The University works closely with providers for discounted student and staff bus fares.

Travelling by bus

The frequent D 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 2017/18 Unirider is £231.99.

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

Ticket TypeValid fromValid to Price
17/18 Annual 25/09/2017 15/06/2018 £231.99
17/18 Term 1 25/09/2017 15/12/2017

£137

17/18 Term 2 08/01/2018 29/03/2018 £137
17/18 Term 3 30/04/2018 15/06/2018 £90
17/18 Summer Extension 16/06/2018 23/09/2018 £109.99

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 2017/18 Unirider Gold is £529.99.

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

Ticket TypeValid fromValid to Price
17/18 Annual 25/09/2017 15/06/2018 £529.99
17/18 Term 1 25/09/2017 15/12/2017 £235
17/18 Term 2 08/01/2018 29/03/2018 £235
17/18 Term 3 30/04/2018 15/06/2018 £160
17/18 Summer Extension 16/06/2018 23/09/2018 £199.99

How to purchase

Buy your Unirider bus pass at the Students' Guild Information Point, 2nd Floor, Forum or online via the Stagecoach Website.

Daily tickets

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

Staff discount

Staff, University tenants and University partners (including INTO and businesses at the Innovation Centre) are entitled to a one third discount on the D and H bus to and from the University’s Exeter campuses. Please note that only tenants with a University of Exeter ID card are eligible to obtain the discount.

D Bus

JourneySingle/ReturnTicket PriceStaff Discount
Streatham Campus to City Centre Single £1.20 £0.80
Streatham Campus to St Luke's Campus Single £1.80 £1.20
Heavitree, Post Office to Streatham Campus Single £1.80 £1.20

All fares are correct as of 3rd September 2017 but are subject to change.

H Bus

JourneySingle/ReturnTicket PriceStaff Discount
St Luke's Campus to City Centre Single £1.20 £0.80
St Luke's Campus to St David's Station Single £1.80 £1.20
Digby Retail Park to St Luke's Campus Single £1.80 £1.20

All fares are correct as of 3rd September 2017 but are subject to change.

Flexirider tickets

Stagecoach offer a Flexirider ticket which is available on all their bus services and can be purchased from your bus driver. They are valid:

  • between two set points (e.g. city centre to University)
  • for 12 single journeys for the price of 10
  • for 3 months from date of issue (except the Park & Ride services which are valid for 1 month)

 

Staff bus pass (Megarider)

Staff can benefit from 10% off the Stagecoach Exeter, Exeter Plus or Megarider Gold bus passes. Payment will be made from deductions from your salary each month in 12 equal installments. Choose from:

 1 week4 weeks13 weeks52 weeks
Exeter Megarider £13.05 £50.39 £156.60 £587.25
Exeter Plus Megarider £18.90 £72.89 £226.80 £850.50
Megarider Gold £26.10 £100.79 £313.20 £1044.00

For full details of how to apply can be seen on the Staff Bus Pass tab.

 

 

Staff bus pass (Megarider)

As part of its Sustainable Travel Plan, which aims to encourage alternatives to travelling to work by car, the University has partnered with Stagecoach to offer staff a 10% discount on bus passes.

Annual Pass

University of Exeter employees are able to choose from the following annual bus passes with payment made via deductions from your salary each month, in 12 equal installments:

OptionsCoverageDiscounted price
Exeter Megarider City of Exeter including Cranbrook £587.25
Exeter Plus Megarider City of Exeter including Dawlish, Crediton, Cullompton, Ottery St Mary £850.50
South West Megarider Devon including Plymouth and Torbay £1044.00

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.

Weekly, 4-week and 13-week passes

You can also purchase the following bus passes by visiting the Car Parking Office in Northcote House:

 1 week4 weeks13 weeks
Exeter Megarider £13.05 £50.39 £156.60
Exeter Plus Megarider £18.90 £72.89 £226.80
Megarider Gold £26.10 £100.79 £313.20

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.

Please read this information on staff bus passes if you are considering purchasing a Megarider pass. 

Exeter has a diverse bus network and there are a variety of ways you can plan your journey:

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

All buses travelling outside of Exeter leave from the Exeter Bus Station

Map and Public Transport Guide

The University publishes its annual Map and Public Transport Guide to help you find your way around Exeter using public transport.

View the map and guide online.

Or pick up a hard copy from one of the following information stands:

LocationCampus
Birks Grange Reception Streatham
Cross Keys St Luke's
Guild Information Point Streatham
Harrison Reception Streatham
Holland Hall Reception Streatham
Innovation Centre Reception Streatham
INTO Reception Streatham
Lopes Hall Reception Streatham
Queens Reception Streatham
Rowancroft Reception St Luke's
Sports Park Reception Streatham
Xfi Reception Streatham