Smart Card

Shiel Buses Saltire Card


For the safety of our drivers and administrators, we have only been accepting Contactless payments and not taking cash for single/return fares – however we do understand and appreciate that not everyone has a Contactless card, GooglePay or ApplePay.  Our Smart Card is the alternative option. We will accept cash to top it up. This will be £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £40 or £50. Alternatively, you can top your Smart Card up using a contactless payment up to £30.

Smart Card

Ask the driver for our Smart Card which you can top up with £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £40 or £50 then use the card to travel on any of our services. Just tell the driver your destination and tap the card on the card-reader. Your ticket will give you your card balance. You can top your card up anytime when you board our bus.

Alternatively, you are welcome to order a Smart Card by telephone - 01397 700202 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, and pay over the phone using your bank/credit card. We will post your card to you.

A Smart Card will cost you £1 to buy. There is no expiry so you can use your Smart Card whenever you travel, be it regularly or irregularly. 

Remember to take a note of your card number and keep it safe.

Please note; you can no longer purchase or top up our Smart Cards online.

It’s important to note that Shiel Buses isn't liable for any loss or damage to your card. Please see T&Cs below.


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Shiel Buses Saltire Card