Using your bus pass

How to use your bus pass

On buses with a smartcard reader, you can hold your bus pass over the reader with the photo face up. The bus driver will let you know when it has been read correctly.

Smartcard readers are not yet available on all buses and your bus pass won’t currently work with Oyster Card readers on London services. If there is no reader, just show your bus pass to the driver.

You do not need a ticket, but on some bus services the driver will print you out a ‘zero-priced’ ticket to help record their passenger numbers.

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