On the Day Fares

Buying tickets on the bus

Fares and Information valid from Sunday 26 March 2017.

This page lists all the tickets available to buy from the bus driver on the day you travel. NCT operates an exact fare policy and our drivers cannot give change. When you board, please place your money in the red coin box and let the driver know which ticket you need.

Paying on the bus is the most expensive way to travel and you can save money with our advanced purchase Easyrider travel cards, the NCTX Buses app or the Robin Hood Card.

Fares Calculator

 

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All Day Tickets

You can pay for a day of travel using your smart phone, a Robin Hood Pay as You Go Card or with cash on the bus (exact fare needed).

To pay using Easyrider Mobile on your smart phone, download the NCTX Buses app and pay using a debit/credit card or Apple Pay. Robin Hood cards are available from roadside machines and City Council Travel Centres.

Day Ticket Prices

 

Tickets purchased on the NCTX Buses app last for 24 hours after activation. A Robin Hood card day cap covers all journeys on a calendar day (midnight to midnight). An NCT cash all day ticket expires at 04:29 the morning after issue. Robin Hood cash day tickets expire at midnight and can be used on NCT ‘midnight’ departures.

GroupriderAll Day Group Tickets – Grouprider

Grouprider can be used by up to 5 people, where there has to be at least 1 adult (19 and over) and no more than two 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.

In the Nottingham* area, Grouprider is:

  • £5.00 after 09:30 every weekday (including school holidays) and all day weekends and on Bank Holidays
  • £10.00 before 09:30 every weekday (including school holidays)

This covers unlimited use on all NCT buses in Nottingham* from the time of purchase until 04:29 the following morning. They can be used on NightBus.

Network Grouprider covers every NCT service (Loughborough, Lambley, Woodborough, Southwell) is £15.00 on weekdays before 09:30 and £7.50 after 09:30 every weekday (including school holidays) and all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

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In the Nottingham* Area:

You can pay for a single journey using your smart phone, a Robin Hood Pay as You Go Card or with cash on the bus (exact fare needed).

To pay using Easyrider Mobile on your smart phone, download the NCTX Buses app and pay using a debit/credit card or Apple Pay. Robin Hood cards are available from roadside machines and City Council Travel Centres.

Single Prices

  • Under 5s travel free
  • £1.30 Short Hop is available for journeys within a fare stage (up to 0.5 miles) – use our Fares Calculator above to see if a Short Hop fare is available for your journey
  • In Clifton, a £1 Local Fare is available for all journeys wholly within Clifton Estate
  • £1.30 Local Fare is available in Arnold, Beeston, Bulwell, Carlton Square / Netherfield, Mapperley, Ruddington, Sherwood, Strelley, Top Valley / Rise Park and West Bridgford
  • Students (with valid ID) travel for £1 anywhere on Pink 28, 31 and Orange 34, 36 and between City and Jubilee Campus on Pink 30 or City and Priory roundabout on Orange 35

In the Outer Area:

  • Fares vary based on the distance of the journey – use our Fares Calculator above to check your fare.

NightBusNightBus Fares

  • The single fare is £3 on NightBus services for all customers
  • A return journey is £3.70 – ask for an all day ticket on your bus into the City
  • A return journey for two is £5.00 – ask for a Grouprider after 09;30 on your bus into the City
  • On the N100, all journeys beyond Linden Grove, Carlton-le-Willows School through to Southwell are £5 single and £6 return
  • Easyrider, Mobile Tickets and Robin Hood Cards (not day tickets) are valid on NightBus
  • Concessionary passes are not valid on NightBus

Inner City Return

A £2.40 Inner City Return ticket is ideal for people who are making a short return journey to and from the City Centre on the same day. Full details of validity.

Inner Fare Zone Diagram

 

DogRover

Dogs

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.

Weekly Tickets

Longer term tickets are offered with our advanced purchase Easyrider travel smart cards which offer the cheapest prices too.

Weekly Tickets can be purchased from the driver on our longer distance services.

They are valid for 7 consecutive days, including the day of issue. They are only valid on the services listed and cannot be used on NightBus services.

  • South Notts 1: Between Nottingham and East Leake – £22 Adult and £15 Under 19
  • South Notts 1: Complete route – £24 Adult and £16 Under 19
  • South Notts 1: Between East Leake and Loughborough – £20 Adult and £14 Under 19
  • Sky Blue 46, 47: Complete route – £20 Adult and £10 Under 19
  • Pathfinder 100 (and 26/C): Between Nottingham and Lowdham – £20 Adult and £12 Under 19
  • Pathfinder 100 (and 26/C): Complete route – £24 Adult and £16 Under 19

Notes:

* The Nottingham area includes every NCT service, except for the following:

  • South Notts 1 between Clifton Pastures and Loughborough
  • Lilac Line 26, 26C between Linden Grove/Carlton-le-Willows School and Southwell
  • Sky Blue Line 46, 47 between Spring Lane (Gedling Country Park) and Mapperley Plains (Coppice Road)
  • Pathfinder 100 or N100 between Linden Grove/Carlton-le-Willows School and Southwell