New ways to pay

New ways to pay in Kent & East Sussex

Contactless card in hand

Get on-board with contactless

We’ve made bus travel even easier by introducing contactless payments on our buses in Kent & East Sussex.

Pay quickly, safely and securely and never worry about digging for change again!

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.

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 and instead of paying with cash, simply tap your contactless-enabled credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay on our reader to pay with ease   up to £30. Wait for the beep, collect your ticket                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and hop on board.


                                                   Go mobile with the Stagecoach Bus App

                                                                                                                                                                                                  No wallet? No problem! With the Stagecoach Bus App your phone is your ticket! We're now                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            offering all new 7 day mobile  megariders in Kent & East Sussex! Dayriders are still available! 

Mobile megarider in hand

What is the Stagecoach Bus App

The Stagecoach Bus App has all you need in one place - journey planning, live bus times and mobile tickets. The App first launched with dayrider tickets and now 7 day megariders are available too!

How to us
e mobile tickets

Download the App on the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android) - it's free! 

Pay safely and securely using your card or PayPal and your tickets will be ready to use instantly on your phone. Simply activate your ticket when you’re ready to board and show it to the driver.

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Smartcards on-bus

We charge £1 for smart cards issued on the bus. This helps reduce the cost and environmental impact of producing additional cards.

If you already have a smartcard hold onto it, the card is yours to keep and reuse so make sure you have it with you at all times when travelling.

To protect your card against theft, loss and damage it’s important that you register it. To register your card, follow these simple steps:

1. Go to
2. Select ‘Sign up/Log in’ in the top right corner.
3. If you already have an account, log in. If you don’t, select ‘Sign up’ and fill in your details.
4. Once logged in/signed up, select ‘Register A Smart Card’ under ‘My Smart Cards’.
5. Now enter your name in the first box, the card number in the second box (the unique 18-digit code on the back) and press ‘Add new card’.
6. Your card should now be added to your account.

Register - Reload - Reuse