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StagecoachSmart – Register, Reload, Reuse

StagecoachSmart is the quickest, easiest and safest way to buy and use Stagecoach bus tickets.

Why you’ll love StagecoachSmart

StagecoachSmart is an electronic card that stores your tickets securely,  and makes it simple for you to buy tickets online and on the bus.

You can load more than one ticket onto your card, or have multiple cards registered to your account so you can add and manage all your family’s cards.

It fits easily in your purse or wallet, so no more hunting for your paper ticket!


How to get a StagecoachSmart card

  • On the bus -  When you purchase a ticket for a week or longer on any of our buses, it will be loaded onto a StagecoachSmart card (certain exclusions apply. For example, in Oxford, you will still get a paper ticket). If you do not have a StagecoachSmart card, there will be a £1 non-refundable charge for the card. Your StagecoachSmart card is yours to keep and reuse, so make sure you have it with you at all times when travelling.
  • Online -  When you buy a “Smart Online” ticket from and request a new smart card , you will receive your ticket already loaded onto a smart card. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery. 

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How to use StagecoachSmart

When boarding the bus, simply place your smart card on the reader.


How to register your smart card

If you got your StagecoachSmart card on the bus it’s important that you register your smart card using its unique 18-digit code on the back.

Registering your card means:
  • Your tickets are protected  if your smart card is lost or stolen
  • You can buy tickets easily and quickly online

If you received your smart card after buying online, your card will already be registered to your account.

You must login or create an account to register your smart card.

Register your smart card now