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Student travel in Greater Manchester – get cheaper bus tickets!

Are you a college or university student  getting ready to enjoy the summer in Greater Manchester? You can travel for a lot less with our unirider ticket. Travel as much as you want, whenever you want on Stagecoach and Magic buses. 

What you’ll need 

To buy a unirider ticket, you may be asked to show your current student ID card with a photo* - this could be:

You’ll need to show your ID to the bus driver when you use your unirider ticket.

*You won't be asked for your ID when buying unirider tickets at the start of the academic year.

Why you’ll love your unirider ticket 

  • travel as much as you want, whenever you want
  • buy it in advance and never worry about having cash on you
  • the more you travel, the more you save

Where you can travel 

Whether you’re visiting friends or going to work, unirider helps you get there.

We have a 24 hour service running up and down Oxford Road, dropping off and picking up at popular student areas including:

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  • Manchester City Centre
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Royal Northern College of Music 
  • Rusholme
  • Fallowfield
  • Withington

In Greater Manchester, you’ll be able to use your unirider ticket to get to:

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  • University of Salford
  • MediaCityUK
  • intu Trafford Centre
  • Chorlton
  • Didsbury 
  • Manchester Airport
  • Whalley Range
  • Stockport
  • Middleton
  • Wigan

Where to buy it 

You can buy your unirider ticket online now  or later this month from: 

  • Manchester Metropolitan Students Union 
  • University of Manchester Students Union 
  • University of Salford Students Union
  • and Transport for Greater Manchester travel shops in:

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  • Altrincham
  • Ashton
  • Bolton
  • Hyde
  • Leigh
  • Middleton
  • Oldham
  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • Shudehill
  • Stockport
  • Wigan
  • Wythenshawe

How much it costs 

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 Ticket type Price  Validity dates 
 Term 2 and 3 unirider  £140  valid to 30 June 17
 Term 2 unirider  £90  1 Jan 17 to 31 Mar 17
 Term 3 unirider  £55  1 Apr 17 to 30 June 17
 Summer holiday unirider  £69  1 Jul 17 to 31 Aug 17

What to do if you lose your ticket 

If you lose your ticket, please fill and submit our replacement unirider form.

All replacement tickets cost £25 and we can only issue one replacement in each academic year.