Parents in North Hampshire say their children face a "dark and dangerous" journey to school if bus services are cut.
They're concerned that the proposed three-mile walk between Hook and the Robert May's School in Odiham crosses unlit heathland and a busy A road.
The local authority has a duty to provide home to school transport for pupils who live more than three miles away or under three miles if there's no safe walking route.
Home to school transport currently costs Hampshire County Council £30million a year and the council says cuts need to be made.
It told ITV News Meridian they're considering investing in an all weather route to school that incorporates existing footpaths and looking at ways of improving the crossing point on the A287.
Full statement from Hampshire County Council:
Juliette Fletcher reports: