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Plymouth Student Bus Passes

Ready to discover Plymouth?

unirider is the flexible 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 Plymouth unirider zone

With your Plymouth unirider student bus pass you can travel anywhere shown in the orange Plymouth zone on the map. Many of our buses in Plymouth also feature free WiFi so you can connect, share and play on the move.

With your Gold unirider student bus pass 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.

Where can I get my unirider?

unirider is available for students at Plymouth University, Marjons and Plymouth College of Art and you can buy it online.

Unirider tickets are now on Smart!

stagecoachsmart student card

Buy 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 it costs

unirider is £285 for a Plymouth academic yearly pass or £551.99 for a Gold academic yearly pass. A yearly Plymouth pass works out at £1.05 a day.

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Ticket type Plymouth Gold Validity dates
Annual £285 £551.99 23 Sep 19 - 12 Jun 20
Term 1 (Autumn) £125 £245 22 Sep 19 - 13 Dec 19
Term 2 (Spring) £125 £245 6 Jan 20 - 27 Mar 20
 Term 3 (Summer) £80 £167 27 Apr 20 - 20 Sep 20
 Summer holiday £106.99 £208.99 13 Jun 20 - 20 Sep 20

What do I do if I lose my unirider?

Please refer to our online sales terms and conditions for information on how to replace it. 


Plymouth's best bits

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

The City Centre is a great place to shop, eat and features a variety of events throughout the year. 

The cobbled streets of Barbican & Sutton Harbour are packed full of restaurants, pubs and cafes. 

Plymouth's Waterfront destinations offer something for everyone including Plymouth's Royal William Yard which is full of Grade 1 former Royal Naval buildings which have now been converted into cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries.

Take our no.3 bus out of the city and the beautiful countryside of South Devon quickly surrounds you. The route takes you through historic market towns all the way down to Dartmouth. Or why not take our Gold bus all the way to Totnes and Torbay?