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New ways to pay

Get on board with Contactless Payments

Contactless card in hand

We've made bus travel even easier, by introducing contactless payments on our buses across Hampshire, Surrey & West 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 with the contactless symbol 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.

See below for terms and conditions.

What contactless cards can I use?

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.



Mobile megarider in hand

Your phone is your ticket...go mobile with the Stagecoach Bus App!

No wallet? No problem! With the Stagecoach Bus App your phone is your ticket! Dayriders and 7 day Megarider tickets are available.

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.

How to use 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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Go Smart with StagecoachSmart

StagecoachSmart bus card reader

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 on any of our buses, it will be loaded onto a StagecoachSmart card .There is a £1 charge for any new smart cards issued on the bus. The 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. 

How to use StagecoachSmart
When boarding the bus, simply place your smart card on the reader and await the bleep - all done!
Click here to find out more about StagecoachSmart and how to register your card for protection against theft, 
loss and damage.


Contactless Terms and Conditions 

The current period for which a card will be denied having previously been declined for payment 45 days.
If a card is declined 3 times, it will be permanently declined.
The maximum number of tickets sold at any point of boarding is restricted to a maximum of 3 or the number of people travelling (including card holder).