Coventry Student Bus Pass

Getting to uni is better by bus

Wherever you’re going while you’re at uni, we can get you there on our buses, all you need to do is pick the best student bus pass for your needs and away you go. Get unlimited travel on all our buses in Coventry, all day, all term long from £1.05 per day with a Student 1 term bus pass. 

As well as our 1 term Student Bus Passes, you can now apply online for a monthly Direct Debit.

1 term

Monthly Direct Debit


Unlimited bus travel from £1.05 per day


Buy online 


Apply online

West Midlands Birmingham, Black Country & Coventry

Unlimited bus travel from £1.40 per dayOr from one of our travelshops. 


Buy online


Apply online

Black Country

Unlimited bus travel from £1.23 per day


Buy online


Apply online

If you would like to view or buy a Student Bus Pass for the West Midlands area please click here.

Student mTicket

We've recently launched a new mTicket app on iOS and Android, which allows you to purchase bus tickets on your mobile phone. Search 'nxbus mticket' to download the app. 

  • Never wait in line for tickets 
  • No more fumbling around for change
  • Purchase a ticket in seconds 
  • Buy anwywere and at any time 
  • Never lose your ticket again 

4 weekly mTicket

West Midlands Birmingham, Black Country & Coventry


West Midlands + Metro


Black Country




The App is available for the iPhone and Android platforms and can be downloaded from the App Store or the Play Store on Google.

For iPhone users, your operating system needs to be iOS 8.0 or higher (this should be all iPhones since the 4S)

Android is supported on 4.4 or higher.

If the Play Store does not allow you to download the App then unfortunately, your handset is not supported.

  Google Play Store

Click here for frequently asked questions about the Student mTicket.

Ticket Information

To buy a Student Bus Pass you'll need two passport photos (electronic if you're applying online) and proof of being in full time education (over 12 hours per week). 

Student Bus Passes are available:

  • Pool Meadow bus station, Fairfax Street 
  • Birmingham, Corporation Street
  • Dudley bus station
  • Walsall bus station 
  • West Bromwich bus station

Bus Passes are valid between the following dates: 

1 term - 29th March - 20th July 2018

Getting to University by bus guides

Coventry University

Buses 8, 8A, 9, 9A, 11, 11U &12X serve the university. 

Plan your journey using National Express Coventy buses, here

Warwick University

Buses 11, 11U, 12X serve the university. 

Plan your journey using National Express Coventry buses, here

Find Out More

Top 10 reasons to take the Bus

1. Fast & direct  
The 12X offers a fast and direct service to the University of Warwick from Coventry rail station and the city centre, running up to every 15 minutes throughout the day. 

2. Stay connected on the bus 
The buses which are branded in purple have free WiFi on board, allowing you to stay connected on the move. 

3. Late evenings
We have buses that run past midnight Monday - Saturday and late on Sundays too, great for nights out with your friends in Coventry and Leamington Spa, as we can get you home at the end of the night. 

4. Travel across Coventry
Life on campus is great, but there’s only so many times you can visit the same bar or cafe. With a Student Bus Pass you’ll get the freedom to explore your local area. If you get a Coventry Bus Pass, you can travel across Earlsdon, Kenilworth and Leamington too. 

5. Connects you with towns and cities across the UK
We don’t go out of Coventry but we know that sometimes you need to, our buses serve Coventry rail station or the city centre. 

6. Parking and Petrol not required
If you’re a student then do you really need the expense of travelling around in your car, paying for petrol and paying for parking on campus? (when you can find a space!) Use our petrol and parking spaces and travel by bus.

7. A range of ticket options
A 3 term Student Bus Pass is best value and the cheapest travel you’ll get if you need long term bus travel. However if you need a more flexible option, then why not look at our new monthly Direct Debit, day tickets or Swift cards.  

8. Use the 900 to Biirmingham city centre
With a Student West Midlands bus pass you can get unlimited bus travel around Coventry, Birmingham and the Black Country, on all our buses, all day from under £8 a week. So if you fancy a trip to Birmingham, hop on the Platinum 900 from Pool Meadow bus station. 

9. Take 50 cars of the road
University locations are home to thousands to students and staff during term time, which can lead to busy roads and full car parks. By using the bus help improve your uni's and your own carbon footprint by taking up to 50 cars off the road. 

10. Track your bus 
With our mobile app you can get real time information on when your bus is due to arrive, giving you those extra few minutes in bed before heading to uni. 

FAQ's - Student bus pass

Direct Debit Payments

What is the next step once I have applied?

You will be given the opportunity to pay for your first ticket by credit / debit card so you benefit from our services within 5 days of receiving your application.

