Arriva Connect

Paper FREE. Change FREE. Hassle FREE.

The Arriva Connect smartcard

Reusable, pocket-sized and a quick way to get onto the bus. Just buy your ticket here on the website, take your card with you and tap it on the machine when you board. You can then travel over and over again.


No more paper tickets

just a smart, durable, reusable card


No more rooting around

for change every time you want to catch the bus


More security

protect your Arriva Connect card by registering it with us and, should you have to report it lost or stolen, we can cancel the card and any tickets you've loaded on it can be replaced


We're phasing in improvements to our online shopping experience

Buy your bus tickets onlineFrom Monday 20th August 2018 sales of STUDENT SAVER smartcard tickets at Arriva North East, Arriva Yorkshire and Arriva North West, plus Arriva North West and Arriva Buses Wales SCHOLAR SAVER tickets will be moved to our new online outlet.

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Find out about smart schemes available now

Our range of Arriva Connect smartcards has the North West and Wales covered. The cards are reusable and are designed to make travelling by bus easier and quicker. Buy tickets for the North West and Wales zone and travel anywhere on the Arriva bus network in the North West of England and North Wales.

There are new money-saving Flexi Day tickets for 5, 10 and 20 days, as well as smartcard versions of the already-popular Weekly and 4-Weekly Saver tickets.

Our North West zone has a range of money-saving tickets for students and scholars.

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FAQs for Arriva Connect

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