contactless bus

Get on-board with contactless

We’re making bus travel even easier by introducing contactless payments on our buses. Pay quickly, safely and securely and never worry about digging for change again!

Simply tap your contactless-enabled credit or debit card on our reader to pay with ease up to £30. Wait for the beep, collect your ticket and hop on board.

What is contactless?

Contactless is the fast, easy and secure way to pay for transactions under £30. All you need is a contactless-enabled card or mobile with Apple Pay or Google Pay installed and ready to use.

Why you’ll love contactless

  • No cash? No problem! With contactless you don’t need to worry about finding change to pay for your bus ticket.
  • Pay quickly – it takes under a second for a contactless payment to register
  • It’s secure – contactless payments have the same level of protection as Chip and PIN payments

How to use contactless

Look for the contactless symbol on your credit or debit card to see if your card is contactless enabled.

Then, board a bus with the contactless symbol and instead of paying with cash, simply tap your card or contactless-enabled device onto the reader and wait for the beep.
Contactless payment

Where can I pay with contactless?

Contactless is currently available in the following areas:

North Scotland

West Scotland

North East

South Yorkshire

North Derbyshire

Greater Manchester

Cumbria and North Lancashire

Merseyside, Chester and South Lancashire


East Midlands



South Wales


South, including Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Berkshire and Activ 8 services into Wiltshire

South East

South West 


Questions about using contactless? Contactless FAQs can be found in our Help & Contact Section.


Contactless now available on board!