What ID do I need for a student bus pass?

To make sure that it's you, we'll need you to show your student photo ID when using your StagecoachSmart student card. This it to check the same name is used for both.

But don't worry if the name on your Student ID doesn't match your StagecoachSmart student card. We'll arrange for a new card to be sent to you. Get in touch and let us know on 0345 810 1000 or [email protected]

If you can’t show your ID to our staff when asked, we're sorry but your StagecoachSmart student card may be confiscated. You’ll also unfortunately have to pay the full fare.

It's worth noting that acceptable student ID varies between Stagecoach regions. Take a look at the list below to check which ID you'll need with your student smart card.

These are the areas that Student IDs are accepted:

  • North Scotland - NUS card
  • West Scotland - NUS card, relevant College/University ID
  • East Scotland - College/University card, TOTUM card, NUS extra, International student ID
  • North East - NUS card, College/University card, photographic Student ID
  • Cumbria and North Lancashire - University ID
  • Manchester - Any photographic student ID
  • Merseyside and South Lancashire - College/University ID, NUS card
  • Yorkshire - NUS card, TOTUM card, NUS Apprentice card
  • Midlands - University ID
  • East Midlands - College/University ID
  • South Wales - College/University ID, mytravelpass (where necessary)
  • South - NUS card, College/University ID
  • South West - University ID
  • West - College/University ID
  • East - College/University ID, TOTUM card