Sample Fares – U.K. Bus Travel

Bus fare information is not so easy to find and I have seen the comment that bus travel must be one of the few things, if not the only one, that folk have to use without knowing the cost before they do so. That has not stopped anyone going on the web and seeking this information though and some have arrived on here looking for just that.

Since it is a need that is not about to go away, I am collating some fares that I have seen or paid for journeys that I have undertaken. Unless otherwise specified, the quoted fares are for an adult passenger and are correct as of the last time of my using a service. The date is in brackets beside the fare so you know when that was. Even if bus fares change annually, my hope is that what is here will help you to manage your budget as needed.

Of course, they may change behind my back without warning so if anyone else can keep me in the loop, that would be appreciated greatly. Please do get in touch if there is anything below that needs updating.

Saver Tickets

Arriva Saver Tickets

Greater Manchester Adult Day Saver:
£4.20 (2014-10-20)

Greater Manchester Adult Weekly Saver:
£13.50 (2014-09-07)

North West & Wales Adult 4 Weekly Ticket:
£68:50 (2014-04-19)

North West & Wales Child 4 Weekly Ticket:
£45:50 (2014-04-19)

North West & Wales Adult Weekly Ticket:
£19:50 (2014-04-19)

North West & Wales Child Weekly Ticket:
£13:00 (2014-04-19)

North West & Wales Adult Day Ticket:
£5.50 (2017-05-16)

North West Child Day Ticket:
£3.30 (2014-04-19)

North West Family Day Ticket:
£12.00 (2014-04-19)

Northumberland North Coast Adult Day Ticket:
£6.20 (2014-10-12)

D&G Buses

Adult Cheshire Day Rover:
£4.90 (2015-11-01)

Child Cheshire Day Rover:
£3.00 (2015-11-01)

Student Cheshire Day Rover:
£3.50 (2015-11-01)

Adult Cheshire Weekly Rover (holder can be accompanied by up to two children at weekends without charge):
£14.00 (2015-11-01)

Child Cheshire Weekly Rover:
£9.40 (2015-11-01)

Adult Knutsford Weekly Rover:
£10.00 (2015-11-01)

Child Knutsford Weekly Rover:
£6.70 (2015-11-01)

First Day Tickets

Swansea Bay Area (including Gower):
£4.70 (2012-09-21)

High Peak Buses

PeakPlus Xtra Adult Day Ticket:
£12.50 (2017-10-14)

PeakPlus Xtra Child Day Ticket:
£8.00 (2017-10-14)

PeakPlus Xtra Family Day Ticket:
£23.00 (2017-10-14)

PeakPlus Adult Day Ticket:
£7.50 (2017-10-14)

PeakPlus Child Day Ticket:
£5.00 (2017-10-14)

PeakPlus Family Day Ticket:
£14.00 (2017-10-14)

Lothian Buses

Lothian now operate a flat fare single fare across all of Edinburgh regardless of where you get on and how far you are going. Craftily, the price of the day ticket is more than double the price of two single fares, a reminder of when I lived in the city and found the same situation for the journeys that I was undertaking at the time.

Adult Single Ticket:
£1.60 (2017-04-15)

Adult Day Ticket:
£4.00 (2017-04-15)

Red Rover

This is a multi-operator day ticket that is valid across Gwynedd and Anglesey in Wales along with a number of services in Conwy (19, 43, 64, 68, 75 and 84) and service T2 and T3 in the Trawscymru network along with trains on the Conwy Valley railway between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Snowdon Sherpa bus services are covered by the ticket too.

Adult Day Ticket:
£6.80 (2015-11-01)

Child Day Ticket:
£3.40 (2015-11-01)

Richards Bros (Pembrokeshire)

Adult Explorer Day Ticket:
£6.00 (2014-11-26)

Child Explorer Day Ticket:
£4.00 (2014-11-26)

Family Explorer Day Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children):
£15.00 (2014-11-26)

Adult Explorer Weekly Ticket:
£18.50 (2014-11-26)

Child Explorer Weekly Ticket:
£12.50 (2014-11-26)

Stagecoach

Greater Manchester Dayrider:
£4.00 (2014-04-19)

Adult Northwest Explorer:
£10.50 (2014-07-06)

Tyne & Wear Weekly Megarider:
£12.90 (2014-10-06)

727 Day Ticket:
£3.00 (2017-05-29)

Single & Return Tickets

Alderley Edge to Macclesfield

Single Fare: £3.50 (2016-02-08)

Ashbourne (Derbyshire) to Thorpe

Single Fare: £1.80 (2012-09-08)

Ashbourne (Derbyshire) to Uttoxeter

Single Fare: £3.90 (2017-10-14)

Bakewell to Buxton

Single Fare (High Peak, TransPeak): £4.80 (2015-08-08)

Bakewell to Sheffield

Single Fare: £3.50 (2013-04-20)

Barmouth to Wrexham

Single Fare: £6.30 (2014-11-23)

Bilton to Harrogate

Single Fare: £2.30 (2014-06-29)

