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Following changes to government guidance in England and Wales more seats are available on our buses and standing is allowed. There will also be more seats available in Scotland.

Please continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you’re exempt. 

For the latest travel information for England, Wales and Scotland, see our Coronavirus page

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Student Discounted Bus Passes

Our Annual and Autumn Term Student Bus Passes are now available to purchase on our website, ready for the 2021/2022 academic year!

We offer Discounted Student Bus Passes to those studying in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Students can enjoy unlimited* discounted travel on school days, half terms, evenings and weekends and passes are available to school, college, sixth form and university students with valid ID. 

Students can save up to 46%** with Student Bus Tickets!

Buy Your Student Bus Pass


Ticket Types:

Annual Passes: Unlimited* travel within your selected zone all year round, between 23rd August 2021 and 22nd July 2022.

Term Passes: There are 3 Terms per academic year. A Term Pass enables unlimited* travel within your selected zone during your chosen Term dates.

Student Bus Pass Prices

*Some services may only run certain hours of the day, please check your ticket and services in your area.

**46% saving based on the price of a Bedfordshire Annual Student Bus Pass compared to the price of Bedfordshire Megarider Xtra tickets covering the same period.

save now with discounted student bus travel


How do I use my pass?

Once you've purchased your Student Bus Pass online, you will receive a blue Stagecoach Student Smart Card in the post.

Simply show your Student Smart Card along with your Student ID card to your driver. Student ID cards include any valid UK card distributed by a college or University, this also includes TOTUM cards. The name displayed on your ID must match the name on your Student Smart Card. If your institution does not provide a student ID card, please email [email protected] to request a Stagecoach student ID.

Place your Student Smart Card onto the reader when boarding and then you'll be on your way! Please note that when first using a new Student Smart Card, you will need to hold this down on the on-bus card reader for a little longer than usual in order for the card to become active. 



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Where is my pass valid?

We offer Student Bus Passes which cover a range of different areas within the Eastern region. You can choose a pass which allows for unlimited travel within Bedford, Bedfordshire, Peterborough, Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. 

Our bus passes are valid on all of our East services including:

  • Citi network
  • Busway

What to do if I lose my pass:

Notify us immediately if your Student Smart Card is lost or stolen. You can do this by:

  • Using the 'My Account' section of the website.

  • Contacting the Stagecoach Smart Helpdesk on 0345 810 1000

Terms and Conditions:
  • Students must show a valid photographic student ID with their Student Smart Card when boarding. The name on the pass must correspond to the name on the Student ID.

  • Student Bus Passes are only valid for travel within the region selected when purchased.

  • Student tickets are not transferable and may only be used by the named student on the Student Smart Card.