Guide: Post-16 transport

Additional information

If Devon offer you assistance, the transport team will decide the minimum level of support required to remove transport as a barrier to you remaining in education. This may be:

  • Independent Travel Training.
  • A Vacant Seat on a contract vehicle.
  • A petrol allowance to assist your parents to take you to school or college – the amount to be determined by DCC.
  • A parental acknowledgement, which is a payment to assist your parents to make the necessary arrangements to enable you to get to school or college.

No free transport is available – any assistance offered by Devon County Council will be subject to a parental contribution.

Pay for Post 16 Transport

Any assistance offered by Devon County Council will be for that academic year only, or the duration agreed by the local authority if for a shorter period. You will need to re-apply each academic year and a new Assessment of Need will be carried out.

If you are 19 or over on 1st September you should contact Adult Care and ask for an Assessment of Need to be carried out.  Contact MyDevon on 0345 155 1019.

Useful Numbers

Traveline 0871 200 22 33 can help with bus or train information. Their website is

www.travelinesw.com or you can download their travel app.

National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk can help with rail information.

View a list of contact details for bus operators in Devon

If you need advice as to which school or college is the nearest to your home, or advice on assistance with your travel to education, please contact 0345 155 1019 or visit

www.devon.gov.uk/school_transport