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.
Our adult 7 day tickets are sold on a StagecoachSmart card, rather than a paper ticket. Your ticket will be loaded onto a StagecoachSmart card* when you buy an adult 7 day ticket on the bus or you can register and buy adult 7 day tickets online.
When you get on the bus simply place your smart card on top of the reader and wait for the green light to show before you remove the card. Your StagecoachSmart card can be used time and time again. If you have any problems, the driver will help you.
*there is a £1 non-refundable charge for all new StagecoachSmart cards issued on the bus
Your ticket is loaded onto your StagecoachSmart card. You can ask the driver to add a new ticket to your card on the bus or you can buy a new ticket online.
When you buy online you can choose the start date for your new ticket but you do need to order your ticket in advance.
You can also get discounts with longer term tickets (28 day megarider and megarider Xtra) when you buy online using your smart card.