University of Stirling
First Bus proudly serve University of Stirling from our Bannockburn Depot. We work closely with the University to help staff and students get from A to B.
Please be advised that some of our routes are currently operating a revised timetable due to COVID-19.
Please visit COVID-19 UPDATES for service updates and service revisions.
New to the area or just new to travelling by bus? Keep on scrolling and check out our Unilink Map below which shows the services you can catch to travel to University of Stirling: Unilink and Service 51/52 and 54
You can download the UniLink Service timetable here to view and print at home
You can view the 51/52 Service timetable here.
You can view the 54 Service timetable here.
As of Monday 23/03, service alterations will be introduced in line with Non Semester timetables as registered with the Traffic Commissioners Office:
Service UL will operate a non-University timetable which includes a reduction to a 30 min frequency. Please note Service ULN (University night service) will remain operational at this time, but may be subject to future change. Click here for the latest UL timetable.
Which Ticket am I?
We know that your schedule can change, and that sometimes figuring out which ticket offers you the best value for money when you're trying to budget can be hard.
Single Ticket - We get it, you don’t quite know your plans today and you don’t want to commit to anything too serious. You can pay for a single journey using our unilink services when you're heading into uni for lectures, meeting friends or even heading home. Don’t worry, we know you want to take it slow.
Return Ticket – You know what today has in store for you, this ticket can be used for one return journey and you can use this to travel to and from lectures. Don’t forget this has to be used in the same day – so no sleeping in the library overnight!
Night Ticket – Oh well someone’s out late! You can buy a ticket for our night service and it can be used from 00.15 until late.
Carnet – No it’s not a bird, it’s a ticket type. You can buy a carnet ticket which means you can store the journeys in your mticket wallet ready to use when you want them. Sometimes it’s good to have a ticket up your sleeve.
FirstWeek – We’re flattered, things are getting serious! You’ve got a big week coming up, whether it’s back and forth to the library, exams all week or just darting about keeping busy. You can buy a weekly ticket which means you can use it all week on unilink services.
First4Week – We’re practically Facebook official.. A First4Week ticket means you’ve got a months travel in one place. Maybe it’s easier to budget, maybe you know you’ve got a busy month and you’ll end up buying loads of weekly tickets anyway and you fancy saving a few pounds – we’re happy to have you on board.
I’m on placement – Just because placement is a taste of work once you’re qualified, doesn’t mean it should be a taste of full price fares. Check out our mTicket section for ‘students’ which means you can buy a normal student ticket to use on any other services. This isn’t a special Stirling Uni ticket, so you can use it on other services using your student ID.
How much does it cost?
Below we've listed the prices for tickets when you buy them on the bus, and when you buy on the First Bus App. We froze our fares from last year on the app so that you can access the cheapest tickets when you download it.
It means you store tickets on your phone to scan when you get on the bus and you can activate them when you need them.
|Ticket||On Bus Price||First Bus App Price|
|Carnet (per journey)||n/a||£1.30|
|First 4 Week||£37.00||£35.00|
mTicket? Never heard of him.
We know we talk about mTicket a lot, so we thought we'd introduce our good friend.
You can purchase mTickets on the First Bus App, store them on your phone and activate them when you need to use them - it's simple!
We always offer the cheapest prices on the app, and it actually speeds up the boarding process for our passengers which means you can get to where you need to go more quickly.
Where can I travel by Bus?
Check out the unilink map below to see the route and where you can travel to.
The Important Stuff
Don’t forget who you are: You’ll need your matriculation card to use your First students tickets and you cannot travel without it - No excuses! So for great value bus travel think TICKET and MATRICULATION CARD and off you go!