School, College and University Passes 2020/21

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. 

To help you plan your travel options for the 2020/21 Academic Year, here are the details of our special passes for school, college and university students.

Our Academic Year pass will be available again, offering unlimited travel on our buses from 1st September 2020 until 31st July 2021. This includes weekends and holidays.

The new academic year is likely to see increased remote learning and less travel to campus and our Anyday passes are ideal for students who may only travel a couple of days per week.

What Passes Can I Buy and How Much are They?

We are offering two types of pass, which are available to buy from Monday 24th August 2020 until Saturday 31st October 2020:

  • Academic Year – unlimited travel all day, every day (consecutive days) between 1st September 2020 and 31st July 2021
  • Anyday – unlimited travel all day, but you bulk buy individual days of travel and use each day as and when needed (non-consecutive days)

 

All NCT Buses in Nottingham 

NTU Students All Zones, incl. Brackenhurst

All NCT Buses, All Zones

Academic Year

£259.00

£259.00

£429.00

Any 50 Days

£83.00

£83.00

£146.00

Any 100 Days

£138.00

£138.00

£273.50

Conditions:
Only one discounted student product (of any type) per individual student.
Refunds for travel on these special academic products can only be made until 31 March 2021.
In the event of lockdown restrictions re-occurring, NCT will offer refunds on portions of travel that could not be used. Refunds will be determined based on the nature of any restrictions.

If you are only travelling occasionally, you can pay on the day using the NCTX Buses app (account verification required) at the following prices:

Ticket

Under 19

Student

Single Journey in Nottingham

£1.20

£1.70

24 Hour Travel in Nottingham

£2.50

£3.40

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

When Can I Buy?

These passes will be available to buy from Monday 24th August 2020 until Saturday 31st October 2020.

You must have a valid 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 the 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 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 the course ends.

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.

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

NCTX Buses App NCTX Buses App Smart card Online Smart card Travel Centre
NCTX Buses App

 

NCTX Buses App Android

 

Smartcard website

 

Smartcard Travel Centre

 

Buy here and your ticket will be available to use on the NCTX Buses app on your device. Buy here and your ticket will be available to use on the NCTX Buses app on your device. Buy here and we will post you a smart card

Visit us in person (see below).

Travel Centre

As much as we like to see our customers, we’d encourage you to buy your travel through the NCTX Buses app or purchase a smart card online, to help with social distancing.

Please wear a facial covering and follow the guidance from our team on arrival. You must have a valid 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 the course ends.

Our Travel Centre is located in Nottingham’s Old Market Square (NG1 2JS) and is open:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 08:00 – 17:00
  • Saturdays: 10:30 – 16:00