(Information is provisional at this time and will be updated in June 2023 in readiness for enrolment)

QMC has a Green Travel Plan which commits us to cutting down car use to the site as much as possible - both for the benefit of the neighbourhood and to reduce the College’s impact on the wider environment.

When thinking about travel to College, look for the most environmentally friendly form of transport:

If you wish to apply for a parking permit to access the site by car, an application form is available from the Help Desk. Each application will be considered on its merits and special cases will be viewed sympathetically. The smartcards currently cost £120 for the whole academic year, £80 from the Spring Term onwards and £40 for the Summer Term (the charges may be reviewed).

COLLEGE BUS SERVICES – The current cost for an annual College bus pass is £495 (charges will be reviewed for the new academic year)

For students who live in the Andover, Burghfield, Fleet/Yateley/Hartley Wintney, Hook/Odiham/Warnborough,Newbury/Headley/Kingsclere, or Whitchurch/Overton areas, the College organises private coach transport. We recognise that transport represents a significant cost to families and offer annual passes at very competitive rates. As the services are contracted annually, tickets are only issued on an annual basis and payments are not refundable. Please make payment by card only. Places are limited and are awarded on a first come first served basis, so please apply early via the June enrolment packs.

College buses have the advantage of delivering you directly onto the College site each morning and returning you at the end of the day. They are faster and more direct than the scheduled services, but they only run once a day each way in term time and you will have trapped time at College when you are not in timetabled lessons. They are not used by members of the general public. The passes cannot be used on Stagecoach services.

How to Apply for a College Bus Pass

If you wish to apply for a College Bus pass, complete the online application form, details of which will be in the application pack issued in June. For further information please contact the Help Desk on 01256 417500.

Current routes, which are subject to change, as is the bus price for the next academic year, can be found on our website:


Prices will be available to view on the Stagecoach website. We will send out a link to their information in the June enrolment pack.

To use scheduled Stagecoach bus services to and from College you will need to purchase a StudentRider Basingstoke (local/inner Basingstoke), or a StudentRider Gold (for those living outside Basingstoke). You must apply for the zone appropriate to your address and this will be checked. The Stagecoach bus pass has the advantage that it can also be used in the evenings, at weekends and during holidays, without additional payments, for travel within your area. You must carry photo ID in support of your bus pass.

How to Apply for a Stagecoach Bus Pass

For information regarding bus timetables, zone maps, etc, please visit the Stagecoach website. Applications can be made online from early August through Stagecoach: 

If you do not have access to the internet please contact Stagecoach on 0345 121 0190.


16-17 Saver -

If you are aged 16 or 17 you can enjoy 50% off standard Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance and Season tickets, helping you save money on travel to college, trips into town, days out to the coast, or weekend festivals. The Saver is valid for one year or until you turn 18. You can use the 16-17 discounted tickets on National Rail services across Great Britain (but not on ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper services).

16-25 Railcard – The Railcard saves you a third off train tickets across the country in standard class.

Contact South Western Railway for further information.