Bishop Auckland College Bus Travel

Heading to Bishop Auckland College? Get there with Arriva.

For September 2021 onwards, Bishop Auckland college will be moving to a system whereby students will be issued with an Arriva branded smart card product. This product will allow access to the services during Monday to Friday term time only. To utilise the product, simply tap on the ticket machine when boarding, it’s as simple as that!

As an added bonus, Bishop Auckland have teamed up with Arriva to offer a pass to allow unlimited travel during weekends and during college holidays, priced at £14 per month. To set up your direct debit for this, you will need your bus pass number issued by the college. Once your first payment has been successful, Arriva will add on the new product to allow unlimited travel on the network within the County Durham Zone.

To set up your direct debit, click here.


Service Information


Whilst the full Arriva County Durham network is available to use on college days, there are also small number of bespoke journeys and services that will operate directly to and from the college on college days, helping to make the journey even easier.

A summary of these services are shown below and connections can be made to other Arriva services in Bishop Auckland Bus Station as required.


 From DarlingtonFrom TrimdonFrom DurhamFrom Newton Aycliffe
Bishop Auckland Bus Station825836838835
Bishop Auckland College833850847843


 To Newton AycliffeTo TrimdonTo Darlington
Bishop Auckland College164917051706
Bishop Auckland Bus Station165717131713

Key info

Free travel is only permitted on Arriva services, operating within County Durham and Darlington on college days only. Free travel is available to all 16-18 year old students studying a FE course. 19 year old+ students can apply for transport funding. Visit Student Services at your campus for further information.


Contact information

For contact information around your smart card, please contact the student services directly.

For information on the direct debit, please contact Arriva here (direct to [email protected])

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