If you buy a cash ticket, it will have an expiry time printed on it. You can ride on any number of bus, train or ferry services to complete your journey provided you get on board before the expiry time. Please note, the exception to this is the two-section fare, which is one of our special tickets and fares.
Using SmartRider, the system detects your location, does the time calculations and deducts the correct fare from your card balance. All you need do is remember to tag on and off.
The expiry time depends on the number of zones covered by your cash ticket, or the number of zones you travel between tagging on and off with your SmartRider.
- Two hours for a journey of one to four zones
- Three hours for a journey of five or more zones.
A two-section ticket is valid for a single one-way journey.