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Travel & transport

Travel and transport

The Bedford Sixth Form is located on the former Bedford High School site on Bromham Road, right at the heart of Bedford town centre. There are excellent public transport links, covering our Bedford Borough catchment area and further afield.

» Ways to travel to The Bedford Sixth Form

By bus

Many of the bus routes covering Bedford, Luton and the wider local area terminate at Bedford bus station which is just a two minute walk away from The Bedford Sixth Form. With routes running as frequently as every 12 minutes, it’s the ideal way to make your journey to our Sixth Form.

Find the best route that suits you using the table below, or you can find more detailed route and stop information online at the local bus operator’s website.

By foot
Take a stroll to The Bedford Sixth Form – we’re located right in the centre of town.

By cycle
Good for the environment, good for you – Bedford has a network of signposted cycle paths and designated cycle lanes, and we also provide safe and secure cycle racks to store your bike. Download a copy of Bedford Borough Council’s Cycle Map.

By train
Bedford’s mainline station is just a ten-minute walk from The Bedford Sixth Form, with frequent rail services running between local towns, villages and stations including:

  • Aspley Guise
  • Bedford
  • Bedford St Johns
  • Bletchley
  • Bow Brickhill
  • Fenny Stratford
  • Flitwick
  • Harlington
  • Kempston Hardwick
  • Leagrave
  • Lidlington
  • Luton
  • Millbrook
  • Ridgmont
  • Stewartby
  • Woburn Sands

Visit National Rail for information on train times and ticket prices.

By car
We provide a safe drop-off area for students getting a lift to the Sixth Form by car, however parking is not available on site.

» Use our Travel Planner to get directions

Whether you're arriving via car, bus, train, cycle or foot, use the Travel planner below to get step-by-step instructions on how to get to Cauldwell Street campus.

Launch the Travel planner. Note: the Google Maps interface will open in a new window so make sure you take a note of Steps 2-3!

On the left-hand side of the page, enter your postcode in the box marked Circle. You must now choose 'walking' by selecting the person icon and then click on the magnifying glass.

The best route will now appear visually on the map to the right, whilst the suggested route instructions will appear on the left-hand side.

» Help with travel costs

At The Bedford Sixth Form, we don’t want travel costs to be a barrier stopping you from coming to study with us. That’s why we are offering our full-time students a travel bursary worth either £350 or £600 a year. This bursary is available if you are:

  • aged 16-18 on 31 August
  • studying a full-time programme up to and including Level 3
  • living more than three miles (walking distance) from The Bedford Sixth Form
  • from a household with an income of £30,000 or less
  • not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.

» Find out more and apply

Help with travel costs
Need help with the cost of coming to our Sixth Form? Find out what financial support is available to help with travel costs.

Young people with a disability or mobility problem
If you have a particular disability or mobility problem (including a temporary medical condition), you may be entitled to assistance with travel arrangements even if you live under three miles from The Bedford Sixth Form. Please check your local authority's transport policy.