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Fares and tickets

The latest fares and tickets

Fares from September 2021

The Fare Deal for young people has standardised fares for under 19s on public bus services including most school bus services. The following fares are valid for the school year starting September 2021.

Secondary schools*

MySingle - £1.20 cash fare ticket

MyDay - £2.60 when purchased on the bus (£2.50 / £7.20 for 3 / £22.50 when purchased using the MCard Mobile App)

MyWeek season ticket - £9.00

MyMonth season ticket - £35.00  

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*Please note that some secondary school services have alternative fare structures due to how they are funded where the above fare structure is not applicable. These schools are listed below. Selected a link to jump to the individual school's page for more details:


Primary School MyBus services

Cash fare is £1.00 for a single one-way journey across all routes.

For regular users, there is the option of a £8.00 weekly ticket that can be purchased from the driver.

NB: the £8.00 fare is a weekly season ticket and is valid for one school week Monday to Friday only. It can only be purchased on the first journey made each Monday. Refunds are not available if the ticket is unused/partially used nor may be carried over to another week.

The MyDay, MyWeek and MyMonth tickets listed above under the secondary school heading are also valid.

Contactless card payments

Most bus operators accept contactless debit cards instead of using cash. All the large bus operators such as First, Arriva and Transdev allow contactless as well as many of the small, independent operators. If you are unsure whether the operator of your service does allow contactles payments, please contact them for advice.

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