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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.

Discounted student travel

Student Bus Passes from Stagecoach

Travel with Confidence

Students can save up to 50%^ on bus and tram travel  

Stagecoach can make starting the new term a whole lot easier with our great value student bus and tram passes which are  on offer  across the UK, depending on where you study.

Not only do they give you unlimited usage, we're doing everything we can to help make your journey a safe one. With cleanliness as standard, and our refund guarantee*, you can be confident you’ve made the safe choice, as well as making the best savings. Plus, our app lets you plan your journey and now shows you how busy your bus is likely to be, so you can choose the best journey for you.

Whatever’s on your timetable this term, buy a student bus pass from Stagecoach. Wherever you’re going, we can get you there.

^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. Use links below to check discounts and prices in your area

Stagecoach face mask design

In line with government guidance, face coverings must now be worn on public transport, unless you’re exempt.

We wanted to jazz up the humble face mask, while also helping the environment by not relying on disposables, which are often not recycled properly.  So, we asked for your help to come up with a design for a reusable mask and Matthew Cheung, a graduate designer at Hull University, won our competition. We have had an amazing response for our Stagecoach face mask and we have unfortunately  allocated all of our masks. The entry system is now closed. Please look out for anymore upcoming offers.

Find out more about our official Stagecoach mask in our latest news article.

Find out more about the Government’s guidance on face coverings and exemptions.


save now with discounted student bus travel 

Four reasons to buy a student bus pass:

  • Travel is unlimited*** so you can use your student bus pass for studying and to travel to your part time job, go out socialising or explore a new area at the weekend. 
  • Our student bus passes are great value – we’ve held last year’s prices so you can still make huge savings compared to pay-as-you-go travel. 
  • You can get extra peace of mind as we’re offering a refund guarantee.* 
  • You can travel with confidence knowing we’re doing our best to make your journey safe and clean
  • ***Some services may only run certain hours of the day, please check your ticket and services in your area.



Student on bus 

How to apply for a student bus pass

The quickest way to get a student bus pass is online.

You will need a current student ID card with a photo to buy a Stagecoach student pass.

The name on your ID card will need to match the name on your student bus pass, you can use it at any time to travel within your chosen ticket zone. 


North Scotland 

Student tickets available for;

  • Aberdeen 
  • Inverness 
  • Elgin and Moray
  • Thurso 

Information for students in North Scotland

East Scotland 

Student tickets available for; 

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

Information for students in East Scotland

West Scotland 

Student tickets available for;

  • Glasgow
  • Ayrshire

Information for students in West Scotland 


North East 

Student tickets available for; 

  • Newcastle 
  • Teeside 
  • South Shields 
  • Sunderland
  • Hartlepool

Information for students in the North East



Student tickets available for;

  • Sheffield 

Information for students in Yorkshire


East Midlands 

Student tickets available for; 

  • Hull

Information for students in Hull

  • Lincoln

Information for students in Lincoln



Student tickets available for; 

  • Alton 
  • Andover 
  • Basingstoke
  • Blackwater Valley
  • Chichester
  • Portsmouth 
  • Surrey 
  • Winchester

Information for students in South

Information for University of Surrey students 


 Student tickets available for; 

  •  Gloucester

Information for students in West

  • Cirencester 

Information for Students at Cirencester College 

South Wales 

Student tickets available for;

  • Cardiff
  • Newport

Information for students in South Wales

MyTravelPass in South Wales


Student tickets are available for Oxfordshire

Information for U19 students in Oxfordshire 


Cumbria and North Lancashire 

Student tickets available for; 

  • Lancaster 

Information for students in Lancaster


Merseyside and South Lancashire

Student tickets available for; 

  • Liverpool 
  • The Wirral 
  • Chester 

Information for students in Merseyside and Cheshire

  • Preston 

Information for students in Preston


Student tickets available for;

  • Manchester
  • Salford
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Wigan

Information for students in Manchester



Students tickets available for; 

  • Warwickshire
  • Corby 
  • Kettering
  • Rugby 
  • Coventry
  • Northampton
  • Nuneaton
  • Stratford
  • Wellingborough

Information for uni students in Warwickshire

Information for U18 students in Warwickshire

Information for U18 students in Northamptonshire


South East

Student tickets available for; 

  • Kent and East Sussex

Information for students in Kent and East Sussex

  • Canterbury Christ Church University

Information for students at CCCU

  • University of Kent

Information for students at the University of Kent

South West 

Student tickets available for;

  • East Devon 
  • West Devon 
  • North Devon
  • Greater Exeter 
  • North Cornwall
  • Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Torbay
  • Teignbridge

Information for U19s students in South West

Information for students in Exeter

Information for students in Plymouth


Student tickets available for; 

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Peterborough 
  • Bedfordshire

Information for students in East 









Can I get student discount on buses?

Our student bus tickets already offer a great discount compared to adult tickets, so you make a saving by choosing one of our student options. Plus, by getting your Stagecoach student pass in advance you can pay once and never worry about change for the bus again. 

How much does a student bus pass cost?

We offer a range of different student travel options depending on your area and how long you want to travel for.

How to use a student bus pass?

Many of our student tickets are now smart. Simply tap your student smart card onto the reader when you board the bus, and remember you'll be required to show student ID. For paper tickets, show your bus pass along with your student ID to the driver when you board.

Can I buy a student bus pass for the whole year? 

In certain areas you can purchase an annual student bus pass, please select your location in the above section to find out more details about student tickets in your area.

 Can I use my student bus pass in other cities?

You can only use your student bus pass in the area that is specified on your tickets terms and conditions.

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. 

If you have questions about Stagecoach student tickets, all FAQS can be found in our Help & Contact area.

Choose an area to learn more