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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:

North Wales Rover
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:

  • £8.30 Adult
  • £5.50 Child / mytravelpass
  • £5.50 Over 60s passport, English or Scottish Concessionary Pass holders concession
  • £16.70 Family or Group

Buy on the bus Network Rider Weekly tickets:

  • £26.50 Adult
  • £17.60 Child / mytravelpass / Concession

Please note: Other operators' prices may vary.


Please see below a list current participating operators in the Network Rider scheme:

Current participating operators in the Network Rider scheme are:-

Day

Weekly

Cardiff Bus

YES

YES

Connect 2

YES

YES

Easyway

YES

YES

Edwards Coaches

YES

YES

First Cymru  and Cymru Clipper  X2, (part of X1 & X3)

Only in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan & Bridgend Council areas east of Pyle Cross.

(not valid on TrawsCymru T1C , Swansea-M4-Cardiff X10 services.)

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

YES

YES

Globe Coaches 

YES

YES

Harris Coaches

YES

YES

Monmouthshire County Council

YES

YES

N. A. T. Group  (not valid on TrawsCymru T6, T9, Powys, Neath & Swansea services)

YES

YES

Newport Bus

YES

YES

Phil Anslow Coaches

YES

YES

Stagecoach in South Wales and Stagecoach Gold  120/130, 132, X24

(not valid on TrawsCymru T4 in Powys north of Felinfach/Three Cocks) 

YES

YES

Watts Coaches

YES

YES

 

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.

There is no advance booking required, but concessionary bus passes must be shown.

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.

Please click here for more information.


mytravelpass

mytravelpass is the discounted travel scheme funded by Welsh Government, for all 16-18 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 Arriva Trains Wales booking system, where you can buy your ticket regardless of which train company you are using.