Transport to UTC South Durham

Our aim is to make travel as easy as it can be in order to make the UTC accessible for you. Students travel from across County Durham, North Yorkshire, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear. Students use a combination of public transport such as Northern Rail, Arriva, Scarlet, Stage Coach, Dales and District, dedicated UTC minibuses and external coach hire organised by the UTC.

UTC Minibuses and Hired Coaches

All students who travel on the UTC minibus or one of the hired in coaches automatically receives a subsidy of at least £620 per student. The UTC must make a charge for transport on the UTC coaches or hired buses, at the current rate of £680 per academic year.

Cost of Transport

Average cost of transport    £1300

All receive Subsidy of           -£620

Leaving payment of               £680

This can be paid over 10 months at £68 per month or a discounted one off payment made in September of £630.

Information on the UTC coach/minibus routes for the academic year 20/21 is available to download below. If you plan on using one of our coaches/minibuses, please fill out the form and return it to

Arriva Buses

The UTC has negotiated discounted deals for those students travelling on Arriva buses, please see the flyer available in the downloads below. To access the Arriva offer, please follow this link. You will need to enter 123 as the identification number.

Sixth Form Financial Support

There is also a financial bursary available for Sixth Form students (those aged 16-19 who are studying in years 12 and 13). This bursary is available if your parents' household income is less than £20,000 per year. The Sixth Form bursary can be used to support travel costs. Please click here for more information. 


If you have any transport queries please contact us on 01325 430 250.

We offer a mini bus or coach to students for a monthly fee

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