Nottingham City Transport will be making changes to its fare structure from Sunday 26 March 2017, following increased operating costs.
For cash customers, these are the first increases in fares for 3 years and for Easyrider customers, the first increase in prices for between 5 and 7 years.
As part of the changes, NCT will be:
- Freezing the £2 Adult single fare in Nottingham and introducing a discounted £1.90 single fare on the NCTX Buses app
- Raising the price of the £3.50 all day ticket to £3.70 if bought on the bus, but freezing it at £3.50 if bought through the NCTX Buses app
- Increasing the age young people can continue to pay discounted rates from Under 18 to Under 19
- Freezing Under 19 cash and Travel Centre Easyrider prices for the seventh year
- Increasing Easyrider prices for the first time for between 5 and 7 years
- Expanding the range of tickets customers can buy on their smart phone using the NCTX Buses app to include Single and Under 19 tickets
- Reducing Grouprider tickets to half-price (£5) from 09:30 every weekday instead of 17:00 (full price will be £10 on weekdays before 09:30)
- Introducing cheaper Local Fares to encourage customers to travel to local shopping centres
- Reducing the price of the Network Rider ticket, which covers NCT services to Loughborough, Southwell and Woodborough, from £7 to £6
- Extending the City Area and Easyrider boundary to include Gedling Country Park
We appreciate nobody likes to pay more and we have once again held prices for several years and absorbed cost increases during that time. Regrettably, we are no longer able to keep absorbing those cost rises and have to pass some of them on to our customers.
There are also revised Robin Hood, Cash Day, Pay as You Go and Season ticket prices from the same date.
From 26 March 2017, our fares will be:
On Bus Cash Tickets:
- Standard City Single – frozen at £2 – with a new discounted £1.90 Single available through the NCTX Buses app
- All Day Ticket – £3.70 – but avoid the price rise and keep paying £3.50 if you buy your ticket through the NCTX Buses app (where you get 24 hours travel) or switch to a Robin Hood PAYG
- Short Hop – £1.30
- NEW! Local Fare – £1.30 for journeys to/from the main local shopping districts. Click here for more details.
- Inner City Return – £2.40
- Eventrider – £2.50
- NightBus – frozen at £3
- Network Rider – reduced to £6
- Robin Hood – £4.80
Fares on the 1, 26/C, 46, 47 and 100 to the Outer Area are also revised – see below.
Once again, we’re increasing the age of discounted travel for young people, as Under 18 prices become Under 19 prices and we’re also freezing NCT cash ticket prices for the seventh year
- Standard City Single – frozen at £1
- All Day Ticket – frozen at £2.50 and also now available to buy through the NCTX Buses app
- Network Rider – frozen at £5
- Robin Hood – £2.90
Fares on the 1, 26/C, 46, 47 and 100 to the Outer Area are unchanged.
All Under 5s now travel free on our buses.
Grouprider and Network Grouprider
Half Price Grouprider tickets will now be available from 09:30 every weekday (instead of 17:00 during term time) and will continue to be available all day at the weekends and on Bank Holidays.
New Grouprider prices are:
- £5 after 09:30 every weekday and all day at the weekends and on Bank Holidays
- £10 before 09:30 every weekday (including school holidays)
As school holiday dates increasingly vary now and schools also set their own INSET dates, this change means families can travel after 09:30 on any weekday throughout the year for £5 and aren’t penalised if the day isn’t a ‘recognised’ school holiday. Additionally, it also means customers (especially those without children at school) can take advantage of cheaper travel throughout the year and don’t need to know whether it’s a school holiday or not to pay half price.
Network Grouprider will be £7.50 every weekday and all day at the weekends and Bank Holidays and £15.00 before 09:30 on weekdays
The £1 student fare available on the 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36 is unchanged.
The £1 Dog Rover ticket now covers the entire NCT network.
Paying for bus travel through the NCTX Buses app has proven really popular since we launched it late last year, and to meet customer requests, we’re expanding the range of tickets available to include Single and Under 19 tickets.
Download the free NCTX Buses app (from the App Store or Google Play) and pay using a debit/credit card or Apple Pay. Buy your ticket at any time and then activate your ticket when you’re ready to travel. On the bus, just show the ticket screen to the driver when you get on.
- Single (valid for 15 minutes after activation): £1.90
- 24 Hours City Area: frozen at £3.50
- 5 Days City Area (valid for 120 hours after activation): £16
- 24 Hours Network: reduced to £6
- 5 Days Network (valid for 120 hours after activation): frozen at £20
Under 19 mobile tickets are now available through the app. To qualify for Under 19 fares, customers will need to have their age verified in the NCT Travel Centre after making the first purchase.
- Single (valid for 15 minutes after activation): £1.00
- 24 Hours City Area: £2.50
- 5 Days City Area (valid for 120 hours after activation): £11
- 24 Hours Network: £5
- 5 Days Network (valid for 120 hours after activation): £15
Outer Area Cash Fares
Adult fares for journeys on the 1, 26/C, 46, 47 and 100 outside the Nottingham area will be revised. Under 18 fares are unchanged, but now also apply to people aged under 19.
Single Fares are shown below in pence. Day Return Fares will be as per this table:
To read a Faretable, place your finger on the name of the place you are boarding. Then move your finger down the column until it corresponds with the line to your destination. E.g. on South Notts 1, Nottingham to East Leake is £3.80; Clifton to Stanford is £3.80.
South Notts 1
- Nottingham to East Leake: £22
- East Leake to Loughborough: £20
- Full Route: £24
Sky Blue 46, 47
Weekly Ticket across the full route £20
Pathfinder 100 and Lilac 26/C
- Nottingham to Lowdham: £20
- Full Route: £24
Easyrider prices are increasing for the first time for between 5 and 7 years and remain the cheapest and most convenient way to travel on the NCT network. We’re increasing the age of discounted travel for young people, as Under 18 prices become Under 19 prices (proof of age required).
Easyrider cards will also now be valid to use as far as Gedling Country Park on the 46 and 47.
To qualify for student discount, students must now present (at the time of purchase) a valid photo ID issued by their college or university that shows a course expiry date on. NUS Extra and ISIC cards are not accepted. Travel can be purchased for use until the end of the academic year when the course ends.
Easyrider Everyday Further
Easyrider Anyday Further
Robin Hood Pay as You Go and Season Tickets
Robin Hood is ideal for people who travel on more than one operator. Visit the Robin Hood Network website for more details.
Robin Hood Cards will also now be valid to use as far as Gedling Country Park on the 46 and 47.
Pay As You Go:
This card is a very useful smartcard which acts as an electronic purse, where the cost of journeys is automatically deducted as you travel around Nottingham. The card gives you the best fare on the day for the trips you’ve made.
- Single journey on NCT Buses: £1.90 Adult
- Unlimited journeys on NCT Buses on 1 day: £3.50 Adult
- Unlimited journeys on more than one operator on 1 day: £4.30 Adult
You can buy your PAYG Card and top it up with credit from the Robin Hood Ticket Machines across Nottingham.
The Robin Hood Operators Group has announced changes to these prices, which will be:
|Period of Travel||Buy it From||Adult||Student*||Under 19|
|31 Days||Broadmarsh Travel Centre||£77.00||£62.00||£45.00|
|1 Month Direct Debit||Contact Broadmarsh Travel Centre||£64.00||-||£37.00|
|3 Months||Broadmarsh Travel Centre||£192.00||£154.00||£112.00|
|6 Months||Broadmarsh Travel Centre||£355.00||£284.00||£207.00|
|12 Months||Broadmarsh Travel Centre||£576.00||£461.00||£336.00|