Peter Symonds College is situated in the heart of Winchester. It is five minutes walk from the rail station and 20 minutes walk from the bus station. Many buses arrive either in college or at the rail station for the convenience of students.

Please note there is no onsite car parking for students. Students with disabilities or mobility issues may apply for a permit to park onsite. Application forms are available from Student Services and applications must be supported by a consultant’s letter.

1.Discounted Rail Travel

Due to Upper 6 students being on study leave from Friday 18th May, it may not be financially beneficial for you to purchase the termly Educational Rail Pass. In previous years, students have found it preferable to purchase a season ticket directly from South Western Railway, covering the weeks between 16th April and 18th May, and then weekly / daily tickets for exam days.

Orders for Scholar Passes for the Summer Term can now be placed via the College online shop, or in person at Student Services. The deadline for ordering the pass is 4.30pm on Thursday 15th March in college and Midnight on Thursday 15th March online. Orders received by this time will be included in our first order to South Western Railway, which will be available for collection by students from Monday 26th March. To collect the ticket students should bring their pink rail ID card to Student Services. Tickets cannot be issued without the rail ID card.

Orders received after the deadline will be included in one of two subsequent orders to South Western Railway. The college will be placing three orders for the summer term on pre-arranged dates, and we are not able to make ad hoc orders for individual tickets in between our order dates.
The second order deadline is 4.30pm Monday 16th April at the Student Services desk or midnight on Wednesday 16th April online. Passes in this order will be available for collection on Tuesday 24th April.
The final order deadline will be 4.30pm on Wednesday 18th April at the Student Services desk, or midnight on Wednesday 18th April online. Passes in this order will be available for collection on Wednesday 25th April at the latest.
As you will note, passes purchased after the 15th March deadline are subject to unavoidable delay. Costs incurred buying daily / weekly tickets for travel whilst waiting for a late ordered rail pass will not be reimbursed. All passes, regardless of when they are purchased cover the whole of the Summer Term, 16th April to 10th July 2018 inclusive.
If you place your order after 15th March deadline there will be no refund for days at the beginning of term when the pass is not in use.
Please note that as we place orders with South Western Railway for more than 1,000 tickets each term, the process outlined is strictly adhered to. In placing an order for a Scholar Rail Pass you are agreeing to the terms set out above.
Thank you for your support in this matter. Please do contact Student Services if you have any queries:
N.B. If your standard daily ticket fare is more than £12 per day, a Scholar pass may not represent the best value for you. You are advised to contact your local station for advice.


College does not operate "school buses" of its own. Instead students are expected to use publicly operated bus services. Several companies currently serve routes to college, many of which arrive on site in line with lesson times.


Click here for bus map and timetables

The Peter Symonds College Unirider can be purchased online directly from Stagecoach or from Winchester Bus Station. Follow the links below for further information.

Stagecoach Peter Symonds College Pass

  • Apply here for a Stagecoach Peter Symonds College Unirider (Autumn Term pass available from beginning of July 2017)

Winchester Megarider Bus Passes (Local Journeys)

  • Apply here for a Winchester Megarider
Autumn and Spring
£150 each term


Bluestar buses serve college from the Southampton and Eastleigh areas. Passes are purchased online by registering for a Key smartcard, except for the Annual Key which is purchased from the Bluestar Shop in Southampton. Please take your college ID with you when you visit.

Bluestar Peter Symonds College Pass - "The Key"

Annual (from Bluestar Shop only)

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3.Mopeds and Motorbikes

Students can park their mopeds and motorcycles in designated areas at college.

Before leaving a vehicle on site, students must fill in a form at Student Services and return it completed with the following documents: Driving Licence, MOT (if applicable) and a Certificate of Insurance.

Forms must be updated with any changes and will need to be renewed every year.


The College provides lockable shelters and individual pods for cycles.

The shelters can be hired at a cost of £12 which includes a refundable deposit of £10 when the key is returned.

The cost of a pod is £40 which includes a refundable deposit of £35 when the key is returned.

There are also general shelters available at no cost. All cycles are left at the students’ own risk and must be secured by the student.

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