Fares & Tickets

All services including Linkbus services are currently operating as 'exact fare only' 

Please use contactless if possible on services 2, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29, 33, & 33X

Please see our contactless FAQ's by clicking here

Linkbus fares are valid for travel on Medilink, Locallink and Worklink services.

Robin Hood PAYG fares applicable to ALL services operating within the Robin Hood Boundary. 

Ticketing through MyTrip available on services 2, 13, 18, 19, 22, 23, 33, 33X. 

You can now buy virtual tickets through the App MyTrip. 

You can now buy 7 and 28 day tickets, more tickets will be added in the coming weeks. 

MyTrip graphic - we now offer cashless ticketing, a safer, easier way to get on our buses


Linkbus fares information

  Adult Under 19 Student
Ticket Type PAYG Cash PAYG Cash Cash
Single trip £2.00 £2.30 £1.00 £1.20 £1.50
Linkbus Network Day Ticket £3.80 £4.00 £2.50 £2.60 £4.00
Robin Hood Day Ticket (multi operator) £4.80 £5.10 £3.25 £3.10 £5.10
P&R Group Day Ticket* --- £4.50 --- --- ---
Robin Hood Season Tickets month 3 month 6 month 12 month
Adult £82 £204 £377 £612
Under 19  £50 £124 £229 £372

* Group = up to 5 people travelling together, any combination of adults and children (minimum 1 adult).

Robin Hood season passes are available from Victoria Bus Station Travel Centre.

NUH staff are permitted to travel FREE on the Medilink service, all other NHS staff boarding the bus must pay the appropriate fare. NUH Staff are reminded that if they fail to show their staff pass, they will have to pay the appropriate fare.

CT4N Fares


Fare Zones

Contactless FAQ's

Robin Hood PAYG Cards

To get your first Pay-as-you-go card just pop along to any of the on-street ticket machines near your bus stops, (for a map of where all the onstreet ticket machines are located, click here). Follow the on-screen instructions and your card will be ready and activated for travel. PAYG offers you discounted travel compared to a cash ticket, for example a single trip on a linkbus with PAYG is only £2.00, but using cash it is £2.30.

Robin Hood Season Cards

If you travel regularly on several different operators, a Robin Hood season card might be a better fit for you. For more information on Adult, U19 and Student options, please visit robinhoodnetwork.co.uk/season-cards

The Robin Hood family of Cards and Tickets

There is a range of Robin Hood travel cards and tickets, check out which option is best for you using the fare calculator

Concessionary cards

Concessionary cards are valid on all services (as per scheme conditions).
Concessionary cards are valid for travel at Queens Drive P&R & Wilkinson Street P&R for the Medilink service.

Nottingham City Mobility Card Holders are permitted to travel before 09:30 Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday as per normal.

For more information about concessionary cards - how to apply for one, what to do if you have lost your concessionary card, what the scheme conditions are and the age you become eligable for one.

School Fares

Fares & Pass Information

Services 218/517/525/601/606/652

Revised 1st September 2021


Cash Fares




Under 16



Post 16



Post 16 Half Rate




Freedom Cards/Scholar Passes

Ensure that the correct Freedom Pass is used on the appropriate service:

Freedom Cards should ONLY be accepted on the correct services

Under NO circumstances must ANY school child be refused travel from school back to home – Any continual issues MUST be reported to the Operations Team

freedom card examples