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Sample British Bus Fares

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, I hope 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.

High Peak Buses' Optare Solo at Knutsford Bus Station, Cheshire, England

Saver Tickets

Arriva Saver Tickets

*Greater Manchester Adult Day Saver: £5.20 (2022-09-04)

Greater Manchester Adult Weekly Saver: £19.00 (2022-09-04)

North West Adult 4 Weekly Ticket: £70:00 (2022-09-04)

North West Child 4 Weekly Ticket: £46:00 (2022-09-04)

North West Adult Weekly Ticket: £21:00 (2022-09-04)

North West Child Weekly Ticket: £14:00 (2022-09-04)

North West Adult Day Ticket: £6.00 (2022-09-04)

North West Child Day Ticket: £3.90 (2022-09-04)

North-West Family Day Ticket: £12.00 (2022-09-04)

Rothbury & Morpeth Routesaver Adult Day Ticket: £7.60 (2022-09-04)

First Day Tickets

Swansea Bay Area: £4.70 (2022-09-04)

South East and Central Scotland (One Zone) £5.35 (2022-08-31)

South East and Central Scotland (Two Zones) £6.60 (2022-08-31)

High Peak Buses

PeakPlus Xtra Adult Day Ticket: £12.50 (2022-09-04)

PeakPlus Xtra Child Day Ticket: £8.00 (2022-09-04)

PeakPlus Xtra Family Day Ticket: £23.00 (2022-09-04)

PeakPlus Adult Day Ticket: £8.25 (2022-09-04)

PeakPlus Child Day Ticket: £5.50 (2022-09-04)

PeakPlus Family Day Ticket: £18.25 (2022-09-04)

Lothian Buses

Lothian now operates 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: £1.80 (2022-09-04)

Adult Day Ticket: £4.50 (2022-09-04)

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This is a multi-operator day ticket that is valid across Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham in Wales with the only execptions being tourist services and Townlynx service between Mold and Flint. Snowdon Sherpa bus services are covered by the ticket too. Connections with Chester, Ellesmere Port and Whitchurch get included too.

Adult Day Ticket: £5.70 (2022-09-04)

Child Day Ticket: £3.70 (2022-09-04)

Richards Bros (Pembrokeshire)

Adult Explorer Day Ticket: £6.70 (2022-09-04)

Child Explorer Day Ticket: £4.60 (2022-09-04)

Family Explorer Day Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children): £15.50 (2022-09-04)

Adult Explorer Weekly Ticket: £18.90 (2022-09-04)

Child Explorer Weekly Ticket: £12.80 (2022-09-04)

Stagecoach

727 Day Ticket: £3.70 (2022-09-04)

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

Merseyside Plus Dayrider: £4.70 (2022-09-04)

Manchester Dayrider: £5.60 (2022-09-04)

Tyne & Wear Plus 7 Day Megarider: £19.00 (2022-09-04)

Single & Return Tickets

Abergavenny to Brecon

Single Fare: £3.60 (2017-12-18)

Alderley Edge to Macclesfield

Single Fare: £3.50 (2016-02-08)

Altrincham to Stockport

Single Fare: £3.50 (2020-02-12)

Ambleside to Old Dungeon Ghyll

Single Fare: £8.10 (2022-05-14)

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 Macclesfield

Single Fare (High Peak, Sunday Service 58): £5.10 (2021-05-31)

Bakewell to Sheffield

Single Fare: £3.50 (2013-04-20)

Bangor to Ogwen Valley

Single Fare: £2.70 (2022-07-09)

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)

Brecon to Swansea

Single Fare: £7.00 (2017-12-18)

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 Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent)

Single Fare: £5.00 (2018-02-02)

Buxton to Hayfield

Single Fare: £3.30 (2015-09-27)

Buxton to Litton

Single Fare: £3.70 (2017-04-26)

Buxton to Miller’s Dale

Single Fare: £4.10 (2021-08-28)

Buxton to Macclesfield

Single Fare: £3.30 (2022-07-07)

Return Fare: £5.65 (2020-06-20)

Buxton to Manchester Airport

Single Fare: £5.30 (2016-02-20)

Buxton to Monyash

Single Fare: £2.50 (2015-08-08)

Buxton to Stockport

Single Fare: £5.10 (2020-08-30)

Buxton to Tideswell

Single Fare: £2.70 (2016-03-28)

Castleton to Hope Train Station

Single Fare: £2.00 (2017-10-29)

Castleton to Sheffield

Single Fare: £3.50 (2021-08-28)

Chapel-en-le-Frith to Buxton

Single Fare: £3.60 (2020-09-26)

Congleton to Macclesfield

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

Crickhowell to Abergavenny

Single Fare: £2.00 (2017-12-18)

