Bus Fares

Our new ‘Best Fares’ tool is now live on our Journey Planner results page!

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

Simply use our Journey Planner to look for route options between your chosen locations, click the ‘View Fares for this Service’ button at the bottom of your search result box and discover what ticket option is best value for money for your bus journey. This includes journeys that involve using 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 If you believe any of our fares information is outdated, please contact us at feedback@traveline.cymru and we will look to update it as soon as possible.

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

Red Rover Tickets

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)

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)



























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.


Transport for Wales Railcards

In light of the pandemic, there will be a 6 month extension to all Transport for Wales Railcards.

Please visit the Transport for Wales Rail website for more information on the extension of these and other railcards.