Student travel

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Save money with Student Saver Tickets

Cut the cost of travel at university or college with our money-saving student ticket deals. Our UK bus routes offer cheap, reliable and quick connections between campuses, accommodation hubs and city centres.

Our Student Saver tickets are for anyone in post-16 full time education with a valid student ID.

You'll get:

  • Discounted fares
  • Unlimited travel on all Arriva services (except where stated) in the specified zones all day, every day
  • A choice of tickets including Day, Weekly and specific term and academic year tickets

Tickets can be delivered instantly to your phone. There's even the option to spread the cost of annual tickets by paying monthly by Direct Debit.

You can find out more about student Direct Debit payment in your area and sign up by selecting your region below.

Not sure which zone you need? Use our University & College Finder 

Read about Coronavirus Safer Travel to ensure you are prepared for your journey

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North East

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Our Student and Young Persons' Saver tickets are available to anyone up to the age of 19 or in full time education.

All of the tickets offer unlimited travel on all Arriva North East services (except where stated) in the specified zones. This includes evenings, weekends and half-term holidays, so they're great for both work and play! Day & Week tickets can be purchased on the bus, on the app or online.

Go to Durham Uni? Click here for special offers for Durham

View Saver Zones

Saver
Zone

Annual Cost
Monthly Direct Debit
Academic
Year
15
Week
Zone map

Morpeth

£512
£42.67
£490
£204
Ashington
£512
£42.67
£490
£204
Blyth
£512
£42.67
£490
£204
Tyne Valley
£512
£42.67
£490
£204
Ashington
and
Morpeth
£640
£53.33
£615
£255
Ashington
and
Blyth
£640
£53.33
£615
£255
Morpeth
and
Blyth
£640
£53.33
£615
£255
Morpeth
and Tyne &
Wear
£640
£53.33
£-
£255
Blyth
and
Tyne &
Wear
£640
£53.33
£615
£255
Tyne Valley
and Tyne
& Wear
£640
£53.33
£615
£255
Darlington
District
£485
£40.42
£455
£222
Durham
City
£470
£39.17
£445
£167
Teesside
£527
£43.92
£510
£207
Teesside
and East
Cleveland
£595
£49.58
£570
£222
County
Durham and Darlington
£715
£59.58
£-
£-
East Durham
£530
£44.17
£504
£205
North East Regionwide
£825
£68.75
£799
£300
All Northumber-
land and Tyne & Wear
£695
£57.92
£670
£280
Tyne & Wear
£512
£42.67
£490
£204
Discover North Northumber-land
£510
£42.50
£490
£204
Durham District
£564
£47.00
£535
£214
Darlington Town
£408
£34.00
£387
£154

Buy tickets online as a m-Ticket

Buy tickets online as a Smartcard

 

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of Annual Mobile tickets or Smartcard and pay monthly by Direct Debit. Payments will be taken on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Arrange your Direct Debit

Have a query about your Direct Debit? Send us an email

If you would like to know more about our student ticket range, please contact customer services here

Yorkshire

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Our Student Saver ticket range already offers great value to students who are travelling regularly on Arriva buses in Yorkshire. Tickets are available to anyone over the age of 19 in full time education. Day & Week tickets can be purchased on the bus, on the app or online.

You can get an annual ticket online or pay for it in monthly instalments. Your ticket will be delivered by post as an Arriva Connect smartcard.

Under 19? Click here to see ticket options for you.

Saver Zone
Monthly Direct Debit
Annual Cost
Academic Year
Autumn Term 2020
West Yorkshire
£48.25
£579
£555
£215
Yorkshire 
£48.25
£580
£555
£215
Leeds Urban
£24.50
£295
£-
£110

Buy tickets online as a m-Ticket

Buy tickets online as a Smartcard

 

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of Annual Mobile tickets or Smartcard and pay monthly by Direct Debit. Payments will be taken on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Arrange your Direct Debit

West Yorkshire M-cards

If your home address is within West Yorkshire Combined Authority, you can buy an Under 16, 16-18 or 19-25 MCard, for all buses or all buses & trains within West Yorkshire, including those not operated by Arriva.

Find out more about the West Yorkshire M-Cards

Have a query about your Direct Debit? Send us an email

If you would like to know more about our student ticket range, please contact customer services here

North West

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Going back to uni or college? Our Student Saver ticket covers the entire North West area, offering great value to students who are travelling regularly on Arriva buses in the North West. Tickets are available to anyone up to the age of 19 or in full time education. Day & Week tickets can be purchased on the bus, on the app or online.

