Travelcards: ZoneCard

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The ZoneCard is a flexible season ticket for unlimited* travel by rail, Subway, most buses, and some ferries in the Strathclyde region. ZoneCard may be used wherever you see the ZoneCard logo.

To buy a ZoneCard go to any SPT travel centre or staffed ScotRail station with a passport-sized photo of yourself and select the zones you want to travel in.

* Except for First Glasgow night bus services and premium services
such as the X7.
Download ZoneCard map [PDF, 1MB]

Pricing

Adult

This table contains details of the adult prices for SPT’s ZoneCard for 1, 4 or 10 weeks or 1 year. Each row gives the prices for a certain number of zones, starting with 2 zones and finishing with all zones.
Number of zones 1 week 4 weeks 10 weeks 1 year
2 £19.00 £68.20 £161.00 £739.00
3 £25.10 £90.20 £213.00 £977.00
4 £29.80 £107.10 £253.00 £1,161.00
5 £33.70 £121.20 £286.00 £1,313.00
6 £38.40 £138.10 £326.00 £1,496.00
7 £43.10 £155.00 £366.00 £1,680.00
8 £47.00 £169.10 £399.00 £1,832.00
9 £51.70 £186.10 £439.00 £2,016.00
10 £54.80 £197.30 £466.00 £2,138.00
11 £59.50 £214.20 £506.00 £2,321.00
12 £64.20 £231.20 £546.00 £2,504.00
All (valid in all zones) £68.10 £245.30 £579.00 £2,657.00

Child

This table contains details of the child prices for SPT’s ZoneCard for 1 or 4 weeks. Each row gives the prices for a certain number of zones, starting with 2 zones and finishing with all zones.
Number of zones 1 week 4 weeks
2 £11.70 £42.30
3 £15.70 £55.90
4 £18.70 £65.80
5 £21.20 £75.20
All (valid in all zones) £24.30 £86.50

Operators

This table gives the telephone enquiry number for rail operators participating in the ZoneCard scheme
Rail operators Telephone enquiries
ScotRail 03457 48 49 50
Subway 0141 333 3159

 

This table gives the telephone enquiry number for bus operators participating in the ZoneCard scheme.
Bus operators Telephone enquiries
A & J Ballantyne 01698 833809
Allander Coaches 0141 956 3636
Avondale Coaches 0141 952 2727
Blue Bus 01501 820598
Canavan Travel Ltd 01236 822600
Colchri Ltd 0141 887 7888
Community Transport Glasgow 0141 778 2042
Dunn’s Coaches 01236 722385
Dunn’s of Port Glasgow 01475 785988
First Glasgow 0871 200 22 33
First Midland Bluebird 01324 602200
First West Lothian 01324 602200
Garelochhead Coaches 01436 810200
G D Coaches 01698 291 460
Gibson Direct Ltd 0141 886 7772
Gillens Coaches 01475 728105
Glasgow Citybus 0141 954 2255
J D Coaches 01236 732152
JJ Travel Ltd 01236 441188
JMB Travel 01698 386030
Key Coaches 01505 358589
Liddell’s Coaches 01290 424300
McColl’s Travel 01389 754321
McCreadies Coaches 01236 769666
McGill’s Bus Service 01475 711122
McNairn Coaches 01236 441188
Scottish Citylink Coaches 0141 352 4444
Shuttle Buses 01294 550757
Smith’s Coaches 01292 531296
Stagecoach East Scotland 01383 660880
Stagecoach Glasgow 0871 200 22 33
Stagecoach Western Buses 0871 200 22 33
Strathclyde Bus 01698 421220
Stuart’s Coaches Ltd 01555 773533
Whitelaws Coaches 01698 792800
Wilson’s Buses 01475 711536
Wilson’s of Rhu Ltd 01436 820300
This table gives the telephone enquiry number for ferry operators participating in the ZoneCard scheme.
Ferry operators Telephone enquiries
Clydelink
(Kilcreggan & Renfrew Ferries)
0141 370 3433

Please note: calls to 0871 numbers cost 12p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Buy/Renew

Buy

If you don’t have a ZoneCard, simply go to an SPT travel centre or staffed ScotRail station with a passport-sized photo of yourself. Proof of date of birth is needed for children under 16 years of age.

