Sustainable travel


For more information on services, routes, timetables and fares, please visit the Stagecoach website.

Elstow Park & Ride

Bedford's Park and Ride service runs from Elstow to Bedford College. Each day using the Park and Ride service saves 0.6kg of CO2. This is equivalent to boiling 10 kettles or powering a TV for five and a half hours! It's the easiest way to drive into Bedford. Find out more.

Other bus services

Useful links

  • Traveline (public transport information through the UK)
  • NextBuses (live bus times on your mobile)

Car sharing

If you haven’t given car-sharing a go before, you haven’t discovered the financial, social, environmental and stress reducing benefits that come with it!

Just join for free at and find someone else going your way...

Electric charging points

Bedford College is proud to encourage and support sustainable travel within the community. We have two twin EV (electric vehicle) charging points each capable of charging two cars simultaneously. One is provided at the main Cauldwell Street Campus, just left of the main entrance. The second one is at our Shuttleworth College campus in the main car park. Electricity usage is free at both sites for charging for up to six hours, subject to change if demand is high. There is a £1 parking charge at our Cauldwell Street Campus.

The location of these and other UK charging points can be seen on Zap Map.

Why cycling is good for you

  • Cycling is ideal for short journeys
  • It's cheap
  • It's essential for health
  • It's stress relief (no more stuck in traffic jams!)

Cycle map for Bedford and Kempston

The map shows routes which as far as possible avoid busy and difficult roads. You will also find advice on protecting your safety on roads, and on some of the benefits of cycling regularly.

Showers and changing facilities

Showers and changing facilities are situated at Bedford College's Cauldwell Street campus (Springs Building).

Useful links

Why walking is good for you

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce high cholesterol and improve blood lipid profile
  • Burns calories - help to control weight
  • Improve energy levels, reduce stress levels and aid sleep patterns

Walking in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire has a huge variety of wonderful places to walk, ride, picnic or simply unwind. A wealth of information is now available at

Walking to work

For people living within a mile or so of Bedford College, walking to work is an option well worth considering. It is now well documented that walking is one of the best ways of improving health and fitness as well as reducing stress levels

Useful links