Single trips & day tickets

My Xplore Smart Card

Smart-cards - Simplicity & Security

Make your way the smart way with MyXplore.

Signing up for a smart-card gives you full flexibility, as you can choose whatever multi-journey product you like to load onto it - and it means you don’t have to worry about keeping track of withered paper tickets anymore. 

Once you have your card, you can load it up on any of our buses. Just place it on the ticket machine reader, tell the driver which product you’d like and take your top-up receipt. It’s smart, speedy and simple! 

When your card is registered, you’re insured. That means you will never lose out on travel (even if you lose your card) because we’ll know how much you had left, and will be able to transfer it to a new one. 

Young Scots and students can benefit from smart travel too. Young Scot products can only be loaded onto Young Scot cards (that way, your proof-of-age ID doubles up as a bus pass); visit young.scot to apply if you don't already have one. Students have the choice of getting a MyXplore card, or using their matriculation card as a bus pass (if it card has a blue ‘ITSO’ logo on it). Either way, student ID is required for all journeys. 

On your mobile

      Download the mTickets app for the cheapest day tickets
Search ‘Xplore’

mTickets - Pay Mobile. Stay Mobile.

Save money, time and hassle with our mTicket app. It’s ​cheaper than paper tickets​, easy to use and free to download, so search ‘Xplore’ in your app store and you’ll be on your way.

With this simple tool on your smart-phone, you can pay with a ​cashless transaction - which means you’ll never need to scramble around for change on the bus ever again.

Note: Students and Young Scots need to carry a valid form of ID to verify eligibility when travelling with an mTicket. Students must present a matriculation card (with photograph and expiry date clearly displayed) and Young Scots should show their Young Scot card. Failure to present ID may result in being unable to travel.