Bus passengers can tap on and tap off using contactless cards on Brighton and Hove buses from today.
Contactless payments began in autumn last year but now you don’t need to specify which adult fare when you board – instead tapping your card on a reader when you get off works it out for you.
Brighton and Hove Buses also hopes this will speed up the buses for everyone.
Commercial Director Nick Hill said: “We’re always looking for ways to make it easier for people to catch the bus and Tap On, Tap Off is a natural part of that. It should also speed up boarding and keep buses moving.”
There’s no need to register or sign up and it’s the same price as buying a paper ticket on the bus. The cost of the journey is automatically calculated and charged to passengers’ bank accounts by the end of the day.
People can track their journeys and fares history using our Contactless Customer Portal.
Another great feature is that the ticket price is automatically capped at the cost of a bus day ticket, no matter how many Brighton and Hove Buses services passengers catch.
It means passengers won’t pay more than the cost of either a citySAVER or networkSAVER ticket, depending on the area travelled in. Passengers will need to use the same card or device to pay on each bus they travel on, though.
You can use Tap On, Tap Off across our Metrobus services in Sussex, Kent and Surrey too. If you travel on Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus services on the same day, the cost will be capped at the best value day ticket: the Metrovoyager.
Nick said: “This means you get the best value fare without having to ask for it, or even know about it. That’s especially good news for visitors and occasional bus users.”
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