We believe that every young person should be able to study at a College, if they want to and it is right for them. So we are serious about transport and do all we can to make it easy to travel to study at the College.

Transport to Paston is both convenient and affordable, with North Walsham being well served by both bus routes and train services. The train station is just a short 5 minute walk from college and connects services from Norwich to Cromer, Sheringham and Runton on the coast.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Norfolk County Council (NCC) Post 16 Transport Scheme for transport by bus www.norfolk.gov.uk/post16transport and opportunities for reduced rail fares linked to Greater Anglia’s 16+ Scholar ticket https://public.greenrailtravel.co.uk/scholars.html  Rail fares may be cheaper than the NCC subsidised rate, particularly from stations on the Norwich to Sheringham line.  It is also worth checking directly with bus operators to see if there are any discounts that are more suitable to your needs.

There is free travel for students who qualify for the 16-19 Bursary (gross family income of £25,000 or less per year) irrespective of where you live, subject to Bursary terms and conditions (up to a limit of £716 per year).

Travel from the “core” area

The core route area includes, for example, East Runton, Cromer, Aylsham, Stalham, Wroxham/Hoveton, Hemsby, Rackheath, Coltishall and Horstead. Further information and details can be found on the County Council or college website.  Travel from locations within this area is organised by Norfolk County Council and full details are available on their website.  All buses stop near to the College making journeys convenient and comfortable.  Again please check rates linked to Greater Anglia’s Scholar deals which might be more convenient.

A full annual payment for the Post 16 Transport Scheme is currently £516 for 2017/18, with options to pay in termly instalments (please see link above) to offer flexibility and spread the cost.

Travel from outside the “core” area

We encourage students from outside the ‘core’ area to apply to study at College and provide substantial financial support to make this affordable.  For those students who attend college from outside of the set core area, and who are not in receipt of the 16 – 19 Bursary, a subsidy of up to £200 towards costs incurred in excess of the county parental contribution rate (£516) will be available. We have a large and growing number of students travelling to Paston from a wide range of destinations throughout Norfolk.

Travel from North Norwich, Acle, Caister, Yarmouth, Sheringham and Holt areas is currently organised through Norfolk County Council (see above).  

Paston College currently operates a mini bus that collects students from the Taverham/Hellesdon area, and potentially also covering the Reepham area. If you would be interested in using this bus please contact the Admissions Team at Paston College (subject to demand).

Travel to Paston from Norwich and beyond is easy with Greater Anglia’s 16+ Scholar’s tickets.  As an example the current price (June 2017) for a 16+ ticket from Norwich to North Walsham is £691.90 per year, from Salhouse £498.10 a year and Sheringham £401.10 per year.  Scholar’s tickets are available for travel from a wider area, if you contact Greater Anglia they can advise on the cheapest option at the time. 

Please note all the information applies to 2017-18 only and will be reviewed for 2018-19 in line with NCC changes.

Download our 'Getting to Paston' leaflet here.