The cost of travelling to study in Dundee

Stagecoach Strathtay have announced price revisions from Monday for students in East Scotland.

Students travelling long distances to study in Dundee are benefitting from a price freeze on certain tickets.

Unirider tickets offer unlimited travel within set boundaries, at a discounted rate exclusively for students. The tickets are split into separate zones and are valid for either four weeks or 13 weeks, for students travelling on the Stagecoach network in and around Dundee and Angus.

The unirider ticket allows students to benefit from unlimited bus travel on the Stagecoach network for as little as 97p per day. The ticket can be used for getting to university or college as well as to work and play, all within the zone boundary they have selected.

Dundee and Tayside zone ticket prices were on Monday, however for those travelling further afield, the Tayside zone 2 unirider ticket, as well the Fife zone tickets have been frozen at their current prices and will not be subject to any increase.

Students wishing to travel across the entire East Scotland network can also take advantage of reduced fares for the upcoming academic year. From Monday 17th August, the 4 week and 13 week East Scotland zone unirider ticket will be reduced in price allowing unlimited travel from as little as £4.12 per day across Fife, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Perthshire and Angus and as far as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Aberdeen.

Unirider prices and zones available in the Dundee & Angus area include:

Ticket zone

Tayside zone 1 unirider

Within Dundee, Perthshire & Angus four week £65; 13 week £181.

Tayside zone 2 unirider

Within Dundee, Perthshire, Angus & into Aberdeen four week £80; 13 week £205.

East Scotland unirider

Within Fife, Clackmannanshire Dundee, Perthshire, Angus & as far as Edinburgh, Stirling, Aberdeen & Glasgow four week £120; 13 week £375.

Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland, said: “We appreciate that as a student, income is limited but travel is essential and we sincerely hope that these discounted tickets help with access to further education in the area.”

Students wishing to purchase 4 week and 13 week Dundee or Tayside unirider tickets can buy online at www.buymyunirider.com or from their local Stagecoach travel shop.

For more information on unirider and other Stagecoach tickets visit www.stagecoachbus.com.