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

What is unirider?

Unirider is the discount student bus ticket that’s always in your pocket...

Wherever you’re headed in life... to college or uni...shops... library... pub... get there by bus from just 68p a day*.

Once you buy your unirider, that's it, you just show it to the driver with your student photo ID whenever you board one of our buses.

Where can I use it?

Destination... everywhere? If you can get there by bus with Stagecoach in Greater Manchester and Magic bus, you can go with your unirider ticket...

We run more buses than any other operator up and down Oxford Road, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And we drop off and pick up near popular student areas including, Manchester City Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Royal Northern College of Music, Rusholme, Fallowfield and Withington.

Plus, if you live, study or want to go to other areas of Manchester, we have a network of buses throughout Greater Manchester including, Chorlton, Didsbury, Manchester Airport, intu Trafford Centre, Whalley Range, Stockport, Salford, MediaCityUK and Wigan

How much will it cost?

Manchester annual and autumn term unirider tickets on sale now!

Ticket Type

Valid FromValid ToPrice
Manchester annual unirider


£205Buy Online Now
Manchester annual unirider
Manchester autumn term unirider
01.09.1531.12.15£100Buy Online Now
Manchester spring term unirider
Manchester summer term unirider

Where can I get one?

Next stop: and save £20 when you buy your Annual unirider online. On sale now

You can also buy them direct at one of our sales agents. On sale from 17 August
• MMSU Student Union
• University of Manchester Student Union
... and TfGM Travelshops in: Altrincham, Ashton, Bolton, Hyde, Leigh, Piccadilly Gardens, Shudehill, Stockport, Wigan & Wythenshawe.

Or visit us at Fresher events in September and October:

• Stockport College 4 September
• Owens Park Hall of Residence 17 to 20 September
• University of Manchester 22 and 23 September
• MMSU 23 and 24 September
• University of Salford 2 October


What if I lose it?

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, please email us at A charge of £25 will be made for a replacement and only one replacement will be issued within an academic year.

Go on.....Say hello!

If you would link any more information about unirider please get in touch

• Email us:
• Call us: 0161 273 3377 (Monday to Friday office hours)
• Tweet us: @StagecoachGM

We will be happy to help.

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 please don't hesitate to contact us.


*Price of 68p a day is based on the Manchester annual unirider online price of £205 valid for 303 days between 1 September 2015 and 30 June 2016.