You'll love your termrider as it offers:
You can buy and use your termrider ticket for each term. Our tickets cover the following term dates:
Autumn Term (2018/19): 3 September 2018 to 19 December 2018.
Spring Term (2018/19): 3 January 2019 to 5 April 2019.
Summer Term (2018/19): 23 April 2019 to 19 July 2019.
Termriders are only valid at weekends during term time only and during half term. Tickets are not valid between terms.
Once you receive your Smartcard termrider, on your first bus journey, simply hold on the card reader for 30 seconds to activate.
Anyone aged 18 or under and in full-time education can buy and use a termrider ticket.
Your termrider can only be used by you - it's non-transferable.
We have two tickets available for Bedfordshire:
Bedford termrider tickets are £156 per term.
Bedfordshire termrider plus tickets are £294 per term.
There will be available to buy online from 09:00 on 13 August 2018. Check back here for updates.
Bedford termrider tickets are valid within the Bedford Megarider area but they are not valid for use on the X5 service.
Bedfordshire termrider plus tickets are valid within the Bedfordshire Megarider Plus area * as well as on the X5 between St. Neots and Milton Keynes Rail Station
*excluding Route 99
If you intend to travel on the X5 service outside of Bedfordshire, or on Route 99, you'll need to purchase an East Megarider Gold ticket (which is available to bus weekly, 4 weekly and as an Xtra ticket).
Our termrider tickets will be available to purchase online 09:00 on 13 August 2018.
Bedfordshire 800 School Routes
For students who intend to travel on the 800 school buses to and from college, we will be selling special Bedfordshire 800s termrider and Bedfordshire 800s termrider plus tickets from Elstow Park & Ride site.
The Bedfordshire 800s termrider will cost £156 per term and is valid on your nominated 800 school route as well as service buses within the Bedford megarider area.
The Bedfordshire 800s termrider plus will cost £294 per term and is valid on your nominated 800 school route as we all service buses in the Bedfordshire megarider plus area (including the X5 between St. Neots and Milton Keynes rail station).
These tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and guarantee a seat on your desired bus.
For those intending to purchase a Bedfordshire 800s termriders.
SERVICE UPDATE: From 30 December 2018, there will be changes to the following Route 800 services.
Route 852 - This service will be withdrawn due to low passenger use.
Route 857 - This service is replaced by Route 53A. Students can also use their termrider tickets to travel between Bedford and Wootton on Route 53.
TERMRIDERS FOR ROUTE 53A ARE NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON SMART CARD.
UPDATED: 10 DECEMBER 2018