Disley to Stockport

Single Fare: £2.90 (2013-12-21)

Edinburgh to Peebles

Single Fare: £5.05 (2019-04-21)

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)

Great Ayton to Middlesbrough

Single Fare (Arriva Service 28A): £3.20 (2018-02-08)

Hampton Heath to Chester

Single Fare: £3.30 (2017-11-01)

Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent) to Leek

Single Fare: £5.50 (2020-08-30)

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)

Hereford to Monmouth

Single Fare: £3.70 (2018-01-19)

Jennyfield to Harrogate

Single Fare: £2.30 (2014-06-29)

Keswick to Buttermere

Single Fare: £5.40 (2014-07-05)

Keswick to Penrith

Single Fare: £8.20 (2022-08-27)

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): £3.20 (2022-09-01)

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 Hayfield

Single Fare: £3.80 (2022-01-04)

Macclesfield to Knutsford

Single Fare: £4.00 (2019-07-06)

Return Fare: £5.50 (2021-12-21)

Macclesfield to Leek

Single Fare: £4.20 (2020-09-12)

Macclesfield to Monyash

Single Fare (High Peak, Sunday Service 58): £4.30 (2021-05-31)

Macclesfield to Poynton

Single Fare (High Peak, Sunday Service 58): £4.00 (2022-07-08)

Macclesfield to Stockport

Single Fare: £4.00 (2018-12-15)

Macclesfield to Walker Barn

Single Fare: £1.70 (2015-04-06)

Macclesfield to Wilmslow

Single Fare: £3.60 (2016-08-11)

Manchester to Skipton

Return Fare: £10.00 (2018-11-10)

Manchester Airport to Stockport

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

Middlesbrough to Great Ayton

Single Fare (Abbot’s Coaches Service X80): £3.30 (2018-02-08)

Mold to Chester

Single Fare (Arriva): £3.90 (2018-02-15)

Monmouth to Chepstow

Single Fare: £3.80 (2018-01-19)

New Mills to Stockport

Single Fare: £3.50 (2021-09-05)

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)

Penrith to Glenridding

Single Fare: £6.20 (2022-08-27)

Pwllheli to Llithwaen

Single Fare: £2.50 (2018-08-04)

Rydal to Windermere

Single Fare: £6.50 (2022-05-14)

Sheffield to Buxton

Single Fare: £6.00 (2017-12-22)

Snailbeach to Shrewsbury

Single Fare: £3.65 (2018-02-17)

Stirling to Alva

Single Fare: £4.35 (2022-08-31)

Stirling to Callander

Single Fare: £11.30 (2022-08-29)

Stockport to Disley

Single Fare: £3.30 (2022-07-08)

Swansea to Morriston

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

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

Swirls Car Park to Keswick

Single Fare: £6.70 (2022-08-27)

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: £2.70 (2020-08-03)

Whaley Bridge to Stockport

Single Fare: £4.10 (2021-08-29)

Whitby to York

Single Fare: £11.50 (2017-12-20)

Wilmslow to Macclesfield

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

Windermere to Ambleside

Single Fare: £5.30 (2022-07-16)

Windermere to Patterdale

Single Fare: £6.45 (2014-07-19)

Wrexham to Llangollen

Single Fare: £3.60 (2014-11-22)

Sample British Train Fares

The cost of train travel has become controversial in recent times due to increases beyond the rate of inflation. Given that, I reckon that it might be of interest to log selected train fares here, adding to them as I do along.

Virgin Pendolino at Stafford station, Staffordshire, England

There was a time when I travelled by train more than I do today so the entries may accumulate at a slower rate than once was the case. Nevertheless, my hope remains that whatever finds its way here is of interest and is helpful for travel budgeting.

All information is provided in good faith though I may not get to update it as often as I’d like. So, the date when I last checked any fare appears in brackets after the price itself so you can assess the usefulness of what you find below. Also, some fares may be of interest to those affected by cuts to bus services in Cheshire East during the past decade or so, especially given their effect on evening and weekend services.

Aberdeen to Macclesfield

Anytime Single (via Lancaster): £122.50 (2020-01-20)

Aberdeen to Stonehaven

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.90 (2020-01-20)

Aberystwyth to Macclesfield

Anytime Single: £61.80 (2020-01-20)

Alderley Edge to Manchester

Anytime Day Return: £12.30 (2019-03-04)

Off-Peak Day Return: £9.30 (2020-01-20)

Altrincham to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £4.60 (2020-01-20)

Birmingham to Buxton

Off-Peak Return: £47.80 (2020-01-20)

Birmingham to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Single: £38.30 (2020-01-20)

Bramhall to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Return: £8.60 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.20 (2020-01-20)

Buxton to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £19.10 (2022-07-07)

Buxton to New Mills Newtown

Anytime Day Single: £7.10 (2020-01-20)

