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
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Whether you want a day in the library or a night on the town, a trip to the shops or a pub lunch, never worry about getting there with unirider from just £122 per term.
Don’t worry about change for the bus – pay at the start of the academic year or the term and never have to think about scraping together travel money again. No more walking home from campus in the rain, no more expensive taxis.
Once you buy your unirider, that’s it, you just show it to the driver, along with your student ID, whenever you board a Stagecoach bus.
Unirider tickets bought online are now loaded onto a Stagecoach Student Smart Card.
Top up easily online and simply tap your card onto the reader when you board the bus.
Remember, you'll be required to show student ID when you board the bus.
We operate services in Newcastle, Sunderland, South Shields, Hartlepool and Teesside... you can go anywhere from the coast, to the shops, to a lecture or the cinema, all with your one unirider ticket!
If you’re a full time student in the North East, you can buy our great value unirider ticket. Here are the main universities in the North East:
University of Sunderland
South Tyneside College
English Martyrs Sixth Form College
Term 3 tickets are available now and are valid from 1st April 2022 until 30th June 2022.
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|Ticket Type||Online Price||
(to & from)
|Annual (academic year)||Coming soon!||1 Sep 22 - 30 Jun 23|
|Term 1 (autumn)||Coming soon!||1 Sep 22 - 31 Dec 22|
|Term 2 (spring)||Coming soon!||1 Jan 23 - 31 Mar 23|
|Term 2 & 3 (spring & summer)
||Coming soon!||1 Jan 23 - 30 Jun 23|
|Term 3 (summer)
||£122||1 Apr 22 - 30 Jun 22
|Summer holiday||£82||1 July 22 - 31 Aug 22|
Unirider ticket are items of value and should be looked after as securely as possible...
If you buy a paper unirider from either an agent or directly from Stagecoach and your paper bus ticket is lost or stolen, there will be a charge to replace it as we cannot cancel the ticket.
We will only replace a ticket once within its validity period.
We will impose an administration charge of £25.
We will insist on the claim being in writing either by email or through the post to our head office. You will need to provide proof of purchase.
If we agree to cancel an activated ticket, we will refund the residual ticket value based on a pro-rata calculation of the price paid and the period of time remaining by reference to the date the refund is requested or last date of use, whichever is the later. Before we process a refund, we may ask for tickets to be returned to us or request photographic evidence of destruction. There is a cancellation charge of £15 which will be applied. To find out more about our refund policy go to our online terms and conditions.
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