The SmartCities card is a multifunctional card that allows you to access a number of different services in Southampton. It can be your bus pass, a library card, a leisure card or as a card to pay the toll on the Itchen Bridge.

Anyone can apply for a Smartcities card, although to apply for the Get Active subscription or the Concessionary Bus Pass, you will need to be a resident of Southampton City Council.

Bus pass

The English National Concessionary bus pass entitles eligible residents of England to travel for free on any eligible service within England. This includes the Isle of Wight but does not include Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

The English National Concessionary bus pass can be used by Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons to travel free anywhere in England when boarding a bus between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday, and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

If your bus pass has been issued by Southampton City Council, you can also use it when boarding a bus within the city’s boundary between 9am and 12.30am Monday to Friday.

Itchen Toll Bridge

You can apply online for a SmartCities card to pay the toll on the Itchen Bridge. If you are a resident of Southampton City Council, your card will apply the residents' discount when you use it to cross the bridge.

To find out about the disabled person’s concession please see our information about travel for disabled people.

Adding Credit to your Itchen Bridge account

View or top up your Itchen Bridge account

Get Active Subscription

Find out about the Library and Leisure card.

Terms and conditions for the SmartCities card and its services.