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Bamboo (Child) Zones 1 & 2
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The BAMBOO card is the children (5-15) bus card. Purchase your BAMBOO smartcard on this page. Please note it can only be used in zone 1 and 2 (which includes Cardiff).
The smartcard is totally free with no hidden administration charges; you only pay for the amount of travel credit you require (a week, a full month, or a year). A weekly pass with the BAMBOO smartcard costs £10, a monthly pass with the BAMBOO smartcard is £30. An annual pass BAMBOO smartcard is only £330 (just 90p a day!), giving you one low price to unlimited travel on the Newport Bus network all day, every day! Happy Days!
When you order the smartcard online we send a pre-paid card to your delivery address. When the timed credit expires, you need to top-up the smartcard - either on the bus by cash (weekly top-ups only) or at the Travel Centre in Friars Walk section of the bus station for weekly, monthly or annual top-ups.
If you top-up on the bus, please allow up to 24 hours before the credit is applied to your smartcard.
The Bamboo card is not valid for travelling in our new Zone 3 (East Monmouthshire). You can, howeer, buy a weekly Bamboo MON WEEK paper ticket for £16 or a Bamboo 'Daily Network Rider' paper ticket for £5.50. These paper tickets can be used across all three ZONES 1, 2 & 3, so please retain your paper ticket.
Note: The Bamboo card is valid for children between the age of 5 and 15 years (below 16) only. YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR DATE OF BIRTH ON THE PAYMENT FORM, TO COMPLETE A PURCHASE OF A BAMBOO CARD ONLINE. A Bamboo smartcard entitles you to use all buses in Zones 1 & 2, which allows you to travel to Cardiff and Cwmbran. The Bamboo smartcard is not valid in Zone 3 - please purchase a paper day or weekly ticket on-board.