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England has returned to a 3 Tier System. A tiered system of protection levels is also in operation across Scotland and there are national restrictions in Wales. Find out more about local restrictions.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on 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