Travelling to Itchen

At Itchen Sixth Form College, our wide and affordable travel links means students from all around Southampton and Hampshire travel to us.

With seven different contract bus routes, we support students travelling from Bishops Waltham; Hedge End; Whiteley; Park Gate; Gosport; Lee-on-the-Solent; Bishopstoke; Chandler's Ford; Fareham; Warsash; Hamble; Netley; Romsey; Baddesley; Swaythling; and more! See our full bus routes for more details. 

Bus Routes

Bus 191 - Bishops Waltham/Fair Oak/Hedge End

Bus 192 - Whiteley/Park Gate

Bus 193 - Gosport/Lee-on-the-Solent/Stubbington

Bus 194 - Bishopstoke/Eastleigh/Chandlers Ford/West End

Bus 195 - Portchester/Fareham/Titchfield/Locks Heath/Warsash

Bus 196 - Hamble/Netley/Sholing

Bus 197 - Romsey/Baddesley/Chilworth/Swaythling/Portswood

To see the bus routes and their times, please go to the sub-pages on the left. 

You can now also download our bus tracking app at:

Bus passes for college contract buses will be issued a week or so into the new term. If you have applied for a college bus pass, for the first few days of the new term you may use the contract bus network without showing a pass (until the passes are issued). After that date, all bus passes must be shown routinely, on every route and on every journey.

Contract buses will stop at any bus stop on the published route, but please be sure to ‘flag down’ the bus, so that it is clear to the driver that you want the bus to stop. The bus will not stop unless you do this. Bus timetables show estimated departure times from stops – the actual departure times will vary depending on traffic flow, so please arrive at your stop at least five minutes before the published time.

Students from Totton have the option of using Bluestar services of the 8, 9, 11 or 12 and transferring at Southampton Central Station to the Bluestar 18, which will drop students off within walking distance to the college. Bluestar has several options for bus passes and for more information, you can contact our Transport Officer or visit the Bluestar website.


If you own a car then we have free parking available on the college grounds and we issue parking permits to students who wish to use it. Street parking is available on the nearby roads, but students are asked to respect local residents and to park carefully.


We have lots of parking available for bikes. It is the student's responsibility to bring a heavy duty lock, such as a D-lock, for their bike.

Motorcycles and Mopeds

Motorcycle and moped parking is available for around forty vehicles behind the North Block. This parking area is covered and is accessible via the White's Road entrance to the college.


Our nearest train station is Sholing, which is a fifteen minute walk from college along Middle Road and then right into Station Road. Bikes can be taken on most local trains, and this arrangement works well for many students.

There is a very good service from Fareham to Sholing, via Burseldon and Hamble. The 8.19am from Fareham arrives at Sholing Station at 8.38am. In the opposite direction, the 8.49am from St Denys (8.44am from Southampton Central) arrives at Sholing at 8.58am. The train service from Totton requires a short change at Southampton Central.


Town Quay Marina is situated approximately 2.5 miles from Itchen and serves ferries from Hythe and East Cowes. Subsidised student tickets are available for Isle of Wight residents from Red Funnel.