Ayrshire and Glasgow Student Bus Passes

Stagecoach unirider - The only student bus pass you need to travel within West Scotland.

If you're a student within Ayrshire or Glasgow you can travel for less with our unirider flexible student bus pass. 

Unirder is valid for 12 weeks, pay once and use it any time within your chosen travel zone to study or to visit friends and family. 

Why you'll love your West Scotland unirider ticket

With a West Scotland unirider ticket, you can:

  • Tickets are valid for 12 weeks 
  • Travel any time on our buses in your chose travel zone
  • Buy your unirider in advance and never worry about having cash on you


Buy your unirider now


Which unirider bus ticket do I need?

Studying in Ayrshire?

Whether you're studying at the University of West Scotland or at the Ayrshire College campuses in Ayr, Kilmarnock or Kilwinning we have a wide range of tickets to suit your travel needs.  As well as our 12 week unirider tickets we also offer a range of student day tickets. 

A3 Ayrshire Network - Perfect for students who need to cross between zones in Ayrshire.  You can buy the Ayrshire network unirider which covers all of Ayrshire, buy your A3 Ayrshire Network here

E1 East Ayrshire - Ideal for students studying at Ayrshire College - Kilmarnock Campus, buy your E1 East Ayrshire unirider here 


N1 North Ayrshire - If you're studying at Ayrshire College - Kilwinning or Irvine campuses this is the ideal 12 week ticket for you, buy your N1 North Ayrshire unirider here


​S1 South Ayrshire - Ideal for those students studying at the University of West Scotland or Ayrshire College - Ayr Campus, the S1 South Ayrshire zone covers all of South Ayrshire from Girvan through to Troon, buy your S1 South Ayrshire unirider here


Studying in Glasgow? 


We've just the ticket for you, our G2 - East and North Ayrshire to Glasgow unirider covers travel from East and North Ayrshire to Glasgow and can be used on express routes such as X34, X36 and X76 as well as local services. 

The G2 unirider can also be used on service X16 from Kilmarnock to UWS Hamilton.

Our G3 - South Ayrshire unirider covers travel from South Ayrshire to Glasgow and can be used on the X77 service to Glasgow, as well as local services.  The G3 unirider can be used on service X16 from Ayr to Kilmarnock and UWS Hamilton and the 52 service between Dalmellington and Ayr. 

The East Scotland student ticket range offers unlimited travel for students travelling from Edinburgh, Livingston, Fife, Perth, Dundee, Angus, Clackmannanshire and Forth Valley into Glasgow. 


Where can I buy my unirider ticket? 

You can buy your unirider ticket from our online store 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 your bus. 

What you'll need 

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


What should I do if I loose my ticket? 


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 

Kilmarnock Bus Station Travel Shop
Green Street

 Irvine Travel Shop
71 High Street
KA12 0AL


*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. 

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