Using one of our dedicated bus routes
We offer dedicated bus services to improve access for our students. For full details of how these services operate, including routes and timetables for the 2023-24 academic year and how to buy your digital bus pass please see our guide: Bus Timetable and info -2023-24 rev Jun23
All students using these services must be wearing their college lanyard and ID and show a valid pass.
Bus passes (and single tickets where available) must be purchased in advance of travel, using the Skills online booking platform: https://smc.skills.co.uk/
If you prefer, you can use the Skills app which can be downloaded on android or iPhone:
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skillsmobile.group
- Iphone: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/search-my-coach/id1572231477
If you have any questions or are having issues registering or making a booking please call 0115 977 0080 Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00 or email [email protected]
Transport links from Nottingham City
The following public transport services from Nottingham provide good access to Bilborough College:
CT4N L2 service drops off and picks up on campus during the college day – Timetable here Locallink L2 Sept20
NCTX service 28 (nearest stop Bracebridge Drive) – Timetable
NCTX service 35 (nearest stop Bracebridge Drive) – Timetable
Local buses from Nottingham City centre: NCT R28 (Pink Line). R35 (Orange Line) & L2
L2 stop is adjacent to the college campus and is only a 2-minute walk into the college main building
28 & 35 both stop near to the college with a 10 minute walk to the college main building. Get off the bus at Burnside Green and walk along Hanslope Crescent to the rear gate of the college and take the path up to the main building.
Alternative ways to Bilborough College from Derby:
*Red Arrow bus from Derby City centre to Nottingham Victoria centre – run every 10 minutes
From the Victoria Centre: NCTX services 28, 35 or L2
Driving & Cars
As we are part of the Nottingham City Work Place Parking Levy Scheme we are not able to offer any onsite parking for students. Without prior arrangements there is no onsite dropping off/picking up of students. We would also ask that parents/carers/friends/driving instructors do not drop off/pick up students at the college entrance or the island directly outside the college gateway. The estates opposite the college operate resident permit parking only scheme which covers the whole of the estate including any private car parks.
Cycles and Motorcycles/Scooters
You are welcome to cycle to college. We do have secure cycle storage on site, the code is available from the main reception on production of a current college ID. Please bring a sturdy ‘D’ lock to secure, take a photo & keep a record of the frame number of your cycle. Please ensure your cycle is covered by insurance.
If Bilborough Sixth Form College needs to close due to severe weather conditions, an announcement will be made on the home page of the college website, we will also tweet the information.