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Student Bus Travel in Liverpool, Wirral and Chester - Available NOW!    

Student bus travel from just 90p** per day. Whatever's on your timetable travel with confidence.  

Travel with Confidence 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)

 

Buy your tickets online here!​

  

Benefits of a student bus pass...

Our Merseyside Plus Unirider offers unlimited travel on our services throughout Liverpool, Wirral, Southport, St Helens and Chester.

  • Buy your ticket for 12 weeks at a time
  • Travel anytime on our buses - no restrictions
  • Buy your ticket in advance and never worry about having cash on you to pay for journey's

 

See where you can travel with our Merseyside Plus Unirider - map

You can use your Merseyside Plus unirider ticket at anytime on our buses throughout Merseyside and Cheshire.  You can even use it to visit local attractions such as:

 

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*Based on price of an Annual unirider plus pass (over 362 days)

FAQs...

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

 

What if I already have a student Smartcard?

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

Unirider SmartOnce 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.

 

What happens if I lose my student bus pass?

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.

 

Can I cancel my student bus pass?

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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Travel with confidence