See how much cheaper it is to travel by bus, BEFORE you think about jumping in the car …
With the price of fuel continuing to rise, more people are looking for alternative travel options and the bus is not as expensive as it’s made out to be. In addition to the standard fares, there are a range of special tickets available as a bigger push to help reduce costs.
A ‘12 Trip Ticket’ could save regular travellers money
This type of ticket offers greater discounts for regular travellers than purchasing daily single or return tickets. The ticket allows 12 individual journeys which must be used within a calendar month, on any day of the week on most services provided by Carmarthenshire County Council. The 12-journey ticket offers greater flexibility and value for money alternatives to taking the car.
e.g. A £2 single bus journey would cost only £1.17, and an adult day return of £4.90 would cost only £3.27, with a 12 trip ticket.
For more information ask your bus driver.
Have a day out by bus with the ‘West Wales Rover ticket’
Travelling around West Wales by bus has been made simpler with a ‘West Wales Rover Ticket’. You simply buy the ticket on the first bus you travel on, and use it to go as you please throughout the day. The ticket is valid on most local bus services in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire - you’ll be surprised how far you can go in a day.
A day Rover ticket costs just £7 for adults, £3.50 for children. A new WEEKLY Rover Ticket is now available for just £28 for adults or £14 for children. For more information visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk or call Carmarthenshire County Council on 01267 228326
Connecting trains and buses throughout Wales– you’ll need the ‘PLUSBUS’ or ‘Cymru Connect’
‘PLUSBUS’ is a bus pass that you buy with your train ticket at the station, by phone or online. It gives you unlimited bus travel around the origin and/or destination towns of your rail journey, including the journey to and from the train station. PLUSBUS is available in 275 towns across Britain, including Llanelli and Carmarthen.
For more information visit www.plusbus.info or call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33
‘Cymru Connect’ ticket allows you to book a ticket at a rail station and travel from point A to point B in Wales using a combination of rail and bus in one single transaction.
The bus routes available in and around Carmarthenshire are: 166 from Carmarthen to the Botanic Garden of Wales; 222 from Carmarthen to Laugharne and Pendine; X13 from Swansea to Ammanford and Llandeilo; 10/20/40 from Carmarthen to Pencader, Lampeter, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth; and the 460 from Carmarthen to Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan.
For more information visit www.traveline-cymru.info/cymru-connect/ or call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33
Looking to discover Wales – the ‘Explore Wales Pass’ is just for you
The ‘Explore Wales Pass’ is the new name for ‘Freedom of Wales Flexi Pass’ it’s one ticket that gives you the freedom to enjoy unlimited travel across to all of Wales’ mainline train services and almost every bus service. And that is just for starters. Ticket holders also receive an amazing range of other benefits, including ‘two for one’ entry or discounted admission to many of Wales biggest tourist attractions and youth hostel accommodation.
Visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/ExploreWalesPass/ or call 0870 9000 773.
Many more ticket options - Operator ticketing
First Cymru, Richards Brothers and Arriva all have their own tickets. These tickets are valid on their own bus networks.
For more information visit:
www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/wales/swwales/home/ or call customer services on 01792 582233
www.richardsbros.co.uk/ or call customer services on 01239 613756
www.arrivabus.co.uk/ or call 0844 800 44 11
Don’t forget, residents of Wales aged 60 or over and people with certain disabilities can travel on all local bus services in Wales for FREE!