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Stagecoach bus travel for University of Manchester employees

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We're doing everything we can to let you buy your bus pass with the confidence that each and every journey you make is a safe one.

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We appreciate travelling with us is a little different at the moment. 

However there's still ways you can save money on your bus fare compared to paying on the bus.   If you're only travelling a few days a week, our Flexi Day 5 bundle offers you travel from £4 per day. If you're travelling more regularly the   discounted   7 day and 28 day megarider tickets may save you more money. For regular travel and the best value ticket, you can apply to the University for an annual megarider.

 

Don’t need to travel every day?

image of Flexi 5 Day ticket

Then our Flexi 5   Day ticket could be perfect for you! 

It’s ideal for part-time or shift workers or anyone who doesn’t need to travel on the bus every day. Exclusive on the Stagecoach Bus App, Flexi 5 gives you  five Manchester dayrider tickets for the price of four.

You only pay £20 and Save £5.

 

Our Flexi 5 and megarider tickets offer you unlimited travel on     Stagecoach and Magic buses throughout Greater Manchester. 
Use your ticket to:

  • travel to work
  • for your leisure journeys in the evenings and weekends 
 

How to buy your 7 and 28 day discounted travel

  • Create a Stagecoach Bus account using your   @manchester.ac.uk, @cruk.manchester.ac.uk or @mbs.ac.uk       email address
  • Make a note of the valid discount code below for the ticket you would like to buy.
  • Enter the valid code in the discount box before checkout to receive the saving.

Travel for £3.16 per day* 7 day megarider: Only £15.80. Save 70p.

Enter the valid code in the discount box before checkout to receive the   70p    saving.  

  • Code:  4 April 2021 - 1 May  2021:   MCRBUS7DA13
  • Code:  2 May 2021 - 29  May  2021:   MCRBUS7DY1
  • To buy   on   StagecoachSmart   card   click here    to select the tickets section of the website  and select the  7 day megarider (£16.50) under "weekly tickets" 
  • On  the Stagecoach Bus App    tap on the "Buy"   icon    and select    the     7 day   megarider   (£16.50)  under the  "weekly" tickets   heading.

This discount code will be updated every four weeks
The discount code can be used to purchase four 7 day megarider tickets.


Travel for £2.85 per day* 28 day megarider: Only £57.00. Save £5.00.

Enter the valid code in the discount box before checkout to receive the £5 saving.  

  • Code:  4 April 2021 - 1 May  2021:   MCRBUS28DA13
  • Code:  2 May 2021 - 29  May 2021:   MCRBUS28DY1
  • Click here to select the tickets section of the website and the 28 day megarider   (£62) under "longer than a  week"   

This discount code will be updated every four weeks
The discount code can be used to purchase one 28 day megarider ticket only


 

BEST VALUE - Travel for £2.48 per day* Annual megarider: Only £570. Save £25.00

Normal price £595. Apply to The University of Manchester for an interest free loan and ticket and the University will order the ticket for you. The cost of the ticket will then be deducted from your pay over 12 months

 

Which bus do I catch?

If you’re not sure which bus to catch you can plan your journey  online or on the Stagecoach Bus App. Our App will give you live bus times so you know when you bus will arrive and our Busy Bus indicator lets you know which buses are a little quieter. 


 Free campus travel for University of Manchester students and staff

If you are a student or member of staff from University of Manchester you may travel free between the North and South Campus on magic bus 147.  Just show your University ID to the driver.

Free travel will be available from the following stops only:

From South Campus to North Campus
1. University (outside Students Union)
2. University (near Booth Street West)
You can travel as far as Sackville Gardens (Whitworth Street).

From North Campus to South Campus
3. University (Vimto Park)
4. Conference Centre (Charles Street)
You can travel as far as the  University (outside Stopford Building).

You can check the area of free travel on the magic bus 147 zone map.
If you are travelling outside the campus area you will need to pay for your journey or hold a valid ticket.

 

What happens if I lose my card?

Annual megarider

Contact [email protected] or call 0161 273 3377 during office hours Monday to Friday.

7 and 28 day megarider purchased on a smart card 

Use the ‘my account’ section of the website or contact the StagecoachSmart Helpdesk on 0345 810 1000, open up to 10pm every day.

Where there are 5 or more days left on a ticket, we will transfer this to a new card and issue to the delivery address provided. Please note it can take 3 working days for this to arrive.

 

Tickets purchased on the Stagecoach Bus App 

No replacement tickets are available for mobile tickets purchased on the Stagecoach Bus App. 


  *Ticket savings

7 day megarider  purchased at £15.80, used for 5 days. Cost per day £3.16
28 day megarider purchased at £57, used for 20 days (5 days per week). Cost per day £2.85 
Annual megarider purchased at £570, used for 240 days (5 days per week for 46 weeks). Cost per day £2.48