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Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go Bus Travel from Stagecoach

Pay as you go payment methods 


Stagecoach is introducing Pay As You Go - a new contactless way to pay for your travel.

No ticket. 

No fuss. 

Just pay for what you use.  

How does Pay As You Go work?

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.


Stagecoach Midlands 

Pay As You Go is now available on the 48L and X7 buses between Leicester and Market Harborough

Find out more


Stagecoach South Wales

Available on all buses in Autumn 2022

We’ll keep you posted as it becomes available in more areas.

Why should I use Pay As You Go*? 

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 

Frequently Asked Questions   

Q. What type of contactless cards or devices can be used to Pay As You Go?  

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.   

Q. Do I need to use the same device or card to tap on and tap off?  

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. 

Q. What are daily and 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. 

Q. How do I check how much I've paid on Pay As You Go? 

A. The best way to do this is by setting up an account on our website. Here you can:

  • Check your journeys
  • See how your charges were calculated
  • Check your payments

You just need to link the contactless card you use on the bus to your Stagecoach account. After that, it's easy to see how much you've paid. Just remember, your most recent trip might not show straight away.

Q. I have a Pay As You Go query, who do I need to contact? 

A. If your query can’t be answered with our full list of FAQs, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help. The quickest and easiest way to get in touch is to use the Pay As You Go contact form.

See more FAQS about Pay As You Go travel

View Pay As You Go Conditions of Use