Skybus will no longer offer Velocity Points from 31 January


The partnership between Velocity and Skybus is coming to a close. Members will be able to earn points on eligible Skybus products until 31 January, 2020.

Skybus Velocity earn rate (until 31 January)

At present, Skybus offer Velocity Points on a range of their fares and products.

For the most part, you earn around 100 Velocity Points per one way trip. For example, 5 trip savers earn 500 points, while 10 trip savers earn 1,000 points.

There is one exception that have a slightly higher earn rate – return trips. In this case. Skybus offer 250 points for the return journey. As a result, this gives a slightly higher earn of 125 points for each of the 2 journeys.

Velocity Points earning

The following table shows the standard and bonus points for a variety of fares.

Melbourne City Express fares Velocity Points
Adult One way 100
Round trip 250
5 Trip Saver 500
10 Trip Saver 1000
Family 1 One way 100
Round trip 250
Family 2 One way 250
Round trip 500

How to get points

In order to get the points, you will need to give your Velocity number during the purchase process. If you book the tickets on the website, there is a new area on the booking page to enter your details. For example, the following screen shot shows the page that is presented when buying a 5 trip saver.

skybus purchaseIf you buy your tickets through a booth at a Skybus ticket office, you are able to swipe your card in order to register your Velocity number.

Skybus accept the main credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. As a result, you will be able to double dip on your earnings by using a credit card to pay for your fare.

Final Thoughts

It’s unfortunate that Velocity have lost another partner. While it has never been a big earner, I have collected a few points here and there when taking Skybus.

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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.