South Wales Student Bus Passes

Unlimited bus journeys throughout South Wales on Stagecoach buses with just one pass

Unirider is the flexible student bus pass that gives you cheaper travel anywhere within your zone - pay once and use it as many times as you like throughout the term.

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.


Why you'll love your South Wales unirider ticket  

With a South Wales unirider ticket, you can:


  • buy your ticket for 12  weeks at a time
  • travel anytime on our buses in your chosen travel zone
  • buy it in advance and never worry about having cash on you

Where is unirider available?

Colleges: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Royal College of Nursing (Cardiff, NPTC Group of Colleges (Brecon), Herefordshire & Ludlow College (Hereford), Hereford College of Arts, Coleg Y Cymoedd, Coleg Gwent, Cardiff & Vale College, Bridgend College

Universities: University of Wales, University of South Wales, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University 


Which unirider ticket do I need? 

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 which ticket covers what area.


How do I purchase my unirider ticket?

You can buy your ticket online. Student tickets bought online will be loaded onto a StagecoachSmart student card.Top up 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 student ID when you board the bus   which must include a photo. 


How much is the unirider?

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Ticket Type  Price   Validity Dates
 Cardiff & Newport term 1 Student ticket buy online now  £128.99  1st October 2018- 12th December 2018
 South Wales term 1 Student ticket   buy online now
 £211.99  1st October 2018- 12th December 2018
 Cardiff & Newport term 2 Student ticket
 £162.99  7th January 2019- 12th April 2019 
 South Wales term 2 Student ticket
 £267.99  7th January 2019- 12th April 2019 
 Cardiff & Newport term 3 Student ticket
 £60.99  7th May 2019- 7th June 2019
 South Wales term 3 Student ticket
 £100.99  7th May 2019- 7th June 2019

Lost bus passes 

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

Student Smart card

If you lose your Student Smart card please notify us either by logging into the My account section of this website or by contacting the StagecoachSmart Helpdesk on 0345 810 1000. 

A replacement Student Smart will be posted to you free of charge.


  Cardiff unirider zone


 Newport unirider zone

South Wales unirider zone