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Liverpool, Wirral and Chester Student Bus Passes

Student bus travel made easy!  

Are you new to the Merseyside or Chester area? Do you feel a little unsure about your travel options? Then we can help you!

Unirider is the flexible student bus pass that gives you cheaper travel anywhere within your zone - pay once and use it as many times as you like throughout the term. Whether it's going to class, the shops, cinema or food and drinks. If you can get there by Stagecoach bus in your zone, you can get there with unirider. 

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

Why you'll love your unirider plus+ ticket

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

  • buy your ticket for 12  weeks at a time
  • travel anytime on our buses in your chosen travel zone
  • buy it in advance and never worry about having cash on you


What you'll need

To buy and use a unirider ticket, you’ll need a current University Library or ID Card. 


Where you can travel

You can travel throughout Merseyside and Cheshire including:

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

Want to learn more about what buses to catch where check out our maps. 

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:


How to buy it

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

  • Liverpool John Moores 
  • Liverpool Hope 
  • Chester University 


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.


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.