National lockdown restrictions are in place across England. Until 2 December, you should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. From 2 December England will be returning to a 3 Tier System. Find out more about local restrictions.
A tiered system of protection levels is in operation across Scotland. So, if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.
We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.
StagecoachSmart is the smart way to buy your Megarider, U19 or student ticket. It means that when you buy your Megarider ticket online for 7 days, 4 weeks or monthly travel, or your 7 day, 4 week or 13 week U19/student ticket, your ticket is supplied on a smart card instead of a paper ticket. Once you have your smart card, then it's yours to keep and reuse. You can top it up by buying more tickets online, or you can buy a Megarider, U19 or student ticket for 7 days from the driver on the bus.
If you don't already have a StagecoachSmart card, our driver will give you a card when you buy your Megarider, U19 or student ticket on the bus. Keep hold of it as you can top it up by buying your next ticket from the driver, or by buying one online.
There is a £1 charge for any new smart card issued on the bus, 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 ticket onto it. There is also no charge for a new smart card if you buy your ticket online.
The Megarider, U19 or student ticket you requested has been loaded onto the card and all you need to do when you make your next journey is place it on the ticket machine.