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Durham University

Travel for as little as £1.39 a day!!

Durham University employees can benefit from one of Arriva's Employee schemes, Corporate Annual ticket or via the Employer Travel Club.

Your Options

Depending on what suits your circumstances you can choose to either pay back via salary deduction with an Interest Free Loan applying for an annual ticket OR you can choose to pay by monthly Direct Debit to Arriva, the choice is yours!

The Direct Debit scheme (Employer Travel Club) generally is more beneficial if you are travelling wtihin smaller zones (Our ticket zone map) Thsi scheme offers monthly payments and allows up to two children to travel FREE with you every weekend and Bank Holiday (With the ticket holder)

The zones available are towards the bottom of this page.

Employer Travel Club leaflet


The Interest Free Loan offers you the choice to pay back via your salary through the University. You have the option to either receive a standard annual ticket (Passport photograph required) or we can send the ticket straight to your mobile (You need to download the free Arriva M Ticket App and complete your account details for us to identify your device) When you order your annual pass please state on the application form which ticket format you require.

Download Annual Leaflet

If you are unsure which zone you require you can either use our Journey Planner or email [email protected]


More details on each scheme below

Save up to £321* a year on bus travel

How the scheme works

It is a simple 2-step process to sign up to the Employer Travel Club:

STEP 1: Order your ticket online by choosing your zone and completing the Direct Debit information!

To purchase an annual ticket via Direct Debit, complete the online application form by clicking below - you will nee

d your bank account details.

Click here to arrange your Direct Debit

  • Payments are taken on the 1st or 15th of each month
  • For payments on the 1st, tickets are dispatched and commence on 12th of the month
  • Payments made on the 15th are dispatched and commence on 27th of each month
  • Please note that only one Direct Debit date may be available to select for payment at a time

If your preferred Direct Debit date is not showing as an option, please contact us and we will arrange it for you over the phone.

STEP 2: Receive your monthly ticket in the post each month.

Click here to view our zone maps

Staff benefits:Durham University logo

  • Unlimited bus travel every month (Within chosen zone)
  • Free child travel (Up to 2 children @ weekends and Bank Holidays)
  • Ticket sent direct to your home each month
  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Quick & easy to join

Or Pay Through Your Salary

  • Order your Corporate Annual Ticket via the University Travel Administrator
  • The pass will display your name, employer, expiry date and zone purchased
  • Pass requires a passport size photograph, which must be provided with the application form
  • The University Travel Aministrator will contact you when your pass is ready to collect
  • Pass will be deducted from your salary.

For more information contact the University Travel Administrator

Download the Application Form




Bishop Auckland Saver **


Darlington Town Saver


Aycliffe & Darlington Saver


Durham City Saver


Durham City & Brandon Saver


Durham District Saver


Durham County


Redcar Saver


Tees Valley Saver


Teesside Saver


Teesside & East Cleveland Saver


FULL North East


 **Bishop Auckland is NO longer valid to Durham




Sunderland+Seaham Saver


Peterlee Saver


Hartlepool Saver


Sunderland+Seaham & Peterlee  


Peterlee & Hartlepool





Ashington Saver


Blyth Valley Saver


Tyne+ Wear Saver


Morpeth Saver


Morpeth & Ashington Saver


Morpeth & Blyth Valley Saver


Ashington & Blyth Valley Saver


Blyth Valley & Tyne & Wear Saver


Tyne+Wear & Tyne Valley Saver


Full information on our SAVERS click here




Cramlington Routesaver


X1 Routesaver  (Darlington - Crook) *


X3/X4 Routesaver  (M’bro – Redcar – Saltburn) *


X12 Routesaver  (Durham – Newcastle) *


Service 6 Routesaver  (Bishop Auckland – Durham)  *


Service 6 Routesaver PLUS  (Durham – West Auckland) *


Coastliner Routesaver *


Quorum & Killingworth Routesaver *


Rothbury & Morpeth Routesaver


Full information on oue Routesavers click here

  • Ticket to your mobile - If you choose to have your ETC ticket sent to your mobile please download the Arriva m-ticket APP (free). Just add your email and mobile number to the m-ticket APP profile for us to recognise your device.

  • Two children travel free - Free travel for up to two children at weekends and Bank Holidays when travelling with the ticket holder. Please note this applies to standard ticket holders only and excludes anyone who chooses to have their ticket via m-ticket.

  • Saving based on the cost of buying an annual Teesside & East Cleveland ticket through the Employer Travel Club compared to the equivalent annual price of purchasing 13 x 4 weekly Teesside & East Cleveland tickets over 52 weeks at the original price.

  • Travel limited to the specified zone(s) of your ticket.