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. 

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Unlimited bus travel with a 1 term pass


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West Midlands Birmingham, Black Country & Coventry

Unlimited bus travel with a 1 term pass


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Black Country

Unlimited bus travel with a 1 term pass


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If you would like to view or buy a student bus pass for the West Midlands area please click here.

Student mTicket

With our app on iOS and Android, which allows you to purchase bus tickets on your mobile phone. Search 'National Express Bus' to download the app and buy your 4 weekly mTicket today. . 

  • 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.


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 basses 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: 

  • Term 1: 21 Aug 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
  • Term 2: 18 Dec 2020 - 02 Apr 2021
  • Term 3: 26 Mar 2021 - 22 Jul 2021

18 student favourites by bus


1. Eat, drink and shop in style at Fargo Village 

Head to Coventry’s creative quarter and immerse yourself in delicious street food, stylish independent shops or a drink at one of its many cool bars, Twisted Barrel Tap House is big a favourite with locals. There is plenty of socially distanced seating inside and outside at Fargo Village, just make sure to check if certain venues require you to book.

2. Discover Coventry’s art scene at the Herbert Gallery

Learn more about the history of Coventry through its thriving art culture. From interactive displays and beautiful exhibitions you can delve right into modern art, the natural world and the old masters. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and workshops.

3. Take a ride down memory lane at the Coventry Transport Museum

Did you know the Transport Museum is home to the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet? Check out the world’s fastest vehicle or maybe one of its 3 4D interactive simulator rides as you explore all the museum has to offer.

4. Enjoy a tiki cocktail or 2 at Samoan Joes

Head on a cocktail journey around the Oceania islands at Samoan Joes Tiki Bar in Coventry. Specialising in zombie cocktails you can share a rum punch with a friend in their secret tiki garden. Just remember to pre book your table beforehand for a maximum of 6 people to avoid disappointment

5. Take in the beautiful Coombe Abbey Park

With over 500 acres of breathtaking gardens, woodland and lakes Coombe Abbey is the perfect stop for a relaxing day away from your studies. Have a picnic in one of its many gardens or maybe a peaceful walk through the woods.

Leamington Spa

6. Play a spot of disc golf at Quarry Park

Never heard of disc golf? You have now. The game involves throwing frisbee like discs from a distance into a metal basket similar to a golf course. Quarry Park is home to an 18 hole course with different levels of difficulty that is guaranteed to be baskets of fun, see what we did there? If you’re a newcomer the park does also have a short 16 hole course which they recommend as well. 

7. Dance the night away at Altoria

Head to one of Leamington’s most popular clubs for a night of dancing and a cheeky cocktail or two! With 4 levels of different rooms Altoria offers a night out experience to suit all tastes, it even has a roof terrace for a more chilled vibe. 


8. Social distanced street food at Digbeth Dining Club

Having reopened on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Digbeth Arena, DDC brings together some of the best street food in the West Midlands (we recommend going on the last Friday of the month for their biggest line-ups). From artisan burgers to tempting tacos, you’re bound to find something to tickle your tastebuds - if you don't believe us, just check out their mouthwatering Instagram. It's just a fifteen minute walk from the Bullring, or you can catch one of our services to Digbeth.

9. Shop safely at Birmingham Bullring & Grand Central

Everyone treats themselves to a little retail therapy on student loan day, right? This year will be no different, and as home to some of the most popular brand names, the Bullring is one of the best shopping experiences in the region. Fancy lunch while you're at it? Wander through the Bullring Link and you'll find Grand Central - one of Birmingham's newest food hubs, with restaurants serving up everything from Mexican favourites to Vietnamese comfort food. Make sure to check their crowd checker updates so you can shop safely and with peace of mind.

10. Break out of an Escape Room with your friends

Escape rooms like Escape Live near Livery Street (underneath the arches in the Jewellery Quarter) have become a great option for an alternative day out. They offer a fun and unique experience as you attempt to escape by solving a series of puzzles within a time limit. Also with contactless check-in and strict cleaning regimes, Escape Live have made sure your experience isn’t hindered in any way and that you can enjoy it to the max.Catch our 16 or 74 buses which will drop you off just a few minutes away. 

11. Party the night away on Broad Street

Broad Street has some of the most established student nights in the city. From Walkabout to Pryzm, Broad Street is the place to be. If you’re thinking of heading down town, our 923 & 24 services serve Broad Street regularly. Make sure you check which bars require booking ahead first to avoid disappointment. 

12. Relax in one of Birmingham’s beautiful parks

While Birmingham is the UK’s second city, it’s not without its green areas. Cannon Hill ParkHandsworth Park and Sutton Park are some of the most picturesque areas of the city. Why not escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours and hit the reset button with an easy bus journey right to the park entrances.

13. Find a vintage bargain at Urban Village

Just head to Digbeth to find this quirky little gem. Urban Village is a retro-styled shop is packed with everything vintage, from 1930s to 1980s clothing, accessories and classic vinyl records. Plus, as an added bonus, save 10% when you show your bus pass at the checkout. You’ll never go away empty handed! Also don’t forget to bring a mask whilst shopping.

14. Get creative at the Custard Factory

The Custard Factory in Digbeth is still one of Birmingham’s best creative hubs where you’ll find all manner of small businesses and independent shops. Have a nose around and pick up a bargain, then head to Ghetto Golf for some wickedly twisted mini-golf or the Mockingbird Cinema to catch a classic film and a delicious burger or two.

15. Explore the literary history of Sarehole Mill

The Mecca for Lord of the Rings fans, where Tolkien gathered inspiration for his legendary characters and settings, Sarehole Mill is located in the heart of Moseley. They also serve tasty fresh baked pizzas in the museum courtyard so you can enjoy a bite to eat in some beautiful surroundings. Just hop on the 5 or 11C services, and you can explore the mill and attend Hobbit themed events with ease. 

16. Earn racing glory at Teamworks Karting

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline fuelled excitement of Go-karting, especially if getting onto the track is relatively cheap! Our 97 service can drop you off opposite the track near Fazeley Studios (Look out for the big sky blue doors!) where you can race the day away.

17. Embrace the rich history of The Coffin Works 

For a truly unique museum experience, you have to visit The Coffin Works, dedicated to the world of coffin making with tours and stories of the funerals of famous people in history. The Coffin Works can be reached via a number of our services and you can even save £1.50 on admission here.

18. Taste a real curry at the Balti Triangle

Did you know the Balti curry was actually created in Birmingham? And for the best in the city, we recommend visiting the Balti Triangle. There you’ll find a collection of Balti houses that are second to none, and often said to be where the Balti originated from. Services like our 11A6 and 50 regularly serve the Triangle.

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.

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