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Stagecoach South West Student Bus Passes

Travel with Confidence

Students save over 50%* on bus travel. Whatever's on your timetable, travel with confidence.

For students aged 18 or under who are in higher or further education

If you're a student at university you can visit:

Exeter or Plymouth

If you're aged 18 or under and in full time education, we've got just the ticket! Our Stagecoach South West termrider gives you up to 17 weeks of unlimited bus travel in your chosen travel zone.


T&Cs  - Save over 50%* on bus travel - Based on an annual SW unirider Gold student buss pass £574, equivalent travel using South West annual megarider gold ticket £1,200.00. Saving 52%.



Why you’ll love your termrider ticket

You’ll love your termrider as it’s:

  • unlimited – travel at weekends, in the evenings and during half term for no additional cost
  • the same price each term – spread the total cost evenly
  • 10% cheaper than the equivalent  13 week megarider (and lasts up to 17 weeks)

Your termrider comes on a StagecoachSmart card, an electronic card with a chip that stores your ticket for use on the bus. No more paper tickets!



Where you can use your termrider

You can choose to buy a termrider ticket for the following travel zones:

Buy your Termrider today!

Buy your termrider now

Buy your termrider online with the benefits of a smart card

Buying your bus pass online is quick and easy and we will deliver your bus pass to you in up to three working days. You will receive a Student Smart Card to use on the bus each time you travel. Having a Smart Card means you can reuse this again and again. Remember to carry your student ID with you every time you travel. No student ID – your bus pass could be confiscated.

Receiving a Student Smart Card also gives you the peace of mind that if your bus pass is lost or stolen we will replace it for free!

Already got a student smart card?

Reload your card by choosing your student smart card under "Select a smart card" at checkout.​   

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Zone Cost per term  Purchase 
Exeter £166  Buy Now
Exeter Plus £246  Buy Now
Dartmouth/Kingsbridge* £293  Buy Now
North Devon £193  Buy Now
Torquay £202  Buy Now
Plymouth Inner £114  Buy Now
Plymouth Outer £131  Buy Now
Plymouth Plus £173  Buy Now
Gold £337
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Choose the termrider option on our bus tickets page and we'll tell you how much it costs and where you can travel.

*this is a special zone, valid on route 3 between Dartmouth & Kingsbridge only.



Who can use a termrider ticket

Anyone 18 or under and in full-time education can use a termrider ticket. If you look older than 18, you’ll need to carry ID to prove your age. Your termrider ticket can only be used by you – it’s not transferable.

How to buy your termrider

Our termrider tickets are all issued on a StagecoachSmart travel card which is only available online. If you don’t already have a StagecoachSmart card, we’ll dispatch one within three days of your order. If you need any help or have any questions, please contact our Smart Customer Service team. You can either email them or call on 0345 810 1000.

When you can use your termrider

You can buy and use your termrider ticket for each term. As well as being able to travel to school or college, you’ll be able to use it anywhere, at any time.  Our tickets cover all schools and college term dates – they also provide some extra weeks of travel for no additional cost.

Our termrider tickets are valid for:

Autumn Term – 1 September to 31 December

Spring term – 1 January to Easter Sunday

Summer Term – Easter Monday to 31 July