Guide to Stagecoach Bus Passes for Students in Scotland

Which Unirider Bus Pass for Students to Buy?

Updated September 2011

Buy student bus pass in Scotland (term or monthly) for all Scottish university towns (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, St. Andrews, etc).

Full time students in Scotland are eligible for discounted bus fares on the Stagecoach network with the special Unirider student bus passes in UK and also see our Scottish Megabus in-depth coach guide for low cost coach travel.

What Areas Does Unirider Student Bus Pass Cover?

Unirider tickets are available in most of the university towns in Scotland and the main areas of operation include:

Universities covered by the Stagecoach Unirider Bus Passes

Students from the following universities and colleges covered by the Unirider system can all benefit from the students travel passes:

  • Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot Watt University, Queen Margaret University, Stevenson College, Telford College, University of Edinburgh, Adam Smith College, Carnegie College and St. Andrews University which are covered by the Fife, Strathtay and Edinburgh Stagecoach bus pass.
  • Aberdeen College, Aberdeen University, Banff and Buchan College, Robert Gordon University which are covered by the Aberdeen Unirider buss passes.
  • Central College of Commerce, College of Building and Printing, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Metropolitan, Glasgow University, and the University of Strathclyde which are covered by the West Scotland (Glasgow and Ayrshire) student bus passes.

Tickets are available to buy online or from selected Stagecoach travel shops and college/university sites. Students need to present either a current NUS card or University / College Matriculation Photo ID Card when using the Unirider ticket.

How Much Are Unirider Bus Passes in Aberdeen

Students going to university in Aberdeen can buy Unirider bus passes in the Aberdeen area (including Buchan and Moray) from £40 for a monthly pass or £115 for a 13 week pass.

Bus Pass Validity Universities covered Main Zones Covers Bus Fare Buy Tickets Online
Aberdeen City+ unirider 4 weeks Aberdeen College, Aberdeen University, Banff and Buchan College, Robert Gordon University Throughout Aberdeen City and as far as Portlethen, Westhill, Blackburn, Balmedie and Potterton. Aberdeenshire, Buchan. £40 Buy pass
Bluebird unirider 4 weeks Aberdeen College, Aberdeen University, Banff and Buchan College, Robert Gordon University, Moray College all Stagecoach Bluebird services throughout Aberdeen City and the North-East of Scotland. Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Moray £70 Buy pass
Aberdeen City+ unirider 13 weeks Aberdeen College, Aberdeen University, Banff and Buchan College, Robert Gordon University Throughout Aberdeen City and as far as Portlethen, Westhill, Blackburn, Balmedie and Potterton. Aberdeenshire, Buchan. £115 Buy pass
Bluebird unirider 13 weeks Aberdeen College, Aberdeen University, Banff and Buchan College, Robert Gordon University, Moray College all Stagecoach Bluebird services throughout Aberdeen City and the North-East of Scotland. Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Moray £200 Buy pass

How Much Are Unirider Students Passes in Glasgow and Ayrshire

Students going to university in the West of Scotland (including Glasgow) can buy Unirider bus passes from £80 for a 10 week pass.

Bus Pass Validity Universities covered Main Zones Covers Bus Fare Buy Tickets Online
Glasgow Unirider - Zone G1 10 week Central College of Commerce, College of Building and Printing, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Metropolitan, Glasgow University, University of Strathclyde Zone 1 covers Stagecoach services in the Glasgow local area including Cumbernauld and Easterhouse. Cumbernauld, Easterhouse, Newton Mearns, Hamilton, East Kilbride £80 Buy pass
North & East Ayrshire to Glasgow - Zone G2 10 week Central College of Commerce, College of Building and Printing, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Metropolitan, Glasgow University, University of Strathclyde Zone 2 covers travel from North and East Ayrshire to Glasgow. This includesKilmarnock, Irvine, Ardrossan, Cumnock etc.This zone also allow unlimited local travel within your chosen zone! Kilbirnie, Dalry, West Kilbride, Beith, Dunlop, Seamill, Ardrossan, Stevenston, Saltcoats, Kilmarnock, Kilmaurs, Stewarton, Irvine, Galston, Darvel, Newmilns, Hurlford, Mauchline, Cumnock, Drongan, New Cumnock, Patna, Dalmellington, Kilwinning, Greenock, Auchinleck, Ochiltree £235 Buy pass
South Ayrshire to Glasgow- Zone G3 10 week Central College of Commerce, College of Building and Printing, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Metropolitan, Glasgow University, University of Strathclyde Zone 3 covers travel from South Ayrshire to Glasgow. This includes Ayr, Prestwick, Girvan, Troon etc.This zone also allow unlimited local travel within your chosen zone! Barassie, Troon, Monkton, Prestwick Airport, Prestwick, Ayr, Ayr Hospital, Mossblown, Alloway, Annbank, Dundonald, Tarbolton, Doonfoot, Auchincruive, Coylton, Dunure, Maidens, Dalrymple, Crosshill, Maybole, Dailly, Girvan, Symington £310 Buy pass
East Ayrshire Unirider Ticket Zone E1 10 weeks   Zone Map   £100 Buy pass
North Ayrshire Unirider Ticket Zone N1 10 weeks   Zone Map   £100 Buy pass
South Ayrshire Unirider Zone S1 10 weeks   Zone Map   £110 Buy pass
Ayrshire Unirider Ticket Zone A3 10 weeks   Zone Map Note - If you need to cross between zones you should buy the Ayrshire Network Zone A3 which covers ALL of Ayrshire £170 Buy pass

How Much Are Student Bus Passes in Fife, Edinburgh, Dundee and Strathtay

Students going to university in the East of Scotland (including Edinburgh, Dundee, St Andrews, etc) can buy Unirider bus passes from £55 for a monthly pass or £115 for a 12 week pass.

