FREE Bus Travel for College Students

We have been working hard behind the scenes to provide our students with FREE travel

We know in these difficult times that every little helps and we want to make getting an education the best possible experience for you in every way. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce we’ve agreed a selection of bus routes throughout the region which will allow you to get to and from college FREE OF CHARGE.

We have been working in conjunction with SWestrans (Dumfries & Galloway Council) and Stagecoach to provide all our students with FREE bus travel on selected routes Monday – Friday during the college term in order to help students get to and from college easily. All you need to do is present your digital student ID card to gain free access onto the bus services. Your digital student ID card can be found on your LearnNet front page after logging in.

The following bus services will allow you FREE entry onto the bus Monday – Friday (in college term only) with provision of your student ID card

Stagecoach Services

Dumfries campus

D1 – Great King Street – Locharbriggs, Dumfries
D2 – Burns Statue – Heathhall, Dumfries
D3 – Great King Street – Georgetown, Dumfries
D4/D4A – Great King Street – Lochvale, Dumfries
D5A – Great King Street – Crichton, Dumfries
D7A – Great King Street – Troqueer, Dumfries
D8A – Burns Statue – Cargenbridge, Dumfries
D9A – Burns Statue – Summerhill, Dumfries
D10/D10B – Burns Statue – Lochside, Dumfries
D12 – Burns Statue, Dumfries
74 – Dumfries Whitesands – Moffat
X74 – Dumfries – Glasgow (Valid in D&G region only)
81 – Dumfries Whitesands – Lockerbie
101A – Dumfries – Edinburgh via Moffat (Valid in D&G region only)
102 – Dumfries – Edinburgh via Thornhill (Valid in D&G region only)
221 – Sanquhar – Kirkconnel – Wanlockhead
222 – Sanquhar – Kirkconnel
236 – Dumfries Whitesands – Sanquhar (via Kirkton)
246/246A – Dumfries Whitesands – Kirkconnel (via Holywood)
500A – Dumfries Railway Station – Stranraer
501/501A – Dumfries Loreburn Centre – Castle Douglas (Via Dalbeattie)
502/502A – Dumfries Railway Station – Castle Douglas (Via A75)
79 – Dumfries Whitesands – Carlisle
179 – Annan – Carlisle
879 – Dumfries Whitesands – Clarencefield

There will also be provision of the duplicate service 5 between Dumfries town centre and our Dumfries campus at the following times – 0840, 0910 & 1640.

Stranraer campus

58 – Ayr
358 – Ayr
359 – Girvan – Newton Stewart
360 – Ayr
365 – Charlotte Street, Stranraer
367 – Portpatrick
407 – Drummore
408 – Kirkcolm/Ardwell
415 – Newton Stewart – Machars
416 – Newton Stewart – Machars
420 – Newton Stewart

Cross campuses


SWestrans Services

These services are run by a mix of bus providers, please refer to the specific bus service numbers for free access to buses.

Stranraer Campus

358 – Girvan
367 – Portpatrick
407 – Drummore
408 – Kirkcolm
416 – Newton Stewart/Machars
500 – Newton Stewart/Glenluce

Dumfries Campus

202 – Moniaive
236 – Kirkton
372 – Southerness
373 – Shawhead
500 – Gatehouse/Castle Douglas
521 – Glenkens

You will need to ensure you are boarding with the correct bus providers in order to gain free access – the above service providers and bus numbers are the only services with an agreement through the college so we cannot be accountable for any other services used unfortunately.

Please note, if your bus service is not listed here – we may be able reimburse the cost of your bus travel in lieu. For more information on how to do this, please email our Student Advisers on

This agreement is in place from now until March 31st 2021. We will be reviewing the situation for provisions until the end of the college academic year and will notify you in due course.

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