Scholar Bus Passes

Devon, Plymouth & South-East Cornwall

Stagecoach will be taking over First operations in this area as of 6 September 2015. First will therefore not be issuing scholar tickets for the 2015/2016 term for this area. Please contact Stagecoach direct to discuss ticket options - Tel: 01392 427711 or Email:

Stagecoach have tickets called "Term-rider" for young people aged 18 and are based upon the zone that they will be travelling in. Please visit for full details and how to buy.

Stagecoach Term-riders will be accepted on First bus services from the start of term until 5 September to ensure a smooth transition.

Central & West Cornwall

If you or your child regularly use the bus to travel to and from School/College in Devon or Cornwall a First scholar bus pass is ideal. First scholar bus passes can be purchased for half or full school/college terms (spring, summer or autumn) or annually (all terms), and offer:

  • Excellent value for money
  • Peace of mind for parents
  • Convenience - no more looking for change for the bus!
  • 10% discount if 2 or more passes are purchased at the same time (when both pass holders live at the same address)

First scholar bus passes are available for students who are attending full time education for at least 16 hours per week (proof of attendance will be required). They are valid for one journey from your start location to your academic institution arriving prior to 09:00 and one journey back from your academic institution (to your start location). The First scholar bus pass is also valid for unlimited travel on all First bus services after 16:00 Monday to Friday during term time. Travel will be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays but not before 09:00. The term pass is also valid for travel after 09:00 during the half term holiday (during the term it is valid) and the holiday period at the end of the term the pass was valid for (excluding the Summer vacation period). The annual pass is valid for use after 09:00 during each half term, plus after 09:00 during the Christmas, Easter and summer holiday periods.

The First scholar pass must be shown to the driver on every journey. If no pass can be produced at the time of travel then the ordinary single fare must be paid. If a pass is lost, defaced or stolen and the holder has Season Ticket Replacement Insurance up to 2 replacement passes can be issued. If the holder does not have Season Ticket Replacement Insurance a replacement will not be issued. For details of Season Ticket Replacement Insurance (and how to obtain it) please click here. To purchase a First scholar pass please click on the link below to open a pdf of the order form which you will need to print out and complete. Before you complete please contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to quote you on a First Scholar Pass for your requirements.

Telephone: 0870 010 60 22 (Monday-Friday 0830-1700)

Once you know the price of your pass please complete the form providing either your credit or debit card details (American Express is not accepted) or stating you wish to pay by cheque. Once completed please post the form along with a passport sized photograph of the pass holder and proof of attendance to school/college/university if over 16 years of age (and your cheque if paying by that method) to:

Scholar Passes Cornwall
Enterprise House
Easton Road
BS5 0D2

We aim to process applications and send passes back to the home address within 10 working days.

Some Scholar Passes offering cheaper fares can be obtained from Taunton Travel Shop. For more information please pop in and our friendly staff will be happy to chat through your requirements. The Taunton travel shop is open Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00 (closed 12:15-12:45) and Saturday 08:30-13:30.