Whether you want a day in the library or a night on the town, a trip to the shops or a pub lunch, never worry about getting there with unirider from just 92p* per day.
Don’t worry about change for the bus – pay at the start of the academic year or the term and never have to think about scraping together travel money again. No more walking home from campus in the rain, no more expensive taxis.
Once you buy your unirider, that’s it, you just show it to the driver, along with your student ID, whenever you board a Stagecoach bus.
Unirider tickets bought online are now loaded onto a Stagecoach Student Smart Card.
Top up easily online and simply tap your card onto the reader when you board the bus.
Remember, you'll be required to show student ID when you board the bus.
Buying online is quick and easy, but you can also buy a paper unirider ticket directly from an agent or travelshop.
Please note - unirider tickets are cheaper when bought online.
M&M Newsagents: 140 Northumberland Street, Newcastle
Littles Newsagents: 223 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle
Nexus Travel Shop: Park Lane Interchange, Sunderland
Stagecoach Travel Shop: Castlegate Centre, Stockton High Street
Where can I use it?
We operate services in Newcastle, Sunderland, South Shields, Hartlepool and Teesside... you can go anywhere from the coast, to the shops, to a lecture or the cinema, all with your one unirider ticket.
If you’re a full time student in the North East, you can buy our great value unirider ticket. Here are the main universities in the North East:
University of Sunderland
South Tyneside College
English Martyrs Sixth Form College
An annual North East unirider costs just £280 when you buy online and is valid from 1st September 2019 right up until 30th June 2020.
Alternatively, you can buy your ticket by term from just £122. Term 1 tickets are valid from 1st September 2019 until 31st December 2019 and available to buy now.
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|Ticket Type||Online Price||Agent Price||
(to & from)
|Annual (academic year)||£280||£290||1 Sep 19 - 30 Jun 20|
|Term 1 (autumn)||£122||£127||1 Sep 19 - 31 Dec 19|
|Term 2 (spring)||£122||£127||1 Jan 20 - 31 Mar 20|
|Term 3 (summer)
||£122||£127||1 Apr 20 - 30 Jun 20|
|Term 2 & 3 (spring & summer)
||£188||£193||1 Jan 20 - 30 Jun 20|
|Summer holiday||£82||£85||1 July 20 - 31 Aug 20|
*Annual unirider valid until 30 June 2020. Price based on the purchase of an online annual North East unirider ticket at £280 over 304 days.
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. Even in those cases where it is deemed appropriate to replace a lost or stolen ticket:
We will only replace a ticket once within its validity period.
We will impose an administration charge of £25.
We will insist on the claim being in writing either by email or through the post to our head office. You will need to provide proof of purchase.
If you choose to cancel your unirider ticket before the end of its validity period, we will calculate your refund by deducting the cost of the best value tickets available to buy during the period of time for which you have held the ticket, from the total ticket price, minus an admin fee of 10%.
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