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The studentrider ticket is available to all students in school, college or university, regardless of age. It gives you unlimited travel on all Stagecoach buses from 1 September 2019 through to 31 July 2020, that’s the whole academic year sorted!
There are local and regional versions available.
The local studentrider costs £468 which works out at just £1.40 a day! There are seven different local versions valid in each of our travel zones, the same as the equivalent megarider. You can check the zones below:
Ashford travel zone
Canterbury travel zone
Dover & Deal travel zone
Eastbourne travel zone
Folkestone & Hythe travel zone
Hastings & Bexhill travel zone
Thanet travel zone
The South East studentrider costs £780 and is valid on all Stagecoach buses throughout the south east region, in Kent and East Sussex. That means you can travel across both counties for just £2.34 a day!
These prices offer a 27% discount on the equivalent monthly megarider option.*
*based on the price of buying a four week megarider for 11 months.
It will come loaded onto a StagecoachSmart card, a reusable travel card which you can top up and add tickets to. Your details are stored on your Stagecoach account so it’s quick and easy to add tickets in the future.
What happens if I lose my studentrider?
To safeguard your ticket against theft, loss and damage your studentrider will be automatically registered when purchased online.
If your studentrider is lost, stolen or damaged you should notify us immediately:
• Use the ‘My account’ section of the website.
• Contact the StagecoachSmart Helpdesk on 0345 810 1000.
Where there are 5 or more days left on a ticket, we will transfer this to a new card and issue to the delivery address provided. Please note it can take 3 working days for this to arrive.
Studentrider tickets can be cancelled through our website by visiting the ‘My account’ section.
If your ticket hasn’t been used and you want to cancel it, we will refund the full ticket value, minus any administration fees. If the ticket has been used before you cancel it, we will refund the residual value of the ticket after deducting the cost of the best value alternative ticket/s for the journey made, plus any administration fees. There is a £5 administration fee for all refunds on cancelled StagecoachSmart tickets.