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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.

From Monday to Saturday the UNI bus service connects Streatham Campus - Exeter Central railway station - City Centre - Bus Station - St Luke's Campus, every 20 minutes during term time. During the holiday period the UNI bus runs every 40 minutes. 

Additionally, the H1/H2 bus service connects St Luke's Campus - Exeter City Centre - Bus Station - Exeter Central railway station - Exeter St David's railway station - Duryard area. 

Between the hours of 1000 and 1600, Monday - Friday, members of staff can show their staff card on the Stagecoach UNI bus and receive free travel between campuses only.

From Wednesday to Saturday during term time, the NIGHT BUS service runs from 9pm to 4am between Streatham Campus and the City Centre.

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 2022-2023 Unirider is £276.

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

Ticket TypeValid fromValid to Price
22/23 Annual 01/09/2022 30/06/2023 £276
22/23 Term 1 autumn 01/09/2022 31/12/2022

£164

22/23 Term 2 spring 01/01/2023 31/03/2023 £164
22/23 Term 3 summer 01/04/2023 30/06/2023 £106
22/23 Summer Extension TBC TBC TBC

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 excluding Falcon between Taunton and Bristol. The price of the academic year 2022-2023 Unirider Gold is £646.

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

Ticket TypeValid fromValid to Price
22/23 Annual 19/09/2022 16/06/2022 £646
22/23 Term 1 TBC TBC TBC
22/23 Term 2 TBC TBC TBC
22/23 Term 3 TBC TBC TBC
22/23 Summer Extension TBC TBC TBC

All fares are correct as of Sept 2022 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

All 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.

Please Note: This discount ONLY currently applies to tickets purchased on the bus - it is not avaialble for Stagecoach App products

How much can you save?

TicketTicket priceStaff discount price
Dayrider

£4.50

£3.00
Weekly Megarider £16.50 £11.00

UNI bus

JourneyTicketTicket priceStaff discount
Streatham campus to City Centre, Queen St Single £1.50 £1.00
Streatham campus to St Luke's campus Single £2.20 £1.50

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 £663.84
Exeter Plus Megarider City of Exeter including Dawlish, Crediton, Cullompton, Ottery St Mary £980.10
South West Gold Megarider Devon including Plymouth and Torbay £1188.00

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, South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, or e-mail to carparking@exeter.ac.uk.

3. To maintain security, you will have to collect your pass from the parking office. If this is not possible please contact the parking office to make arrangements. 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 £54.45 £177.03
Exeter Plus Megarider £79.65 £261.36
SW Megarider Gold £108.45 £356.40

These can be paid for by 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.