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Arriva in the North West

North West Area Scholar

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can buy an Arriva Scholar Saver ticket?
It is available to all full-time students aged between 5 and 18.

2.Can I share my Arriva Scholar Saver ticket with a friend?
No, Scholar Saver tickets are not transferable and can only be used by the person to whom they were issued.

3.On which Arriva buses can I use my Arriva Scholar Saver ticket?
An Arriva Scholar Saver ticket holder can travel on all Arriva North West bus services, EXCEPT for service 82 between Chester and Northwich and special excursions or Park and ride schemes.

Please note:

North West area tickets are valid throughout Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Halton and also includes travel in Wrexham.

Scholar Saver tickets are only valid Monday to Friday term time only, not valid at weekends.

You can also use it for cross-boundary journeys, provided that you either get on or off the bus in the North West area. You cannot use it for journeys wholly outside the North West.

4.How do I get a Student Saver ticket?
Buy Online using debit or credit card or PayPal and have delivered as a smartcard by Royal Mail within five working days.

Buy on the Arriva m-ticket app using debit card, credit card, PayPal, Google Pay or Android Pay, with your tickets delivered straight to your phone

Buy online using debit or credit card or PayPal and have delivered to your phone via the m-ticket app

If you prefer, you can apply by post, call 0344 800 44 11 for further information.

5.Is it worth the hassle?
Once you've bought your ticket, there's no more digging through your pockets for money, paying the bus driver or using up your change. You will be able to ride as many times as you want Monday to Friday, (excludes weekends and school/college holidays) without paying a penny extra on bus fares.


6.What happens if I lose my Student Saver ticket?
Please try not to! Losing your ticket is like losing money.

However, if you are unfortunate to lose your pass please contact customer services on 0344 800 44 11 who will endevor to replace your pass  - We will prosecute anyone attempting to travel on Arriva services with fraudulent or stolen tickets.