Welcome to the key
What is the key?
The key is our electronic smartcard and is a great way of paying for travel on Metrobus services.
The tickets available on the key are our period Metrorider and Metrovoyager tickets. Period travel is from 1 day to Annual. Multi trip tickets, Horsham Park & Ride tickets and Gatwick Travelcard tickets are all available on the key.
Our Metrorider tickets are split into 3 zone:
- Redhill & Reigate
within those zones you can use the buses as many times as you want.
The Metrovoyager ticket is valid on all our services.
If you aren't sure which Metrorider zone is applicable to you, please download the zone map below:
How much are tickets on the key?
How do you use the key?
When you board the bus, just tap you key card on the ticket machine and wait for the green light, then take your seat.
How do you get a key card?
You can register online here if you are an adult. Children and Gatwick Travelcard holders will need to register at our Travel Shops at Crawley Bus Station, Redhill Bus Station or Gatwick South Terminal. Students will need to register at Crawley Bus Station Travel Shop. Once you have your key card you can purchase online.
To buy tickets online you need to register - your ticket will be ready to use the next day if bought before 2100, or the day after if bought after 2100.
When buying online you can now pay via PayPal.
You can top up your key card at our travel shops in Crawley and Redhill Bus Stations and now at Gatwick South Terminal. If you buy tickets at the travel shops then they are ready to use immediately.
Your ticket doesn't start until you first use it, so you don't need to worry about start dates (except annuals), and you can have multiple tickets on your card at once.
Check out our FAQ's for further details