Live Unlimited with student bus travel

Save on Student Travel with a Stagecoach Student Travel Card

Unlimited Student Bus Travel 

Students can save up to 40%* on unlimited bus and tram travel

Get unlimited travel and save money with a Stagecoach student travel card, leaving you with more money to enjoy unlimited good times with your friends.

Make savings today with a discounted student bus pass for under £2* a day and, with our refund guarantee**, you can enjoy stress free student travel that doesn't break the bank. 

Plus, use our app to plan your journey, letting you explore your new surroundings with confidence.

If you are 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. 

Discount levels vary by area. Use links below to check discounts and prices in your area


Save now with discounted student bus travel -  Buy NowReasons to buy a student travel card:

  • Travel is unlimited***  so you can use your student travel card for studying and to travel to your part-time job, go out socialising or explore a new area on the weekend. 
  • Our student saver cards are great value –you can still make huge savings compared buying an adult single ticket. 
  • You can get extra peace of mind as we’re offering a refund guarantee.** 
  • ***Some services may only run certain hours of the day, please check your ticket and services in your area.

Unlimited Student Bus TravelHow to apply for a bus pass for a student

The quickest way to get your student pass is online. You can easily make the most of your travel discounts.

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 and make the most of the student travel discounts.


Cumbria and North Lancashire 

Student tickets available for; 

  • Lancaster 

Information for students in Lancaster



Student tickets available for; 

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Peterborough 
  • Bedfordshire

Information for students in East 

East Midlands 

Student tickets available for; 

  • Hull

Information for students in Hull

  • Lincoln

Information for students in Lincoln


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


North East 

Student tickets available for; 

  • Newcastle 
  • Teeside 
  • South Shields 
  • Sunderland
  • Hartlepool

Information for students in the North East



Student tickets are available for Oxfordshire

Information for U19 students in Oxfordshire 


Student tickets available for; 

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

Information for students in South

Information for University of Surrey students 


South East

Student tickets available for; 

  • Kent and East Sussex

Information for students in Kent and East Sussex

  • 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


South Wales 

Student tickets available for;

  • Cardiff
  • Newport

Information for students in South Wales

MyTravelPass in South Wales


 Student tickets available for; 

  •  Gloucester

Information for students in West

  • Cirencester 

Information for Students at Cirencester College 


Student tickets available for;

  • Sheffield 

Information for students in Yorkshire

North Scotland 

Student tickets available for;

  • Aberdeen 
  • Inverness 
  • Elgin and Moray
  • Thurso 

Information for students in North Scotland

Find out about free travel for U22s in Scotland


East Scotland 

Student tickets available for; 

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

Information for students in East Scotland

Find out about free travel for U22s in Scotland

West Scotland 

Student tickets available for;

  • Glasgow
  • Ayrshire

Information for students in West Scotland 

Find out about free travel for U22s in Scotland


Frequently asked questions

What discount can I get on student travel with Stagecoach?

We offer a range of student passes which provide great savings compared with standard tickets. What’s even better, once you have your ticket loaded onto your StagecoachSmart student card, unlimited travel is at your fingertips. So, you only need to worry about having enough money for cheesy chips on the way home on a Saturday night.  By getting your Stagecoach student pass in advance you can also pay once and never worry about having change for the bus again.

How much does a student travel card cost?

We offer a range of different student travel options depending on your area and how long you want to travel for. You can search your area to find specific ticket options and costs.

How do use my student travel card?

Many of our student tickets are now smart. Simply tap your student smart card onto the reader when you board the bus. Just remember that 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. You just need to search your area to see all the available options.

Can I use my student pass in other places?

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

Can I buy an apprentice travel card?

In some locations, yes. Take a look at our apprentice and student supertram pass if you are based in Sheffield.

My StagecoachSmart student card hasn’t arrived – who do I contact?

Give our StagecoachSmart customer services team a call on 0345 810 1000 or email [email protected] and they’ll help you out.

Do I need student ID to use my bus pass?

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

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

*Discount based on average per day cost of annual student tickets compared to best value adult ticket. Variations & exclusions apply. 

*Per day price applies to 89% of annual student tickets. Variations & exclusions apply