Bus Pass Validity Universities covered Main Zones Location Bus Fare Buy Tickets Online
Fife Unirider - Zone 1 4 week Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, St. Andrews University Zone 1 permits travel anywhere in Fife and Clackmannanshire, including Dunfermline, St, Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. Fife £55 Buy bus pass
Fife Unirider - Zone 2 4 week Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, St. Andrews University Zone 2 permits travel anywhere in Fife and Clackmannanshire including Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes and also includes travel to Dundee Fife (includes Dundee) £80 Buy bus pass
Fife Unirider - Zone 3 4 week Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot Watt University, Queen Margaret University, Stevenson College, Telford College, University of Edinburgh, Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, St. Andrews University Zone 3 permits travel anywhere in Fife and Clackmannanshire, including Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes and as far as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Fife (includes Glasgow and Edinburgh) £130 Buy bus pass
Fife Unirider - Zone 1 12 week Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, St. Andrews University Zone 1 permits travel anywhere in Fife and Clackmannanshire including Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. Fife £160 Buy bus pass
FifeUnirider - Zone 2 12 week Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, St. Andrews University Zone 2 permits travel anywhere in Fife and Clackmannanshire including Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes and includes travel to Dundee Fife (includes Dundee) £230 Buy bus pass
Fife Unirider - Zone 3 12 week Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot Watt University, Queen Margaret University, Stevenson College, Telford College, University of Edinburgh, Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, St. Andrews University Zone 3 permits travel anywhere in Fife and Clackmannanshire, including Dunfermline, St. Andrews, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes and as far as Glasgow and Edinburgh. Fife (includes Glasgow and Edinburgh) £375 Buy bus pass
Strathtay Unirider Zone 1 4 week Duncan of Jordanstown College of Art, Dundee College, Dundee University, University of Abertay Zone includes Dundee city centre and the surrounding area as far out as Kingoodie, Ninewells Hospital, Wormit, Newport, Tayport, Broughty Ferry, Wellbank, Monikie, Muirhead, Monifieth and Tealing £25 Buy bus pass
Strathtay Unirider Zone 2 4 week Duncan of Jordanstown College of Art, Dundee College, Dundee University, University of Abertay Zone includes Dundee city centre and the surrounding area as far out as Newtyle, Gateside, Muirdrum, Carnoustie, Burnside, Gauldry and Inchture.
£35 Buy bus pass
Strathtay Unirider Zone 3 4 week Duncan of Jordanstown College of Art, Dundee College, Dundee University, University of Abertay Zone includes Dundee city centre and the surrounding area as far out as Kingoodie, Ninewells Hospital, Wormit, Newport, Tayport, Broughty Ferry, Wellbank, Monikie, Muirhead, Monifieth and Tealing.
£50 Buy bus pass
Strathtay Unirider Zone 1 12 week Duncan of Jordanstown College of Art, Dundee College, Dundee University, University of Abertay Zone includes Dundee city centre and the surrounding area as far out as Kingoodie, Ninewells Hospital, Wormit, Newport, Tayport, Broughty Ferry, Wellbank, Monikie, Muirhead, Monifieth and Tealing £70 Buy bus pass
Strathtay Unirider Zone 2 12 week Duncan of Jordanstown College of Art, Dundee College, Dundee University, University of Abertay Zone includes Dundee city centre and the surrounding area as far out as Newtyle, Gateside, Muirdrum, Carnoustie, Burnside, Gauldry and Inchture.
£100 Buy bus pass
Strathtay Unirider Zone 3 12 week Duncan of Jordanstown College of Art, Dundee College, Dundee University, University of Abertay Zone includes Dundee city centre and the surrounding area as far out as Kingoodie, Ninewells Hospital, Wormit, Newport, Tayport, Broughty Ferry, Wellbank, Monikie, Muirhead, Monifieth and Tealing.
£140 Buy bus pass

Where to Buy Stagecoach Unirider Tickets

Unirider tickets covering the Aberdeen area can be bought online, via post or from any of the following locations:

  • Guild Street bus station, Aberdeen
  • Peterhead Interchange, Peterhead
  • Fraserburgh bus station
  • Aberdeen College, Student's Association
  • University of Aberdeen, The Hub
  • Robert Gordon University, Student's Union

Unirider tickets covering the West of Scotland (Glasgow and Ayrshire) area can be bought online, via post or from a Stagecoach travel shop in any of the following locations:

  • Ayr Bus Station
  • Irvine High Street
  • Kilmarnock Bus Station
  • The depot in Cumnock

Unirider tickets covering the Fife, Strathtay, including Edinburgh and Dundee area can be bought online, via post or from any of the following locations:

  • Dunfermline bus station, booking office, Queen Anne Street, Dunfermline
  • Kirkcaldy bus station, booking office, Hill Street, Kirkcaldy
  • Leven bus station, booking office, Shorehead, Leven
  • St. Andrews bus station, City Road, St. Andrews
  • Glenrothes bus station, booking office, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes
  • Adam Smith College (Student Finance desk, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes)
  • Carnegie College Finance dept, Halbeath and Dockyard Campus, Rosyth
  • Seagate bus station, Seagate, Dundee
  • Arbroath bus station, Catherine Street, Arbroath

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