that's one small card for a bus, one giant leap for bus-kind...

If you've been travelling around the Kinchbus Universe recently you'll have noticed some new blue Kontactless validators have started to appear on our Kinchbus 2, Kinchbus 9 and skylink Derby-Leicester.

That's because we're in process of trialing a new payment method with contactless debit and credit cards.

To set yourself up to use Kontactless - head to

what is Kontactless?

Kontactless is a fast, easy and secure way to pay for bus travel around the Kinchbus Universe. It's also smart, making sure you get the best fare each time you travel with daily caps and also 7 & 28 day caps for you frequent flyers. 

Once you've registered your card and you've received the varification code by text, just hop on any Kinchbus 2, Kinchbus 9 and skylink Derby-Leicester bus, and touch on and off with your card on our Kontactless validator.

In return for helping us to test, and giving us your feedback on the new system by using your debit or credit card to pay for travel, we’re offering a saving of at least 25% off single cash fares. The trial is currently only open to customers paying for adult fares, not children or students.

You’ll be able to manage all of your details online, see your journey history, and what you’ve been charged - and the best of it is that the system will never let you spend more than you need to - automatically capping your spend at the best possible price.

what can I use?

At the moment, only Visa debit and Mastercard or credit cards can used during the trial.

We're looking to digital wallet products such as Apple pay in the near future. So watch this space!

I'm still confused by all this space-aged wizardry!

If you want to know more about Kontactless - head to our FAQ section or contact or customer services team.