Buy weekly, monthly or termly passes for regular travel on the bus, train or tram.
On the bus - Hold your card on the reader. Wait for the green light or beep.
On the train - Hand your card to the train conductor when asked. For easy entry/exit at gated stations, hold it on the yellow reader to open the gates.
On the tram - Hand your card to the tram conductor, who will scan your card for you.
Swift cards are really flexible, one photocard can be used for bus, train or tram tickets.
Nearly all child bus and tram tickets are now available on the Swift card, as well as rail tickets bought on Direct Debit.
Going smart means:
If you’re aged 16-18, you must have a 16-18 photocard to accompany your Child Swift card by 1 October, otherwise your Swift card will be blocked.
Your school or college should supply you with a Unique Validation Code (UVC) to apply online.
Once the date on the front of the card is reached you will need to get a new card. Your card cannot be used to buy any new tickets after this date.
Any tickets loaded on your card can still be used until they expire, even if the date on your card has run out.
You can get a new card next time you need to buy a ticket, you just need a new photograph.
All child Direct Debit tickets now come on a Swift card. As well as all child nbus, nbus+Metro, Midland Metro and National Express 1 week, 4 week and term passes (from 21 August 2017).
ntrain and nnetwork 1 week, 4 week and term passes are not currently available.
If you don't think a season ticket is for you, then check out Swift Pay As You Go. The easier and cheaper way to pay for single, return or day tickets in the area.
If you’re not eligible to buy child tickets, we have a flexible range of season tickets for adults and students too.