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

If you are eligible for subsidised travel from New College Durham you will receive your smart card through the post before the beginning of the term. 

Please note that Arriva Connect Cards issued for the Sunderland SmartZone aren't compatible with smartcard schemes in other areas.

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FAQs for Arriva Connect

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