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Stagecoach Student Bus Passes in Exeter

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

Travel with Confidence

For students aged 16 and over who are in higher or further education


unirider is the flexible University of Exeter 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.


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%.


Great 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 Exeter 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. 


Buy your student bus pass

Check out your timetable here!


Buy our student pass

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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Validity dates





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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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 Burger 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.


Where can I travel with my unirider?

Map of Exeter unirider zone

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

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.

How does my 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.

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.