A key part of the school day
At CT Plus, we that providing a pleasant journey to school is part of having a great day at school. We provide a key element of the schools transport service on behalf of the Environment Department, ensuring that children and young people can get to school on time – and home again – in safety and comfort.
Who is the service for?
The dedicated school bus service is for children and young people attending one of the primary or secondary schools as well as the Grammar School. It is particularly valuable for those children who travel to school from some distance away, therefore, on secondary and the Grammar school routes, priority is given to children who live over a mile away from their school. If you live less than a mile away from your child’s secondary school, your child will only be able to use the dedicated school bus service if there is room on the vehicle.
How much does it cost?
All full time students in Guernsey can travel for free with a student puffinpass. These can be applied for at the Kiosk at the Town terminus.
Students may use either the CT Plus dedicated school buses or travel on the service buses. See 'Which schools does it serve' to see if there is a CT Plus school bus for your catchment. There are other operators and these can be contacted separately.
If your child has forgotten their puffinpass, they will not be charged providing they are in uniform and are travelling between 7am-9am in the morning and between 3pm-5pm in the afternoon. For those students who do not wear uniform, for example those who attend The Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, it is essential a puffinpass is used for the free travel.
How does it work?
Children and young people can use the service to get to and from school in two different ways.
There are dedicated school bus services that operate during term time. Children and young people can catch these at bus stops – or, if outside of Town, St. Peter Port or Bridge, St. Sampsons, they can ‘hail’ a bus and, provided it is safe, the driver will stop to pick them up. If choosing the ‘hail and ride ’option, please assess whether your child is doing this in a safe place.
If your child’s school is on a regular bus route, they can also travel free on a scheduled service if they are in their school uniform and are catching the bus between 7am-9am and 3pm-5pm
On the return journey, the dedicated school bus service will collect children and young people from their schools, dropping them off at bus stops along their route.
Which schools does it serve?
The dedicated schools network together with the scheduled bus service reach every States-funded school on Guernsey except for St. Martin’s Primary – where the school catchment area is local enough not to need a bus service – although certain services are provided by other operators and are not included in this information.
What are the routes and times?
The routes and times of the scheduled bus service are available here. Dedicated school services operated by CT Plus are set out in full here. Sometimes, school routes are affected by road closures and subsequent diversions - details of which will appeaer here.