Buy tickets online and travel instantly using your smartphone

Avoid the hassle of finding cash to pay on the day and use your smart phone as a bus ticket.

Download the free NCTX Buses app (from the App Store or Google Play) and pay using a debit/credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay. Alternatively, buy a ticket below to then activate on the NCTX Buses app.

You can buy your ticket at any time and then activate your ticket on the NCTX Buses app when you’re ready to travel (you will need an internet connection to activate). On the bus, show the QR code to the reader or just show the ticket screen to the driver when you get on. More details here.

All of the tickets below are purchased for use on the NCTX Buses app. When purchased, you will be sent an email with details on how to receive and activate your travel. Do not use this page to purchase travel if you are wanting to top up or purchase an Easyrider smart card.

 

Single - Help for Households
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate before 00:59, 1st Jul
  • Valid for a single journey on any NCT Bus, anywhere! Discounted ticket funded by government Help for Households initiative until 30 June 2024
£2.00

Single Tickets - City Zone

Single journeys on NCT buses in the City Zone. Tickets available for Adults, Under 19s and Students.

Single - Help for Households
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate before 00:59, 1st Jul
  • Valid for a single journey on any NCT Bus, anywhere! Discounted ticket funded by government Help for Households initiative until 30 June 2024
£2.00
10 Single Trips - Help for Households
  • 1 x Adult
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate before 00:59, 1st Jul
  • 10 single journeys on any NCT Bus, anywhere! Discounted tickets funded by government's Help for Households initiative until 30 June 2024
£20.00
Under 19 Single
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Valid for a single journey on any NCT Bus in the City Zone.
£1.60
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 Single 10 Trips
  • 1 x Under 19
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 10 x Single journeys and activate when you want for travel on any NCT Bus in the City Zone.
£15.30
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student Single
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Valid for a single journey on any NCT Bus in the City Zone.
£2.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student Single 10 Trips
  • 1 x Student
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 10 x Single journeys and activate when you want for travel on any NCT Bus in the City Zone.
£19.80
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 Single
  • 1 x Under 22
  • Valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Valid for a single journey on any NCT Bus in the City Zone.
£2.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 Single 10 Trips
  • 1 x Under 22
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 10 x Single journeys and activate when you want for travel on any NCT Bus in the City Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£19.80
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.

24 Hour Tickets - City Zone

Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone. Tickets available for Adults, Under 19s and Students.

Adult 24 Hour Cityrider
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£5.20
Adult 24 Hour Cityrider x 5
  • 1 x Adult
  • 5 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 5 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£21.85
Adult 24 Hour Cityrider x 10
  • 1 x Adult
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 10 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£41.50
Adult 24 Hour Cityrider x 20
  • 1 x Adult
  • 20 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 20 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£78.60
Under 19 24 Hour Cityrider
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£3.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 24 Hour Cityrider x 5
  • 1 x Under 19
  • 5 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 5 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£11.25
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 24 Hour Cityrider x 10
  • 1 x Under 19
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 10 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£21.40
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 24 Hour Cityrider x 20
  • 1 x Under 19
  • 20 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 20 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£40.55
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 24 Hour Cityrider x 50
  • 1 x Under 19
  • 50 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 50 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£95.75
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 24 Hour Cityrider
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£4.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 24 Hour Cityrider x 5
  • 1 x Student
  • 5 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 5 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£18.55
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 24 Hour Cityrider x 10
  • 1 x Student
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 10 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£35.25
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 24 Hour Cityrider x 20
  • 1 x Student
  • 20 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 20 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£66.80
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 24 Hour Cityrider x 50
  • 1 x Student
  • 50 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 50 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone.
£157.75
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 24 Hour Cityrider
  • 1 x Under 22
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£4.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 24 Hour Cityrider x 5
  • 1 x Under 22
  • 5 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 5 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£18.55
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 24 Hour Cityrider x 10
  • 1 x Under 22
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 10 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£35.25
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 24 Hour Cityrider x 20
  • 1 x Under 22
  • 20 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 20 x 24 Hour Cityrider tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£66.80
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.

Group Tickets

Grouprider offers unlimited travel for families and couples travelling together at prices cheaper than buying individual day tickets.

Grouprider
  • 2 x Adults, 3 x Under 19s
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£8.00
Network Grouprider
  • 2 x Adults, 3 x Under 19s
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£12.00

Season Tickets - City Zone

Unlimited travel for 7 or 31 days on our buses in the City Zone. Tickets available for Adults, Under 19s and Students.