Blair Atholl to Pitlochry

Single Fare (Service 83): £1.60 (2012-06-04)

Single Fare (Scottish Citylink): £3.90 (2012-06-04)

Broughton to Peebles

Single Fare: £3.90 (2017-04-17)

Buxton to Bakewell

Single Fare (Hulleys, Service 177): £3.00 (2013-04-20)

Buxton to Chesterfield

Single Fare: £5.80 (2016-03-05)

Buxton to Hayfield

Single Fare: £3.30 (2015-09-27)

Buxton to Litton

Single Fare: £3.70 (2017-04-26)

Buxton to Macclesfield

Single Fare: £3.00 (2017-03-25)

Return Fare: £5.20 (2017-01-14)

Buxton to Manchester Airport

Single Fare: £5.30 (2016-02-20)

Buxton to Monyash

Single Fare: £2.50 (2015-08-08)

Buxton to Tideswell

Single Fare: £2.70 (2016-03-28)

Cheadle to Manchester

Single Fare (Arriva): £3.10 (2015-10-16)

Congleton to Macclesfield

Single Fare (D&G, Sunday Service 38): £3.00 (2012-11-25)

Disley to Stockport

Single Fare: £2.90 (2013-12-21)

Edinburgh to Peebles

Single Fare: £4.80 (2017-04-16)

Embleton to Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Haymarket Bus Station)

Single Fare: £6.00 (2012-02-18)

Fishguard to Strumble Head

Single Fare: £1.85 (2012-08-26)

Fort William to Glencoe

Adult Period Return Fare (valid for four weeks, bought on a Scottish Citylink coach): £13.30 (2013-07-20)

Glasgow to Fort William

Adult Single Fare: £22.80 (2013-07-20)

Adult Apex Return Fare: £27.20 (2013-07-16)

Adult Day Return Fare: £23.00 (2013-07-20)

Grasmere to Windermere

Single Fare: £6.30 (2014-07-20)

Hampton Heath to Chester

Single Fare: £3.30 (2017-11-01)

Harrogate to Pateley Bridge

Return Fare: £7.00 (2014-06-29)

Hartington to Buxton

Single Fare: £3.50 (2012-09-08)

Hatfield Business Park to Hatfield Train Station

Single Fare: £1.50 (2013-02-18)

Haverfordwest to Fishguard

Single Fare: £3.20 (2012-08-26)

Return Fare: £5.75 (2012-08-26)

Jennyfield to Harrogate

Single Fare: £2.30 (2014-06-29)

Keswick to Buttermere

Single Fare: £5.40 (2014-07-05)

Llangollen to Barmouth

Single Fare: £5.80 (2014-11-23)

Macclesfield to Ashbourne (Derbyshire)

Single Fare: £3.10 (2012-09-08)

Return Fare: £3.20 (2012-09-08)

Macclesfield to Bollington

Single Fare (Arriva, Service 10 to Bollington): £2.80 (2017-05-23)

Macclesfield to Cat & Fiddle Inn

Single Fare: £2.30 (2015-05-16)

Macclesfield to Crewe

Single Fare (Arriva): £3.60 (2016-11-04)

Macclesfield to Disley

Single Fare: £2.90 (2013-12-21)

Macclesfield to Knutsford

Single Fare: £3.50 (2013-08-31)

Return Fare: £5.00 (2013-08-31)

Macclesfield to Leek

Single Fare: £3.50 (2016-05-14)

Macclesfield to Monyash

Single Fare (High Peak, Sunday Service 58): £3.70 (2013-12-22)

Macclesfield to Walker Barn

Single Fare: £1.70 (2015-04-06)

Macclesfield to Wilmslow

Single Fare: £3.60 (2016-08-11)

Manchester Airport to Stockport

Single Fare (High Peak, Service 199): £2.20 (2013-12-30)

Oxenholme to Sedbergh

Return Fare: £3.30 (2012-07-21)

Penrith to Keswick

Single Fare: £6.40 (2014-07-05)

Pitlochry to Dalwhinnie Road End

Single Fare (Scottish Citylink): £11.40 (2012-06-03)

Swansea to Morriston

Single Fare (Service 4A): £3.00 (2014-09-21)

Single Fare (Service 36): £3.70 (2014-09-20)

Tattenhall to Chester

Single Fare: £2.70 (2017-10-30)

Taynuilt to Oban

Single Fare: £4.10 (2014-08-30)

Tideswell to Sheffield

Single Fare: £5.60 (2016-03-28)

Whaley Bridge to Macclesfield

Single Fare: £2.50 (2017-03-25)

Whaley Bridge to Stockport

Single Fare: £3.50 (2013-10-07)

Wilmslow to Macclesfield

Single Fare (Arriva): £3.50 (2015-11-16)

Windermere to Ambleside

Single Fare: £4.00 (2014-08-09)

Windermere to Patterdale

Single Fare: £6.45 (2014-07-19)

Wrexham to Llangollen

Single Fare: £3.60 (2014-11-22)