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:
Please Note: The fares for New Adventure Travel are changing from Tuesday 1st April 2014. We are currently in the process of updating these, so please be aware the fares currently shown for this operator on our journey planner are not completely accurate. We will post here when the updates are completed. Thank you.
- Arriva Cymru
- Bryn Melyn
- Bwcabus fixed routes run by Richard Bros
- Cardiff Bus
- Celtic Travel
- Chepstow Classic Buses
- City Sightseeing
- Clynnog & Trefor
- Creigiau Travel
- Easyway of Pencoed
- Gwynfor Coaches (from 31.03.2014)
- H.D.A Coaches
- Newport Bus
- Llew Jones (from 31.03.2014)
- Lloyds Coaches
- M&H Coaches
- N.A.T. Group
- New Adventure Travel (from 01.04.2014)
- Owestry Community Transport
- P&O Lloyd
- Padarn Bus
- Phil Anslow Coaches (from 07.04.2014)
- Rees Motors
- South Wales Transport
- Tanat Valley Coaches
- Thomas Coaches of Porth
- Town &Country Bus (from 01.04.2014)
- Watts' Coaches
We have fare information available for some Powys supported services, run by the following operators:
- Roy Brown
- Eifion's Coaches
- 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.
Multi Operator Tickets
Public Transport Operators
The links below will take you to the public transport company websites for more information about their services:
Bus / Coach Operators
Coach Travel Wales
First Cymru Buses
Gwyn Williams Coaches
Llew Jones Coaches
Stagecoach in South Wales
Taf Valley Coaches