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* weekday bus travel 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* weekday bus travel to full-time students across the Tees Valley on Arriva, Stagecoach and Compass Royston. 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, which runs between BBC Tees and Middlesbrough College throughout the day. It also serves TTE on a morning and on an afternoon. Timetables are available on the College website and from Student Services.   



Free* weekday travel up to 9pm effective from Monday 4th September 2023 until Friday 28 June 2024 inclusive, on the Stagecoach North East while services are in operation. You can travel on weekends and holidays (not including the Summer holidays) at a reduced fare of £1 per journey when you show your ID card.

Arriva North East: 

Free* weekday travel up to 9pm effective from Monday 4th September 2023 until Friday 28 June 2024 inclusive. This will cover the Teesside and East Cleveland area only. You can travel on weekends and holidays (not including the Summer holidays) at a reduced fare of £1 per journey when you show your ID card.

Whitby (Arriva):

Term Time: direct travel to/from Whitby to Middlesbrough using Service X4 or X93 on College days only up to 9pm.

After 9pm / Weekends / Holiday periods (not including the Summer holidays):

  • X4 – you can only travel to/from Whitby at the reduced fare of £1 per journey.   
  • X93 – reduced rate of £1 per journey valid to Guisborough only and NOT valid to/from Whitby on weekends/holiday periods. 


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


MC Dedicated Bus Services: 

New for September 2023, the previous MC2 and MC4 have now merged. MC2 now includes Saltburn, Marske and New Marske.

MC 1 – 5

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

This is a direct Arriva bus.

Bus stopTime of departure
Beckfields, Stainforth Gdns07:48
Beckfields, Shops07:50
Sober Hall, Pennine Way07:53
Blair Avenue, All Saints School07:59
Lowfields Avenue, Broughfield CI08:02
Lowfields, Teal Arms08:05
Non-stop via A19/A66-
Middlesbrough CollegeArrives 08:30


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

Bus stopTime of departure
Easington, Twizziegill View07:11
Loftus Market Place07:17
Carlin How Square07:25
Brotton Green Tree07:29
North Skelton Institute07:34
Skelton High Street07:38
Saltburn Station Square07:48
Marske Roundabout07:54
New Marske Birkdale Road08:00
Middlesbrough College08:25

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
 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

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 on the Bridge (1.140) (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