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StagecoachSmart – no more paper tickets!

StagecoachSmart is an electronic card that stores your megarider tickets to use on the bus. It's available across most of the UK and offers a more convenient way for you to travel.


StagecoachSmart bus card readerHow StagecoachSmart works

StagecoachSmart is an electronic travel card that stores your Stagecoach megarider tickets to use on the bus. You'll receive your card with your first purchase.

All you have to do is get on the bus and place your card on the reader. You’ll need to carry your smart card with you at all times when travelling on a bus.

When your ticket runs out, simply reload your card with a new megarider ticket. You can do this either on the bus or online. You can choose a start date if you use our website to reload your existing card - please allow 2 days for your card to be updated.


I got my smart card on the bus

In some areas we are now issuing megarider tickets on a smart card, rather than a paper ticket.

Please keep and register your new smart card.

You'll need to create a new account first or log into your existing account – it won't cost you a penny.


Register your smart card


Good reasons to register your StagecoachSmart card

When you register your new StagecoachSmart card, it:

  • will be protected if your card is lost or stolen
  • can be used time and time again, so keep it for your next ticket
  • can be used for megariders bought on the bus or online


You can also manage everything online and get help by contacting our smart card enquiries team.


Choose to automatically renew your ticket

You can pay for your megarider Xtra ticket through hassle-free automatic payments. These payments are taken on the same day every month. You can choose to pay by a:

  • recurring payment from your debit or credit card, or by
  • direct debit from your bank account


Your megarider Xtra ticket will be stored on your StagecoachSmart card and will remain valid until the recurring payment or direct debit is cancelled.


Why you'll love your StagecoachSmart card

When you buy your StagecoachSmart card online, it will be registered to your account. This means that you can:

  • get added protection if your card is lost or stolen we can cancel it as soon as you tell us
  • register multiple cards under one account – making it easier to buy cards for your family
  • get discounts on your tickets


Where you can use StagecoachSmart

We have a long term plan to roll-out StagecoachSmart across the UK. You can currently use your StagecoachSmart card for megarider tickets in the following areas:

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  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cumbria and North Lancashire
  • East Kent and East Sussex
  • East Midlands
  • East Scotland
  • Manchester

  • Merseyside and South Lancashire
  • Midlands
  • Norfolk
  • North East
  • North Scotland
  • Oxfordshire

  • South
  • South West
  • Wales
  • West
  • West Scotland
  • Yorkshire

Please read our terms and conditions.