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unirider - Lancaster's student bus pass

Are you a student at Lancaster University or the University of Cumbria based in Lancaster? Then you can travel for less with a unirider ticket.

unirider is the flexible student bus pass that gives you cheaper travel anywhere  within the Bay megarider zone - pay once and use it as many times as you like throughout the term or year.

Whether you’re visiting friends, going out or handing in your latest essay, if you can get there on a Stagecoach bus, you can get there with unirider. 

Why you'll love your Lancaster unirider ticket 

With a Lancaster unirider ticket, you can:

  • travel anytime on our buses in the  Bay megarider zone   *excludes the N2 service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Pay for a single journey on the N2 or £1 extra when you show your unirider or megairder.
  • buy it in advance and never worry about having cash on you
  • buy your ticket for the whole academic year or split the cost across each term
  • even buy a ticket for the summer holidays! 
  • NEW for 2016 - protect your ticket against loss or theft by buying Smart.    

Where can I travel with my unirider?

You can travel anywhere within the Bay megarider zone using a Lancaster unirider ticket. Please check the boundaries before buying your ticket.

You'll be able to use your unirider ticket to get to:

  • Lancaster city centre including the railway station. If you use the new late night N2 service, a single journey is just £1 when you show your unirider
  • Morecambe
  • Heysham and Overton
  • Galgate
  • Carnforth

What do I need?

To get your unirider, you’ll need a current University Library ID Card.  Remember, the name on your ID card must match the name on your unirider.      

Where can I buy my unirider?

unirider is available for students at Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria based in Lancaster. You can buy your unirider from:

  • our website - buy your unirider  now
  • the Stagecoach shop based at Lancaster bus station
  • LUSU - Lancaster University's Student Union office 

Lost tickets and refunds 

We do not replace lost or stolen unirider tickets.  Your unirider ticket is an item of value and should be insured against loss or theft through your own household insurance policy. 
In exceptional circumstances, we may replace cards for a £25 administration fee. If you give your ticket back to us, we may consider partial refunds on written request. Any refund will be calculated by subtracting the number of days used on your ticket plus an administration fee.

Protect your unirider against loss or theft. Term 1,2,3 and Annual Unirider ticket's are going SMART this year. 

Smart tickets can be bought from the Travelshop at Lancaster Bus Station or from LUSU only. You can buy these tickets online but they will arrive as paper tickets and will not  be protected against loss or theft.

If your smart card is  lost or stolen, the ticket can easily be cancelled from the agent it was purchased from and a new one re-issued. 

If you have any queries please email, call us on 01524 422217 or fill the  lost ticket form

How much it costs

unirider is £359 for an annual pass or £99 per term. An annual pass  works out at just 98p per day. 

Let's get your unirider now

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Term 1  £99  1st October 2016 - 16th December 2016 
Term 2 £99 13th January 2017 - 24th March 2017
Term 3  £99  21st April 2017 - 30th June 2017
 Term 1 & 2  £175  1st October 2016 - 24th March 2017
 Term 2 & 3  £175  13th January 2017 - 30th June 2017
 Term 1,2,3  £250  1st October 2016 - 30th June 2017
 Annual  £359  1st October 2016 - 30th September 2017
 Summer  £120  1st July 2017 - 1st October 2017
  • To protect your ticket from loss or theft, buy your Term 1,2,3 and Annual tickets on Smart. These will be available from the Travel Shop at Lancaster Bus Station or from LUSU from mid September. Online paper tickets are not covered.
  • *98p per day is based on the  purchase of an annual unirider at £359 over 365 days.
  •  Pay for a single journey on the N2 or £1 extra when you show your unirider or megairder.