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Freedom Zones 1, 2 & 3
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The Freedom smartcard is your bus cash card that gives a 10% discount on all tickets purchased with it. It is ideal for the occasional user.
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, the Freedom card allows you to travel on any of our buses at any time and any day - we simply deduct the ticket cost from your smartcard. It can be used to purchase any of the ticket types issued by Newport Bus.
You can pass the card to family and friends to use or pay for their bus ticket using your smartcard if you travel together. It's your choice - it's Freedom!
When you order the smartcard online, we send it pre-credited free of charge to your delivery address, you will then need to top the smartcard up once your credit is used. You can also purchase a freedom card from our travel centre. You can top up the card when you board the bus with cash only and in multiples of £1, £3, £5, £10, £15 and £20, up to a maximum of £20.00. You can top up the card by payment cards at the travel centre, up to up to £50 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, it can take up to 24 hours before the credit is applied to your smartcard.
The Freedom smartcard allows you to travel in any of our ZONES 1, 2 & 3. There is a 5.00 charge for a replacement card - keep it safe.