Student travel

Student travel

Travel safely to and from college & university by coach

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).


3-9 December student travel window

We’re ready to get University students home safely for Christmas and have added extra seats during the student travel window. We run services to hundreds of destinations with stops at University campuses, big cities, little towns and airports.

Our COVID-secure measures

The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority so we’ve made some changes to the way we run our services. We have enhanced our cleaning procedures, limited capacity to ensure social distancing onboard, passengers will be temperature checked and expected to wear a face-covering (with exemptions).

As well as this, our technology provides ‘touchless travel’ with online booking and mobile ticketing, alongside live vehicle tracking and contact tracing so you can travel in confidence.

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Save 10% on coach travel as a student

If you're lucky enough to have one of our 10% discount codes, you can simply apply it on the Your Details page during checkout.

However, if you don't have a code, don't worry, you can still get a great discount with one of our student discount partners below.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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*Terms & conditions

  1. This offer gives you a 10% discount off a full-priced National Express Standard or Fully Flexible fare. It does not apply to online Restricted fare or any other promotional fares.
  2. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours before your outward travel date.
  3. Journeys to events and special services are all excluded from this promotion.
  4. Discount is only available online – it is not available through National Express kiosks, call centre or on-board ticket machines.
  5. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer including Coachcards.
  6. Discount is not valid on Hotel Hoppa or any third party coach or bus operator services, or where accommodation, admission or ferry travel is included within the fare.
  7. The offer excludes any booking fees, optional travel insurance and any postal charges that may apply.
  8. No cash or other alternative will be given.
  9. A £1 booking fee applies per transaction.
  10. Valid for travel between the 3rd and 9th of December inclusive only.
  11. All tickets are issued and all passengers are carried subject to National Express' General Conditions of Carriage.

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