Contactless payment on Arriva buses

Pay for your bus travel with your contactless debit or credit card or Apple/Android device

Great news! Catching the bus has just got even easier.

Arriva is now busy rolling out contactless payment across the UK. All our buses in the North East can accept contactless payment, as can those on our network of services in Guildford and West Surrey.

You will see contactless readers on our buses near the drivers cab and this will allow you to pay for your regular ticket by using your contactless credit or debit card, Apple and Google Pay. 

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

Read more about contactless payment in the North East

Read more about contactless payment in Guildford and West Surrey

Contactless payment symbol




Google Pay logo



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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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Find out more about contactless payment in your area

Across the North East

Guildford and Surrey