Bus Fares

 

Best Fares Tool

For most bus journeys, you can now discover your cheapest ticket option depending on your journey type using our Best Fares Tool on our Journey Planner. This includes single, return, day, weekly, monthly, journeys using a mytravelpass and more.

To access our Best Fares Tool, simply:

  • Visit the Traveline Cymru Journey Planner.
  • Search for routes between your chosen locations.
  • Click the ‘View Fares for this Service’ button at the bottom of your search results box.
  • Discover which ticket option is best value for your journey (this includes journeys that involve multiple buses).

This fares information is obtained from the bus operators and local councils and we endeavour to ensure it is regularly updated. If you believe any of our fares information is outdated, please contact us at feedback@traveline.cymru and we will look to investigate as soon as possible.

If you would like to find out more about the fares for a specific bus operator, please visit your bus operator’s website for more information.

 

 

Bus Ticket Purchasing

We do not currently offer any ticket purchasing facilities via the Traveline Cymru website or app.

For most bus operators in Wales, you can purchase your ticket from the driver as you board either by cash or contactless payment methods. Some also allow you to purchase your tickets in advance via their website or app. For more information, please contact your bus operator directly.

 

 

Multi-Operator Tickets

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

Plus Bus

 

Unlimited bus and tram travel on most/all operators services, around the whole urban area of the rail-served town or city. 

Rovers and Rangers

 

Unlimited travel for one day on Transport for Wales Rail train services and some bus services within specified parts of their network.

South-East Wales Network Rider

 

A daily or weekly ticket valid on services run by a number of operators across South-East Wales.

Snowdon Sherpa

 

Day pass that allows you to hop on and off the Snowdon Sherpa services as you wish throughout the day.  

1Bws

An adult ticket costs £6, a child (or young person with a MyTravelPass) will pay £4 and holders of English and Scottish concessionary bus passes will also pay £4. A Family ticket is available for just £13.00.

1Bws is valid on all local bus services operating in North Wales (the counties of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey and Wrexham) with the exception of service 28 between Mold and Flint. It is also not valid on tourist services operated by open top buses, on National Express coach services and park and ride services.

The 1Bws ticket is valid on the T2 Bangor to Aberystwyth, T3 Wrexham to Barmouth, T12 Wrexham to Chirk and T19 Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno. It is also valid on the new T10 Bangor to Corwen.

 

 

Welsh Concessionary Travel Cards

If you are over 60 and a Welsh resident, you are entitled to free bus travel in Wales.

 

Where can I use my bus pass?

Your Welsh Concessionary Travel Card is valid on all eligible bus services that operate in Wales, including those commencing/terminating at points adjacent to Wales, provided that the cross-boundary journey doesn’t involve a change of bus in England. You can also use selected rail services operating in Wales.

You cannot use your Welsh pass for travel in England and you cannot use your English pass for travel in Wales.

Further information is available in the full terms and conditions of the scheme.

 

How do I apply for my bus pass?

You can apply for your bus pass on the Transport for Wales website or ask a friend, family member or someone you trust to apply online on your behalf.  Online is the quickest way to apply and receive your card.

Alternatively, pop into your local library or community hub where you’ll be able to access the internet. 

If you have any queries or concerns, you can contact the Transport for Wales team on 0300 303 4240 or email travelcards@tfw.wales.

 

How do I use my bus pass?

Using your card is simple. When you travel on the bus, all you need to do is:

  • Show your card to the driver
  • Place your card on the ticket reader
  • Find a seat and enjoy your free journey

Please remember your card can only be used by you. Allowing someone else to use it may lead to the card being cancelled and/or its renewal being refused. 

 

Useful links:

 

 

 

Disabled Concessionary Travel Card and Companion Cards

If you have a disability, you may be eligible to free bus travel in Wales. Please refer to the guide on eligibility and the evidence you’ll need to provide before applying for your Disabled Concessionary Travel Card on the Transport for Wales website.

If you require assistance from another person when travelling for some or all of your journeys you can apply for a companion card that provides free travel for one person accompanying you. You will need to contact your local council, who will assess whether you meet the criteria.

 

Useful links:

 

 

 

Mytravelpass (16-21 year olds)

Mytravelpass is a discounted travel scheme funded by Welsh Government. It entitles all 16–21 year-old residents in Wales to approximately 1/3 off bus fares.

You can use mytravelpass at any time of day and on any day of the week that the services operate, including weekends and bank holidays.

You can apply for your pass online on the mytravelpass website, download and print an application form to send in the post or call 0300 200 22 33 to have an application form and freepost envelope to sent to you in the post.