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In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt.
In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt.
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South Wales Student Bus Passes

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Stagecoach can make starting the new term a whole lot easier with our great value student bus passes. We've frozen our prices this year to help you save the pennies - every little helps!

 
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.

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Why you'll love your student pass

  • Travel is unlimited and you can travel with peace of mind with our refund guarantee.*
  • You can use your unlimited student bus pass to travel to a part time job, an energising gym class, go out socialising or explore a new area at the weekend.
  • Stagecoach student bus passes are great value - make huge savings compared to pay-as-you-go travel.  Unlimited travel from £1 a day!*

 

 *£1 student ticket based on Cardiff/Newport term 1 student ticket with mytravelpass discount

 

Who can buy a student pass?

Any student or staff member that attends the following Colleges/Universities with appropriate ID

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Universities
  • University of South Wales (Newport, Treforest, Cardiff)
  • University Hospital of Wales
  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
Colleges
  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • Royal College of Nursing Cardiff
  • NPTC Colleges (Brecon)
  • Hereford & Ludlow College
  • Hereford College of Arts
  • Coleg y Cymoedd (Aberdare, Nantgarw, Ystrad Mynach, Rhondda)
  • Cardiff & Vale College
  • Bridgend College
  • Merthyr Tydfil College

 

 Where can I use my student pass?

We offer an 3 unirider tickets to suit your travel zone:  Newport,   Cardiff    or   South Wales. Check out the maps at the bottom of this page to find out where you can travel
 

The  South Wales unirider is valid on all Stagecoach buses in South Wales*, not just the bus you need to get to Uni/College. That means you can use it for days out too. Whether it's going to class, the shops, cinema or food and drinks. If you can get there by Stagecoach bus in your zone, you can get there with unirider!

 

Here’s some travel ideas.....

• Service T4  takes you right to the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Hop on the bus from Cardiff, Pontypridd or Merthyr to Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. On a clear day you can see for miles down to the Bristol Channel & as far north as Snowdonia!

• Need some retail therapy?!   Service 172  goes from Aberdare, Tonypandy, Bridgend & Porthcawl. You can  shop til you drop  at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Bridgend  or catch the latest films at the  Odeon Cinema. Ocean View? pop to Porthcawl for some fish and chips!

• Fancy some culture? We have some iconic Castles in Wales including Cardiff, Caerphilly & Castell Coch.  Castell Coch is a 19th-century Gothic revival castle built above the village of Tongwynlais. You can get there on   Service 132 gold jumping off at Bute Street (from Cardiff) or Wyndham Street (from Maerdy/Pontpridd) in Tongwynlais village and walking up the hill. The gold buses have free WIFI, USB chargers and comfortable leather seats.

 • Travel to Abergavenny or the historic city of Hereford. Abergavenny is a vibrant town with a weekly market on a Tuesday. Hereford has a historic cathedral with a new eating quarter in the old market, there's plenty of shops too! Get there on Service X3

• Fancy a day or night out in Cardiff? there are loads of trendy bars & coffee shops around the capital! These include the Vulcan Lounge, Breakout Cardiff, Gassy Jacks and Gwdihw Cafe Bar. We have frequent services into town until late! Plan your journey now

 

How much does a student pass cost?

Did you know students can save over   35%* on bus travel?

* Comparing Term 1, 2 and 3 Cardiff & Newport MTP Tickets at a value of £196.97 and travel for 30 weeks using megarider Xtra tickets £307.43. Saving around 35%. See our great value prices below!

 

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Ticket Type  Price MTP*  Price Adult  Validity Dates

Cardiff & Newport Term 1 Student Ticket

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Buy your Newport ticket online now

£70.99

£106.49

28 Sep 2020 - 11 Dec 2020

South Wales Term 1 Student ticket

Buy your S.Wales ticket online now

£166.99

£250.99

28 Sep 2020 - 11 Dec 2020
Cardiff & Newport Term 2 Student ticket
£78.99 £119.49 04 Jan 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
South Wales Term 2 Student ticket
£184.99 £277.99 04 Jan 2021 - 26 Mar 2021

Cardiff & Newport Term 3 Student ticket
 £46.99  £69.99 19 Apr 2021 - 04 Jun 2021
South Wales Term 3 Student ticket
 £103.99  £155.99  19 Apr 2021 - 04 Jun 2021

* must show a valid mytravelpass

**Price based on the term ticket divided by 82 days of travel

 

What is 'mytravelpass?

mytravelpass is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to provide discounted bus fares to young people. It provides people in Wales aged 16 to 21 with approx 1/3 off their bus fare. It's easy to apply online, by post or phone & you can use your pass at any time 

 

How can I buy my student pass?

  • If you're 16-21 with a 'mytravelpass' card, you'll be entitled to 33% discount off your student bus ticket. You can   buy your ticket online  (just select 'longer than a month tickets') and  we'll send you a paper ticket in the post (please keep this safe). Simply show your valid 'mytravelpass' card, your  college/uni ID which must include a photo and your paper ticket to the driver when you board the bus
  • If you're 22 or over, you'll pay the adult student price. You can   buy your ticket online  and we'll send you your ticket loaded onto a StagecoachSmart student card. Renew your term ticket easily online and get peace of mind that your ticket is protected if your card is lost or stolen. Simply tap your card onto the reader when you board the bus, and remember you'll be required to show your college/uni ID when you board the bus  which must include a photo. 

 

What happens if I lose my student bus pass? 

We realise that there is a small chance of you losing your ticket, please look after it as it’s a valuable item.

If your card is registered the card to your Stagecoach account you’re protected against theft, loss and damage. It’s a valuable item, though, so please try to look after it. If you do lose it, get in touch with us on 0345 810 1000 with a crime reference or lost property number from the police.

 

Can I cancel my student bus pass? 

You can but why would you want to? If you really find that you don’t want great value bus travel anymore, log in to the website and select the Manage My StagecoachSmart section of MyStagecoach or call 0345 810 100. There will be a small charge to process the cancellation/refund.

For more FAQS just click the link below 

Student ticket questions

 

Do I need to wear a face covering when I travel? 

Yes, you must wear a   3 layer face covering on public transport in Wales and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt. Please be respectful, not everyone can wear a face covering. For guidance, visit trc.cymru/face-coverings. For more travel safe tips, click the link below

Travel safe across South Wales

 

Ticket Zones

Cardiff ticket zone

Newport ticket zone

South Wales ticket zones

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06 Jan 2020 - 03 April 2020

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06 Jan 2020 - 03 April 2020

 

Do I need to wear a face covering on board?

 

Yes, you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before you travel unless you are exempt. Please be respectful, not everyone can wear a face covering. For guidance visit www.trc.cymru/face-coverings or click below for our travel safe tips 

Travel safely across South Wales 

 

  Cardiff unirider zone

 

Do I need to wear a face covering on board?

 

Yes, you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before you travel unless you are exempt. Please be respectful, not everyone can wear a face covering. For guidance visit www.trc.cymru/face-coverings or click below for our travel safe tips 

Travel safely across South Wales 

 

  Cardiff unirider z