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Preston Student Bus Passes

 Student bus travel made easy!  

 Are you new to the Lancashire 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 Preston unirider ticket is available to students and employees at the University of Central Lancashire and Edge Hill University. It’s also available to Manchester based students studying medicine at Royal Preston Hospital. 

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


Why you'll love your unirider plus+ ticket

With a Preston unirider 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.  Remember, the name on your card must match the name on your ticket. 


Where you can travel

You can use your Preston unirider ticket throughout the city. Depending on which travel zone you choose, you can also travel to:


  • Leyland
  • Blackburn
  • Blackpool
  • Southport
  • Ormskirk
  • Chorley 


How to buy it

You can buy your Preston student bus ticket online above or from this year's Fresher’s Fair at the University of Central Lancashire .


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 in an 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.