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ZoneCard

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 for the first time, go to any staffed ScotRail station with a passport-sized photo of yourself and select the zones you want to travel in. Please see below for full details of where you can purchase a ZoneCard for the first time, and where you can renew (including online).

Please note outlets may be closed, or may have revised opening hours, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, ZoneCard tickets are still available for purchase at any staffed ScotRail station. For details of your nearest station, please visit www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities Please note that as from 1 October 2020 ScotRail will no longer accept cheques.

* 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.

ZoneCard map

Click the map to enlarge for identifying zones or download the PDF below. Please note you must have a ZoneCard valid for all Zones you are travelling through. Email zonecardsales@spt.co.uk for help.

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Purchase or renew

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.

Please note outlets may be closed, or may have revised opening hours, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact zonecardsales@spt.co.uk for information on your closest sales outlet.

 

Zone Outlet
various Staffed ScotRail Stations
It is likely a ScotRail station may be your closest option for buying a ZoneCard. For details of your nearest station, please visit www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities
Please note that as from 1 October 2020 ScotRail will no longer accept cheques.
A1 Stagecoach Ayr Bus Station
Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1DD(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
G1/G2 Citylink Ticket Office
Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
H2 East Kilbride Ticket Office
East Kilbride Bus Station G74 1JT(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
H8

Whitelaws Coaches Ltd
Lochpark Industrial Estate, Stonehouse, ML9 3LS

Mon – Fri: 0700 hrs until 1630 hrs (closed bank holiday Monday’s)
Sat: 0700 hrs until 1000hrs
Sun: closed
K1 Stagecoach Kilmarnock Bus Station
20-30 Green Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1JU(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
K4 Stagecoach Irvine Travel Shop
71 High Street, Irvine, KA12 0AL
(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)

If you already have a ZoneCard you can renew easily online or alternatively, you can renew for a one or four week period at the following local retail outlets (subject to availability).

Please note outlets may be closed, or may have revised opening hours, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Zone Outlet
ALL Renew online
various Staffed ScotRail Stations
It is likely a ScotRail station may be your closest option for renewing a ZoneCard. For details of your nearest station, please visit www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities
Please note that as from 1 October 2020 ScotRail will no longer accept cheques.
A1 Stagecoach Ayr Bus Station
Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1DD(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
G1 Auds’n’Ends
1350 Duke Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 5QG
G2 Taj Newsagent
426 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G51 1BE
G1/G2 Citylink Ticket Office
Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
G3 Shopsmart
1506 Paisley Road West, Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 1SP
H2 East Kilbride Ticket Office
East Kilbride Bus Station G74 1JT(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
H6 Kirk’s Store
17 London Street, Larkhall, ML9 1AQ
H8

Whitelaws Coaches Ltd
Lochpark Industrial Estate, Stonehouse, ML9 3LS

Mon – Fri: 0700 hrs until 1630 hrs (closed bank holiday Monday’s)
Sat: 0700 hrs until 1000hrs
Sun: closed
H8 Craig’s Newsagents
1-5 Common Green, Strathaven, ML10 6AH
K1 Stagecoach Kilmarnock Bus Station
20-30 Green Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1JU(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
K4 Stagecoach Irvine Travel Shop
71 High Street, Irvine, KA12 0AL(Currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
R1 McColl’s
Unit 39 Paisley Centre, 23 High Street, Paisley, PA1 2AF
R3 Spar
194-198 Paisley Road, Renfrew, PA4 8DS

Adult pricing

Number of zones

2

1 week

£20.90

4 weeks

£75.20

10 weeks

£178.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£815.00

Number of zones

3

1 week

£27.60

4 weeks

£99.40

10 weeks

£235.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£1,076.00

Number of zones

4

1 week

£32.90

4 weeks

£118.40

10 weeks

£280.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£1,283.00

Number of zones

5

1 week

£37.10

4 weeks

£133.60

10 weeks

£315.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£1,447.00

Number of zones

6

1 week

£42.30

4 weeks

£152.30

10 weeks

£360.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£1,650.00

Number of zones

7

1 week

£47.50

4 weeks

£171.00

10 weeks

£404.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£1,853.00

Number of zones

8

1 week

£51.80

4 weeks

£186.50

10 weeks

£440.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£2,020.00

Number of zones

9

1 week

£57.00

4 weeks

£205.20

10 weeks

£485.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£2,223.00

Number of zones

10

1 week

£60.40

4 weeks

£217.40

10 weeks

£513.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£2,356.00

Number of zones

11

1 week

£65.50

4 weeks

£235.80

10 weeks

£557.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£2,555.00

Number of zones

12

1 week

£70.70

4 weeks

£254.50

10 weeks

£601.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£2,757.00

Number of zones

All (valid in all zones)

1 week

£75.10

4 weeks

£270.40

10 weeks

£638.00

Annual (52 weeks)

£2,929.00

Child pricing

Number of zones

2

1 week

£12.50

4 weeks

£45.00

Number of zones

3

1 week

£16.70

4 weeks

£59.40

Number of zones

4

1 week

£19.90

4 weeks

£69.90

Number of zones

5

1 week

£22.60

4 weeks

£79.90

Number of zones

All (valid in all zones)

1 week

£25.90

4 weeks

£92.00

Operators

View our list of ZoneCard travel operators for rail, bus and ferry

Conditions of Purchase

Please see conditions of purchase prior to buying your ticket.

Employer Accounts

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

FAQs

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.

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).

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.

Please see conditions of purchase prior to buying your ticket.

We cannot give a refund or replacement for a lost or stolen ZoneCard, therefore insurance is recommended.

If you no longer require your ZoneCard, we can refund the remaining validity – please note we can only provide a refund for remaining whole weeks from the point that you contact us and provide the information described below. Refunds will be subject to an administration charge of £3.00.

Please note no refunds are given on weekly tickets.

Please also note the ZoneCard conditions of purchase.

Refunds are currently being processed by SPT staff who are working from home, and as a result some of the refund processes have changed.

Please do not post in your ticket for a refund, instead you should follow the steps below.

  1. Take a picture of your valid ZoneCard ticket in its current state where both parts are clearly visible (the upper photocard part, and the lower travel portion). We must be able to see the photo I.D. reference number in both parts of your ZoneCard ticket.
  2. Now take a picture of the travel portion of your ticket (the lower part) 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: zonecardsales@spt.co.uk
  4. Please include your Sort Code and Account number in your email as you will now receive your refund through a BACS transfer to your bank account. Due to current working-from-home arrangements we are unable to issue cheques.

**Please double check that your bank account details are correct.**

Please also include your name and address and a short statement as to why you are requesting a refund.

If your ticket was purchased as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement please let us know, as the refund must be paid back to your employer.

Tickets must have full weeks left in order to receive a refund. Please note the ZoneCard week is from Sunday to Saturday.

If your query relates to a ScotRail season ticket please contact ScotRail directly here: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/refunds

We're here to help with any enquiries you might have on new or existing Zonecards.