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Contactless payment arriving on Luton Busway services

Pay for your bus travel with your contactless debit or credit card

Great news! Catching the bus is about to get even easier.

Our Luton depot is currently installing contactless card readers on all busway services.

You will see contactless readers on our buses (near the drivers cab), on busway services during the first weeks of December! This will allow you to pay for your regular ticket by using your contactless credit or debit card, Apple and Android Pay. 

Contactless payment is a quick, easy and secure way to pay for your travel…meaning you never have to find the correct change to travel on one of our buses. 

Arriva have been trialling contactless in other regions throughout the country, and Luton is the next area to benefit - delivering significant benefits to our passengers who are now able to pay for their journey with a contactless credit or debit card.


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Bus entrnace area showing relative position of contactless reader, bus driver and ticket machine

Simple as 1 - 2 - 3

1. Board the bus as usual and tell the driver that you want to pay by contactless; then ask the driver for the ticket you require

2. Touch your contactless debit or credit card on the card reader - look for the big yellow circle near the ticket machine

3. Take your ticket and receipt, find a seat and enjoy your journey! 


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