Tickets: ZoneCardRenew Online ZoneCard Diary
The ZoneCard is a flexible season ticket for unlimited* travel by ScotRail, 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 ticket office or staffed ScotRail station with a passport-sized photo of yourself and select the zones you want to travel in.
Whilst we have included all information below, if you have any specific questions please contact our ZoneCard team.
* Except for First Glasgow and Stagecoach night bus services, the First Glasgow U1 (UWS Link) service, premium services or tours, and TransPennine Express rail services.
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|Number of zones||1 week||4 weeks||10 weeks||Annual (52 weeks)|
|All (valid in all zones)||£75.10||£270.40||£638.00||£2,929.00|
|Number of zones||1 week||4 weeks|
|All (valid in all zones)||£25.90||£92.00|
|Rail operators||Telephone enquiries|
|ScotRail||03457 48 49 50|
|Subway||0141 333 3159|
|Bus operators||Telephone enquiries|
|A & J Ballantyne||01698 833809|
|Avondale Coaches||0141 952 2727|
|Colchri Ltd||0141 887 7888|
|Community Transport Glasgow||0141 778 2042|
|Dunn’s of Port Glasgow||01475 785988|
|First Glasgow||0345 646 0707|
|First Midland Bluebird||0345 646 0707|
|First West Lothian||0345 646 0707|
|Garelochhead Coaches||01436 810200|
|G D Coaches||01698 291 460|
|Gibson Direct Ltd||0141 886 7772|
|Glasgow Citybus||0141 954 2255|
|J D Coaches||01236 732152|
|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||03330 16 61 62|
|McNairn’s Coaches Ltd||01236 441188|
|Shuttle Buses Ltd.||01294 550757|
|Stagecoach East Scotland||01383 660880|
|Stagecoach West Scotland||01292 613700|
|Stuart’s Coaches Ltd||01555 773533|
|Whitelaws Coaches Ltd.||01698 792800|
|Wilson’s Buses||01475 711536|
|Wilson’s of Rhu Ltd||01436 820300|
|Ferry operators||Telephone enquiries|
|Clydelink (Renfrew Ferry)||0141 370 3433|
|Clyde Marine Services Ltd.(Kilcreggan Ferry)||01475 721 281|
Please note: call costs from landlines and mobiles may vary, please check with your phone company for more information.
If you don’t have a ZoneCard, simply go to one of the outlets listed below with a passport-sized photo of yourself. Proof of date of birth is needed for children under 16 years of age.
|various||Staffed ScotRail Stations|
|A1||Stagecoach Ayr Bus Station, Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1DD|
|H2||East Kilbride Ticket Office, East Kilbride Bus Station G74 1JT|
|H8||Whitelaws Coaches Ltd, Lochpark Industrial Estate, Stonehouse, ML9 3LS|
|K1||Stagecoach Kilmarnock Bus Station, 20-30 Green Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1JU|
|K4||Stagecoach Irvine Travel Shop, 71 High Street, Irvine, KA12 0AL|
|G1/G2||Citylink Ticket Office, Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW|
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.
|G1||Auds’n’Ends, 1350 Duke Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 5QG|
|G2||Taj Newsagent, 426 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G51 1BE|
|G3||Shopsmart, 1506 Paisley Road West, Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 1SP|
|G6||McColl’s, Township Centre, 31 Shandwick Square, Easterhouse, G34 9DT|
|H6||Kirk’s Store, 17 London Street, Larkhall, ML9 1AQ|
|H8||Craig’s Newsagents, 1-5 Common Green, Strathaven, ML10 6AH|
|R1||McColl’s, Unit 39 Paisley Centre, 23 High Street, Paisley, PA1 2AF|
|R3||Spar, 194-198 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8DS|
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
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 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.
Conditions of Purchase
Please see conditions of purchase prior to buying your ticket.
ZoneCard Travel Diary: Voucher and Prize Draw
Terms and conditions for the Travel Diary voucher and prize draw.
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 ZoneCard Team, SPT, 131 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5JF.
ZoneCard refunds can only be provided for complete remaining weeks. This means that in order to provide a refund, SPT requires:
- The ZoneCard to be in our possession before the start of the week in question; or
- Proof that the ZoneCard was posted to us before the start of the week in question.
Please note ZoneCard week runs from Sunday to Saturday. Please see conditions of purchase.
Refunds during COVID-19
1) Take a picture of your valid ticket in its current state where both parts are clearly visible.
– We must be able to see the photo I.D. reference number in both parts of your ZoneCard ticket.
2) Take a picture of your ticket after it has been destroyed. – You can cut your ticket into smaller pieces thus rendering it void.
3) Please send these “before and after” pictures to the following email address; email@example.com
Please include your name and address and a short statement as to why you are returning your ticket.
If your ticket was purchased as part of a salary sacrifice please let us know as the refund will go back to your employer.
All other refunds will come in the form of a cheque sent to your home address. We are currently advising 7-10 days for this process.
Tickets must have full weeks left in order to receive a refund. Please note the ZoneCard week is Sunday to Saturday.
If your query relates to a Scotrail season ticket please contact them directly here;
If you have a ZoneCard enquiry please telephone 0141 333 3758 (Mon – Fri 9am to 4pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.