Scan and Go on Mobile Tickets

2 weeks ago Tue 15th Sep 2020

QR Codes on the NCTX Buses App

We have now started adding QR codes to our mobile tickets, which changes how you present the ticket when you board the bus.

QR codes will be rolled out to tickets over the next few weeks and when the QR code appears on your ticket, you will need to show your active mobile ticket to the green reader on the bus.

Please present your active ticket to the bottom of the machine, as shown above and once you see the green light on the reader screen, your ticket has been accepted. Show the driver your ticket and take a seat.

When presenting a QR code, the reader will check that the ticket you have purchased is valid and also valid at the stop you are boarding at.  

If you are attempting to use a ticket that is a screenshot or shared or your ticket is outside of the area it covers, your ticket will be rejected and you will be expected to buy a new one for the correct zone.

You must ensure that you have downloaded and are using the latest version of the NCTX Buses App (version 32) as drivers will not accept mobile tickets without a QR code showing from mid-October. You can check this in the Settings section of the app and download the latest version from Google Play or the App Store.

For South Notts, Pathfinder and Sky Blue 46/47 customers, tickets to the Outer Area will be replaced by Zoned named tickets instead of name specific places to bring them into line with our Contactless Zones. This will take place in early October.

You can view the Zones below as well as in the app prior to going to the checkout by clicking on the Zonal Name for the ticket.

Nottingham Fares Zonal Map

We’ve also summarised below which ticket you should buy based on the current ticket names.

South Notts

Current Ticket Name

New Ticket Required

Nottm – Gotham

Zone A – Zone B

Nottm – East Leake & Stanford

Zone A – Zone C

Nottm – Loughborough

Zone A – Zone D

Clifton – Gotham

Zone A – Zone B

Clifton – East Leake & Stanford

Zone A – Zone C

Clifton – Loughborough

Zone A – Zone D

Gotham – Stanford

Zone B – Zone C

Gotham – Loughborough

Zone B – Zone D

East Leake – Loughborough

Zone C – Zone D

Loughborough & Stanford

Zone D Only

Pathfinder

Current Ticket Name

New Ticket Required

Nottm – Lowdham

Zone A – Zone B

Nottm – Thurgarton

Zone A – Zone C

Nottm – NTU Brack & Southwell

Zone A – Zone D

Linden Grove – Thurgarton

Zone B – Zone C

Linden Grove – Southwell

Zone B to Zone D

Burton Joyce – Southwell

Zone B to Zone D

Lowdham – Southwell

Zone B to Zone D

Thurgarton – Southwell

Zone C to Zone D

NTU Brack – Southwell

Zone D Only

Sky Blue 46, 47

Current Ticket Name

New Ticket Required

Adult Nottm Outer Area

Zone A – Zone B

Adult Outer Area Only

Zone B Only