University offer for BU, AUB and AECC students and staff

Save £440 on an annual pass!

If you're a current student or staff member from Bournemouth University, Arts University Bournemouth or AECC University College, you can get an annual pass for just £250.

Your annual pass will offer unlimited travel across the Yellow Buses network across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the surrounding areas.

Our red route 6 travels daily between Bournemouth town centre, Bournemouth railway station, Winton, University (Talbot Campus) and Wallisdown. Route 6 is fast and frequent, with journeys up to every 15 minutes Monday to Friday, every 30 minutes on Saturdays and every 60 minutes on Sundays. Route 6 operates regularly from 6am with the last departure from the town centre at midnight.

For AECC University College students based at the Parkwood Campus in Boscombe but living at Lansdowne, you can hop on route 2 between the Landowne and Pokesdown, with journeys up to every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sundays. Route 1 and route 1a also operates up to every 5 minutes between Pokesdown and Bournemouth from early in the morning to late at night Monday to Sunday.

4 easy steps to sort your travel for the year!

  1. Download the YB Move app
  2. Create an account using your student/staff email address (must be an email address from your institution for the discount code to work, you will be asked to verify)
  3. Buy an annual pass and use your discount code from below
  4. Complete the purchase and activate your ticket when you are ready to travel!

Discount codes for university students and staff


Discounted price

Discount code

Bournemouth University



Arts University Bournemouth



AECC University College



How to apply for a smartcard instead:

  1. Visit our Travel Shop in Bournemouth Square - opposite Boots (BH2 5SL). Bring your BU, AUB or AECC ID with you.
  2. Payments can be made by card or cash and your travel card will be ready in minutes.

Terms and conditions:

  • To qualify for the discount you will need to be a current BU, AUB or AECC student or staff member with a valid ID.
  • YB reserves the right to hotlist cards and remove mobile app tickets associated with multiple uses of ID for purchases.
  • YB reserves the right to check for BU, AUB or AECC ID when travelling and to confiscate cards from passengers travelling without a staff or student ID.
  • YB reserves the right to change their network and services as required during the duration of the pass, passes purchased during this period will not be refunded.
  • Non-refundable special promotion fare, this does not affect your statutory rights.
  • Yellow Buses are not responsible for any lost or stolen cards, we are not able to replace travel.