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It's no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering on public transport in England, Scotland or Wales. We do encourage you to wear a face covering in crowded spaces, if you can. For the latest travelling safely information for England, Wales and Scotland, see our Coronavirus page


Get to school

Get to school


School bus travel

Discounted school bus passes and services

Here at Stagecoach, we know how important school buses are for getting your child to school on time. With safe and reliable school transport, they can stress less and focus more on their studies. That's why we pride ourselves on offer quality school bus transport to schools and education institutions across the United Kingdom.

Depending on where in the UK you're living, you can save money on school transport with our heavily discounted TermRider school bus pass. These easy-to-use bus passes grant you unlimited travel throughout a single school term. We're making it even easier for your child to study, work and play without ever having to worry about getting from A to B. 

Young people and children aged 5-21 years living in Scotland can now apply for a free bus travel card. To find out more about the Scottish Government initiative and how to apply for the scheme, go to our U22 free travel in Scotland page.  

How you'll save with a child bus pass

  • Discounted child bus pass for students to use on all Stagecoach services in specified locations.
  • Unlimited travel throughout the term on all relevant bus services, even outside of school trips and hours.
  • Save time with only one purchase necessary for the entire term - all you need to travel is your school bus pass and student photo ID.

How you can buy a school child bus pass

Child bus tickets can be purchased:

  • From the bus driver on most Stagecoach buses.
  • Online via the TermRider ticket sales portal if available in your area.
  • On the Stagecoach Bus App.

Staying safe during & after Covid

  • We’ve enhanced our onboard cleaning and are doing all we can to make our school buses safe.
  • We recommend that adults and children over the age of 11 years old should wear a face covering on dedicated school services, unless exempt.
  • Keep a safe distance when queuing at bus stops.
  • Use contactless payments or have exact fares where possible.
  • You can also purchase tickets and our child bus passes online or on the Stagecoach App.

Find the right ticket to save time and stress

You can use our ticket finder to find the right ticket for your child.

Parents looking for a simpler way to pay for tickets for children using the school bus can purchase our online megarider on their behalf or one of our school bus passes (such as the TermRider ticket) allowing them to travel cashless and with confidence.


School child bus passes available in your area

Depending on your location, your child could be eligible for a weekly, term or annual school bus pass. To find out more about school services where you live, click on the link below for your area.

Cumbria and North Lancashire  

Cumbria and North Lancashire school services


East school services 

East Midlands

East Midlands schools services


Manchester school services

Merseyside and South Lancashire

Merseyside and South Lancashire school services


Northamptonshire school services 

Warwickshire school services

North East

North East school services 


Oxfordshire school services 


South school services 

South East 

South East school services

South West

South West school services  

South Wales

Please see School and College timetables for South Wales and some travel safe tips.


West school services


Yorkshire school services


Check out our school service FAQs to help answer any of your questions.