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National lockdown restrictions are in place across England until 2 December but bus services are running as normal. You should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. 

In South Wales, all of our timetables will go back to what we were running before the 'firebreak' lockdown. There will also be some timetable changes to a number of Aberdare services to improve connectivity. 

The new tier system is in operation across Scotland, but if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.

Travel with confidence

Students travel with confidence by bus

We're doing everything we can to let you buy your student bus pass with the confidence that each and every journey you make is a safe one.


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Clean, safe buses



You can be rest assured that we’re making it safer for everyone to travel by bus with daily deep cleans and extra disinfecting throughout the day, paying special attention to the items you come into contact with, such as handrails, bells, seats, poles. 

Social distancing measures are in place for added safety. We’re carrying a lot less people on each bus, with set seating plans on board to help everyone keep their distance.  We’re also opening all the windows on the bus and you must wear a face covering, so remember yours. 

See more information to help you stay safe when you travel. 



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Busy bus checker



To help you plan your journey, we’ve added a handy new feature to the live map on the Stagecoach Bus App that shows you the busy and quiet times to travel on your service. This simple colour coding is based on how many people normally use that bus.

Find out more about the Stagecoach Bus App.



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Refund guarantee* 



You can buy with confidence too. We’ve held last year’s prices on our student tickets, so you can be sure you’re still getting great value tickets with up to 50% discount^. You can buy your student bus pass now and get unlimited bus travel whether you’re studying or socialising. And don’t worry if things change later as you can get a refund if you need to cancel your ticket, subject to our standard terms and conditions.

Find out more about how we calculate refunds.

^50% discount is based on buying an Annual Manchester Student bus pass at £265, where equivalent travel for 10 months using megarider Xtra tickets would be £620, saving 57%.

Discount levels vary by area. Check discounts and prices in your area