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Student bus pass

Ayrshire and Glasgow Student Bus Passes

Looking for a student bus pass? Look no further.

No matter where you've chosen to study, whether you're off to College or University - you can get there and back with a Stagecoach West Scotland student bus pass. Our student bus tickets cover different areas in Ayrshire and Glasgow so that you can choose the best bus ticket depending on which campus you're attending. 


Why you'll love your West Scotland student bus ticket

With a West Scotland student bus ticket, you can:

  • Have the option of either a 13 week or a 4 week ticket.
  • Enjoy unlimited travel at any time on our buses in your chose travel zone.
  • Buy your student bus ticket in advance and never worry about having cash on you.
  • Buy your ticket online and load it on to a    Smartcard.


How much will my student bus pass be? 


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Ticket Type Validity Price
 Ayrshire E1 - East Ayrshire 

4 weeks

13 weeks



 Ayrshire S1 - South Ayrshire

4 weeks

13 weeks



 Ayrshire N1 - North Ayrshire

4 weeks

13 weeks



 Ayrshire Network A3 - East, South and North Ayrshire

4 weeks

13 weeks



 Glasgow G1- Within Glasgow

4 weeks

13 weeks



Glasgow G2 - East and North Ayrshire to Glasgow

4 weeks

13 weeks 



 Glasgow G3 - South Ayrshire to Glasgow

4 weeks

13 weeks




Which student bus ticket do I need?

Have a look at the map and decide which ticket is best for your journeys! 

Student bus tickets ayrshire and glasgow



Where can I buy my student bus ticket? 

You can buy a four week ticket from our online store only. You can buy your 13 week ticket online or from one of our travel shops in Ayr, Irvine or Kilmarnock.  Remember you can also get discount on single and return fares when you show a valid Student ID card when boarding our buses. 


What you'll need to travel to college or university

Please note, that to travel using your student bus ticket, you'll need to have a valid NUS, university or college matriculation card with photo ID. Student bus tickets will only be accepted on our buses when you show a valid ID*.


What should I do if I lose my student bus ticket that's on a Smartcard? 

It’s important that you register your smart card online using its unique 18-digit code on the back as this will protect your tickets. 

If your StagecoachSmart is registered and your card is lost, stolen or damaged you should notify Stagecoach immediately:
• Use the ‘My account’ section of the website.
• Contact the StagecoachSmart Helpdesk on 0345 810 1000. 

Where there are 5 or more days left on a ticket, we will transfer this to a new card and issue to the delivery address provided. Please note it can take 3 working days for this to arrive.

If you have to purchase paper tickets in the interim, keep hold of these and we will advise on the process of claiming a refund if eligible.


What should I do if I lose my paper student bus ticket?

Your tickets are items of value and should be looked after as securely as possible. 

You are advised to ensure that, as an item of value, your ticket is insured against loss of theft through your own household insurance policy. If your ticket is lost or stolen you should report this to the police and notify Stagecoach immediately. If you or we cannot recover your ticket, we may consider an application for a duplicate ticket.

We may ask you or others for information and we may refuse applications for replacement based on the grounds of the ticket being confiscated as it was withdrawn due to suspected fraudulent use.

We will only replace a ticket once in its validity period. We will impose an administration charge of £25. We will insist on the loss or crime having been reported to the police. We will insist the claim being written either by email or through the post to the operating company the ticket belongs to.

Customers are advised that Stagecoach are not liable for the reimbursement of additional tickets purchased whilst waiting for your replacement tickets to arrive in the post. 


I've never been on a bus before, what do I do? 

Once you've bought your student bus ticket you need to find out what times your bus is at so you don't miss that important lecture!

Chances are you've already downloaded the Stagecoach Bus App.  From here you can plan your bus journey, find out where your nearest bus stop is and you can even live track your bus - giving you an extra five minutes in bed or time to finish your morning coffee!

You're at the bus stop - now what? Simply stick your hand out when your bus is approaching and and hop on board. Show the bus driver your student bus ticket and your student ID.  Remember you need both when travelling on our bus services. 

That's you, you're on board so you can sit back, plug in and unwind while we get you to college or university!

Please ensure you look after your unirider ticket as securely as possible, in the event that you do loose it you must report it to the police as lost or a stolen item, the police will provide you with a reference number. Contact Stagecoach West Scotland using the contact details below: 


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Ayr Bus Station Travel Shop 
[email protected]

Kilmarnock Bus Station Travel Shop
Green Street
[email protected]

 Irvine Travel Shop
71 High Street
KA12 0AL
[email protected]


*Current NUS, University or College matriculation card must be presented at the time of purchase and when boarding your bus.  We will only replace a ticket once within its validity period.  An administration charge of £25 will be applied to the replacement of any lost or stolen ticket.  Customers are advised that Stagecoach are not liable for the reimbursement of additional tickets purchased whilst waiting for your replacement tickets to arrive in the post. 


Thanks for Freshers! 

We were at the following freshers:
Ayrshire College - Tuesday 3rd September 2019
City of Glasgow College - Wednesday 4th September 2019


UWS Ayr - Thursday 5th September 2019

Glasgow Caledonian University - Monday 16th September 2019
Strathclyde University - Tuesday 17th September 2019 
University of Glasgow - Wednesday 18th September 2019
SPT Buchanan Bus Station Student Fair - Friday 20th 2019
Thanks for chatting with us, if you missed out and want to know anything, you can tweet us @StagecoachWScot

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