Purchase and payment of single tickets
You can buy single tickets through all sales channels apart from the Auto top-up service, as well as on buses in Gothenburg, Partille and Mölndal. You can buy them as a paper ticket or on a Västtrafikkort. You can have a mobile ticket sent to your mobile device using the Västtrafik To Go app.
Activating a single ticket
A paper ticket or a mobile ticket is activated and becomes valid as soon as it is purchased.
Tickets on a Västtrafikkort become valid once they are presented to a card reader and they must be activated within 365 days of purchase.
Validity of single tickets
Your ticket is valid for 90 minutes if you are travelling in one zone and for 180 minutes if you are travelling across several zones, starting from the time of purchase.
The zone or zones for which your ticket is valid are stated on the ticket.
If you are travelling between zones, you are not permitted to pass through a zone where the total fare from your start zone is higher than the price of the ticket you have already purchased.
You can extend the validity of a single ticket to more zones by purchasing a bridging ticket (not available for mobile tickets). You must do this before you have passed through the first zone and within the change time for your single ticket. The change time is calculated on the basis of the ticket you purchased last. Your single ticket is used for part payment when you buy a bridging ticket.
Bridging tickets cannot be bought to extend the validity of tickets purchased using the Västtrafik To Go app.