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Information valid from Sunday 3rd April 2022

How Can I Pay?

We offer convenient and flexible ways to pay for your travel:

Discounted rates are available when paying for your travel in advance with an Easyrider Smartcard or on the NCTX Buses App which could save you money.

What Zones are There?

There are two zones: 

  • Nottingham Zone - this is the Greater Nottingham area and covers nearly all of our services, except for the following parts of the 1, 26/A, 46 and 47. 
    • 1 for any journey that starts/finishes between Clifton Pastures and Loughborough
    • 26/A for any journey that starts/finishes between Carlton-le-Willows School and Southwell
    • 46, 47 for any journey that starts finishes between Travellers Rest PH and Gedling Country Park (via Lambley/Woodborough)
  • Outer Area Zone - this covers journeys on the 1, 26/A, 46 and 47. outside of the Nottingham Area Zone

All Day Tickets

These tickets offer unlimited travel for the day. Tickets purchased on the bus last until 04:29 the following morning. Tickets purchased on the NCTX Buses app last 24 hours, unless otherwise shown. Children under 5 travel free.

  Adult Under 19 Student (with valid ID) Group*
All NCT Buses in Nottingham Zone £4.40 £2.50 £3.40** £6.00
All NCT Buses in Nottingham Zone and Outer Area Zone £6.50 £5.00 £5.50*** £9.00
All buses, trams and trains in Nottingham (Robin Hood) £5.60 £3.70 £5.00**** -

* Covers up to 5 people, where 1 has to be an adult (19 and over) and no more than 2 adults. A Grouprider can be used by 2 adults travelling together without any children too. All customers who board together on a Grouprider ticket, should alight together at the same stop.

** Available on NCTX Buses App and Robin Hood Pay As You Go Cards only.

*** Available on NCTX Buses App only

**** Available on Robin Hood Pay As You Go Cards only

Single Journeys

These fares are available for journeys in the Nottingham Zone, including on NightBus. Children under 5 travel free.

In the Outer Area, fares vary based on the distance of the journey – use our Fares Calculator above to check your fare.

  Adult Under 19 Student (with valid ID)
Single Trip £2.40 £1.30 £1.80*
10 Trips - NCTX Buses App only  £21.60 £11.70 £16.20
Short Hop** £1.50 - -
Clifton Local Fare £1.30 - £1.30

* Available on NCTX Buses App and Robin Hood Pay As You Go Cards only. Can be purchased with cash and contactless on Navy 1 & 4, N4 between NTU City Campus and City; Pink 28 full route; Pink 30 between Jubilee Campus and City; Orange 34, N34, 36 full route; Orange 35 between Priory roundabout and City; NightBus N28 between City and Bilborough and Jubilee Campus and City.

** Available for journeys within a fare stage (up to 0.5 miles) – use our Fares Calculator at the top of the page to see if a Short Hop fare is available for your journey. Available to buy on bus with cash or contactless only.


Hearing and assistance dogs are carried free of charge. A £1 Dog Rover ticket is available for all other dogs and can be used for unlimited travel across the NCT network for the day.