Newport Bus Smartcards | Easy | Buy Online | Cheaper Travel

Smartcards are a great value way to travel across the Newport Bus network.

Newport Transport Smartcards

Using one of the Newport Transport Smartcards, you can catch any of our buses at any time they operate, from as little as £1.90 a day. Happy days!

BAMBOO Smartcard

Newport Bus make it cheaper and easier for everyone between 5 and 18 years of age, to use our bus services with our great BAMBOO card. Kool! You can buy the BAMBOO Smartcard ONLINE NOW.


BAMBOO can be topped up with Weekly, Monthly and Annual credit, and is for everyone under the age of 19. You can top up your BAMBOO smartcard at the Travel Centre at Newport Indoor Market, or do Weekly only top-ups on the bus. You are never committed to having to pay for a ticket every week, month or year; you just buy the pass you need, when you need it. Switching from a weekly pass to a monthly pass? No problem! Don't want to top-up your card while you're away on summer holiday? That's fine!

BAMBOO pay-as-you-go tickets are also available. BAMBOO Single and BAMBOO City Day and City Day Plus Tickets are for everyone under 19 starting at only £1 for a single in zone 1 and £1.50 on both zones. Just ask for the BAMBOO ticket you need on the bus, no ID required*.

More information about the BAMBOO and our other Smartcards can be viewed on our FAQs page.

Passport & Passport Plus Smartards

We have made it even easier for you to use Newport Bus with our Passport (Adult) and Passport Plus (Adult) cards.

You can buy these cards online, on any of our buses, or at our Travel Centre, at Newport Indoor Market. When you get on any of our buses and need to top-up your Smartcard, you simply pay the desired amount in cash and present your card to the Smartcard reader, to electronically add the cash credit to your card.

Purchase your card online, and we will send one out to you free of charge by first class post. Once you receive it, you can use it on any of our buse. You can visit our Travel Centre in Newport Indoor Market, to purchase or top-up your Passport or Passport Plus smartcard. Read more about how these cards work ..........

Our special discount Passport (Student) and Passport Plus (Student) cards, are for those in further or higher education aged between 16 and 24. These cards give you a big discount off the price of an adult Passport smartcard, meaning you've got more money to spend on all those important student essentials. Groovy! Read more about how these card works ..........

UNIGO Smartard

UNIGO is our smartcard bus pass for students studying at the University of South Wales - Newport.

The smartcard is available in Weekly, Monthly and Annual credit amounts, to all students and staff based at the University's Caerleon and City Campus sites. It is supported by the University, and available to purchase at the Caerleon Campus Students Union, and also our Travel Centre at Newport Indoor Market. Sorry, but we do not support the sale of this smartcard online. Read more about how this card works .........

City Hopper

Looking to catch the bus for a shorter journey? Then why not use the City Hopper ticket and save some money at the same time! The City Hopper fare is just £1 for journeys of three stops or less in and out of Newport Bus Station. Happy days!

Family Tickets

Mums and Dads - save more than £5 a day with a Family Day Ticket! The Family Day Ticket gives two adults and up to three children, complete access to our entire network of services - including to and from Cardiff, Cwmbran and Chepstow. Better still it only costs £8.50 per day. Bargain!