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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.

Lincolnshire Coast route 1

Legbourne, Gayton Top, Withern, Alford, Sutton-on-Sea, Mablethorpe, Theddlethorpe, Saltfleet and North Somercotes.

Route Depart Return
Legbourne, Main Road 06.40 18.40
Gayton Top 06.45 18.35
Withern, Junction B1373 to Woodthorpe 06.50 18.30
Alford, Market Place (Library) 07.10 18.10
Sutton-on-Sea, Trusthorpe Road (just after roundabout) 07.22 17.58
Mablethorpe, Bus Station Sea Croft Road 07.28 17.52
Theddlethorpe, Saltfleet Road 07.36 17.44
Saltfleet, Crown Inn 07.40 17.40
North Somercotes, Keeling Street/Conisholme Road (Junction)  07.48 17.32
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue 08.30 16.30

Thursday return 15.15  

Lincolnshire Coast route 2

Grainthorpe, Marschapel, North Cotes, Tetney, Humberston, Waltham and Scartho

Route Depart Return
Grainthorpe, opposite chapel  07.40 17.50
Grainthorpe, opposite turkey farm 07.40 17.50
Marshchapel, The Greyhound Pub  07.45 17.45
North Coates Camp, Mablethorpe Road  07.55 17.35
North Coates, bus shelter opposite church 08.00 17.30
Tetney, Plough Inn 08.05 17.20
Humberston Ave, first bus stop (Humberston Academy)  08.10 17.08
Humberston Ave, Cemetery   08.11 17.05
Humberston Ave, last bus stop (before Peaks Lane)  08.13 17.02
Station Road, Spar 08.15 17.00
Station Road, Tollbar Roundabout 08.17 16.58
Louth Road, Rose and Crown 08.23 16.50
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue 08.40 16.40

Thursday return 15.45  

Humber Bank route 

Barton Upon Humber, Goxhill, Wootton, Ulceby, South Killingholme, Immingham, Stallinborough, Healing, Great Coates and Wybers Wood

Route Depart Return
Barton Upon Humber, Bus Station  07.10  17.50
Barrow Upon Humber, Bus Stop (Royal Oak)  07.20  17.40 
Goxhill, Shops at Railway Station  07.30  17.35 
Wootton, Nags Head  07.37  17.27 
Ulceby, Co-op  07.45  17.20 
South Killingholme, Village Square 07.50 17.15
Immingham, County pub 07.54 17.11
Immingham, Med centre 07.55 17.10
Immingham, Civic Centre 07.57 17.08
Immingham, Margaret street 07.57 07.07
Immingham, Blue Stone (shops) 07.58 17.06
Immingham, Hume Brae 07.59 17.05
Immingham, Highfield Farm 08.00 16.59
Little London, Bus stop in Little London 08.05 16.58
Stallingborough, Roundabout 08.10 16.55
Healing, Wisteria Drive 08.14 16.50
Healing, Healing School 08.17 16.48
Great Coates, Great Coates Church 08.20 16.45
Wybers Woods, Wybers Lights 08.24 16.40
Little Coates, St Michael's Church 08.23 16.39
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue 08.30 16.30

Thursday return 15.15 

Lincolnshire Wolds route 

Market Rasen, Nettleton, Caistor, Irby and Laceby

Route Depart Return
Market Rasen, Market Place 08.00 17.30
Nettleton, Salutation Inn 08.15 17.15
Caistor, Navigation Lane 08.17 17.08
Caistor, Market Place 08.20 17.05
Irby, Church 08.30 17.00
Laceby, Square 08.35 16.55
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue  08.50 16.40

Thursday return 15.45 

Louth route 

Louth, Fotherby, Utterby, North Thoresby, Holton le Clay and Waltham

Route Depart Return
Louth, Bus Station 08.00 17.30
Fotherby, Bus Stop (Nr. Kennels) 08.15 17.15
Utterby, Bus Stop (Holywell Lane) 08.17 17.08
North Thoresby, Square 08.20 17.05
Holton Le Clay, Royal Oak 08.30 17.00
Waltham, Tilted Barrel/Spar 08.35 16.55
Franklin College, Chelmsford Avenue  08.55 16.35

Thursday return 15.30 

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