NCT Joins new Under 22 Ticketing Scheme

7 months ago Sun 3rd Sep 2023

two people under 22 on a bus

Nottingham City Transport has joined a new ticketing scheme being delivered in partnership with Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and other transport operators, which lowers prices for 19, 20 and 21 year olds.

The scheme aims to support all young people by improving access to travel for work, leisure and study.

19-21 year olds will benefit from the same prices as students, including access to an all day ticket in the NCTX Buses app for £4.00 instead £5.20 and monthly travel for £55.00 instead of £70.00. 

Tickets are available from Sunday 3 September 2023, on the NCTX Buses app and Easyrider smart cards, which can be purchased online and at our Travel Centre. They cannot be purchased on the bus. 

Special prices for 19-21 year olds are also available on Robin Hood season cards, with Robin Hood Pay As You Go discounts coming later in the autumn.

To qualify people must be between ages 19 and 21 and have proof of a Nottinghamshire address. You qualify if your postcode starts with:

  • NG1, NG2, NG3, NG4, NG5, NG6, NG7, NG8, NG9, NG11, NG12, NG13, NG14, NG15, NG16, NG17, NG18, NG19, NG20, NG21, NG22, NG23, NG24, NG25
  • DN10 4; DN10 5; DN10 6
  • DN11 8
  • DN22 0, DN22 6, DN22 7, DN22 8, DN22 9
  • LE12 5; LE12 6
  • LE14 3
  • S80 1; S80 2; S80 3
  • S81 0; S81 7; S81 8; S81 9

Or if you live in these specific postcodes:

  • DE55 4PB
  • DE7 5UA
  • DE7 5UE
  • DE74 2FS
  • DE74 2GE
  • DE74 2GW
  • DN9 2EN
  • DN9 2NR
  • DN9 2NW
  • LN1 2JN
  • LN6 9ES

A driving licence verifies all three aspects we need to check. If you do not have a driving licence, you will need to present two documents/proofs. If you are using online verification, please take a single photo that has both documents/proofs in the same photo.

We will need one from List A and one from List B:

List A List B
A valid passport or any other valid ID under the PASS scheme that shows your date of birth

A document that shows your postcode, e.g.:

Utility bill
Mobile Phone Bill
Council Tax Demand
Bank Statement
Pay Slip

Councillor Angela Kandola, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “Nottingham is a young city, and we want all our young people to be able to access everything this amazing city has to offer. It’s great that students receive subsidised travel while they are studying, but other young people will now benefit from these prices too with Nottinghamshire U22.

“When we were developing our Bus Service Improvement Plan we wanted to think holistically about our transport offer and improving access for young people is a key part of this. It’s a difficult time to be a young person, the pandemic had a major impact on this generation’s access to employment, study and leisure at such a critical time in their lives – improving access to travel opens up so many opportunities, whilst also boosting the use of bus services, and I’m proud we’re able to support that.”

Roads Minister Richard Holden said, “People up and down the country deserve a clean, reliable, and affordable public transport system. That is why we have provided Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council with over £30 million combined to boost its bus services.

“Supporting the Councils with this new scheme is fantastic for young people across the region, who will now be able to get to work, attend medical appointments and visit loved ones for less and more easily.”

Funding was secured by a bid from both councils to the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) – a grant from central government to improve bus services across the city region. Under 22 products will be available until March 2025, at which point the scheme will be reviewed.