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In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.

Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales, please wear a face covering, if you can.

The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page


What ID do I need to use a StagecoachSmart student card?

You must carry photographic student ID at all times when using your student smart card and the name on your StagecoachSmart student card must match the name on printed on your student ID.

You must be prepared to show your photographic student ID if requested by a member of Stagecoach staff. Inability to show relevant ID may result in the confiscation of your student smart card and you will need to pay the full fare.

Acceptable student ID varies between Stagecoach regions. Please consult the table to check which ID you will need to support your student smart card.


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Area  Student ID 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  University ID
Manchester Any photographic student ID
Merseyside  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