Adult 7 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£22.00
Adult 31 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£70.00
Under 19 7 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£12.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 31 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£35.75
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 7 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£17.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 31 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£55.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 7 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Under 22
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£17.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 31 Day Cityrider
  • 1 x Under 22
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£55.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.

Academic Year Tickets

Academic Year tickets for school, college and university students.

Under 19 Academic Year 2023/4
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid 00:01, 1st Sep 2023 – 23:59, 31st Jul 2024
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone. No refunds after 31.03.24.
£289.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 Academic Year Further 2023/4
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid 00:01, 1st Sep 2023 – 23:59, 31st Jul 2024
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone. No refunds after 31.03.24.
£469.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
NTU Academic Year 2023/4
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid 00:01, 1st Sep 2023 – 23:59, 31st Jul 2024
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone (including to Brackenhurst). No refunds after 31.03.24.
£289.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
UON Academic Year 2023/4
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid 00:01, 1st Sep 2023 – 23:59, 31st Jul 2024
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone. No refunds after 31.03.24.
£289.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student Academic Year 2023/4
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid 00:01, 1st Sep 2023 – 23:59, 31st Jul 2024
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone. No refunds after 31.03.24.
£289.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student Academic Year Further 2023/4
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid 00:01, 1st Sep 2023 – 23:59, 31st Jul 2024
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone. No refunds after 31.03.24.
£469.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.

Park & Ride Tickets

Day return travel for a car load (up to 5 people) for Park & Ride customers.

Queens Drive Park & Ride Return
  • Park and Ride
  • 5 x Adults
  • 2 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Return travel for car load between Queens Drive Park & Ride Site and City Centre. Activate one ticket at P&R Site. Activate other in City to return
£6.00
Racecourse Park & Ride Return
  • Park and Ride
  • 5 x Adults
  • 2 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Return travel for car load between Racecourse Park & Ride Site and City Centre. Activate one ticket at P&R Site. Activate other in City to return
£6.00

Network Tickets

Tickets for use on every NCT bus in the City Zone and Outer Zone.

Single - Help for Households
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate before 00:59, 1st Jul
  • Valid for a single journey on any NCT Bus, anywhere! Discounted ticket funded by government Help for Households initiative until 30 June 2024
£2.00
10 Single Trips - Help for Households
  • 1 x Adult
  • 10 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 15 mins from activation
  • Activate before 00:59, 1st Jul
  • 10 single journeys on any NCT Bus, anywhere! Discounted tickets funded by government's Help for Households initiative until 30 June 2024
£20.00
Adult 24 Hour Network Rider
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£7.50
Adult 7 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£28.30
Adult 31 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£102.50
Under 19 24 Hour Network Rider
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£5.50
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 24 Hour Network Rider x 50
  • 1 x Under 19
  • 50 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 50 x 24 Hour tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone and Outer Zone
£177.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 7 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£17.90
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 19 31 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Under 19
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£69.30
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 24 Hour Network Rider
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£6.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 7 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£24.05
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 31 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Student
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone.
£87.10
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Student 24 Hour Network Rider x 50
  • 1 x Student
  • 50 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 50 x 24 Hour tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone and Outer Zone
£217.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
NTU 24 Hour Network Rider x 50
  • 1 x Student
  • 50 x Tickets
  • Each valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Bulk buy 50 x 24 Hour tickets and activate when you want for unlimited NCT bus travel in the City Zone and Outer Zone (incl. Brackenhurst)
£157.75
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 24 Hour Network Rider
  • 1 x Under 22
  • Valid for 24 hours from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£6.00
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 7 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Under 22
  • Valid for 7 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£24.05
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.
Under 22 31 Day Network Rider
  • 1 x Under 22
  • Valid for 31 days from activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone and Outer Zone. Ticket for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.
£87.10
This ticket requires that the user be verified before it can be activated.

NCT Partners

Discounted tickets for NCT partner organisations and venues. Enter discount code at the checkout to save.

Adult Cityrider
  • 1 x Adult
  • Valid until end of service (04:30) on the day of activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone.
£5.20
Grouprider
  • 2 x Adults, 3 x Under 19s
  • Valid until end of service (04:30) on the day of activation
  • Activate within 12 months of purchase
  • Unlimited travel on all NCT buses in the City Zone until end of service at 04:29.
£8.00