Life at BMC


transport to bmc

Please note: This information is correct for September 2020. Updated information for September 2021 will be available shortly.

As part of a vision which holds sustainability and the environment in mind, we are committed to providing and promoting a diverse range of travel options for our students.

BMC is situated on two campuses and is well served by a range of buses and trains from across Leicestershire and surrounding counties, which makes for simple and easy access. We also continue to invest in dedicated college routes, making it even easier to access the course of your choice.

If you have any questions you can contact our Transport team on 01664 855 211.

Direct Bus Routes to BMC

Details of all direct BMC bus routes from the surrounding areas. Click on the image below to reveal more information about each route and print if required.

Route Number

Pick Up Points on Route

Route 1 – Nottingham (College Minibus) Nottingham Villages (TBC) > Cotgrave > Ruddington > Keyworth Area > Melton > Brooksby
Route 2 – Bingham (College Minibus) Bingham > Bottesford > The Vale (TBC) > Melton > Brooksby


Route 3 –Nottinghamshire (College Minibus) Nottinghamshire Villages (TBC) > Melton > Brooksby


Route 4 – Market Harborough (College Contract Coach) Market Harborough > Kibworth Beauchamp > Kibworth Harcourt > Great Glen > Billesdon > Houghton on the Hill > Thurnby > Scraptoft > Hamilton > Brooksby > Melton


Route 5 – Lutterworth (College Contract Coach) Lutterworth > Dunton Bassett > Broughton Astley > Cosby > Whetstone > Narborough > Enderby > LFE > Glenfield > New Parks > Brooksby > Melton


Route 7 – Ashby de la Zouch (College Contract Coach) Moira > Ashby de la Zouch > Ravenstone > Coalville > Hugglescote > Ellistown > Bagworth > Markfield > Groby > Anstey > Brooksby > Melton


Route 8 – Hinckley (College Contract Coach) Burbage > Hinckley > Barwell > Earl Shilton > Desford > Ratby > Beaumont Leys > Birstall > Brooksby > Melton


Route 9 – East Leake/Loughborough (College Contract Coach) East Leake > Hathern > Shepshed > Loughborough > Quorn > Barrow upon Soar > Sileby > Mountsorrel > Rothley > Brooksby > Melton


Centrebus S29 – Stamford/Oakham (Rutland /College contract) Essendine > Ryhall > Stamford > Greetham > Oakham > Langham > Oakham Enterprise Park > Whissendine > Burton Lazars > Melton > Brooksby


Centrebus 8 – Grantham (Centrebus Pass) Grantham > Harlaxton > Croxton Kerrial > Waltham on the Wolds > Melton > Brooksby



The charge for 2020/21 was £595 per student (payable in 4 instalments of £148.75) – this charge is subject to change for the 2021/22 academic year.

For more information, please contact Transport Services:

Tel: 01664 855 211



Our Transport application for September 2021 entry will be available shortly.

All final pick up points will be confirmed after the closing date (31st July 2021)


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Bus routes


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Bus routes

Bus pass

Annual subsidised college passes are available directly from BMC for Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland from £595* per academic year.

Contact Transport Services for an application form and further information.

Tel: 01664 855 211


Visit the Centrebus website to check if they have a route near you and then contact BMC Transport Team for an application form and further information.


*Subject to annual increase

You would be surprised at the rail connections to BMC, find an option that suits you! You will find a range of options for train tickets which will enable you to purchase tickets on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis.


From To Journey Time No. of Changes
Leicester Melton Mowbray 16 mins No changes
Hinckley Melton Mowbray 36 mins No changes
Oakham Melton Mowbray 11 mins No changes
Stamford Melton Mowbray 24 mins No changes
Loughborough Melton Mowbray 52 mins One change
Birmingham Melton Mowbray 1hr 12 mins No changes
Sheffield Melton Mowbray 1hr 45 mins No changes
Peterborough Melton Mowbray 37 mins No changes
London Melton Mowbray 1hr 40 mins One change

The Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street rail link runs through Melton Mowbray, linking the cities of Birmingham, Leicester and Cambridge!

For more information on rail connections, prices and information on season tickets to Melton Mowbray from your local area click here:

National Rail

or visit

The Train Line


If you would prefer to travel to college by train then it may be worth purchasing a 16-25 year old railcard. Costing just £30 per year, the 16-25 year old railcard saves you 1/3 off rail fares*. You can also apply for a 16-25 railcard if you are ages 26 or over; in full time study for over 15 hours a week and at least 20 weeks a year. *schedule restrictions may apply

16-15 railcard

Parking is free at our  Brooksby Campus and Blue Badge parking is available at all campuses

You can obtain a parking permit for the above from Student Services.

Whilst we do not offer free parking at our Melton Campus, you are able to use the public car park on Wilton Road (adjacent to the Melton campus), and a number of others that are available in the area.

Please visit the Melton Council website for details on available car parks, directions, current charges and season tickets.

There are other options when you wish to travel to BMC and our team can help you find the right solution for you. Just get in touch!

Local Taxi companies

It’s easy to gain access to the Brooksby campus from Melton Mowbray, simply call a cab.

  • Manor Taxis, Melton Mowbray – 01664 565533
  • Topps Taxis, Syston – 0116 260 9690
  • ABC Taxis, Leicester – 0116 255 5111

Selected operators may offer Student Discount. Ask the operator for 10% Student Discount on production of your Student ID Card!

FREE BMC Student Shuttle Service

BMC provide an internal shuttle service at our Brooksby campus to ensure that you are able to get around and get to your lectures on time. Our vehicles and drivers are also available to provide transport for field trips and other offsite activities to enhance your overall experience at BMC.

Car sharing

Is your car as cheap to run as you think? It is often very easy to overlook the real cost of running a car. As well as the cost of fuel, there are all the hidden extras such as car tax, car insurance, MOT test, breakdown cover, servicing parts and repairs. You may never have considered car sharing, however you could halve your fuel costs, reduce stress and CO2 and make new friends.
The ideal car sharer could be sat in the next office or classroom and you have no idea! We are currently considering an initiative to promote car sharing within the college. You never know…it could be you!
Click here for more:


For more information please contact Transport Services on 01664 855 211 or email

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the College Bursary and Discretionary Funds, for further information visit the Finances page or contact Student Services on 01664 855 293.