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Nottingham City Transport bus fares increase by over 4% average from 31 March

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has undertaken its annual review of fares, which will see some prices change from Sunday 31st March 2024.

Regular customers who buy weekly or monthly Easyrider passes will see no rise and those who pay by the trip will still benefit from the maximum £2 single fare cap with NCT’s ongoing participation in the government’s Help for Household scheme.

In summary:

  • Adult Single fares remain capped at £2 as part of the government funded Help for Households scheme
  • Adult and Under 19 weekly and monthly Easyrider prices are frozen
  • Adult day ticket in the City Zone increases by just 10p to £5.30
  • Under 19 tickets in the City Zone increase to £1.70 single and £3.20 for a day ticket
  • Grouprider increases by 50p – the equivalent of as little as 10p per person – to £8.50 and remains available to buy and use all day, every day with no premium price at peak times
  • 43 of the 102 fares and passes available on NCT are frozen in price
  • Average increase in fares is 4.2%
  • City Zone boundary change at Clifton to incorporate the new Fairham Development

Whilst inflation has fallen and the bus industry continues to receive government financial support as it recovers post-pandemic, costs continue to rise and NCT has to set fares which realistically cover the cost of running its comprehensive network of services.

David Astill, NCT Managing Director said:

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“We have worked hard to devise a fares increase for 2024 which has the minimum impact on our customers.

“We are pleased to confirm that our weekly and monthly Easyrider prices are frozen which is great news for Nottingham’s regular bus users. Of course, for those travelling less frequently and paying a day at a time, then the £2 capped single fare continues unchanged and we have been able to minimise the increase in our City Zone adult day ticket to just 10p – less than 2%.

“We know from the recent Transport Focus survey results that NCT attracts high value for money satisfaction scores that are above the national average and I am sure that will continue.”

Graham Chapman, Chair of NCT said, “Many bus companies throughout the UK are struggling and routes are being cut. In Nottingham, we have one of the best services in the country. We do not want to put fares up but in order to maintain the quality of service Nottingham is used to, we need some increase. I hope people will appreciate that many fares have been frozen.”

Your fares, which apply across all payment methods, from Sunday 31st March 2024 are:

City Zone Single and Day Travel 

The City Zone boundary will move on South Notts 1 from Clifton Pastures / The Farmhouse to Fairham Way / Nottingham Road. Until the new road opens, the Barton Lane stop between Clifton and Gotham will be the boundary.

Adult

TicketPrice
Short Hop and Clifton Local Fare£1.70
Standard SingleUnchanged at £2.00 ( Government cap )
Standard Single 10 Trips (App only)Unchanged at £20.00
All Day Ticket on NCT£5.30
All Day Ticket, Robin Hood£6.40
All Day Travel, Nottingham Contactless across NCT, NET and Linkbuses£6.40

Under 19

TicketPrice
Standard Single£1.70
Standard Single 10 Trips (App only)Unchanged at £15.30
All Day Ticket on NCT£3.20
All Day Ticket, Robin Hood£4.10

Student and 19-21

These are available on the NCTX Buses app or Robin Hood Pay As You Go only.

TicketPrice
Standard SingleUnchanged at £2.00
Standard Single 10 Trips£20.00
All Day Ticket on NCT£4.20
All Day Ticket, Robin Hood (Robin Hood cards only)£5.20

Grouprider 

Covers up to 5 people, min 1 adult, max 2 adults.

TicketPrice
All Day Ticket on NCT£8.50

Park & Ride 

Covers up to 6 people.

TicketPrice
Day Return between Queens Drive or Racecourse P&R and City CentreUnchanged at £6.00 per car

Dogs

Dogs remain £1 for unlimited all day travel across the network.

Outer Zone Single and Day Travel 

  • All single fares which are currently £2.00 remain £2.00
  • All Day Return fares which are currently £4.00 remain at £4.00
  • Under 19 between Wilford and Gotham will be £2.00 Single and £4.00 Day Return
  • Under 19 Day Returns which are currently £3.00 will increase to £3.20
  • Under 19 Day Returns which are currently £3.80 will increase to £4.00
TicketPrice
Adult Network Rider£7.80
Under 19 Network RiderUnchanged at £5.50
Student Network RiderUnchanged at £6.00 (App only)
Group Network Rider£12.50
NightBus to Outer Zone£2.00

Season Tickets

Easyrider Everyday and NCTX Buses App

PeriodAdultStudent19-21Under 19
WeekUnchanged at £22.00£18.00£18.00Unchanged at £12.00
MonthUnchanged at £70.00£60.00£60.00Unchanged at £35.75
3 Months£200.00£102.50
6 Months£357.50£185.00
12 Months£643.50£370.00£370.00£335.00
Academic Year*£299.00£299.00

* Covers unlimited academic use from 1 September 2024 to 31 July 2025. Pass goes on sale in late August 2024.

Easyrider Everyday Further and NCTX Buses App

PeriodAdultStudent19-21Under 19
WeekUnchanged at £28.30£25.00£25.00Unchanged at £17.90
MonthUnchanged at £102.50£90.00£90.00Unchanged at £69.30
3 Months£299.00£195.00
6 Months£559.00£379.00
12 Months£999.00£859.00£859.00£709.00
Academic Year*£489.00£489.00

* Covers unlimited academic use from 1 September 2024 to 31 July 2025. Pass goes on sale in late August 2024.

Easyrider Anyday and NCTX Buses App

PeriodAdultStudent and 19-21Under 19
5 Days£22.55£18.55£13.60
10 Days£42.80£35.25£25.85
20 Days£81.10£66.80£49.00
50 Days£191.45£157.75£115.60
100 Days£360.40£296.90£217.60
150 Days£507.00£417.50£306.00

Easyrider Anyday Further and NCTX Buses App

PeriodAdultStudent and 19-21Under 19
5 Days£33.15£25.50£23.40
10 Days£63.00£48.50£44.40
20 Days£119.35£92.00£84.15
50 Days£281.80£217.00£198.70
100 Days£530.40£408.50£374.00
150 Days£745.88£575.00£525.95

Staff Travel Schemes

New prices have been communicated to employers for new applications and renewals.

Experian have revised their arrangements with NCT. Experian passes will no longer be valid on the 44/A, 48/X and 50. On the 49, Experian passes are valid between City and NG2 Business Park only. On the 10, Experian passes are valid for journeys which start or finish at Ruddington Business Park. The purpose of travel must be for work.

Robin Hood Seasons

There are changes to Robin Hood prices, which will be available on the Robin Hood website.

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