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Getting to Franklin

Getting to Franklin

Travel Information

Franklin College runs five bus routes itself and if these are not accessible to you we have included local bus information to help you get to college. The fares for the services are currently £1 per journey and the current timetables are listed below.

Click here to view the proposed routes for September 2018.

Alford route

Route Depart Return
Alford, Market Place, library 07.05  
Woodthorpe (Junction B1373/A1104) 07.10  
Withern (Junction B1373 to Woodthorpe) 07.18  
Gayton Top 07.25  
Manby 07.35  
Grimoldby 07.40  
South Cockerington 07.45  
North Cockerington 07.50  
Alvingham 07.55  
Yarburgh 08.00  
Covenham 08.05  
Fulstow 08.10  
Tetney, The Plough Inn 08.18  
Holton le Clay, Royal Oak 08.25  
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue 08.45 16.30

Thursday return 15.15  

Lincolnshire Coast route

Route Depart Return
Huttoft 07.10  
Sutton-on-Sea, Trusthorpe Road (after roundabout) 07.22  
Mablethorpe, bus station 07.28  
Theddlethorpe, Saltfleet Road 07.36  
Saltfleet, Crown Inn 07.40  
B1200 Junction (Mar Dyke East) 07.44  
North Somercotes, Keeling Street/Conisholme Road 07.48  
Grainthorpe, opposite chapel 07.54  
Grainthorpe, opposite turkey farm 07.54  
Marshchapel, Greyhound pub 07.59  
North Cotes Camp, Mablethorpe Road 08.09  
North Cotes, bus shelter opposite church 08.15  
Humberston Avenue, Humberston Academy 08.25  
Humberston Avenue, cemetry 08.26  
Humberston Avenue/Peaks Lane 08.27  
New Waltham, Station Road/Spar 08.29  
New Waltham, Station Road/Tollbar roundabout 08.31  
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue 08.50 16.40

Thursday return 15.15  

Humber Bank route

Route Depart Return
Barton upon Humber, Bus Station  07.10   
Barrow upon Humber, Royal Oak  07.20   
Wootton, Nags Head  07.35   
Ulceby, Co-op  07.43   
East Halton, Post office 07.55  
South Killingholme, Village Square 08.00  
Immingham, County pub 08.04  
Immingham, Med centre 08.05  
Immingham, Civic Centre 08.07  
Immingham, Margaret street 08.07  
Immingham, Blue Stone (shops) 08.08  
Immingham, Hume Brae 08.09  
Immingham, Highfield Farm 08.10  
Little London, Bus stop in Little London 08.15  
Stallingborough, Roundabout 08.20  
Healing, Wisteria Drive 08.24  
Healing, Healing School 08.27  
Great Coates, Great Coates Church 08.30  
Wybers Woods, Wybers Lights 08.34  
Little Coates, St Michael's Church 08.36  
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue 08.45 16.30

Thursday return 15.20 

Lincolnshire Wolds route 

Route Depart Return
Brookenby 07.30  
Binbrook, square 07.40  
Tealby 07.50  
Market Rasen, Market Place 08.00  
Nettleton, Salutation Inn 08.15  
Caistor, Navigation Lane 08.17  
Caistor, Market Place 08.20  
Irby, A46 08.25  
Laceby, Square 08.30  
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue  08.45 16.40

Thursday return 15.20 

Louth route 

Route Depart Return
Legbourne, Main road 07.50  
Louth, Kenwick Road Bus Stop 07.55  
Louth, Bus Station 08.00  
Louth, Cordeaux 08.03  
Fotherby, Bus Stop (Nr. Kennels) 08.11  
Utterby, Bus Stop (Holywell Lane) 08.15  
Utterby, Bus Stop (Chapel Lane) 08.15  
Ludborough, Bus Stop (Livesey Road) 08.20  
North Thoresby, Square 08.27  
Waltham, Tilted Barrel/Spar 08.35  
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue  08.50 16.35

Thursday return 15.25

 Cleethorpes Route

Route Depart Return
Weelsby Rd/ Love Lane Corner 07.45  
Humberston Road/Tesco 07.50  
Humberston Road/The Grosvenor Pub 07.53  
North Sea Lane/Bedford Road 07.55  
Kings Road/Pleasure Island 07.57  
Chichester Road/The Wellow Pub 08.00  
Hardys Road/Spar Shop 08.01  
Cromwell Road/Howlett Road 08.03  
Alexander Road/The Naval Club 08.05  
St Peter's Avenue/St Andrews Church 08.07  
Highgate/Thrunscoe Road 08.09  
Highgate/Trinity Road 08.10  
Sandringham Road/Brian Avenue 08.12  
Sandringham Road/Top Shops 08.13  
Davenport Drive/Lady Frances Crescent 08.15  
Old Clee/Spar shop 08.17  
Carr Lane/Lichfield Road 08.20  
Carr Lane/Columbia Road 08.22  
Durban Road/Humberstone Road 08.25  
Pasture Street/Edward Street 08.27  
Hainton Avenue/Welholme Road 08.32  
Hainton Avenue/Rialto Avenue 08.35  
Weelsby Road/Legsby Avenue 08.40  
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue  08.45 16.40

 Thursday return 15.25

New Brigg Route for September 2018

Franklin College

Franklin Bus termly passes

If you would like to purchase a termly buss pass the details are as follows. All prices are based on the standard fee of £1 in each direction daily. Please purchase passes from the finance office near reception.  Passes are £130 per term (each academic year consists of 3 terms). 

Stagecoach travel cards

From September 2016 Stagecoach will be offering the following bus passes:

Grimsby Megarider (£10.50) - Available for use at all times on all Stagecoach services in Grimsby/Cleethorpes within the boundaries of tollbar, Waltham, Humberston, Laceby, Great Coates and Pyewipe.

Grimsby Megarider Plus (£14.50) - Available for use at all times on all Stagecoach services in Grimsby/Cleethorpes and immingham within the boundaries of tollbar, Waltham, Humberston, Laceby, Great Coates and Pyewipe.

Megarider Connect (£33.00) - Unlimited Travel for 7 days.

All Megariders are available to purchase online here. However if you opt for the Megarider or Megarider Plus you are able to purchase these on the bus from the driver. Please note the above tickets are all weekly tickets.

Stagecoach also offer monthly tickets which are only available online and are valid for 28 days.  The cost of these are:

  • Standard Megarider - £36.50
  • Megarider Plus - £51.00
  • Megarider Connect - £120.00

Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire

Students travelling from Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire can still apply to their Local Authority for a reduced rate pass (provided that they fulfill the eligibility requirements).

Lincolnshire: application forms can be obtained from Student Services or by calling 01522 782020. For a leaflet from Lincolnshire Council about transport for 2016-17 please click here. Some or all of these costs may be refunded if you are eligible for a college bursary.

North Lincolnshire: apply online at by clicking here or by telephoning 01724 297218 for an application form.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Student Finance on 01472 875000 or email

Apply Now!

Applying is easy and the sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an interview with you.

We are now running bus routes to help students get to Franklin College.

Visit our transport page for more information on transport options.


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