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Fares

Over the past few months we have been adding fares data to our journey planner and although not yet complete, fares for the following bus companies are now available on our website:

  • Arriva Cymru
  • Berwyn
  • Bryn Melyn
  • Bwcabus fixed routes run by Richard Bros
  • Caelloi, Service 3 (Pwllheli – Porthmadog). 
  • Cardiff Bus 
  • Celtic Travel
  • Chepstow Classic Buses
  • City Sightseeing
  • Clynnog & Trefor
  • connect2
  • Creigiau Travel
  • Cumfybus
  • Easyway of Pencoed
  • GHA
  • Glyn Evans
  • Goodsir
  • Gwynfor Coaches
  • H.D.A Coaches
  • Henleys
  • Hutchinsons
  • Newport Bus
  • Llew Jones
  • Lloyds Coaches
  • M&H Coaches
  • Monmouthshire County Council Service 65
  • N.A.T. Group
  • Nefyn
  • New Adventure Travel
  • Oares
  • Owestry Community Transport
  • P&O Lloyd
  • Padarn Bus
  • Phil Anslow Coaches
  • Rees Motors
  • Sargeant
  • Silcox
  • South Wales Transport
  • Stagecoach in South West
  • Stagecoach West
  • Tanat Valley Coaches
  • Thomas Coaches of Porth
  • Town &Country Bus
  • Townlynx
  • Watts' Coaches

We have fare information available for some Powys supported services, run by the following operators:

  • Roy Brown
We have fare information for Anglesey supported services, run by the following operators:
 
  • Eifion's Coaches
  • Express Motors
  • OR Jones
  • Lewis y Llan

We have fare information for Carmarthenshire supported services, run by the following operators, from 30.03.2014:

  • Jones Login
  • Morris Travel
  • Richards Bros
  • First Cymru
  • Lewis' Coaches Llanrhystud
  • Taf Valley Coaches
  • Ffoshelig Coaches

Adding fares to the website is a big task, so if your fare data is not yet available, please be patient and keep checking as more and more fares are being added daily.

It is hoped to eventually include fare data for all bus operators in Wales.

To find a fare, you will need to use the Traveline Cymru journey planner.

If we have fare information available for your journey, it can be found in the ‘Journey Details’ of your journey plan.

Please note that the default fare shown is for an adult single journey. To see other fares available (child, family, day to go etc…) click on the fare itself.

Tickets on all local and long distance bus services in Wales are sold by the bus driver. The only exception is National Express services, where it is advisable to book in advance either through a National Express agent or via the company’s web site, as all seats are reservable.

Bus drivers will normally sell adult and child single or day return fares. Many drivers also sell their own company ‘day out’ tickets for use on their network of services. In some areas there are ‘day out’ tickets available on all operators’ services. Most operators also issue season tickets for regular travellers. Often these are not available from drivers and have to be bought from bus company ticket offices.

When purchasing your ticket from the driver nearly all bus companies in Wales give change on the bus (but do try to avoid tendering large denomination notes!). There are two major exceptions in South Wales namely Cardiff Bus and Newport Transport. These two companies work to an ‘exact fare’ policy to speed up boarding.

To purchase day or weekly bus tickets for Cardiff Bus services instantly on your phone, you can download the ‘Cardiff Bus’ phone app. You can also apply for an iff card, which allows you to load money onto the card so you don’t have to worry about carrying change. To apply for an iff card, please click here.

When using Newport Transport services, you can apply for a Freedom card here which can be loaded with an amount of your choice and redeemed against your journeys if you don’t want to carry change.

If you are travelling into Wales by train, you can often reach your final destination by bus, by asking the train company for the ‘add on’ PLUSBUS ticket for the area you are travelling to, when buying your rail ticket. This will enable you to travel on the local bus service to your final destination, often at a reduced fare. For more information see the PLUSBUS website.

Many towns without railway stations can be reached using public transport from the nearest railhead station. Combined rail and bus tickets may be available on some of these links. 

More information about specific bus company fares is normally found on their respective web sites, details of which are shown below.

Bus

Arriva Cymru
Cardiff Bus
First Cymru Buses
GHA Coaches
Lloyds Coaches
Megabus
National Express
Newport Transport
Richard Bros
Sargeant Bros
Stagecoach in South Wales

Multi Operator Tickets

North Wales Red Rover
Plus Bus
Snowdon Sherpa
Wales Flexi Pass
West Wales Rover

Train

Arriva Trains Wales Fare Finder
First Great Western
Virgin Trains

Public Transport Operators

The links below will take you to the public transport company websites for more information about their services:

Bus / Coach Operators

Alpine Travel
Arriva Cymru
Cardiff Bus
Coach Travel Wales
Express Motors
First Cymru Buses
Ffloshelig Coaches
GHA Coaches
GM Coaches
Gwyn Williams Coaches
Llew Jones Coaches
Megabus
Morris Travel
National Express
Newport Transport
Pat’s Coaches
Richards Bros
Roy Brown
Sargeants Bros
Silcox Coaches
Stagecoach in South Wales
Taf Valley Coaches
Veolia Transport

Rail Operators

Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
Northern Rail
Scot Rail
South Eastern Trains
South West Trains
Transpennine Express
West Coast Railways