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Stagecoach is introducing Pay As You Go - a new contactless way to pay for your travel.
Just pay for what you use.
Simply tap your contactless payment card or device (such as a smart phone or watch) on the reader when you get on the bus and tap it again when you get off.
The cost of your bus journey is worked out for you.
And, with daily and weekly caps, you never pay more than you need to.
You can use our ticket finder to get more information on the cost of single trips.
Daily and weekly caps and incomplete journey charges vary by area. So to find out more click on the button for your area below.
Where can I use Pay As You Go?
Pay As You Go is being introduced in phases during 2022.
Available on all buses from March 2022
We’ll keep you posted as it becomes available in more areas.
Easy – no need to buy a ticket in advance or on the bus... or even know where you want to get off. Just tap and go!
Flexible – change of plans? No problem - just pay for what you use
Great value - you’ll never pay more than the cost of a daily or weekly ticket.
*currently only available for adults
A. We accept both Mastercard (including Maestro UK) and Visa cards, as long as they have the contactless symbol on the card. We also accept payment using Mastercard and Visa on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay so you can pay using your phone or watch. Some card issuers don’t allow payment on public transport services, so please check with your card issuer before travel.
A. Yes, our system knows if you’ve used a device or a card, so it needs you to complete your journey using the same payment method. If you don’t use the same one, you’ll get an incomplete journey charge. You also need to use the same card or device to make sure you get the benefit of daily or weekly caps.
A. A “cap” means that you'll never pay more than the equivalent cost of daily or weekly ticket. And once you’ve reached the cap, the rest of your journeys that day or week are completely free.
A. You can set up an account on the Stagecoach Bus website to check your journeys, see how your charges were calculated and check your payments. Once you’ve completed a Pay As You Go journey you can link the contactless card or device you have used to travel to your “My Account” in the Pay As You Go section. Then, you can select that card and view the journeys you’ve made and the cost. Your most recent travel might not show immediately.