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NULC has joined up with First Potteries and Smart Tickets to offer our students additional discounts on normal student travel rates. These tickets are available to all students who hold a valid on-campus college ID card, and can be purchased exclusively from NULC by visiting the Cash Office on the Ground floor of the main college, next to the Cash Point.

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First Passes

Ticket Type Pirice if purchased from NULC
First Day N/A
First Week £13
First Month £43
Student 10 Trip £14

Please note that when obtaining a First Bus Pass, students will need to supply a passport photograph.


Arriva Passes

    Ticket Type     Price if purchased from NULC
Arriva Day £3.50
Arriva Week £14                                       

Alternative options are available at


Smart Passes

The Smart multi-operator bus ticket gives you the freedom to use any of the bus operators in the city using just one ticket.

We sell weekly, monthly and 3 monthloy smart passes. 

Ticket Type


Smart Week Pass


Smart Month Pass


Smart 3 Month Pass  


Please note that when obtaining a Smart Bus Pass, students will need to supply a passport photograph.

You can also obtain a bus pass from your local council.  Please see below for details:

Stoke-on-Trent (living 3 miles away from college)

Cost: £299


Contact your local Cheshire County Council on 0300 123 7039 or visit or to get further information on costs and how to apply.


Contact the Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9006 or visit to get further information on costs and how to apply.

Staffordshire County Council

Your Staffordshire Card, bus passes for under twenties.  For further information visit

For any further queries please call the cash office on 01782 254168.



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