the bus at the Equine stop, students are also required to follow rule 3 as detailed above
• Students who have advised us of their exception from wearing a mask for medical reasons are not required to wear a mask as detailed above
UCS will continue to monitor bus queues and all students accessing each bus. If you suspect that breaches of this code of conduct are happening on your bus, please notify Student Services.
Thank you for you understanding and support in keep our student community safe
Campus Bus Routes and Times
Our private campus direct coaches can take you to University Centre Sparsholt from a variety of locations. Exact boarding points, routes and arrival/departure times will be notified at the start of term 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. Click here to download the bus routes and timings.
Campus Bus Prices
Annual Academic Year Prices 2020/2021
Band A – £570
Band B – £685
Band C – £780
Band D – £880
These fees are confirmed for 2020/2021.
This payment can be spread at no extra cost by paying an initial payment at application and the remaining balance over 9 months by direct debit – interest free.
Bus Cancellations and Refunds
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.
Combined Rail and Bus Pass
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):
Annual Academic Year Prices (2020/21):
Train and No. 7:
Band A – £620
Band B – £745
Band C – £855
Band D – £970
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. For more information about Stagecoach services please visit their website.
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. The prices for this pass for 2020/21 are:
Annual Academic Year Prices:
Megarider – £670
You can also apply for a Megarider Gold and Train package – price bands for 2020-21 are:
Train and Megarider Gold:
Band A – £995
Band B – £1120
Band C – £1230
Band D – £1345
No. 7 Stagecoach bus pass
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 2020/21 is £395.
Annual Academic Year Prices (2020/21)
No. 7 – £395