What is a smartcard?
It is an electronic ticket in the form of a plastic card with an embedded microchip that stores your travel tickets. Smartcards are re-usable and can be loaded on bus with smart tickets including ABC Day or ABC Week passes.
Is there a charge for a smartcard?
There is a £1 charge for any new smart card issued, so be smart with your card! There is no charge if you already have a card and present it to the driver to load a new ABC ticket onto it. There is also no charge for a new smart card if you buy your ticket online.
Do I need to do anything when I get my card?
You can choose to register your smartcard with the operator who issued it.
Is there a version for children?
Yes ABC day and ABC week tickets are available as an adult version or a child version, which is available for under 16s. You may be asked to provide proof of age when buying or using a child version.
What about under-5s?
Children aged under five travel for free when accompanied by an adult.