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The Open University MK and Arriva and have joined together to offer great value travel ticket discounts to anyone using an Arriva Bus service to travel to-and-from work. There are a number of reasons why bus travel may prove a convenient option to you, not just the fact that car parking can be limited.  Bus travel is also a great way of meeting your social responsibility objectives, reducing your carbon footprint and meeting  your sustainability aspirations.

As a member of the Employer Travel Club we are able to offer bus travel discounts to all of our employees. The Scheme is open to everyone who is associated with The Open University MK , irrespective of where you work. The ETC can provide you with reduced bus travel costs not just to-and-from work, as the ticket can also be used for traveling around on your days-off too.  Furthermore up to two children can travel free with the ticket holder at weekends and on public holidays.

Please see table below for prices and ETC savings or visit this informative poster

Travel Zones and Ticket Prices
A complete list of all travel zones across
Beds, Bucks & Herts can be viewed online

4 week
Saver Ticket Price

Travel Club Monthly
Ticket Price

Annual Saving

Milton Keynes (includes Buckingham)




Orbit (for travel in all of Beds, Bucks & Herts)




To join the scheme you can click this link

SmartGo members across the UK can now make even bigger savings on the monthly Arriva bus ticket subscription service, the Employer Travel Club (ETC). To find out more or to apply, click here


The Open University is now a member of the SmartGo scheme, giving all staff FREE access to a range of discounts and incentives to help make your commuting and leisure journeys cheaper, easier or healthier.

The package includes bus and train offers, cheaper car hire, cycling deals and savings on hiking or running. Many can be used outside of work too, so your savings can quickly add up! To register:

  1. Visit:
  2. Complete the form for the Standard network and choose ‘The Open University’
  3. Enter: in the 'Verification email address’ box
  4. Fill in your details and click ‘Submit’
  5. You’ll receive an account validation email with an auto-generated password to complete your setup, then you’re ready to start saving!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with The SmartGo Team on Tel: 0330 024 56 65 or email:  

Please note that by signing up to Smartgo you may receive an invitation to take part in their own Travel Survey.  This survey is optional and entirely up to you if you wish to take part.