Durham University bus travel

Savings for students and staff

Great travel deals for Durham University students and staff
When it comes to your travel plans, we've got it covered!

We have a great range of travel discounts for staff and students who study or work at Durham University.

From as little as £1.50 a day, you can enjoy unlimited travel on Arriva bus services within the region, with ticket options covering County Durham, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Darlington and Tees Valley.

Simply show the driver your Durham University ID card when you board and you can access discounted pricing on day and week tickets (or longer term tickets available online and via the Arriva app).

 DayWeek15 WeekAnnual
Durham Uni Zone£1.50£8.00£80.00£200.00
Durham Uni Plus Zone£2.50£12.00£120.00£300.00

Prices correct as of 24/09/23

So where can you go?


Durham Uni Zone
This zone broadly allows for unlimited travel on any Arriva service within Durham City and local surrounding area (with travel permitted from Tow Law, Crook, Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Chilton, Ferryhill, Sedgefield, Trimdon, Deaf Hill, Wheatley Hill and Chester-le-Street).

Durham Uni Plus Zone
Encapsulating all of the Durham Uni Zone above, plus additionally including travel on Service X12 to/from Newcastle, Gateshead and Birtley, Services 22/23/24 from Sunderland, Peterlee and Hartlepool, Services X12/X22 from Stockton and Middlesbrough and also travel into Darlington from County Durham.

Click here to view map of zones

How do I buy a ticket?


Buy Day and Weekly tickets from your bus driver. Simply show the driver your ID card from the when you board the bus and pay in cash or by contactless. Buy tickets for one week and longer periods online or through our Arriva UK Bus app. You must have your ID card (along with a valid ticket) whenever you travel and be prepared to show the driver as you board.

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