Multi operator tickets

If you need to travel on multiple bus operator services, the following multi-operator tickets are accepted on Diamond Bus services.

In Derbyshire

Within Derbyshire County, we accept Derbyshire Wayfarer Bus-Only and Bus & Train Multi-Operator Tickets. These are valid on all services within Derbyshire County and also on direct journeys to and from Burton Town Centre, Uttoxeter and East Midlands Airport into Derbyshire.

Day tickets are available onboard from your driver, Day and Week tickets are also available from the TravelMasters website, which are supplied as Smartcards. 

In Greater Manchester

We sell and accept System One Travelcards for journeys wholly within Greater Manchester. Go to for details and prices.

In Staffordshire

Diamond Bus accept Staffordshire Knot Multi-operator tickets on all journeys wholly within the Staffordshire County boundary.

Also valid for journeys with an origin or destination within the Staffordshire County boundary and the other end of the journey in Swadlincote town centre, but not valid for trips without origin or destination in Staffordshire.

Form more information about the Staffordshire Knot ticket visit Staffordshire County Council.

In Surrey

We accept Acorn Multi-Operator tickets on our Surrey services 458, 461, 555 & 557. Acorn ticket also offers unlimited travel across many other operators bus services in north Surrey. You can purchase your Acorn ticket onboard Diamond South East Services or via the Diamond Bus App (Please note: Diamond South East App QR code is not scannable on other operators services, please show your M-ticket to the driver for validation)

We also accept South Downs Discovery tickets where and when valid.

In the West Midlands

nBus tickets are valid on most operators buses in the West Midlands, including all Diamond Buses within the West Midlands County.

nNetwork tickets are valid on most buses, including Diamond Buses, plus all trains and trams in the West Midlands.

You can buy day tickets from our drivers, Regional day, week & 4-week passes are available on the Diamond Bus App* or visit for longer term ticket options.

We also accept Swift Smart Card season tickets (where valid), Swift Pay As You Go and Swift Go fare capping on our services. Find out more about Swift Smart Cards at

Diamond Bus does not accept other Bus Operators tickets or passes for full or part-payment for travel on our services in the West Midlands.

*Please note: nBus QR Codes do not scan on all operators services (such as National Express), however they are accepted and should be shown to the driver to inspect visually when boarding. Please check with your driver whether your m-ticket should be shown or scanned on their services.

In Worcestershire

Throughout our Worcestershire network we accept Connecta tickets and passes. For more information about County Connecta, City Connecta, Kidderminster Connecta and Redditch Connecta visit Worcestershire County Council.

Please note Diamond Bus does not accept other Bus Operators tickets or passes for full or part-payment for travel on our services.


Travel to and from the rail station with a PlusBus Ticket. Simply buy a PlusBus ticket with your train ticket and receive travel on bus services around the urban area of your rail-served town or city.
We accept PlusBus rail tickets in the following Diamond Bus Areas: Bromsgrove, Burton-on-Trent, Kidderminster, Lichfield, Manchester, Redditch, Tamworth & West Midlands County.

For more information about PlusBus schemes in your area, visit: