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Canterbury Christ Church University Student Bus Passes

What is a unirider student bus pass?

The CCCU unirider is a student bus pass available to all Canterbury Christ Church University students. Whether you’re travelling to a lecture, into the city centre or going for a night out, our unirider ticket will get you there.


Where can I use my student bus pass?

Our CCCU unirider gives you unlimited travel from 16 September 2019 through to 17 May 2020, that’s the whole academic year sorted!

The CCCU unirider is valid on all Stagecoach buses in Kent and East Sussex, not just the bus you need to get to Uni. That means you can use it for days out too. Whether you fancy a bit of shopping, a day at the coast or a bit of local history – if there’s a Stagecoach bus there then you can use your unirider!

Our unirider is not valid on Stagecoach Express M2 coach service. To find out more about M2 student prices please go to:


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To buy or use a CCCU unirider ticket, you’ll need a valid university student ID card. The student number on your university ID card must match the student number on your ticket. You are required to present your student ID card to the driver each time you use your unirider.

How much is a CCCU unirider and where can I get one?

You can buy your unirider online now for £343 – that’s less than £1.41* a day for unlimited travel in Kent and East Sussex!

If you order your ticket online please allow up to 7 - 10 working days for delivery.

Alternatively you can buy it from our Travel Shop at Canterbury Bus Station, it's open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 

You must provide your student ID number to buy this ticket. If you don't have your student ID number yet, please contact the CCCU i-zone.

Your unirider will come loaded onto an exclusive CCCU smartcard, which you can use all day, any day from 16 September 2019 through to 17 May 2020.

Are you a health or teaching student? Don't worry there's a longer term ticket available online now for £454 - that's less than £1.41 a day which is valid all day, any day from 2 September 2019 through to 29 July 2020


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 Ticket Type Price Validity Dates
CCCU unirider 1 £454.00 2 Sep 19 - 29 Jul 20
NEW! CCCU unirider 2 £412.00 9 Sep 19 - 28 June 20
CCCU unirider 3
£343.00 16 Sep 19 - 17 May 20

*£1.41 per day based on 323 days annual Canterbury Christ Church University unirider ticket. 

What happens if I lose my student bus pass?

To safeguard your ticket against theft, loss and damage we recommend that you register your smartcard by following these simple steps:

1. Login  to your Stagecoach account.
2. Select ‘Register A Smart Card’ under ‘My Smart Cards’.
3. Now enter your name in the first box, the card number in the second box (the card number is the number on the back of the card called ‘ISRN No’) and select ‘Add New Card’.
4. Your card should now be added to your account.

If you do lose your unirider, please contact us on 03456 00 22 99 with a crime reference number from the police. A charge of £5 will be made for a replacement (we can only provide one replacement in each academic year).

Can I cancel my student bus pass? 

If you want to cancel your unirider, we will calculate the refund by deducting the cost of the value of the ticket portion used based on the best value alternative ticket you would have been able to purchase at the date the ticket was purchased for the period it was used. There is a £10 administration fee for refunds.


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