In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.
Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales you must wear a 3 layer face covering on public transport and put it on before travelling unless you are exempt. It is also now compulsory to wear face coverings when using indoor public transport hubs in England only.
The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page
During COVID-19, we’re doing all we can for the safety and wellbeing of our customers and employees. That’s why we’re encouraging all of customers to pay with contactless payment where possible. You can pay by contactless with your card or device on all our buses. Please do pay contactless if you can.
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.
Contactless is now available on all our buses outside of London.
You are unable to pay part cash part contactless on board the bus.
Contactless payment cards issued for Visa, Mastercard and Maestro can be used. Pre-paid contactless payment cards can be used but please make sure they have enough credit on them before boarding. Payments can also be made using Apple Pay and Google Pay. We’re unable to accept payments by Amercian Express.
You can buy any tickets up to the value of £30 including single, return, dayrider and megariders on both paper and StagecoachSmart.
All our equipment is tested and certified to comply with strict card scheme standards. Contactless payment cards are safe and secure, and have the same level of protection as Chip & PIN payments, so you can feel confident when using one to pay for travel.
Any other questions about using contactless? Contactless FAQs can be found in our Help & Contact Section.