Unibus has been proudly serving the students, staff and visitors of the University of York for the last 5 years, with frequent and distinctive buses linking the two main campus sites, York City Centre and the Railway Station, with some buses extending to Acomb through the day too.

Whilst available to everyone, the service is specifically aimed at the University offering a frequent and reliable service with friendly drivers who are happy to help with any questions about life around campus or the fantastic City of York.

Our dedicated Unibus team have worked closely with both the Graduate Students' Assocation (GSA) and the York University student union (YUSU) and have built a service by listening to the needs of the students and focusing on exceptional customer service, especially to students who are new to both York and the UK.

We are really proud of our Unibus driving team who consistently deliver a great service which was recognised in the University's own survey to students and staff when 92% of those surveyed scored them Good or Excellent compared to the competing service scoring 66%. In the time we have run Unibus, customer numbers have almost doubled, such is the service's popularity. Buses feature free WiFi and are fully accessible to buggies and wheelchair users.                                                                        

FREE Unibus App      

No waiting - download the Unibus app to find out the times of your next 44.

For people wanting to make life easier for themselves around the University of York, this App locates your position using GPS on your phone. It tells you when your next bus will be and the walking distance to the nearest bus stop. Download NOW.



We've a range of great value single and return fares, as well as our popular Tripper 20-trip smartcard, all available from your Unibus driver.

University of York Students : Should you be studying at the University of York, we can offer some fantastic packages for your travel, with the annual pass being one of the best for value. You can also choose from 20 trip, daily, weekly, monthly and term travel tickets.

University of York Staff: As part of the University of York's sustainable transport policy, and in partnership with Transdev, we are able to offer University of York staff the opportunity to purchase reduced price daily, weekly, monthly and 12 month travel tickets. 

University of York Visitor: You don't have to be studying or working at the University of York to take advantage of some fantastic deals for your travel. If you're visiting the university, you can choose from 20 trip, daily, weekly, and monthly travel tickets at great prices.

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22nd June 16

On Saturday 25 June we will be supporting Armed Forces Day across Lancashire and Yorkshire by offering free travel to members of the armed forces past and present. This year also sees them extend the offer to accompanying partners and children, and members of the cadet adult volunteers.  


New locally bought buses coming to Lancashire and Yorkshire

22nd June 16

We've started to take delivery of our £4 million order of new buses which have all  been designed and manufactured in Yorkshire at innovative bus specialists Optare. The 28 single deck Versa and Solo buses, which pride themselves on having the very latest on-board technology, will go into service across Yorkshire and Lancashire from the end of June.


£1 to ZAP to York Pride

13th June 16

Transdev are pleased to be supporting York Pride again this year, and to celebrate they are offering an amazing deal for visitors travelling from Leeds. Anyone jumping aboard their super-fast  Cityzap service wearing a Pride wristband can travel for just £1 each way.