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York by bus smartcard

Never have the right change? Problem solved!

The York by bus smartcard is completely cashless and offers a hassle free way of travelling by bus. Buy and top-up your smartcard from our new Smart kiosks with a range of ticket products to suit your travel needs, and save money on equivalent paper tickets.

Our easy-to-use Smart kiosks accept credit and debit cards. See our quick step-by-step guide or watch the video below.


Video by Kyle Brown/Minster FM

For a limited time, if you register your details online at MyTravelYork we'll send you a FREE card, ready for you to load at a kiosk with the product of your choice. (Normally £2).

Just tap and go.

Once you've loaded your York by bus card, all you need to do is place it on the ticket machine each time you board a bus. You can check your remaining card balance at any time at a Smart kiosk.

Where to buy and top up your card:

50 bus routes. One card. No hassle.

Smartcard versions of the All York ticket allow travel on any bus in the York area. A range of bus operator specific products are also available include Park & Ride, Cityzap, Coastliner and First York tickets, with more products being added in the near future. See the full list of tickets and prices.

Older and disabled person's concessionary travel passes are already 'smart'- just tap and go when you board any bus in York (note that a £1 fare applies from Park & Ride sites).

Any questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or call (01904) 554433.

Smartcards- tickets and prices

A list of all available smart tickets for the York by bus card. More

Smartcards- frequently asked questions

If you have any queries, see our Frequently Asked Questions. More