In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practise social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.
The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, wear a face covering if you can, use contactless payment and take your litter with you.
For up to date information, see our Coronavirus page
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.
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.
Go Smart with 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!
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).
We are currently unable to accept prepaid credit cards.