Learn about public transport smartcard options and find information about changes to bus ticketing within Tasmania.
Metro and Tassielink bus services use the cashless Greencard ticketing system. With Greencard you can load the card with credit and enjoy a 20% discount off regular fares and capped urban fares. When you board a Metro or Tassielink bus, the cost of the trip is deducted from your balance. When your travel credit is getting low, you simply top it up with new credit and use it over and over again.
It’s so easy to use, simply tap your Greencard on the driver’s ticket machine when you board your Metro or Tassielink bus.
To find out more or to sign up visit Metro’s Greencard information page.
A Transportme card means you don’t need to carry cash to catch the bus and it fits neatly in your purse, wallet or phone cover.
Using a Transportme card will also mean you save 20% on normal fares.
You can use the Transportme app to recharge your card and access real time bus tracking to see where your bus is.
To apply for a card select your operator from the list below.
From the 19 April 2020 Merseylink started operating on the Transportme ticketing system.
This change impacts current Merseylink passengers, including students. The same applies for current Hospital Link passengers – as Merseylink is now operating the service and these passengers are encouraged to have a Transportme card to pay for travel.
Smart cards will still work on Merseylink services so there is no need to get a new card.
Concession holders will need to present a valid concession card to the driver so that their card can be programmed to charge a concession fare for all future travel. Passengers are able to do this now, but they won’t need to start using their card again until the cashless bus fares and fare amnesty ends.
For information on concessions and to view concession eligibility visit the concessions page.
From 19 April 2020 Merseylink started operating the Hospital Link service instead of Metro.
The best payment option for all Merseylink passengers is to apply for a Transportme card.
The Department of State Growth are currently exploring options to allow passengers to participate in a trial that will allow passengers to continue to use their Greencard. More information on this process will become available on this page.
The following northern region operators moved to the Transportme smartcard ticketing system on 19 January 2020.
To apply for a Transportme cashless smartcard for your northern region bus service operator use the links below:
The affected services are those travelling along the length of the West Tamar Highway (routes 780, 781, 782) operated by Manions’ Coaches. Passengers using these services needed to start using the Transportme smartcard ticketing system instead of the Greencard ticketing system.
Passengers can visit the Manions’ Coaches website to apply for a Transportme card.
Passengers on the Riverside corridor who need to regularly transfer onto Metro services once they reach Launceston can apply to be part of a trial to use their Metro Greencard on Manions’ Coaches services. Visit the Common Ticketing Trail page to find out more information about the trial.
O’Driscoll Coaches services operate on the Transportme ticketing system. Visit O’Driscolls Coaches website to find out more and apply for a Transportme card.
As part of the on-going review of bus services, it has been identified that some of the proposed network changes require adjustments to how transfers and tickets are managed, so passengers are able to travel with different operators.