Easyrider

Easyrider

Topup or purchase Easyrider smartcards

Easyrider smartcards

Easyrider is a convenient, pre-paid smart travel card which provides travel across the NCT network and is the cheapest way to travel on NCT buses.

Zones

There are two zones for Easyrider cards:

  • City Zone - this is the Greater Nottingham area and covers nearly all of our services, except parts of the 1, 26/A, 46 and 47
  • Outer Zone - this is covered by the Easyrider Further cards and includes all of our services
NCT Zone Map

Easyrider Cards

We offer three types of Easyrider card, with discounts for Under 19s and Students:

  • Everyday - consecutive travel days for frequent users
  • Anyday - non-consecutive days for an 'as and when' basis
  • Purse - an electronic purse which you top up to then pay for any fare on the bus
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Easyrider Everyday Easyrider Everyday card, which is blue A consecutive days travel card for unlimited all day travel across the City Zone.
Easyrider Everyday Further Easyrider Further Card, which is orange

 

A consecutive days travel card for unlimited all day travel across the City Zone and Outer Zone.
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Easyrider Anyday easyrider anyday card which is red

 

A non-consecutive days travel card for unlimited all day travel across the City Zone.
Easyrider Anyday Further Easyrider Anyday Further card, which is yellow

 

A non-consecutive days travel card for unlimited all day travel across the City Zone and Outer Zone
Easyrider Purse Card, which is black
Easyrider Purse Easyrider Purse Card, which is black

 

An electronic purse that you can use to pay for any fare, including Singles and Groupriders, across the City Zone and Outer Zone

 

Which Easyrider card is for me?

A diagram which shows which Easyrider card you need. If you travel four or more days a week you need an Everyday card. If you travel three days a week or less, you need an Anyday card. If you are in the Outer Zone, you need the further versions. Purse is ideal for single journey per day use.

How much is an Easyrider?

Valid from Sunday 31st March 2024

You can order a brand new Easyrider card and upload a photograph online here.

Easyrider Everyday for the City Zone

  Adult Student* 19-21 Year Olds** Under 19***
Week (7 days) £22.00 £18.00 £18.00 £12.00
Month (31 days) £70.00 £60.00 £60.00 £35.75
3 Months (93 days) £200.00 - - £102.50
6 Months (186 days) £370.00 - - £185.00
1 Year (365 days) £670.00 £370.00 £370.00 £335.00
Academic Year (01.09.24-31.07.25)  - £299.00 - £299.00

Easyrider Everyday Further for the City Zone and Outer Zone

  Adult Student* 19-21 Year Olds** Under 19***
Week (7 days) £28.30 £25.00 £25.00 £17.90
Month (31 days) £102.50 £90.00 £90.00 £69.30
3 Months (93 days) £299.00 - - £195.00
6 Months (186 days) £559.00 - - £379.00
1 Year (365 days) £999.00 £859.00 £859.00 £709.00
Academic Year (01.09.24-31.07.25)  - £489.00 - £489.00

Easyrider Anyday for the City Zone

  Adult Student* 19-21 Year Olds** Under 19***
5 Days £22.55 £18.55 £18.55 £13.60
10 Days £42.80 £35.25 £35.25 £25.85
20 Days £81.10 £66.80 £66.80 £49.00
50 Days £191.45 £157.75 £157.75 £115.60
100 Days £360.40 £296.90 £296.90 £217.60
150 Days £507.00 £417.50 £417.50 £306.00

Easyrider Anyday Further for the City Zone and Outer Zone

  Adult Student* 19-21 Year Olds** Under 19***
5 Days £33.15 £25.50 £25.50 £23.40
10 Days £63.00 £48.50 £48.50 £44.40
20 Days £119.35 £92.00 £92.00 £84.15
50 Days £281.80 £217.00 £217.00 £198.70
100 Days £530.40 £408.50 £408.50 £374.00
150 Days £745.88 £575.00 £575.00 £525.95

* To qualify for student discount, students must present (at the time of purchase) a valid photo ID issued by their UK college or university that shows a course expiry date. NUS Extra, ISIC and TOTUM cards are not accepted. Travel can only be purchased for periods of travel that do not exceed the expiry date shown on the Student ID.

** If you are Under 22 years, we require proof of your age and that you are a resident of Nottinghamshire. This can include a valid passport, driving licence or any other valid ID under the PASS scheme that shows your date of birth. You also need to show a document that proves you live in a qualifying postcode. More here. Travel can only be purchased for periods of travel that do not exceed the cardholder’s 22nd birthday.

*** If you are Under 19 years, we require proof of your age. This can include a passport, birth certificate, driving licence, medical card or a letter from your school that confirms your date of birth. Travel can only be purchased for periods of travel that do not exceed the cardholder’s 19th birthday.

Easyrider Purse 

  • Top up in multiples of £5
  • A convenient, cashless way to pay
  • Can be used to buy any fare on the bus
  • Keep it topped up to ensure you always have a bus fare in case of emergencies 

How to get an Easyrider Card

Your first Easyrider card is free to obtain and it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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1. Order online here

2. Complete the form and upload a photo of yourself, where needed

3. We'll post the card to you which will be ready to use

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1. Visit our Travel Centre in the Old Market Square - don't forget ID if you're Under 19 or a student

2. Complete the Easyrider form and join the queue

3. We'll take your photo and issue your card which will be ready to use

How to use your Easyrider Card

It couldn't be simpler!

1. Please show your card (photo side to the driver). A card being presented to the reader
2. Place your card on the reader. Don't move until you see: Green tick showing card is accepted

 

A green tick and a beep will indicate your card is valid for travel – remove card and sit down.
Orange tick showing card is in need of topping up An orange tick and a beep sound reminds you that your card will need renewing soon. 
Red cross, showing an issue

 

A red cross and a warning noise indicates there is a problem with your card, please consult the driver.

Please note: If a card is shown to more than one reader within a five minute period the reader will display a not valid image on the screen and cannot be used.

3. The reader shows how much travel remains on your card. Any new travel you have purchased on Easyrider Everyday but not yet activated will show as “additional travel pending”.  The new expiry date will show once this travel is used for the first time.

How to renew your Easyrider card

There are several ways to renew your card.

New periods of travel purchased on your card will not commence until the day they are used on the bus. This means that if a month of travel is purchased before your card expires, the existing days will expire on a consecutive days basis, but the new month of travel will not begin to countdown until the day the card is activated on the bus for travel. This should help customers plan for holidays and other periods when not travelling.

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Renew online here (except student cards)

Enter your Easyrider card number to top up and set up a reminder, to be notified when your card is close to running out.

Online top ups can take up to 3 working days to reach your card.

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Visit our Travel Centre in the Old Market Square, where your top up will added to your card there and then.

 

Telephone

 

Call 0115 950 60 70 with both your Easyrider card number and payment card. Student cards cannot be topped up online.

Telephone top ups can take up to 3 working days to reach your card.

Topup or purchase a smartcard

Easyrider smartcards can be topped up or purchased by following the link below.

Easyrider smartcards