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Liverpool and Chester unirider plus+ – the student bus ticket

Our Liverpool and Chester unirider plus+ ticket is available to students and employees at  University of Liverpool , Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Chester. 

Whether you’re visiting friends, going out or handing in your latest essay, a Stagecoach unirider plus+ ticket will get you there!

Student tickets are now smart!

stagecoachsmart student card

 Student tickets bought online will be loaded onto a StagecoachSmart student card.

Top up easily online and get peace of mind that your ticket is protected if your card is lost or stolen.

Simply tap your card onto the reader when you board the bus, and remember you'll be required to show student ID when you board the bus.

Why you'll love your unirider plus+ ticket

With a Liverpool and Chester unirider plus+ ticket, you can:

  • travel anywhere, anytime on Stagecoach  buses across Merseyside and Cheshire from just 74p per day!
  • buy it in advance and never have to worry about having cash in your pocket
  • spread your payments – tickets are available to buy for one term, two terms, the summer holidays or the whole year (with or without the summer break)

What you'll need

To buy and use a unirider ticket, you’ll need a current University Library or ID Card.  Remember, the name on your card must match the name on your ticket. 

Where you can travel

You can travel throughout Merseyside and Cheshire including:

  • Liverpool
  • Wirral
  • Southport
  • St Helens
  • Chester 
  • Ellesmere Port

You can use your Liverpool and Chester unirider plus+ ticket at anytime on our buses in Merseyside and Cheshire.  You can even use it to visit local attractions such as:

Download the Liverpool and Chester unirider plus+ zone map .

How to buy it

You can buy your unirider ticket online  or from your Fresher’s Fair:

  • Liverpool John Moores 
  • Liverpool Hope 
  • Chester University 

Lost tickets and refunds

Your unirider ticket is valuable, so please look after it.  You should treat it like a mobile phone or music player and insure the item if necessary.

If you lose your ticket please contact us immediately. If you can’t find your ticket, we may consider a replacement in exceptional circumstances. 


  • only replace a ticket once per academic year
  • charge an administration fee of £25 
  • insist on the claim being in writing either by email or through the post 

Stagecoach isn’t liable for the cost of additional tickets bought whilst waiting for your replacement tickets to arrive in the post.