Ticket types and discounts

Travelchoice (123)Bus tickets

There are various ticket types, with costs depending on the operator. Stagecoach operates most buses in Peterborough. The single and return tickets are journey dependant but Stagecoach has two main types of tickets allowing unlimited travel to all the areas of the city: Dayrider (unlimited travel on any Stagecoach bus for one day) at a cost of £4.10 and Megarider (7 days unlimited travel) at a cost of £13.50 when purchasing using a StagecoachSmart card, or £14.00 when purchasing a paper ticket.

There are other tickets including unlimited travel within the entire Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire zones and for larger time (4 weeks) using the StagecoachSmart card. Using this cards, there is an option of automatic monthly renewal by credit/debit card payment of this type of Megarider Xtra achieving some savings (£45.50 for unlimited travel per month in Peterborough).

For more information about these tickets, StagecoachSmart card and online buying, please visit the ticketing page of Stagecoach here.

Stagecoach bus tickets can be used on the Local Link buses but not vice versa. The costs of the local link services are variable depending on the travel distance.

For the most up to date costs for your journey, visit the bus operator website or the Travelchoice Centre in the Queensgate bus station.


PlusBus is the Britain’s integrated train and bus ticketing scheme, which makes easier and cheaper to travel by bus to and from the train station. When booking your rail ticket, just ask for Plus Bus. This gives you unlimited bus travel at the start (or if you are travelling to another PlusBus area the end) of your rail journey. For more information, please go to the PlusBus specific section clicking here.

Bus passes and discounts

Older people in England, or those with certain disabilities, can have a pass that allows free travel in England on buses.

Previously the eligible age for concessionary travel was 60 years of age. However, since 6 April 2010, the age of eligibility for concessionary travel in England has been linked to the pensionable age for women.

This means that, as the pensionable age for women is gradually increasing from 60 to 66 so too will the age of eligibility for concessionary travel increase for both men and women.

The age of eligibility for concessionary travel is therefore currently:

  • For women = pensionable age
  • For men = pensionable age of a woman born on the same day

Click here to check when you qualify for a bus pass based on age.

The concessionary bus pass application form will help you decide if you can have a pass. If you qualify, please complete the form and choose one of the three options listed.

Stagecoach has a Unirider ticket service available for students which offer great discounts in the bus service. This service is not still available in Petebrorough but is working in other areas. For more information about this ticket please visit the Unirider section of Stagecoach clicking here.

Home to school transport

We arrange school transport for children and young people in Peterborough who are eligible for transport under the children’s services transport policy or the Peterborough post 16 transport partnership policy. This may be provided by issuing bus passes for public transport or using one of our approved transport providers. If you think your child may be eligible for assistance with transport please go to the Peterborough City Council’s Home to School transport page to access the information you need.

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