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UniriderUnirider - the student bus ticket that's always in your pocket

What is unirider?

Unirider is a student only bus ticket valid on all Stagecoach and Magic bus services in Greater Manchester, available to both University and College students 16+ years of age. It's a fantastic way to save money on bus travel whilst you are here in Manchester studying.

The ticket is valid all day and night on the network of buses that can get you to shops, pubs, clubs, gyms, libraries... just remember to take it with you. When you buy a unirider ticket you don't have to budget for a weekly ticket anymore. Just hop on or off any one of our buses anytime.

Once you buy your ticket, it's yours and no-one else's. It must be accompanied by your student ID with your photo on it. You can use it between the two dates printed on the ticket by showing it to the driver with your student card. Please don't lend it to anyone else, this is a personal ticket to you.


How much will it cost?

Summer Holiday Unirider valid between 1 July and 31 August 2015 now on sale*

Ticket Type

Valid FromValid ToPrice
Manchester Unirider Summer Holiday 201501.07.15


£62Buy Now

* The Summer Holiday Unirider is only available on line.


Where can I use it?

Unirider tickets are valid on all Stagecoach and Magic bus services throughout Manchester, including Wigan. Use your unirider anytime on any Stagecoach or Magic bus.
We have a 24 hour service running up and down Oxford Road, dropping off and picking up at popular student areas including:

• Manchester City Centre
• University of Manchester
• Manchester Metroplitan University
• Royal Northern College of Music
• Rusholme
• Fallowfield
• Withington

Click here to view a map of our services on the popular route between Fallowfield and Manchester City Centre.

In addition, our network of over 100 services in Greater Manchester serve areas including:

• University of Salford
• MediaCityUK
• intu Trafford Centre
• Chorlton
• Didsbury
• Manchester Airport
• Whalley Range
• Stockport
• Moston
• Middleton

Stagecoach unirider tickets are also valid on all Stagecoach services in Wigan.

Use our timetable search to see route is best for you.

Need more information?

Please send an email to to check if the Unirider ticket is the right one for you?


Where can I get one?

The Manchester Unirider Summer Holiday ticket is available online only.

Annual and Term Uniriders valid from 1 September 2015 will be available online and from other outlets from mid August.

What happens if I lose my ticket?

We realise that there is a small chance of you losing your ticket, please look after it as it’s a valuable item.

If you do lose it contact Stagecoach Manchester by email
A charge of £25 will be made for a replacement, only one replacement in one academic year.

Other information

We realise that you will make some close friends whist at University, you may share a house, a night out or even a pizza but please note that the Unirider is not for sharing.When you get your student ID, carry it with you and show it to the driver, ticket inspector or police when requested. Failure to show the correct ID may result in the ticket being confiscated. Please read full online terms and conditions for more details. If you require any other information or have any questions you can contact us on 0161 273 3377 or at