You can get an annual ticket and pay for it in monthly installments or in one go, your ticket will be delivered by post as an Arriva Connect smartcard.

Saver Zone
Monthly Direct Debit
Annual Cost
Academic Year
Autumn Term 2020
Zone map
North West
£40
£480
£395
£155

Buy tickets online as a m-Ticket

Buy tickets online as a Smartcard

 

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of Annual Mobile tickets or Smartcard and pay monthly by Direct Debit. Payments will be taken on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Arrange your Direct Debit

Have a query about your Direct Debit? Send us an email

If you would like to know more about our student ticket range, please contact customer services here

Wales

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In Wales, students can buy an Arriva Student Saver Weekly ticket from bus drivers for £14

Check out the Welsh national MyTravelPass scheme which gives young people aged between 16 and 21 a third off the price of single, return, day and weekly tickets purchased on buses across Wales.

Any Questions? Contact customer services here

Midlands

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Whether you’re starting out as a student or heading back for another year at college or uni, our range of student bus tickets makes getting around the Midlands cheap and easy.

Tickets are available for anyone aged 16+ in full time education. Day & Week tickets can be purchased on the bus, on the app or online.

Saver Zone
Monthly Direct Debit
Annual Cost
Academic Year
Autumn Term 2020
30 Trip Ticket
Zone Map
Derby
£35.42
£425
£405
£180
£-
Leicester Zone 1
£35.42
£425
£405
£180
£50
Leicester Zone 2 
£35.42
£425
£405
£180
£-
Leicester & Derby 
£46.25
£555
£535
£230
£-
West Midlands
£46.25
£555
£535
£230
£-

Buy tickets online as a m-Ticket

 

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of Annual Mobile tickets or Smartcard and pay monthly by Direct Debit. Payments will be taken on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Arrange your Direct Debit

Have a query about your Direct Debit? Send us an email

If you would like to know more about our student ticket range, please contact customer services here

Beds & Bucks

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Going back to Uni or college? Our Student Saver ticket range already offers great value to students who are travelling regularly on Arriva buses in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Tickets are available for anyone aged 16+ in full time education. Day & Week tickets can be purchased on the bus, on the app or online.

You can get an annual ticket and pay for it in monthly installments or in one go, your ticket will be delivered by post as an Arriva Connect smartcard, or you can choose a mobile ticket. 

Saver Zone
Monthly
Direct
Debit
Annual
Cost
Academic
Year
Autumn
Term
2020
4
Week
Ticket
Zone
Map
Luton & Dunstable
£40.83
£490
£470
£200
£48
Milton
Keynes
£32.92
£395
£380
£160
£42
Aylesbury
£26.67
£320
£305
£125
£32
Oxford
£28.75
£340
£330
£145
£38
Leighton Buzzard
£32.92
£395
£380
£150
£40
High
Wycombe
£31.21
£375
£360
£150
£39
High
Wycombe
Plus
£40.83
£490
£470
£200
£50
Orbit
£50.33
£640
£620
£255
£66
Cardinal Newman
£42.50
£510
£490
£200
£50
-

Buy tickets online as a m-Ticket

 

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of Annual Mobile tickets or Smartcard and pay monthly by Direct Debit. Payments will be taken on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Arrange your Direct Debit

Have a query about your Direct Debit? Send us an email

If you would like to know more about our student ticket range, please contact customer services here

Herts & Essex

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Save money with a great value Student Saver Ticket!

Whether you’re starting out as a student or heading back for another year at college or uni, our range of student bus tickets makes getting around Hertfordshire & Essex cheap and easy.

Tickets can be purchased for anyone up to the age of 19 or in full time education. Day & Week tickets can be purchased on the bus, on the app or online.

