Our Ticket types and Fares

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How to pay for your ticket

There are various way to pay for your ticket, we accept cash or contacless payment either by Visa or Mastercard as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay
We also have our Smartrip card which can store 10 journey and 7 & 28 tickets which can be purchased online.

Concessionary Pass Holders


Do you accept concessionary cards?
We are often asked this question and the answer is yes we accept, and welcome, all concessionary passholders on our buses who can travel free at all times.
* Please note that from Monday 10th April 2017 we will no lomger issue paper tickets to concessionary pass holders.

Smartrip - our very own smartcard


For more information about Smartrip click here:-

Single Journey Tickets


We offer single journey tickets for all trips on our buses. Within our 'Urban Zone' the adult fare is 1.60, Students* pay 1.00 and children 0.80.
Within our 'Rural Zone' fares vary depending on how far passengers travel (Please refer to the fare table above) and are similar to those charged on commerial routes, which we must do by law, Students* pay around 65% and children 50%
* QMU Students only need show their matriculation card to the driver to purchase a student ticket. Holders of Young Scot cards also qualify for this discount when placing the card on the ticket machine. Children are defined as 5 to 15 years old, or up to 18 years old if travelling in school uniform. Under 5's travel free
**Fare tables showing prices are available on each of our service route pages**

Day Explorer Tickets


We offer Day Explorer tickets. Within our 'Urban Zone' an adult Day Explorer costs 4.00 and children 2.00.
For use only within our 'Rural Zone' an adult Day Explorer costs 5.50 and children 2.75.
An 'All Zones' Day Explorer costs 7.50 for an adult and 3.50 for a child

10 Journey Tickets


We also offer 10 journey tickets for all trips on our buses, these cost the equivalent of 9 times the single fare for the same journey and are available either as a paper ticket on bus or on our Smartrip card online.
Within our 'Urban Zone' a 10 Journey ticket costs 14.00 and children 7.00.
Within our 'Rural Zone' fares vary depending on how far passengers travel (Please refer to the fare table above) and again cost 9 times the equivalent single fare for the same journey and are available in Adult, QMU Student* and Child formats.
* QMU Students only need show their matriculation card to the driver to purchase a QMU Student 10 journey ticket. Children are defined as 5 to 15 years old or up to 18 years old if travelling in school uniform..

7 Day & 28 Day Tickets

These are only available online via our Smartrip card.

NHS & QMU Staff 10 Journey Tickets


The NHS or QMU staff 10 journey ticket is the same as our standard 10 journey but costs 8 times a single trip ticket. All an NHS or QMU staff member needs to do to get a discounted ticket is show our drivers their staff pass.

Credit Note

Our buses are now fitted with cash vaults in the interests of driver safety so we are no longer be able to offer change. We are however be able to issue a credit note if a passenger only has paper money.
These credit notes will be valid either as full or part payment of a journey for a period of 7 days from issue.

We welcome suggestions from our passengers and will be happy to introduce a new ticket type if there is a demand from our passengers. Simply email tickets@prentice.info with suggestions.