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unirider - Exeter's student bus pass

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

Get on any Stagecoach bus with just one ticket. If you can get there by Stagecoach bus, you can get there with unirider.


Where can I travel with my unirider?

Map of Exeter unirider zone

With your Exeter unirider you can travel anywhere shown in the dark orange Exeter zone on the map.

With your Gold unirider you can travel anywhere across our entire South West network, excluding the South West Falcon between Taunton and Bristol.

What do I need to get my unirider?

You will need valid student ID e.g. your NUS card or University ID. When you board the bus you will need to show this to the driver alongside your unirider ticket.

Unirider tickets are now on Smart!

stagecoachsmart student cardBuy your unirider online and it 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.


How much does it cost?

unirider is £231.99 for an Exeter academic yearly pass or £529.99 for a Gold academic yearly pass. A yearly Exeter pass works out at 88p a day.

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Ticket type Exeter Gold Validity dates
Annual £231.99 £529.99 25 Sep 17 - 15 Jun 18
Term 1 (Autumn) £137 £235 25 Sep 17 - 15 Dec 17
Term 2 (Spring) £137 £235 8 Jan 18 - 29 Mar 18
 Term 3 (Summer) £90 £160 30 Apr 18 - 15 Jun 18
 Summer holiday £109.99 £199.99 16 Jun 18 - 23 Sep 18

What do I do if I lose my unirider?

If you still have a valid paper unirider and you lose it please contact us by email. You will need a lost property number from the police and a charge of £25 will be made to issue a replacement. Only one replacement will be issued per academic year.

If your unirider is on our new StagecoachSmart student card please refer to our online sales terms and conditions for information on how to replace it. 


Exeter's best bits

There's so much to see and do here - why not head over to for your complete guide to the city.

  • Fore Street/South Street/North Street/Gandy Street we're proud of how many independent businesses we have in the city and you'll find most of them located in one of these streets where there's everything from vintage clothing to crafts to coffee and cocktails
  • Princesshay located in the heart of the city, Princesshay is home to many high end retailers including All Saints, MAC and Hollister. They also host the famous student lock-in event - an ideal opportunity to pick up some great bargains!
  • Guildhall/Queen St Dining Guildhall has a great selection of shops including Wilkos who will kit you out with all your student basics. Also opening this Autumn is Queen Street Dining which will house both local and national restaurants and bars including Turtle Bay, Gourmet Burget Kitchen and The Terrace - a restaurant, cocktail bar and live music venue all in one
  • Exeter Quayside slightly further afield is the historic Quayside. Here, you'll find great bars and restaurants including Samuel Jones and On the Waterfront. There's also a climbing centre and outdoor activity centre or you can hire bikes and cycle the Exe Trail from the city all the way to the seaside in Exmouth.