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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.

The smart All York ticket allows you to travel on any bus in the York area. Park & Ride, Cityzap, Coastliner and First York tickets are also available- 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