Student Bus Travel

NCT buses are clean, safe and good to go and we have achieved Visit Britain’s official industry standard, which confirms that we are following industry and Government guidance on COVID-19, social distancing and cleanliness.

Please familiarise yourself with our Safer Travel Guidance, which is in place to help you travel safely on our buses. If you are a parent or guardian, please watch this video with your child so they are aware of how to travel safe. 

Our Academic Year passes are no longer on sale, but students can continue to save money on their bus travel by paying in advance for their travel on the NCTX Buses App (account verification required) or an Easyrider Anyday card.

NCTX Buses App

If you buy on the NCTX Buses app, your smart phone is your bus ticket and you can use your ticket the same day (once you are verified). Once purchased, click on 'Get Verified' where you’ll be asked to upload a selfie and then how you would like to verify your account. We strongly recommend you select online verification which will trigger an email inviting you to upload your proof of entitlement. Your account is usually verified in around an hour.

  • Any single journey in Nottingham - £1.70
  • 24 hours unlimited travel in Nottingham - £3.40

Easyrider Smartcard

You can bulk buy days of travel in advance, either as individual days to use on our Anyday card or consecutive days, such as a week or month with our Everyday card.

More details here.

You must have a valid Student ID card to purchase these discounted products and present it at the time of purchase in the Travel Centre. NUS Extra and ISIC cards are not accepted. Travel can be purchased for use until the end of the academic year when the course ends

Robin Hood Card

If you travel with NCT and other bus, train or tram operators in Nottingham you can use a Robin Hood pass.

Colleges and Accommodation Providers

If you are applying for a travel pass that is being provided by your accommodation provider, college or Nottinghamshire County Council, please click here.