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Travel the smart way with the York by bus card

It's now even easier to get on board York’s buses with the introduction of the ‘York by bus’ smartcard

The card will allow bus users to buy before they board from one of the city’s new ticketing kiosks.

Cllr Ian Gillies, Executive Member for Transport and Planning, said: “The introduction of the ‘York by Bus’ smartcard will allow passengers to simply tap and go when they board the bus. We hope that this will make bus travel even more attractive and further boost bus passenger numbers.”

Smartcard kiosks are positioned at key bus stops in the city centre and at Park & Ride sites.  Passengers can use the kiosks to pay for their journeys or check what is already on their card. Park & Ride, First York, Transdev, Cityzap and Coastliner tickets will be available for purchase alongside All York tickets which are valid on all operators’ buses within the City of York area.

A staffed smartcard facility is available at the Visitor and Bus Information Point in York Station’s travel centre.

‘York by bus’ kiosks are located at:

  • All six York Park & Ride sites
  • Piccadilly
  • Rougier Street
  • Exhibition Square
  • Opposite York Station
  • Stonebow

Watch how easy it is to buy and top up a York by Bus card:

Video by Kyle Brown/Minster FM

For more information on the York by bus card visit