Renew

If you have already registered for ZoneCard, you can renew for a one or four week period (subject to availability) at the following local retail outlets or alternatively to purchase online simply go to our secure site by clicking here.

This table contains details of where you can renew your ZoneCard in each of the zones.
Zone Outlet
G1 Auds’n’Ends, 1350 Duke Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 5QG
G1 Barrett’s Newsagents, 265-267 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TL
G1 McColl’s, 38 St Enochs Square, Glasgow, G1 4DF
G1 The Penny Black Post Office (West End), 721-723 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
G1 The Penny Black Post Office (Charing Cross), 533 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7PH
G2 Taj Newsagent, 426 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G51 1BE
G3 Braidcraft Newsagent, 16 Braidcraft Terrace, Pollok, Glasgow, G53 5EB
G3 Brown’s Newsagent, 2173 Paisley Road West, Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 3PR
G3 Shopsmart, 1506 Paisley Road West, Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 1SP
G6 McColl’s, Township Centre, 31 Shandwick Square, Easterhouse, G34 9DT
H4 McColl’s, 19 Brandon Street, Hamilton, ML3 6AB
H6 Kirk’s Store, 17 London Street, Larkhall, ML9 1AQ
H8 Whitelaws Coaches Ltd, Lochpark Industrial Estate, Stonehouse, ML9 3LS
K3 McColl’s, 25/27 Main Street, Stewarton, Ayrshire, KA3 5BS
K4 Irvine Travel Shop (Stagecoach Western), 71 High Street, Irvine, KA12 0AL
R1 McColl’s, Unit 39 Paisley Centre, 23 High Street, Paisley, PA1 2AF
R3 Spar, 194-198 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8DS
S6 McColl’s, 6-8 Forth Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1BT

Employer Accounts

Employer accounts for annual ZoneCards

 
SPT offers Employer Accounts for the purchase of annual ZoneCards. (Please note shorter validity ZoneCards are not eligible for this scheme).

This enables employers to purchase annual ZoneCards on behalf of their staff, to be repaid through agreed salary deductions (not salary sacrifice).

If you are interested in this, please speak to your employer in the first instance. To discuss Employer Accounts, your Employer should contact
smartcard-enquiries@spt.co.uk

FAQ

When is the ZoneCard valid?

ZoneCard is valid from Sunday to Saturday and can be renewed from the Thursday preceding the expiry date on your ticket.

If you do not have a current ZoneCard, you can buy one on the Saturday prior to its validity. Please note the ticket will not be valid for use until the following day.

How does the ZoneCard work?

The ZoneCard map shows the area covered. For example, Kilmarnock is in Zone K1 and Ayr is in Zone A1. Simply select the zones you need to travel through – the minimum number of zones you can buy is two – and you can enjoy unlimited travel with participating operators.

If you hold a valid ticket for either G1 or G2, you are also able to travel within the shaded city centre area – see cream shaded area of enlarged map of areas G1 and G2 – and on the Subway system. If you hold a valid ticket for either G1 or G2 and wish to travel in an outer Glasgow zone (G3 to G8) a minimum of three zones is required. If you possess three Glasgow zones, you will have the freedom to travel in all Glasgow zones (G1 to G8).

How do I use my ZoneCard on the Glasgow Subway?

The ZoneCard is easy to use within the Subway. Simply place your ZoneCard against the orange panel on the ticket barrier. To make your ZoneCard ‘Smart’, bring your existing photo ID to any Subway ticket office for validation. Your ZoneCard must be revalidated at a ticket office every time it is renewed.

Refunds

We cannot give a refund or replacement for a lost or stolen ZoneCard, therefore insurance is recommended. No refunds will be given on weekly tickets. Refunds are only available on unused complete weeks of all other tickets and an administration fee of £3.00 will be charged. To obtain a refund you should post your ZoneCard, including photo I.D., to the Survey and Data Section, SPT, 131 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5JF or deliver your ZoneCard to any SPT travel centre.

Enquiries

If you have a ZoneCard enquiry, please either visit your local travel centre, telephone 0141 333 3708 (Mon – Sat 9am to 5pm), or email enquiry@spt.co.uk.