The key

the key welcome to smarter travel

Please note: we now charge £5.00 for any new key cards issued online.

The key is older technology, and cost of producing these cards has risen several times over the past year.

Why not consider purchasing your bus tickets on our mobile app? It's FREE, provides real-time updates on all our services, and you don't have to worry about losing your bus pass! Find out more about our app here.

This does not affect the cost of replacement cards, or those purchased from travel shops.


About the key!

The key is a rechargeable travel smartcard that can save you time, money and hassle on Carousel services. Sign up for the key today!

Visit the key website

There are a number of advantages to having a key smart card:
  • You make big savings on daily or occasional travel.
  • You can top-up online at
  • There’s no need to carry cash - just touch and go!
  • If you lose your key we can block anyone else from using your credit and issue a replacement smartcard (small fee applies).
  • For school and college bus tickets, please click here.

Find out what tickets are available here.

You can also buy tickets instantly with our app or from the driver.