add-on tickets

If you’re connecting into red arrow from any trentbarton bus, just buy a zigzag or saver– you can use these tickets at no extra cost. Your MANGO 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 £6 all-in return from your skylink 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 £5, or Easyrider and weekly tickets for £25, 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 £18 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.

skylink family plus to East Midlands Airport

If you need to start your journey to the Airport from somewhere not served by skylink this is the ticket for you.

This covers a return journey from anywhere on the trentbarton network to connect with skylink to reach East Midlands Airport. The price is £20 for 2 adults and up to 3 Children. Please make sure your return journey is made within 28 days.

Buy from your trentbarton driver.


RobinHood add-on

Upgrade your NCT day ticket or Easyrider, or a Robin Hood day or season ticket, by paying just £6 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.

taxi add-on

Transfer from taxi to skylink. Show any valid taxi receipt for a journey made to Nottingham city centre and get a skylink family return for half price.

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 £2.50 single or £5 two trip.

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 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 express], 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.

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any bus in Derby

It’s really useful, a 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.

Not available on the sixes 6.X, red arrow or X38

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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 £12.60, £6.30 for under 16s, 60 and overs, or holders of a free concessionary pass £23 family (up to 2 adults & 3 children)

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connect tickets

Connect and save with these tickets available on connect journeys.

connect tram - perfect for travelling on connect buses in Hucknall and the NET tram (also valid on eighteen)

Adult £4.80, child £2.90 and concessionary pass £2.15

connect threes - the perfect ticket to use when you're making connect and threes journeys in the same day

Adult £4.50, child £2.25 and concessionary pass £2.15

connect threes weekly - if you're making regular journeys on connect and threes buses, this is the ticket for you

Adult £24, child £14