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West Cheshire College Megarider Plus

Affordable student bus travel from just £266 per year..

The West Cheshire Collegerider is a NEW bus ticket that is only available for students and staff attending West Cheshire College, and offers unlimited bus travel on all our Stagecoach services in the Chester and Ellesmere Port area (same travel as the Chester and Ellesmere Port Megarider).

View the zone map for Chester here, and the map for Ellesmere Port here.

Weekdays or weekends, travelling to classes, the city centre, work or to meet friends - wherever you're going, whatever you're doing, Megarider Plus will get you there (student/staff ID will need to be shown). 

Term 1 will cost £100, Term 2 will cost £96, Term 3 will cost £70. Total for the year will be £266.

Arriva Bus Student Discount Ticket

The Chester Plus Ticket Zone pass is available from Arriva for £4.50.

Tickets can be used anytime, any day, including weekends.

Please note, the Arriva service between Ellesmere Port and Chester is no longer operating. Further information can be obtained from or call: 0344 8004411

Plus Bus

Plus Bus is a door-to-door minibus service available to anyone living in the Ellesmere Port/Chester area that can’t use local bus services because of age, illness or disability.

For further information please telephone: 0151 357 4420

Chester and Ellesmere Port Bus Routes

Please use the following links to access information on local bus routes or call the Traveline on: 0871 200 22 33 or to find out more click here.


16-25 Railcard 
The 16-25 railcard costs £28 saving you 1/3 on all rail fares in the UK. Apply online at or visit your local station ticket office.

26+ Railcard
If you are 26+ and in full-time education attending 15 hours per week for at least 20 weeks per year, you may be eligible for a discount railcard.

Apply online at or visit your local station ticket office.