Thamesdown TravelCard

All of our drivers accept contactless payment cards and cash.

One card... but with different ways to use it. Our TravelCard  and Young Persons' TravelCard are used for cashless bus travel.

SmartFare

You can get your TravelCard from our Travel Shop and load it with travel to the value of £5, £10, £15 or £20.  When you get on the bus just place the card on the ticket machine’s bullseye and ask the driver for your ticket is the usual way. You can buy a single, day return (where available), DayRider, DayRiderPlus or EveningRiderPlus ticket using SmartFare and the cost of the ticket will be automatically deducted from the balance on your TravelCard.

See our SmartFare page for more details >> 

TravelPass

TravelPass and TravelPassPlus passes are loaded onto a TravelCard. When you get on the bus just place the card on the ticket machine’s bullseye. The ticket machine will read the card and check that it is valid for travel. TravelPass passes give unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses within the Swindon urban area (Inner & Outer zones) for periods of 1 week, 4 weeks or 13 weeks. TravelPassPlus passes give unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses within Swindon and to and from Royal Wootton Bassett, Purton, Cricklade, Highworth, South Marston, Wanborough, Foxhill, Chiseldon and Draycot Foliat.

See our TravelPass page for details >>

Young Persons' Travel Pass

Young Persons' TravelPass and Young Persons' TravelPassPlus passes are loaded onto a Young Persons' TravelCard. When you get on the bus just place the card on the ticket machine's bullseye. The ticket machine will read the card and check that it is valid for travel. Young Persons' TravelPass passes give unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses within the Swindon urban area (Inner & Outer zones) for periods of 1 week or 4 weeeks. Young Persons' TravelPassPlus passes give unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses within Swindon and to and from Royal Wootton Bassett, Purton, Cricklade, Highworth, South Marston, Wanborough, Foxhill, Chiseldon and Draycot Foliat.

See our Young Persons' TravelPass page for details >>

Multi-DayRider

Multi-DayRider or Multi-DayRiderPlus provides 6 DayRiders or DayRiderPluses for the price of 5 on a TravelCard. Available for Adult and Adult & Kids versions of DayRider or DayRiderPlus.

See our DayRider page for details >>

NetworkPass

NetworkPass passes are loaded onto a TravelCard. When you get on the bus just place the card on the ticket machine’s bullseye. The ticket machine will read the card and check that it is valid for travel. NetworkPass passes give unlimited travel on all Thamesdown buses for periods of 1 week, 4 weeks or 13 weeks. They are NOT valid on Stagecoach buses.

See our Outside Swindon page for details >>