Your direct debit application will take approximately 10-15 days to process. You will receive a welcome letter confirming your details and payments timescales. Your next ticket will arrive 5 working days before the expiry of the first ticket and payment will be collected from the bank account details supplied.

Is my application accepted automatically?

A Credit Reference Agency will be asked to confirm the name, address and credit status of the person paying the Direct Debit.

When will the money be taken from my account?

The first direct debit payment from your account will be taken on the initial start day of your ticket, for instance if you selected a start date of 1st August 2013 (you will pay for this ticket by credit / debit card) your direct debit will be collected on 1st September 2013 for the subsequent ticket. This calendar date will then be the date your debit payment is made for every month that you are a member of the scheme. If this falls on a bank holiday, your payment will be taken the next working day.

Can West Midlands Travel Ltd change the amount they take out of my account?

We will only collect the authorised amount. If the amount changes, we will notify you in writing at least 10 working days in advance.

What if my ticket does not arrive in time?

If your ticket has not arrived 5 days before your current ticket expires, please contact the Direct Debit Team on 0121 254 6322 or email us at WMT Ltd will not refund travel tickets that have been purchased as a result of tickets not arriving due to a delay in the postal service.

I already have a photocard do I still need to send in a photograph with my application?

Yes. All photographs are scanned into our system, so that if you ever lose your ID card we can send out a replacement, subject to an administration fee. You will need to either upload or send a passport sized photograph with every new application.

Can I change my ticket subscription?

Yes. One month's notice is required to make any changes to your ticket

What if I lose my ticket or it is stolen?

You can contact the Direct Debit team on 0121 254 6322 and order a replacement ticket and / or photocard. A replacement fee of £6 for each section will be required for payment by credit / debit card.

Refunds will not be given for any additional tickets purchased.

What if I forget my ticket?

It is your responsibility to have a valid ticket with you for any journey you make. Unfortunately refunds will not be given for any tickets purchased under these circumstances.

Can I cancel my Direct Debit?

Yes. You must give at least one month's notice. You will be able to email us at

Buying your bus pass online 

How do I pay?

Payment can be made using most major credit and debit cards, including Visa, Electron, Visa Debit, Mastercard, and Maestro. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express.

Payment will be processed by our payment service provider Sage who operate a secure online payment service. You may be asked for your 3D secure details if your card issuer has already asked you to assign them.

How long will it take to buy the ticket?

Buying a ticket online is simple, once you have registered your account details, all subsequent purchases are straight forward taking no more than a few minutes to complete. If you are a student we require course details. Have your credit / debit card ready and a passport style photograph to upload. You can elect to send it to us by post. Please note that this may delay the fulfilment of your order.

How do I search for my ticket?

If you are unsure which product is the right one for you, use our filters to refine the list. 'REGIONAL' cards are for all our Midlands services, or if you don't need to travel throughout the region you can choose more localised products by selecting the filter required.

Once you have selected your age group and region, you will be presented with a list of the tickets available in your chosen location. Check the INFO box to view details of the tickets area of validity and any restrictions that may apply.

How much will the ticket cost?

Please see 'All Tickets & Prices' section on the website to find a full list of products and prices we offer and the best way to buy them.

What information will I need to provide?

You will be asked for the following information and it is important that this is provided in full.

  • Full Name
  • Full Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Credit / Debit Card Information
  • Date of birth (for security reasons)
  • Colour Passport sized photograph that can be uploaded or posted to us for production of your photocard.
  • Students will be asked a few simple questions about their school/college or university and course details.

How do I know my payment has been successful?

You will be presented with a confirmation once your payment has successfully processed. You can print a copy of this for your records. Also, please check your email address you supplied at time of registration for your payment confirmation email. Once you have received this then your transaction was successful.

Is the information I supply secure?

Yes - National Express West Midlands adopt strict controls over security of all its websites. Our sites are regularly checked by security experts to ensure that they are updated for all aspects of internet security.

How do I get my photoID?

We will supply you with a photocard, free of charge. To make this process simple we have the facility for you to upload your jpg image at the time of purchase. If you cannot do this you have the option of sending the photograph to us. We will capture your photograph on your ID card. This photocard will then become your membership card so you can enjoy buying online tickets without worrying about photocards again.

Young Persons who hold a (n) 16-18 photocard issued by Transport for West Midlands need only supply their photoID card number (conditions apply) during the buying process.

How will I receive my ticket?

We will post your ticket to the address provided using Royal Mail, first class post - from time to time we may send post first class recorded signed for delivery.

I have purchased a ticket and my details have changed, what should I do?

Log in to My Account and here you can update your details. For security reasons for some changes you will need to contact us at We are introducing new features to the My Account facility soon - please check from time to time.

Terms & conditions apply