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.

You can pay on the day using the NCTX Buses App or cash (exact fare) but for the best prices, buy your travel in advance for the academic year using the NCTX Buses App or Easyrider smart cards.

Paying on the Day

If you are only travelling occasionally, you can pay on the day using the NCTX Buses App and your smart phone is your bus ticket. 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 within 24 hours.

Ticket Under 19 Student
Single journey in Nottingham £1.20 £1.70
24 Hour Travel in Nottingham £2.50 £3.40
24 Hour Travel all NCT Buses, incl. Brackenhurst £5.00 £6.50

Paying in Advance for Best Value Travel

We are offering two types of pass, which are available to buy from Monday 23rd August 2021 until Saturday 30th October 2021.

  • Academic Year - unlimited travel all day, every day (consecutive days) between 1st September 2021 and 31st July 2022 including weekends and holidays
  • Anyday - unlimited travel all day, but you bulk buy individual days of travel and use each day as and when needed (non consecutive)
  All NCT Buses in Nottingham City Area Zone NTU Students All Zones, incl. Brackenhurst All NCT Buses, All Zones
Academic Year £259.00 £259.00 £429.00
Anyday 50 Days £83.00 £83.00 £146.00
Anyday 100 Days £138.00 £138.00 £273.50

Robin Hood passes are also available for students who travel on all buses, trains and trams in Nottingham - £300 for Under 19s and £369 for Students for the Academic Year.

Easyrider Zone Map

Conditions of sale:

1. Only one discounted student product (of any type) per individual student. 2. Refunds for travel on these special academic products can only be made until 31st March 2022. In the event of lockdown restrictions re-occuring, NCT will offer refunds on portions of travel that could not be used. Refunds will be determined based on the nature of any restrictions.

When Can I Buy?

These passes will be available to buy from Monday 23rd August 2021 until Saturday 30th October 2021.

You must have a valid photo Student ID card to purchase a product, or if you're Under 19, proof of age. NUS Extra and ISIC cards are not accepted. Travel can be purchased for use until the end of the academic year when your course ends.

How Can I Buy?

Academic travel is available either as a smart card or a mobile ticket on the NCTX Buses App on a smart phone.

You must have a valid photo Student ID card to purchase a product, or if you're Under 19, proof of age. NUS Extra and ISIC cards are not accepted. Travel can be purchased for use until the end of the academic year when your course ends.

If you buy on the NCTX Buses App, your smart phone is your bus ticket. 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 within 24 hours. Here's how to register your ticket on the bus.

If you buy online, we will post you an Easyrider smart card, which you can use as soon as it arrives.

NCTX Buses App iOS NCTX Buses App Android
NCTX Buses App

Download the NCTX Buses App here to buy

NCTX Buses App Android

Download the NCTX Buses App here to buy

Smartcard Online Smartcard in Person
Smartcard online

Click here to buy and we'll post your pass to you.

Smart card in the Travel Centre

Open 08:30-17:00 weekdays and 10:00-15:30 on Saturdays. Find us in Nottingham's Old Market Square at NG1 2JS 

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, apply online by clicking here.