Teams are expected to make their own travel arrangements to all home and away fixtures with the exception of those playing at Shenley. The Sports Administrator will be on hand to help however, so please contact them if you'd like support with the most efficient travel place.
BUCS Away Travel
We will pre-book travel upon request for BUCS fixtures taking place outside of London. Complete the BUCS Travel Request Form should you wish to have train or coach travel pre-booked. Please read the information on this webform page carefully and ensure to meet the travel request deadlines. Please also note that any advance travel will only be covered up to the cost up to the price of a Young Person’s Railcard or Group Saver discount. Any additional costs will have to be covered by club accounts.
Public transport is often the most efficient method of travel from campus to your venue. Students can purchase train tickets for their travel and get this reimbursed. Travel to all away fixtures outside Zone 2 is eligible for travel reclaims if students pay for travel themselves (see the guide on how to reclaim travel expenses). This includes train fares, bus fares and taxis. Taxi reimbursements will only be paid if there is no public transport alternatives (please speak with the Sports Administrator should you feel that a taxi is necessary).
BUCS Home Travel
If you are a sports team who regularly plays fixtures at Shenley, coaches will be booked every week for everyone going. You will be informed of your pre-booked coach when the Sports Administrator sends you fixture confirmation details at least 48 hours in advance of your fixture. If you intend not to travel to Shenley via coach, you need to inform the Sports Administrator as soon as possible.
All other home travel should be accessible via public transport.
If you do not wish to travel by train, please see the guide on how to hire a vehicle for your events or activities.
Please note, Student's Union UCL will only pay for travel if you are a sports team who plays fixtures against other universities (BUCS matches) and the cost does not exceed the amount of travelling by train using a Young Person’s Railcard. Otherwise the club must cover the costs of hiring a vehicle or paying for train travel either through requesting a sum in the annual grant, or by using money from the non-grant account.
For your supporters
In most cases clubs' supporters will be expected to make their own way to venues to watch matches. However should there be spare seats on coaches supporters may be able to travel with the club free of charge.
Any requests for supporters places on coaches should be made by email to the Sports Administrator. Such requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance of any fixture. Student's Union UCL reserves the right to cancel any reservations for supporters on coaches, should the late cancellation of fixtures, or late additional fixtures affect the transport requirements of teams playing at Shenley. Spare coach places will normally be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.