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Fares

Bus Fares

We are nearing the end of a long process of adding Bus Fares to the website, so that when you plan a journey you can see the Adult and Child single and return Fares, with some ‘day’ ticket options. Currently around 80% of all requested journeys do show a Fare. The Fares information is obtained from the Bus Operators and Local Councils, and we endeavour to ensure it is regularly updated. Please be aware though that sometimes we are not told about changes and so the Fares quoted here cannot be guaranteed.

Bus Fares information for your journey can be found through our journey planner results. Underneath the journey details, you will see a tab called ‘View Fares’. Click on this, and a list of available ticket prices will be displayed.

If you would like to find out more about the fares for a specific bus operator, please visit the operator’s website for more information, links to which can be found on our Useful Links page here.

 

Bus ticket purchasing

Tickets on all local and long distance bus services in Wales are sold by the bus driver. However for some coach services, such as National Express and Megabus, it is advisable to book tickets in advance via the company’s website as all seats can be reserved.

We are currently unable to take you to an online bus ticket purchasing facility – this is however a project we are working on. In the meantime some of the larger Bus Operators do have that facility and you can find them here.

 

Multi Operator Tickets

If you’re interested in purchasing multi operator tickets, please see the links below for further information on what is available:

Rovers and Rangers

Plus Bus

Snowdon Sherpa

Wales Flexi Pass


South East Wales Network Rider

The South East Wales Network Rider is issued by a number of bus operators in South East Wales, and all that issue it accept Network Rider tickets from other operators. 

 

Network Rider Weekly Tickets

By and use on any bus in South East Wales (Bridgend or Barry, Brecon or Newport, Cardiff, Chepstow, Hirwaun or Abergavenny)

Tickets can be bought and used on Stagecoach, New Adventure Travel, First Cymru, Cardiff Bus, Newport Bus, Harris Coaches, Edwards Coaches, Phil Anslow Coaches. Easyway and Watts Coaches.

Not valid on First Cymru service X10 between Swansea and Cardiff or on the First West of England service X7 between Newport and Chepstow.

 

Stagecoach in South Wales:

Buy on the bus Network Rider Day tickets:

  • £9.00 Adult
  • £6.00 Concession (ie Scottish/English passes or proof of age over 60 e.g. Passport)
  • £6.00 Child (aged under 16)
  • £6.00 ‘mytravelpass’ holders (aged 16 to under 22)
  • £18.00 Family or Group (1 adult & up to 4 children or 2 adults & up to 3 children)

Buy on the bus Network Rider Weekly tickets:

  • £28.00 Adult
  • £18.60 Concession (ie Scottish/English passes or proof of age over 60 e.g. Passport)
  • £18.60 Child (aged under 16)
  • £18.60 ‘mytravelpass’ holders (aged 16 to under 22)

Please note: Other operators' prices may vary.

 

Network Rider Scheme participating operators:-

All issue and accept Day and Weekly tickets. Ticket prices between operators may vary. Some do not issue but will accept the Concessionary Priced tickets

Cardiff Bus

Newport Bus

Connect 2 by Caerphilly County Borough Council

Monmouthshire County Borough Council

Easyway of Bridgend

Peyton Travel of Bridgend

Edwards Coaches of Llantrisant

Phil Anslow Coaches of Varteg Hill

Globe Coaches of Aberdare

Rees Travel of Abergavenny

First Cymru

Valid on First Cymru Bridgend buses in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan & Bridgend County only.

(NOT valid on TrawsCymru T1C Cardiff –Aberystwyth , Cardiff-M4-Swansea X10)

(NOT valid on First West of England X7 Newport-Chepstow-Bristol service)

Harris Coaches of Blackwood

Thomas of Rhondda

Henley's of Abertillery

Watts Coaches of Bonvilston

N. A. T. Group (Comfort Del Gro)

Valid on NAT buses including Bridgend County and SE Wales, NOT valid west of Bridgend County or in Powys. (NOT valid on TrawsCymru T6 Swansea - Brecon, or TrawsCymru T9 Cardiff - Airport).

Stagecoach in South Wales

Valid on all Stagecoach buses, TrawsCymru T4 (part), all of T14 and TrawsCymru Connect 43/X43 (NOT valid in Mid Wales on TrawsCymru T4 in Powys north of Felinfach/Three Cocks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TrawsCymru free travel every Saturday and Sunday

TrawsCymru long distance buses are an excellent way to get to know Wales. The Welsh Government has introduced free travel for all every Saturday and Sunday across the TrawsCymru network.

If you are in possession of valid Welsh Concessionary Travel Pass, please continue to show this to the driver as normal on Saturdays and Sundays.

The following services are included:

  • TrawsCymru T1 Aberystwyth – Aberaeron - Lampeter – Carmarthen;
  • TrawsCymru T1C Aberystwyth – Carmarthen – Cardiff;
  • TrawsCymru T1S Carmarthen - Cross Hands - Swansea
  • TrawsCymru T2 Bangor – Dolgellau – Aberystwyth;
  • TrawsCymru T3 Wrexham – Llangollen – Dolgellau - Barmouth;
  • TrawsCymru T4 Newtown – Brecon – Cardiff;
  • TrawsCymru T5 Aberystwyth – Aberaeron – Cardigan – Haverfordwest;
  • TrawsCymru T6 Brecon – Ystradgynlais – Neath – Swansea
  • Cardiff Airport Express T9 - Cardiff city centre - Cardiff Airport.
  • TrawsCymru Connect T12- Machynlleth- Newtown- Welshpool - Oswestry- Wrexham
  • TrawsCymru T14 * Cardiff – Merthyr  Tydfil – Brecon – Hay on Wye – Hereford

*Free travel on Saturday and Sunday applies to all passengers who board the T14 service in Wales – even when travelling into England. All should retain their ticket, to prove eligibility, for a return journey.

 

Please click here for more information.


mytravelpass

mytravelpass is the discounted travel scheme funded by Welsh Government, for all 16-21 year old residents in Wales. It allows 1/3 off bus travel when presenting the mytravelpass. 

Please click here for more information and to apply for your card.

 

Train Fares

For technical reasons we cannot show Train fares in the same way as we do for Bus; however when you plan a journey that involves a train you will see a 'Buy Train Tickets’ option; if you click through you will be taken to the Transport for Wales booking system, where you can buy your ticket regardless of which train company you are using.