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Freedom Zones 1, 2 & 3
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The Freedom smartcard is your bus cash card that offers you a 10% discount on all tickets purchased with it. The smartcard is totally free with no hidden administration charges; you only pay for the amount of credit you require. Unlike the Passport and Passport Plus smartcards, where you pay for unlimited travel within a certain period of time, a Freedom card allows you to travel on any of our buses whenever you want - we simply deduct the ticket cost from your smartcard.
When you order the smartcard online we send it pre-paid to your delivery address, you will then need to top the smartcard up once your credit is used. You can pre-pay the required amount you want on the smartcard in multiples of £1, £3, £5, £10, £15 and £20, or combination thereof, when you board the bus, or at our Travel Centre at Newport Friars Walk. The maximum amount you can put on the card in one top-up on the bus is £20, though you can store up to £50 on it in total. Your credit stays on the card indefinitely, and only gets deducted when you use the card.
If you top-up on the bus, please allow up to 24 hours before the credit is applied to your smartcard.
Please note - the Freedom smartcard allows you to travel in any of our ZONES 1, 2 & 3. You can pass the card to family and friends to use, and pay for their bus ticket using your smartcard if you travel together. It's your choice - it's Freedom!
Please Note: All Day Trips depart/return at Queensway, outside Newport Railway Station, and Cwmbran Bus Station.