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Stagecoach Student Bus Passes in Plymouth

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

Travel with Confidence

For students aged 18 and over who are in higher education

unirider is the flexible university students in Plymouth 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.

T&Cs  - Save over 50%* on bus travel - Based on an annual SW unirider Gold student buss pass £551.99, equivalent travel using South West annual megarider gold ticket £1,200.00. Saving 54%.



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Buy your bus pass 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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Ticket type Plymouth Gold Validity dates Purchase




20 Sep 21 - 19 Jun 22

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Term 1 (Autumn)



20 Sep 21 - 19 Dec 22

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Term 2 (Spring)



 04 Jan 22 - 28 Mar 22

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Term 3 (Summer)



 26 Apr 22 -13 Jun 22

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Summer Holiday



 14 Jun 22 - 20 Sep 22

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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?


panelGreat benefits of a Stagecoach student bus pass:

 Unlimited bus travel with just one pass

  • Flexible to use any time
  • Stagecoach bus passes are great value
  • Valid on any Stagecoach bus in Plymouth area
  • No more scraping around for change


Stagecoach student bus passes are available to any student aged 16 or over in higher or further education. There's no upper age limit. All you will need is student photo ID such as an NUS card or your College or University ID Card to purchase and to show the bus driver each time you travel. 


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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 do if I lose my unirider?

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

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.

How does a smart card work?

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.