Saver Zone
Monthly Direct Debit
Annual Cost
Academic Year
Autumn Term 2020
4 Week Ticket
Colchester
£37.91
£455
£435
£185
£-
Harlow
£37.08
£445
£425
£180
£48
South
end
£37.91
£455
£455
£185
£40
Hemel
Hempstead
£39.16
£470
£450
£190
£52
Lea
Valley
£38.33
£460
£440
£185
£52
North Herts
Plus
£41.25
£495
£475
£200
£62
Stevenage
£36.66
£440
£420
£175
£47
Waltham Abbey
£32.50
£390
£375
£155
£44
Watford
£37.50
£450
£430
£180
£49
Welwyn & Hatfield
£40.41
£485
£465
£195
£54
Bishops Stortford
£44.17
£530
£-
£-
£-
Orbit
£53.33
£640
£620
£255
£66
All Zone
£57.91
£695
£675
£280
£77

Buy tickets online as a m-Ticket

 

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of Annual Mobile tickets or Smartcard and pay monthly by Direct Debit. Payments will be taken on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Arrange your Direct Debit

Have a query about your Direct Debit? Send us an email

If you would like to know more about our student ticket range, please contact customer services here

Kent & Surrey

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Save money with a great value Student Saver Ticket!

Our Student Saver ticket range already offers great value to students who are travelling regularly on Arriva buses in Kent and Surrey. Tickets are available to anyone up to the age of 19 or in full time education. Day & Week tickets can be purchased on the bus, on the app or online.

You can get an annual ticket online or pay for it in monthly installments. Your ticket will be delivered by post as an Arriva Connect smartcard or you can choose a Mobile Ticket. 

Saver Zone
Monthly Direct Debit
Annual Cost
Academic Year
Autumn Term 2020
Dartford
£40
£480
£460
£150
Gravesend
£45.41
£545
£525
£210
Maidstone
£47.08
£565
£545
£220
Swale
£38.75
£465
£445
£180
Thameside
£53.75
£645
£625
£265
Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge
£43.33
£520
£500
£200
Kent & Medway
£68.75
£825
£805
£340
Guildford
£43.33
£520
£500
£200
Surrey & West Sussex
£64.16
£770
£750
£280
Woking
£45
£540
£520
£210
Medway
£58.33
£700
£680
£265

Buy tickets online as a m-Ticket

 

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of Annual Mobile tickets or Smartcard and pay monthly by Direct Debit. Payments will be taken on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Arrange your Direct Debit

Have a query about your Direct Debit? Send us an email

If you would like to know more about our student ticket range, please contact customer services here

Our Partner Universities

We work with some of the UK's leading universities to offer prompt and efficient bus services and significant travel discounts to students and university staff.

Direct Debit Terms and Conditions

Administration

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  • The cost of an annual ticket is divided by 12 and the monthly Direct Debit payment is based on that calculation
  • Direct debit payments are taken on the 1st or 15th of each month, dependent on date of application
  • For payments on the 1st your tickets will be dispatched thereafter and commence on 12th of the month
  • For payments on the 15th your tickets will be dispatched thereafter and commence on 27th of each month
  • Dependent on your payment date your monthly ticket will expire at midnight on the 11th or 26th of the following month
  • Your next ticket will automatically be sent directly to your home or registered m-ticket app every month before the current expire, as long as your DD remains active
  • Your payment will remain the same each month unless we notify otherwise
  • Annual tickets paid via direct debit form a rolling contract, these tickets will not expire until instructed to do so via your bank.
  • This scheme is valid for passengers travelling on Arriva buses, and tickets are valid in the zone chosen only
  • If your direct debit fails or is cancelled, you will not receive your ticket for the following month
  • Please report lost tickets to [email protected] immediately, a replacement ticket will be sent to you and a fee of £25 will be added to your next direct debit

Ticket Validity

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  • Tickets are valid for students in full time education (school, 6th form, college, university, etc).
  • Tickets are valid on any Arriva bus in the stated zone with no time or day restrictions.
  • Parents or guardians can set up the Direct Debit on behalf of the student (please enter the student's name in the relevant field for the direct debit mandate).
  • You will be notified if the price increases or decreases, in line with the annual ticket pricing.

Refunds

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  • No refunds will be given
  • If you need to cancel your direct debit, please cancel it directly with your bank - they will normally require 7-10 working days to process a cancellation. Please note that any payments taken within this cancellation timeframe are not eligible to be refunded.
  • Arriva will not accept responsibility for cancelling direct debits
  • Cancellation of your direct debit requires 7 to 10 working days’ notice with your bank
  • If your payment is due to be taken within the required notice period (and you have requested your direct debit to be cancelled too late), your ticket will still be sent to you and cannot be refunded
  • We do not accept used/unused/unwanted tickets
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