Register for your Subway Smartcard
With a Subway Smartcard you’ll get access to the best Subway ticket prices; whether that's our 10-week ticket or topping up with PAYG. Plus, you’ll have the option to buy your Subway tickets online in advance and access our best value season tickets up to one year in length. It’s completely FREE and simple to use. Register today and your card will be sent out to you.
Benefits & getting started
- No more queuing – Top up your pay as you go (PAYG) credit or load your season ticket online at mybramble before you reach the station, then you can breeze on by. It’s that simple. Just remember to allow 2hrs from the time you top up to traveling.
- The best value – Traveling with a Smartcard means you’ll always receive the best ticket prices, guaranteed. You’ll never overspend on travel again. Use our Smart savings calculator (scroll to find on this page) to find out how much you could save.
- Any card, any time, anywhere –
If you already have a Smartcard from another transport operator, you can simply use that to load your Subway tickets (Pay As You Go credit and season tickets up to 28 days). This includes the following cards:
- Tripper; and
- National Entitlement Card/Saltirecard including Young Scot cards.
- Your choice of travel – Want to travel by season ticket one month and PAYG the next? Smartcard can do it all.
- Never lose your ticket – Forget the panic that sets in when you lose your ticket. Registering for a Subway Smartcard means we can reinstate your previous balance or season ticket if you lose your Smartcard.
- Online top-up – Top up your Smartcard online, manage your account and check your journey history. Anywhere, anytime.
- Get something back – Our Smartcard loyalty scheme, The Upper Circle, gives you access to a variety of discounts and offers around Glasgow.
1.Register for a Smartcard
Register for your Smartcard, making sure to upload a photo once you’ve filled in your registration form. Your new Smartcard will be sent out in the post within ten working days.
2. How do I use it
Once you receive your new Smartcard, login to your online account at mybramble and top up; choose from adding PAYG credit onto your card or buying a season ticket. You can still top up in station too, either at our ticket machines or ticket offices, but why wait?
Season tickets can be purchased up to 29 days in advance and are always cheapest when purchased online. The 10 week ticket is great value and exclusively available online!
3. Using the Smart barrier
Once you have purchased PAYG credit or a season ticket, simply place your Smartcard on the orange reader to open the ticket barrier.
Alternatively, you can also buy a Subway Smartcard in any Subway station, for £3. You can buy Pay As You Go credit or Subway season tickets up to 28 days in length for this card, but you won’t be able to buy Subway tickets online. If you lose this card, we won’t be able to replace any tickets you had on it.
Pay As You Go Auto Top Up
You can set up Auto Top Up on your Subway Smartcard through your online account.
Once activated, whenever your Pay As You Go (PAYG) balance falls below the threshold amount of £6.00, we will attempt to top up your card by an amount you have chosen in advance from the following options: £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35.
Smart Season Tickets
Travelling regularly on the Subway or using our Park and Ride facilities? A season ticket could be right for you! With brilliant discounts on 7 day, 28 day, 10 week, 6 or 12 month season tickets, you’ll make some big savings compared to buying a paper ticket every day. Plus, no more queuing at the ticket office every day, now you can just breeze on by.
Subway season ticket Auto Renewal
You can set up a Subway season ticket Auto Renewal on your Subway Smartcard through your online account if you have a valid Subway season ticket. Once activated, whenever your season ticket is due to expire we will attempt to renew it for the same validity period - either one week, one month (28 days) or 10 weeks only, and payment will be taken from your nominated bank account.
Telephone: 0845 271 0944 or 0141 333 3504
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:45
Please note: calls to 0845 numbers will be charged at 2p per min (inc VAT) plus your telecoms providers access charge.
Smartcards are FREE if you register online. Anonymous Smartcards can be purchased in any Subway station for £3.
Pay As You Go (PAYG) credit offers great value and flexibility no matter how often you’re travelling. You can load any amount up to £50 of PAYG credit onto a Subway smartcard or National Entitlement Card, and when you travel the single or all day fare will be deducted. You’ll only be charged for the first two journeys you make in a day – after that every journey is free. PAYG credit never expires, making it the ideal choice for flexible travel patterns.
You can buy a 7-day or 28-day season ticket for any Subway smartcard or National Entitlement Card. For longer term season tickets you’ll need a registered Subway Smartcard.
Season ticket prices listed below are available at Subway stations – you can save even more by buying online.
Please note season tickets are valid on consecutive days.“
7 day ticket
28 day ticket
10 week ticket***
6 Month ticket
12 Month ticket
*Child tickets are available for customers under 16 with a registered Subway Smartcard. Customers will need to provide proof of age when registering. Children under five travel for free if accompanied by a fare paying adult.
**Concession fares are for eligible National Entitlement Card holders(60+/Disabled). You can load PAYG credit onto your National Entitlement Card and the concession fare will be deducted when you travel. Find out more on our Concessions page.
You can load PAYG credit, or adult 7-day and 28-day season tickets onto other Smartcards, including ScotRail and McGill’s.
Save money with a Subway Smartcard
Travelling with a Smartcard means you’ll always receive the best ticket prices, guaranteed. You’ll never overspend on travel again. Use our Smart savings calculator to find out how much you could save.
Smartcard savings calculator
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