In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.
Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt. It is also now compulsory to wear face coverings when using indoor public transport hubs in England only.
The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page
The Merseyside Plus Unirider is the flexible student bus pass that gives you cheaper travel anywhere throughout Merseyside and Chester! - Pay once and use it as many times as you like throughout the term. Travel from just 90p** per day so whatever's on your timetable, travel with confidence. Whether it's going to class, the shops, cinema or food and drinks. If you can get there by Stagecoach bus, you can get there with Unirider.
Our Merseyside Plus unirider ticket is available to students and employees at who attend University of Liverpool , Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Chester.
**Based on price of an Annual unirider plus pass (over 362 days)
Benefits of a student bus pass...
Our Merseyside Plus Unirider offers unlimited travel on our services throughout Liverpool, Wirral, Southport, St Helens and Chester.
Where do I buy my student bus pass?
You can buy your unirider ticket online, we will deliver your bus pass to you in up to three working days - Buy now
Already got a card? No problem. Top up easily online and get peace of mind that your ticket is protected if your card is lost or stolen. Simply purchase the ticket online as you usually would and click select/request a smart card in your basket
Once you have topped up your card 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.
If you lose your Student Smart card please notify us either by logging into the My account section of this website or by contacting the StagecoachSmart Helpdesk on 0345 810 1000.
Lines are open 07:00 to 22:00, 7 days a week, excluding Christmas Day
*Calls are charged at geographic rates (the same as 01/02 numbers) and are included in call packages from both landlines and mobiles.
A replacement Student Smart card will be posted to you free of charge.
If you want to cancel your unirider, we will calculate the refund by deducting the cost of the value of the ticket portion used based on the best value alternative ticket you would have been able to purchase at the date the ticket was purchased for the period it was used.
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