Middlesbrough College has a fantastic travel package for all full time students (up to level 3 only).

Travelling to and from College shouldn’t be an issue, which is why we‘ve teamed up with the area’s biggest bus and train operators to offer students FREE* bus travel 7 days a week and REIMBURSED weekday train travel to and from Middlesbrough College.

Whether students live 15 or 50 minutes away, there are a number of bus and train routes available to make the journey that bit easier.

Please note: The free travel offer is for Full-time students up to Level 3 only.

Reimbursed Train Travel

Those students living further away from Middlesbrough College may find that rail is the perfect way of getting to college each day. 

In order to take advantage of free train travel, you will be expected to purchase a 16-17 Saver Card which costs just £30 per year and will save you 50% off your train fare. Middlesbrough College will then reimburse the remaining 50% of your train fare when travelling from one of the named stations below – irrespective of your home postcode. 

Stations include: Darlington North Road, Darlington Bank Top, Dinsdale, Allens West, Eaglescliffe, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Seaham, Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm, Thornaby and Stockton.

With the 16-17 Saver Card you will be able to travel across the National Rail network, except on ScotRail and the Caledonian Sleeper, so you will be able to use it on weekends and college holidays to go on shopping trips, days out or to go to Festivals.

Visit www.16-17saver.co.uk to apply for your Saver Card today.

If you are 18+, then please bring your normal fare ticket to Student Services for this to be reimbursed.  There will also be a £5 administration fee if you are 18 and travel by train for your travel sticker and this is payable each term.

Train tickets must be handed in on a weekly basis to ensure reimbursement.

College ID cards will not give students free train travel.

For further information on eligibility and the process of refunds, our Student Services department will be happy to help on 01642 333278.
The Trainline has put together a guide to the 16-25 Railcard to help students travel around the UK and save money on train tickets. Click here to find out more.

Free* bus travel

We offer free* bus travel to full-time students (up to Level 3 only) across the Tees Valley on Compass Royston, Stagecoach and Arriva North East. You can plan your journey to and from College at Connect Tees Valley or alternatively pick up a timetable from Student Services.

Compass Royston - MC Mover

Students are able to access a free shuttle bus, the MC Mover, from outside the BBC Building on Newport Road to and from the College. Timetables are available from Student Services. This service runs weekdays during term time only.

From September 2022, the MC Mover will now stop at TTE. Please see the timetable below for times. 

Download the MC Mover timetable 2022/2023
Monday - Friday term time only

Unlimited free* travel (including holidays and weekends) from Tuesday 30th August 2022 until Friday 16th June 2023 inclusive on the Stagecoach North East while services are in operation.

During the summer holiday period, students can travel for a flat fee of 60p per trip upon production of their College ID Card.

Arriva North East

Unlimited free travel*, including weekends, within term time. Free travel will be from Tuesday 30th August 2022 until  Friday 16th June 2023.

Journeys must be wholly within the Tees Valley Zone (Darlington, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland) and only on production of a valid College ID Card.

Additionally, during Monday to Friday term time, students can travel for free to/from Whitby on Services X4/X4A or X93/X94 to get to/from College. Travel on weekends is £1.

Weekends are classed as outside of term time if either the week before or the week after is a College holiday.

*Please note, there is a £5 administration fee if you travel by bus for your travel sticker and this is payable each term

MC Dedicated Bus Services: 

MC 1 – 5

  • MC1 – Ingleby Barwick
  • MC2 – Easington
  • MC3 – Great Ayton via Stokesley & Hutton Rudby
  • MC4 – Saltburn/New Marske
  • MC5 – Guisborough via Ormesby

This is a direct Arriva bus.

Bus stop Time of departure
Beckfields, Stainforth Gdns 07:48
Beckfields, Shops 07:50
Sober Hall, Pennine Way 07:53
Blair Avenue, All Saints School 07:59
Lowfields Avenue, Broughfield CI 08:02
Lowfields, Teal Arms 08:05
Non-stop via A19/A66 -
Middlesbrough College Arrives 08:30

Route: From Ingleby Barwick, Beckfields Avenue, Barwick Way, Pennine Way, Sober Hall Avenue, Blair Avenue, Myton Way, Broom Hill Avenue, Lowfields Avenue, Ingleby Way, A1045, A174, A19, A66, Hartington Interchange, North Road, Bridge Street West, Queens Square, Lower East Street.

This Arriva bus will come straight to the college and not Middlesbrough Bus Station.

Bus stop Time of departure
Easington, Twizziegill View 07:28
Loftus Market Place 07:34
Carlin How Square 07:42
Brotton Green Tree 07:46
North Skelton Institute 07:51
Skelton Civic Centre 07:55
Non-stop via A174/A66
Middlesbrough College Arrives 08:25

Route: Easington Twizziegill View, A174 Whitby Road, Loftus Market Place, A174, A174 Loftus Bank, Mill Bank, Carlin How, Brotton Road, Lorne Terrace, Brotton High Street, Skelton Road, North Skelton Vaughan Street, Holmbeck Road, New Skelton High Street, Skelton High Street, Coniston Road, Marske Lane, Apple Orchard Bank, A174, A1053, A66, Wilson Street, Albert Road, Cleveland Street, Vulcan Street, Commercial Street.

This is a direct Arriva Bus.

Bus stop Time of departure
Great Ayton, The Buck Inn 07:55
Stokesley High Street (Town Hall) 08:00
Hutton Rudby (Doctors Lane Road End)
 then non stop via A19 / A66  
Middlesbrough College Arrives 08:30

Bus stop  Time of departure
Saltburn Station Square                07:48
Marske Roundabout                   07:54
New Marske                               08:00
Middlesbrough College
Arrives: 08:25
Route: Saltburn Station Square, Marske Roundabout, New Marske, Middlesbrough College                                      

Bus stop  Time of departure
 Guisborough, Market Place  08:01 
 Hutton Lane, Thames Avenue  08:04
 Hutton Gate, The Voyager
 Non‐stop via A171/Ormesby Bank  
 Ormesby Crossroads
 Non‐stop via Cargo Fleet Lane  
 Middlesbrough College  Arrives 08:30
Route: Hutton Lane, The Avenue, Stokesley Road, A173, A171 Middlesbrough Road, A171 Ormesby Bank, Sunnyfield, Cargo Fleet Lane, Works Road, Dockside Road, The Leeway, Windward Way, Dock Street, Lower East Street.

I.D Cards:

During enrolment, each student will be given an induction ID which will act as a travel pass.

This pass will last until November. Following this, students will be given a sticker to apply to the card with ‘term 1’. In January the following year, learners will also be provided with a further ‘term 2’ sticker. In April, learners will also be provided with a further ‘term 3’ sticker.

*Please note, there is a £5 administration fee if you travel by bus for your travel sticker and this is payable each term.

Other Information

Losing your card:
It’s important for students to have their ID on them at all times, however, should learners misplace the card, we offer a replacement service. We ask our students to act sensibly on their travels. Anyone involved in causing disruption or concern on the above transport routes may have their card confiscated.

Card replacement


1st replacement


2nd replacement


3rd replacement


4th replacement



By bike or car

If you want to travel and get fit, the College is on a number of the major cycle routes, and we provide secure cycle parking facilities. If you want to travel by car or motor-cycle, you can apply for a parking permit to allow you to use the College car parks.

Car parking permits

Car parking permits can be purchased from the Help Centre 0.096A (card payments only). Your permit then needs to be displayed on the window or dashboard of the student’s car.

Student car parking fee is £12 per term