Getting to Palmer's College

Getting to Palmer's College

If you live locally or out of area, getting to Palmer's is easy! There are a number of bus routes that can easily get you to us. If you are lucky enough to hold a licence and car, you can drive to college. The college has the added bonus of a massive FREE car park just for our students.

Ensign 'CollegeBus' pass

Ensignbus and First Bus Operators have teamed up with Palmer's College to offer Palmer's students the opportunity to purchase the 'CollegeBus' pass which gives students unlimited travel on all local Ensignbus services, apart from X80 and X81, and all First Bus services in Benfleet (Tarpots), Basildon, Stanford-le-Hope and Wickford areas.

The cost is £44* and is valid for 28 days, 7 days a week and can be used any time of day, including weekends on both networks of the operators.

Bus passes can be purchased online via the Ensignbus website and can be used from September 2017.

Students living out of area - Brentwood/Hornchurch/Upminster/Rainham areas

If you live in Brentwood, Rainham, Upminster or Hornchurch the college will still be running a bus service (twice a day) from these areas as they are not yet covered by the Ensignbus and First Bus partnership.

The cost of travel to College using the College's bus service will be £490 per year.

The Ensign 'Collegebus' pass can be purchased but at the moment there is no express service to and from the college from these areas.

Click here for more information on bus routes/timetables.

Students living out of area - Dagenham/East London

If you live further into East London, the cheapest and quickest way to get to Palmer's is to catch the TFL 372 to Lakeside and then Ensign 73 or 83 to College or TFL to Rainham and then onto the College bus.

* prices correct at time of publication, subject to change

Exact bus routes are available via or Below is a PDF showing you the best way to get to Palmer's College.


Discounted student season tickets are available on the Southend to Fenchurch. Street line. Palmer’s College students can register online for a C2C smartcard at and follow the instructions to save a third off rail travel to college.

Car parking on campus

Students wishing to bring cars and motorcycles to college must attend a ‘safe driving’ presentation. Students should use the car park at the rear of the college, or the overflow car park, which is situated adjacent to the tennis courts. Students may not use the spaces for visitors and staff. Students will need to produce a valid driving licence, certificate of insurance and MOT certificate (where applicable).

Please note that parking places at the College are in short supply at certain times of the year. There may be occasions where it is not possible to issue a car parking pass and your name will be added to a waiting list.

The College will not accept any liability for vehicles or bicycles parked on site, however it does encourage students to use the bike sheds.

Student Transport Policy

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