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FREE College Bus Service - Making your life easier

We know that many people who live some distance from Lancaster & Morecambe College would like to study with us; that's why we offer full-time students (studying 14+ hours a week) daily return transport during term time on the routes detailed below.

Students don’t need to apply to use our free bus service; they will receive their student ID during enrolment which they will use to access this service. Please note that students can only use the bus route that is printed on their card. 

Full time students from the Garstang and Preston area may apply for a free Stagecoach bus pass to use scheduled buses, please ask at Student Services when you have enrolled.

There are terms and conditions of eligibility for free and discounted bus passes, to discuss further

LMC bus routes

Free bus route timetable

LMC 1 - Walney Island - Barrow - Dalton - Ulverston - Greenodd - Backbarrow - Newby Bridge - Cartmel - Grange Over Sands - Lindale - Leven - Milnthorpe

Town Destination stop Depart Return
Walney Prom Taxi Office 06:55 17:55
Barrow Town Hall 07:00 17:50
Barrow Abbey Road, by Railway Station (Magistrates Court) 07:02 17:47
Barrow Shell Garage Abbey Road 07:05 17:45
Dalton in Furness Tudor Square 07:15 17:35
Cross A Moor Crossroads 07:20 17:30
Ulverston Victoria Road 07:25 17:20
Greenodd Main Bus Stop 07:35 17:15
Backbarrow Layby 07:40 17:10
Newby Bridge Swan Hotel 07:45 17:05
Cartmel Bottom of Grange Fell Road (opp Pig & Whistle) 07:55 17:00
Grange Over Sands Hampsfell Road 08:00 16:55
Lindale Outside Hadwins 08:03 16:45
Levens Levens Bridge 08:10 16:40
Milnthorpe Outside the Black Bull 08:15 16:35
College Main Site 08:45 16:10

LMC 3 - Windermere - Ings - Staveley - Kendal - Endmoor - Crooklands

Town Destination stop Depart Return
Windermere Railway Station 07:45 17:10
Ings Turn to Village Bus Stop 07:47 17:08
Staveley Main bus stop 07:50 17:05
Kendal Windermere Road Stop 1 07:55 17:00
Kendal Windermere Road Stop 2 07:55 17:00
Kendal Kendal Bus Station 08:00 16.55
Kendal Leisure Centre 08:02 16:53
The Helme Layby 08:05 16:50
Endmoor Calverts Antiques 08:10 16:45
Crooklands Crooklands Hotel 08:15 16:40
College Main Site 08:45 16:10

LMC 4 - Sedbergh - Barbon Village - Casterton - Kirkby Lonsdale - Whittington - Arkholme - Halton

Town Destination stop Depart Return
Sedbergh Main Street Bus Shelter 07:45 17:13
Layby Middleton Fells Inn 07:52 17:06
Barbon Road End 08:00 16:58
Casterton Bus Shelter 08:05 16:51
Kirkby Lonsdale Square 08:10 16:46
Whittington Village Hall 08:15 16.43
Arkholme Bay Horse 08:20 16:38
Kirkby Lonsdale Road Redwell Inn Car Park 08:23 16:28
Halton High Road Shops 08:30 16:20
College Main Site 08:45 16:10

LMC 5 - Settle - Austwick - Clapham - Ingleton - Burton In Lonsdale - High Bentham - Low Bentham - Wennington - Wray - Hornby - Farleton - Claughton - Brookhouse - Caton

Town Destination stop Depart Return
Settle Whitefriars Car Park 07:25 17:30
Austwick Austwick Church 07:33 17:24
Clapham Village Post Office 07:35 17:20
Ingleton Stop on Laundry Lane (Back of Baines Garage) 07:40 17:15
Burton in Lonsdale Methodist Chapel 07:47 17:08
High Bentham Robins Lane/Main Street 07:55 17:00
Low Bentham Post Office 08:00 16:55
Wennington Railway Station 08:07 16:48
Wray Bus Stop 08:11 16:44
Hornby Lambs Garage (former site) 08:15 16:40
Farleton Farleton Old Road - Bus Stop 08:16 16:39
Claughton Claughton Brick Works 08:17 16:35
Brookhouse Black Bull 08:22 16:33
Caton Station Hotel 08:25 16:30
College Main Site 08:45 16:10

LMC 6 - Holme - Burton In Kendal - Carnforth - Bolton Le Sands - Slyne

Holme The Smithy Inn 08:10 16:45
Burton in Kendal The Square 08:15 16:40
Carnforth Bus Stop - Burch Tree Vets 08:25 16:30
Bolton Le Sands Pharmacy – A6 Main Road 08:30 16:20
Sylne Bus Stop A6 08:35 16:20
College Main Site 08:45 16:10

Please note:

Fee information is subject to change in line with Government policy and LSC funding priorities. Please check for up to date information when you are applying. 

Whilst the College will endeavour to ensure that all buses arrive and depart at the stated times, no guarantee can be given and students should make their own arrangements in the event of failing to catch the service. No compensation will be paid should students miss their bus for any reason.

In case of serious transport issues with the Student Buses, please contact Mark Shaw, Director, Travellers Choice 01524 720055

In case of adverse weather conditions or roadworks and closures, please see the Travellers Choice website to check the route.

Discounted Stagecoach Bus Passes

Even if you don't live on a college bus route, you may still qualify for FREE or discounted travel to college. If you live more than 1.5 miles from College and your household income is below £35,000pa, we will provide you with a Stagecoach bus pass which you can also use at evenings and weekends. 

Full time students from the Garstang and Preston area may apply for a free Stagecoach bus pass to use scheduled buses, please ask at Student Services when you have enrolled.

All students who are not eligible for a free bus pass can buy a discounted bus pass from The Hex, (see prices below), these passes can also use at evenings and weekends.

Stagecoach Bus Pass Prices 2023/24


Megarider Goldrider
Autumn Term £235 £410
Spring Term £185 £305
Summer Term £150 £270

Download the Stagecoach Bay Bus Service map

Free buses from LMC