add-on tickets

If you’re connecting onto red arrow from any trentbarton bus, just buy a zigzag or saver– you can use these tickets at no extra cost. Your mango app is available to use too.

We’ve also got a great deal if you want to get from Alvaston in Derby and need to get to Nottingham. Just buy a £7.10 all-in return from your skylink Derby driver after 9am- this covers your complete return trip into Nottingham. Change in Derby bus station.

Or, if you travel on Nottingham City Transport, the NET tram or Arriva in Derby you can upgrade your day ticket for £6.80, or Easyrider to travel on red arrow to Derby or Nottingham and back. These upgrades are also available at the same price to Robin Hood day and season ticket holders. Just show your ticket to the driver to buy your upgrade.

skylink family return to East Midlands Airport

We have a family anytime return available on skylink at £23.80 for 2 adults and up to 3 Children. This is valid for any return journey along the skylink route.

Please make sure your return journey is made within 28 days.

Buy from your skylink driver.

RobinHood add-on

Upgrade your NCT day ticket or Easyrider, or a Robin Hood day or season ticket, by paying just £6.80 for your day return ticket on skylink from Nottingham. Show your NCT or Robin Hood ticket to your skylink driver when your board to qualify for this reduced price ticket.

Newark add-on

Handy if you are making the journey from Newark on Marshalls bus 90. Show your bus ticket bought on the 90 bus to our skylink driver in Nottingham and travel for just £6.80 return.

train add-on

If you’re going to East Midlands Airport by train, buy your ticket to ‘East Midlands Airport’ and this will then be valid on our skylink and my15 bus right to the terminal doors.

(Don’t get confused with ‘East Midlands Parkway’ – this is some distance to the Airport, and you won’t like the idea of a long walk, lugging your cases across pavement-less roads and a busy motorway junction.)

the multi-operator smartcard for buses and trams in Nottingham

It’s a very useful smartcard with an electronic purse from which the cost of travel is automatically deducted as you travel around Nottingham. You don’t have to decide in advance which ticket to purchase – the card works this out and gives you the best fare on the day for the trips you’ve made. Smartcard readers on buses and trams give you a running total of your fare as you move around the city - you don’t need to wait for a statement of your account.

Robin Hood Pay as You Go travel is available on all trentbarton [except red arrow and skylink Clifton], Kinchbus, NCT and Linkbus buses in the Greater Nottingham area and is valid for all NET tram stops.

You can buy and top-up your Robin Hood cards from ticket machines across the city.

You can also buy a Robin Hood day ticket on any of our buses for travel around Nottingham city centre. Adult £5.70, Child £3.70.

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Derbyshire Wayfarer

This day ticket can be used on most buses and trains throughout Derbyshire – buy on any trentbarton bus within Derbyshire and then get the freedom of the beautiful Derbyshire county and Peak District.

Adult £14, £7 for under 16s, 60 and overs, or holders of a free concessionary pass £25.20 family (up to 2 adults & 3 children)

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Spectrum can be used on trentbarton buses within the Derby city area.*

Adult, child and B-line tickets are available. 

New cards can be purchased from Derby Bus Station information offices, but existing cards can be topped up on bus. To use your Spectrum, simply tap it on the ticket machine. 

*Not valid on 6x, red arrow, X38, the comet or night buses after 12am midnight. 

connect tickets 

Connect and save with these tickets available on Hucknall's connect journeys. 

connect+ Nottingham the perfect ticket to use when you're heading into the city. Travel on connect, 34 or 35 into Hucknall town centre and then change onto the threes

paper tickets - buy from your driver with cash or contactless:

  • single - adult £3.10, young person £2.20
  • day - adult £5.60, young person £3
  • week - adult £22, young person £12

*Not valid on nightbus services (departing after midnight). 

mango app - scan off and on both buses as normal, and we'll do the maths so you only pay one fare. 

  • single - adult £2.79, young person £1.98, student £2.48

connect+ tram a great choice for travelling on connect, 34 or 35 in Hucknall and NET Tram (change at Hucknall Station). 

  • return - adult £5.50, young person £3.40
  • week - adult £28.50, young person £17.50
  • 28 days - adult £88, young person £47.50


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