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Travel Guide

Getting to Paston College is both easy and affordable. North Walsham is well served by both bus routes and train services.

Acle Bus

The bus service from Acle to Paston College runs throughout the academic year. A Norfolk County Council minibus will pick up Paston students in Acle, Kings Head at 08.08 and arrive in North Walsham, Park lane at 08.50. The evening bus leaves North Walsham, Park lane at 16.05pm, arriving in Acle, Kings Head at 16.44pm.

If you are planning to use this bus service you will need to contact Daniel Yellop at Norfolk County Council for a placement on the bus.

Caister on Sea or Great Yarmouth

If you are travelling from Caister or Great Yarmouth, then we advise to buy a *Norfolk County Council bus pass using this link.  Please choose Martham as your pick-up point. You will be able to hop onto a connecting bus** organised by the college, which will take you to an Ormesby pick up point, to get the Sanders 6 on to Paston College. 

*You can choose either a daily rate payer ticket for £3.40 with Norfolk County Council or purchase a termly ticket with Norfolk County Council. 

**Please call for further details. 

Thetford or Sheringham

Please apply for a train pass through Norfolk County Council. Please contact


North Walsham train station

North Walsham train station is just 5 minutes walk from Paston College. It connects services from Norwich to Cromer, Sheringham and Runton on the coast.

Student travel discounts

Norfolk County Council Post-16 Transport Scheme

Students can make use of the Norfolk County Council Post-16 Transport Scheme if travelling to Paston by bus.

Find out more

Greater Anglia 16+ Scholar ticket 

Students can access reduced rail fares through Greater Anglia’s 16+ Scholar ticketRail fares through may be cheaper than the Norfolk County Council subsidised rate, particularly from stations on the Norwich to Sheringham line. 

Find out more

16-17 saver railcard 

Get 50% off train travel with a 16-17 saver railcard. 

Find out more

Travel from the “core” area

The core route area includes, for example, East Runton, Cromer, Aylsham, Stalham, Wroxham/Hoveton, Hemsby, Rackheath, Coltishall and Horstead. You can view a map of the core routes here.

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 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 £594 for 2024-2025, with options to pay in termly instalments (please see link above) to offer flexibility and spread the cost.

Travel from outside the “core” area

Travel from North Norwich, Acle, Yarmouth, Sheringham and Holt areas is currently organised through Norfolk County Council. Find out more here

Travel to Paston from Norwich and beyond is easy with Greater Anglia’s 16+ Scholar’s tickets.  As an example the current price (August 2024) for a 16+ ticket from Norwich to North Walsham is £746 per year, from Salhouse £509.10 a year and Sheringham £410 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.

Students from households with earnings of £24,000 or less can apply to the 16-19 bursary, and may be awarded help towards the costs of travel – see the online bursary application here.

Please note all the information applies to 2024-2025 only and will be reviewed for 2025-2026 in line with NCC changes.

Student car parking

Students can collect a free parking permit from the Advice Shop on the Lawns site. 

Got a question about student travel?

If you need advice on travelling to College or have a question about anything below get in touch with Natalie Dyer using the form below or on 01603 773607 or email

Contact the Student Transport Officer