Although we are a small University, we are a split campus University. The following information around intercampus transport, the Safety Bus and other means of transport should help you get to and from Uni and between campuses with ease, on time and most importantly in the safest and cheapest way possible!
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Great News - for the Academic Year 2018/19, the Inter-Campus Bus services (U7,U8 & U7N) are FREE for students on productionof a valid UoC Student ID Card. Other services are chargeable at current rates (see additional information below). Staff travelling on the U7, U8 and U7N are required to produce their staff ID card and may use a pre-purcahsed (from SIZ or The SHOP) subsidised ticket. Click here to view the latest intercampus timetable
The bus services will be monitored during semester 1 as we anticipate an increase in use due to the introduction of the free service, the increase in split campus courses and the opening of the new Tech Park on Bognor Regis Campus. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the service please email: Travelplan@chi.ac.uk
The information below is a summary of the services now in operation and the applicable charges.
U7 (run by Stagecoach) - FREE for students; is the regular daytime service connecting Bognor Regis and Chichester campuses (with a number of stops in-between) from early in the morning until early evening. The service runs from the main bus stop on Chichester Campus, and the bus stops outside Bognor Regis Campus (opposite Butlins).
U7n (run by Stagecoach - FREE for students; this service is the evening version of the U7 and is the regular evening service connecting Bognor Regis and Chichester campuses; this service operates with a number of stops, including Stockbridge Halls and many other popular student residential areas. The service runs from the main bus stop on Chichester Campus, and the bus stops outside Bognor Regis Campus (opposite Butlins).
U8 (run by Stagecoach) - FREE for students; this service offers direct inter campus travel . The service runs from the main bus stop on Chichester Campus, and the bus stops outside Bognor Regis Campus (opposite Butlins).
No 50 (run by Stagecoach); a local service within Chichester that stops on Chichester campus and runs to the bus station (opposite the train station, handy for those living in Stockbridge Halls or commuting by train/bus).
The No 50 service is subsidised at 60p per journey for students and staff (when travelling with a pre-bought ticket and on production of a UoC student or staff card if requested). Tickets are available from the SIZ on each campus or the SHOP on BOC. Travelling without a pre-paid ticket costs more and is to be discouraged where possible.
The U7, U8 & U7N are FREE for students on production of a valid UoC student ID card. For staff, the services is subsidised at 60p per journey (when ttravelling with a pre-bought ticket and on production of a UoC staff card if requested). Tickets are available from SIZ on each campus or The SHOP on BOC. Travelling without a pre-paid ticket costs more and is to be discouraged where possible.
No 700 (run by Stagecoach); the local ‘Coastliner’ service which connects Chichester Bus Station and Bognor Regis campus. Students living at Stockbridge Halls studying on a split campus or Bognor based course (only) may access this service at a subsidised rate during the week using pre-bought tickets from Stockbridge reception.
At the weekends, ALL UoC Students can use the 700 bus service between Bognor Regis and Chichester for a set fare of £2 single or £2.75 return (on production of a valid UoC Student Card).
To supplement the U7N which operates in the evenings, the SU runs a Night Time Safety Bus during semester time. This is a late evening/night time service running predominantly from Chichester to ensure students can travel home from campus safely, whether this is after study, participating in events or socialising in the SU. The safety bus costs just £1 per journey which is payable in cash and priority will be given to passengers whose route is not serviced by the U7N.
If you wish to look at the more detailed U7/Stagecoach bus timetable and stops, details can be found at: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/
If you have any feedback on the bus services, please forward this to firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many cycle routes around Bognor Regis and Chichester that will help you get around. One way to find out where's best to go and the routes available can be found at the West Sussex, Cycle Journey Planner (click for the planner)
Car share details and information around Parking Permits, available here
Many students do and our campuses are both quite easily accessible from the main towns. When walking in the darker evenings/late at night, common sense applies and we would encourage you to walk with a friend, and stay n well lit routes wherever possible. The SU is happy to provide attack alarms free of charge to anyone that wishes to carry one. Remember that as an alternative there are a number of bus service options including the safety bus.
When walking to or from campus during the evening, please respect your neighbours and try and keep the noise down - avoid walking in really large groups.
Chichester students using the hospital as a cut through please be aware that hospital gate is closed from 10pm - Do NOT attempt to climb the gate when it is closed.
Sometimes students want to travel by taxi – recommended taxi companies in the area are:
Chichester – Starline (0500 771077)
Bognor - Yellow Star (01243 828282)
We hope it never happens but if as a UoC student you are stranded in the local area without cash, special arrangements exist with these taxi companies to get you home – you will have to pay later (Ts&Cs apply).
The trains into Chichester and Bognor stations are mainly run by Southern Railways, for details click here
Staying safe when Traveling
Walking - whilst Chichester and Bognor Regis are nice areas, we would always recommend you walk in pairs in darker evenings and stick to well lit routes wherever possible (for example we would suggest you avoid walking through parks etc) - or use the safety bus service. The SU is happy to provide attack alarms free of charge for anyone that wishes to carry one. When leaving campus at night please use official routes and respect your community by keeping noise down. Also, for students on Chichester campus please note that the hospital gate is locked at 10pm - DO NOT attempt to climb the gate.
Safety Bus Service – run by the SU every night during term time, predominantly in Chichester but also in Bognor during major events. For £1 per person per journey the buses will drop you home from Campus (with a reasonable distance from campus) – fares to be paid in cash.
The Safety Bus Service Bus departs from outside the LRC/SIZ. The bus runs until all students waiting for the service have been cleared from campus; the service starts at 8pm and there is no set finish time.
*It is NOT possible to purchase one way tickets, either 10 journey or return tickets must be purchased.