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Multi-Journey - Pre-loaded with Journeys

A Multi-Journey Travel Card is pre-loaded with 10, 20, 30 or 40 journeys. Perfect for a frequent bus traveller. Multi-Journey Travel Cards are available for all Metro, Glider, urby, Ulsterbus and Goldline services.


What are the Benefits?
  • It saves you money.

  • It is a safer, cash free method of payment for travel.

  • Smartlink helps speed up boarding times!

  • Lost or Stolen cards can be cancelled or 'hotlisted', preventing fraudulent use

Journeys will be valid for 6 months from when you first purchase your card. Each time a card is topped-up, all valid unused journeys have their validity extended for a further 6 months. Any journeys not used within 6 months of a top-up are removed from the card and will not be refunded.


From 1st July 2021
From 1st July 2021 the following two changes will apply to Metro, Glider, urby, Ulsterbus and Goldline Multi-Journey cards:
  • Expiry reduced from 12 months to 6 months for journeys on all Smartlink Multi-Journey smartcards. 
  • Removal of the additional 5% discount on 40 journey purchases and top-ups (this will result in a price increase for 40 journey fares). 

Any Smartlink Multi-Journey cards, either first purchase or topped-up on or after 1st July 2021 will have a 6 month validity.  

For any Smartlink Multi-Journey cards which have valid journeys already loaded on the card and are topped up on or after 1st July 2021 then all journeys stored on the card will be valid for 6 months (including those journeys which were loaded before 1st July).  

Any Smartlink Multi-Journey smartcards, either first purchase or topped up before 1st July 2021 will continue to have a 12 month validity until journey top-up.

Buy Now

Buy your Multi-Journey Card and first top-up online now. For Metro/Glider and Goldline services simply Plan Your Journey and for Ulsterbus services Click Here.

Cards are also available from a Smartlink Agent and at Visit Belfast Centre in Donegall Square North.


Topping Up

Ulsterbus and Goldline customers can top-up on their service (10 journeys only), or stations, at Smartlink Agents in the Greater Belfast Area or at PayPoint Agents across Northern Ireland with 5, 10, 20 or 40 journeys.

Metro and Glider customers can top-up at one of the Smartlink Agents, Visit Belfast Centre in Donegall Square North, Ticket Vending Machines at Glider halts or at PayPoint Agents across Northern Ireland with 5, 10, 20 or 40 journeys. You CANNOT top-up  Multi-Journey Cards on a Metro bus.


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