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Student bus travel

Student Bus Travel in Scotland from Stagecoach

 Science Fact and Science Fiction 

University life isn’t all about lectures and seminars-it’s also about living in a new town, discovering new pursuits and making memories with new mates who may even become life-long friends.

At Stagecoach, we offer a number of student bus passes across Scotland, depending on where you study. The great benefit of a student bus pass is the unlimited usage. 

Whatever’s on your timetable this term, buy a student bus pass from Stagecoach. From hitting those course deadlines to heading out later to a gig, getting a flat white or going flat out at the gym, with our range of student tickets, we can get you there. 

As a student in Scotland, you can now apply for a free bus travel card as part of an initiative from the Scottish Government. Find out more on our U22s free travel in Scotland page. 


Travel as much as you like, as often as you like, whenever you like.


Benefits to student tickets

Why you’ll love Stagecoach student travel         

  • Travel is unlimited and any time, so whether you’re up early or out late you get travel freedom
  • You can get exploring with travel all across your area - wherever you want to go, we’ll get you there
  • They’re great value - make huge savings compared to pay-as-you-go travel
  • Get peace of mind that bus travel is sorted – one less thing to worry about!

Benefits to student tickets

How much does a student pass cost in Scotland?

We have a range of discounted student ticket options which all offer flexibility and freedom, with unlimited, anytime travel, from just £1* per day. Please see the table below for the price of student tickets in your area and quick links to buy online and start saving today! 


*based on a 13 week Dundee+ student ticket​  

North Scotland 

Student tickets available for;

  • Aberdeen 
  • Inverness 
  • Elgin and Moray
  • Thurso 

Information for students in North Scotland

West Scotland 

Student tickets available for;

  • Glasgow
  • Ayrshire

Information for students in West Scotland 



East Scotland 

Student tickets available for; 

  • Tayside
  • Dundee
  • Perth
  • Edinburgh
  • St Andrews
  • Fife

Information for students in East Scotland



Can I use my student bus pass all over Scotland? 

No, please see the section above for more information about areas in which you can use your student tickets. 


Can I get a mobile student ticket? 

You can buy a 1 day or 7 day student tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App.


How do I apply for a student bus pass? 

There is no need to apply for a student ticket when buying online, you just simply purchase a ticket and present your student ID when you get on the bus. 


Do I need student ID to use my bus pass? 

Yes, you need a valid student ID to buy and use your student bus pass. This must include a photo and valid dates. 


How long does a student bus pass last?  

We offer a number of different tickets that are valid for different lengths of time. We offer a 1 day, 7 day, 4 week, 13 week and annual student ticket. Please check in the section above which are available in your area.


Can I use my student ticket at night? 

In East Scotland you cannot used you student bus pass on the N55 and N99. If you are a student in West Scotland then you can use your ticket at night.