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Travelling by bus

The frequent UNI bus service connects both the Exeter campuses via the city centre, bus station and Exeter Central railway station. Additionally, the H bus service connects the St Luke's Campus with the city centre, bus station, and both Exeter Central and Exeter St David's railway stations

There are a variety of ways you can plan your journey:

To check when the next bus is arriving, see the NextBuses website which is also available on your mobile.‌

Student bus pass

Unirider

Students can benefit from a Unirider bus pass which entitles you to unlimited travel on all buses operated by Stagecoach in the Exeter area for reduced prices. The price of the academic year 2021/22 Unirider is £245.

You can also choose to buy a term-time bus pass:

Ticket TypeValid fromValid to Price
21/22 Annual 20/09/2021 19/06/2022 £245
21/22 Term 1 20/09/2021 19/12/2021

£146

21/22 Term 2 04/01/2022 28/03/2022 £146
21/22 Term 3 26/04/2022 13/06/2022 £94
21/22 Summer Extension 14/06/2022 20/09/2022 £116

Unirider Gold

Students can benefit from a Unirider Gold bus pass which entitles the holder to unlimited travel on all buses operated by Stagecoach in the South West. The price of the academic year 2019/20 Unirider Gold is £551.99.

You can also choose to buy a term-time bus pass:

Ticket TypeValid fromValid to Price
21/22 Annual 20/09/2021 19/06/2022 £574
21/22 Term 1 20/09/2021 19/12/2021

£255

21/22 Term 2 04/01/2022 28/03/2022 £255
21/22 Term 3 26/04/2022 13/06/2022 £174
21/22 Summer Extension 14/06/2022 20/09/2022 £217

All fares are correct as of Sept 2021 but are subject to change.

How to purchase

Unirider is now only available as a Stagecoach smartcard product via the Stagecoach Website.

Daily tickets

These prices refer to the cost of tickets purchased directly on the bus. 

Staff discount

As of the 20 May 2019 staff can benefit from a 1/3 off single, Dayrider and 7 day Megarider tickets usable on any route within the Exeter ticket zone seven days a week.

Simply show your staff ID badge when you purchase your bus ticket on any Stagecoach bus in the City.

The discount applies to single, Dayrider and 7 day Megarider tickets in the Exeter ticket zone.

How much can you save?

TicketTicket priceStaff discount
Dayrider

£4.20

£2.80
Weekly Megarider £14.90 £9.90

UNI bus

JourneyTicketTicket priceStaff discount
Streatham campus to City Centre, Queen St Single £1.30 £0.80
Streatham campus to St Luke's campus Single £2.00 £1.30

All fares are correct as of Sept 2021 but are subject to change.

Staff can also apply for an Annual Bus Pass. See details on the Staff Bus Pass tab.

 

 

Staff bus pass (Megarider)

Annual Pass

University of Exeter employees can benefit from a 10% off the price of annual bus tickets in the Exeter, Exeter Plus and South West Megarider ticket zones . Payment is made via deductions from your salary each month, in 12 equal installments:

OptionsCoverageDiscounted price
Exeter Megarider City of Exeter including Cranbrook £670.50
Exeter Plus Megarider City of Exeter including Dawlish, Crediton, Cullompton, Ottery St Mary £990.00
South West Gold Megarider Devon including Plymouth and Torbay £1200.00

To apply for a Stagecoach Annual Bus Pass

1. Complete Annual bus pass application form (PD95);

2. Send your completed form to the Car Parking Office, Northcote House.

3. Your Bus Pass will be sent to you by internal post. Please allow 5 working days.

4-week and 13-week passes

You can also purchase 4-week and 13-week bus passes.

 4 weeks13 weeks
Exeter Megarider £57.99 £178.80
Exeter Plus Megarider £84.99 £264.00
SW Megarider Gold £115.99 £360.00

These can be paid for by cheque or debit/credit card (American Express/Diners Card not accepted)

Please note, these discounts are only available when purchasing directly from the University and not from the Stagecoach Travelshop or online.

General information

See Stagecoach information for the coverage area of the Exeter Megarider passes.

Employees may use the bus pass at any time as long as the majority of use is for travel to and from work.

Staff are eligible to obtain a Stagecoach annual travel pass unless your employment with the University will end, whether through retirement or the expiry of a fixed term contract, within 12 months of the start date of the Stagecoach Bus Pass.