New discounted Flexi tickets are now available for school children. These are now also available to purchase on mobile phone apps.

Multi operator bus fares and tickets

FLEXI Bus Tickets

The Flexi ticket give unlimited travel on any bus service in Leicester run by these bus companies:

The Flexi ticket can be used anywhere within the Leicester Flexi zone. Check with the operator of your service or refer to our map below to see where the Flexi ticket can be used. Please note that the 103, 203 and 303 Park and Ride services operated by Roberts Travel are not included in this scheme.

Map of bus routes in Greater Leicester

Main Bus Routes in Greater Leicester Map (PDF, 527 KB)



Where and how to purchase tickets

A number of different options are available, including the simplest method which allows users to “tap on” and “tap off” with a preferred contactless payment method. The system will cap all fares at the best value adult ticket.

  • Tap on Tap off
  • On your Mobile Phone
  • On Bus Paper Tickets
  • One Card

For more information, visit Leicester Buses

For commuters

For part-time commuters, the ‘3-days in 7’ ticket is available. This lets you use the ticket on ANY three days in a given calendar week. This ticket is only available on participating operator mobile phone apps.

On your mobile phone

Buy the full range of Flexi tickets through participating operator’s apps – buy on any app, use on any operator in the scheme. 

Operator Download from Apple App Store Download from Google Play Store
Arriva Leicester Download here Download here
Centrebus Download here Download here
First bus Download here Download here

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Download here 


Flexi tickets are accepted on Kinchbus and Stagecoach, but are not available for purchase on their mobile phone apps. 



Ticket prices – Valid from January 29th 2024

  Adult price Child price Student
Daily £5.60 £4.30 n/a
Weekly £21.50 £16.00 n/a
3 days in 7  £15.50 n/a n/a
4 Weekly £74.00 £57.00


Year £740.00 £525.00 £565.00
Academic Year* n/a £500.00 £555.00
Single term* n/a £220.00


Family Day £11 £8 (school holidays)


Please note:

  • Child tickets are available to customers up to the age of 16.
  • Student tickets for 16 and 17 year olds require a valid proof of Date of Birth, i.e. passport or birth certificate. Students aged 18 and over will be required to present a valid student ID card.
  • Academic Year Dates: 29/08/2023 to 12/07/2024
  • Autumn Term Dates: 29/08/2023 to 22/12/2023
  • Spring Term Dates: 08/01/2024 to 22/03/2024
  • Summer Terms Dates: 08/04/2024 to 12/07/2024



Plusbus is an add-on that is available for purchase with rail tickets at any National Rail station ticket office or online. It gives you unlimited bus travel to and from the rail station, and within the Leicester Flexi area on all bus operators for the period printed on your ticket.

Visit the PLUSBUS website for more details.