The OneCard

The OneCard

The OneCard is a smartcard designed to make travel easier for passengers in Leicester. It holds stored travel passes and works by tapping the card against a reader.

Further information

What can I use my OneCard for?

You can use your OneCard for Leicester flexi weekly bus tickets or for membership and period passes at the Town Hall bike park.

The bus operators currently participating in the flexi scheme are Arriva, First, Centrebus, Hinckleybus, Kinchbus and Stagecoach.

The flexi weekly ticket costs £20 and allows unlimited travel across participating operators in the flexi zone. The map of the flexi zone is available to download at the bottom of the page.

More ways of using your OneCard for transport and other services will be included on this webpage when they become available.

Please note, SmartGo discounts are not currently available on the OneCard.

How do I get one?

You can register for your OneCard using the link above. You can also use the link to register a card you have been given. When you receive your card you will need to top up the card in order to travel.

You can also get a OneCard from one of these Payzone outlets or find the nearest one to you using the link above:

  • Windmill Stores, 45 Windmill Avenue, Birstall
  • Nook Agency, 46 Charles Street, Leicester
  • Qwik News, 1 Home Farm Square, Beaumont Leys
  • Beaumont News, 222 - 224 Astill Lodge, Leicester
  • J Scattergoods & Sons, 37 Sharman Crescent, Leicester
  • KGN News, 52 Charles Street, Leicester
  • Krishman News, St Margaret's Bus Station
  • BS Off Licence, 80 Granby Street, Leicester
  • News Centre, 43 Horsefair Street
  • Kirti Ltd, 35 High Street, Leicester.

Cards are also available from the information point at Haymarket Bus Station.

Topping up is available on participating buses and at all 200+ payzone outlets in Leicestershire. For the £20 Leicester flexi weekly tickets, you can also buy multiple weekly top-ups for future use. You will be issued with a receipt when topping up.

To use your card, touch and hold it onto the card reader on the ticket machine. After a moment the reader will recognise and approve it.

Lost or stolen cards

If your card is lost or stolen please report it via your online account and a replacement will be sent to you. 

The old card will be blocked from use and the new card will be sent out to you with any remaining travel still valid. 

Concessionary passes

There are no changes for customers on the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme as a result of OneCard. 

Further information

If you're travelling around Leicester and the East Midlands you can get the latest timetables at Traveline and plan your journey on the Choose How You Move website.