Buxton to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £10.70 (2020-01-20)

Cardiff to Abergavenny

Anytime Day Return: £15.60 (2020-01-20)

Cardiff to Carmarthen

Anytime Day Single: £21.50 (2020-01-20)

Cheadle Hulme to Liverpool

Off-Peak Return: £19.40 (2020-01-20)

Cheadle Hulme to Wilmslow

Anytime Day Single: £3.60 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £4.20 (2020-01-20)

Chepstow to Birmingham

Off-Peak Single: £34.00 (2020-01-20)

Chester to Delamere

Anytime Day Single: £6.10 (2020-01-20)

Chester to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £20.40 (2020-01-20)

Chester to Wrexham

Anytime Day Single: £4.90 (2020-01-20)

Chesterfield to Stockport

Super Off-Peak Day Single: £21.20 (2020-01-20)

Coventry to Holmes Chapel

Off-Peak Return: £41.80 (2020-01-20)

Crewe to Church Stretton

Off-Peak Return: £32.90 (2020-01-20)

Crewe to Llanfairpwll

Off-Peak Return: £39.10 (2020-01-20)

Crewe to Oxenholme

Off-Peak Return: £54.40 (2020-01-20)

Crewe to Shrewsbury

Anytime Day Single: £13.00 (2020-01-20)

Disley to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £11.20 (2022-07-08)

Dyffryn Ardudwy to Porthmadog

Anytime Day Return: £6.70 (2020-01-20)

Edale to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £19.40 (2020-01-20)

Edinburgh to Linlithgow

Off-Peak Day Return: £8.80 (2020-01-20)

Edinburgh to Manchester Airport

Off-Peak Single (via York): £112.90 (2020-01-20)

Edinburgh to North Berwick

Anytime Day Single: £7.10 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £7.30 (2020-01-20)

Edinburgh to Stirling

Anytime Day Single: £9.70 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £10.10 (2020-01-20)

Fort William to Glenfinnan

Off-Peak Day Return: £7.70 (2020-01-20)

Glasgow to Dunblane

Anytime Day Return: £15.30 (2020-01-20)

Glossop to Hattersley

Anytime Day Single: £3.50 (2020-01-20)

Glossop to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £14.30 (2020-01-20)

Glossop to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.70 (2020-01-20)

Handforth to Wilmslow

Anytime Day Single: £3.40 (2020-01-20)

Hatfield to Hitchin

Anytime Day Single: £7.50 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £8.60 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Day Return: £9.50 (2020-01-20)

Haymarket to Lockerbie

Anytime Day Single: £20.30 (2020-01-20)

Heaton Chapel to Cheadle Hulme

Anytime Day Single: £3.50 (2020-01-20)

Heaton Chapel to Manchester

Anytime Day Single: £3.70 (2020-01-20)

Holmes Chapel to Chelford

Anytime Day Single: £4.20 (2020-01-20)

Holmes Chapel to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £12.60 (2020-01-20)

Hope, Derbyshire to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £16.90 (2021-06-05)

Hope, Derbyshire to Manchester

Anytime Day Single: £12.50 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Single: £12.40 (2020-01-20)

Hope, Derbyshire to Sheffield

Anytime Day Single: £6.40 (2021-06-05)

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.90 (2020-01-20)

Inverness to Aberdeen

Anytime Single: £31.60 (2020-01-20)

Inverness to Plockton

Anytime Day Return: £27.90 (2020-01-20)

Kidsgrove to Crewe

Anytime Day Single: £5.40 (2020-01-20)

Llanelli to Swansea

Anytime Day Return: £6.30 (2020-01-20)

Llandudno to Chester

Off-Peak Return: £21.40 (2020-01-20)

London King’s Cross to Hatfield

Anytime Day Single: £10.70 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Day Return: £15.90 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £13.50 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £69.40 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Alderley Edge

Anytime Day Single: £8.70 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return: £9.90 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Alnmouth

Off-Peak Return: £100.90 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Altrincham

Anytime Day Return: £16.60 (2020-02-12)

Macclesfield to Appleby-in-Westmorland

Anytime Return: £57.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Bamford

Off-Peak Day Return: £16.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Bangor

Off-Peak Day Return: £49.60 (2022-07-09)

Macclesfield to Barmouth

Off-Peak Return: £63.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Bath

Off-Peak Return: £84.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Off-Peak Return: £113.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Birmingham International

Off-Peak Return: £39.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Bristol

Off-Peak Return: £80.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Buxton

Anytime Day Single: £18.00 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £18.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Cardiff

Off-Peak Return: £86.30 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Cambridge

Off-Peak Return (not via London): £92.90 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return (via London): £114.70 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Carlisle

Off-Peak Return: £71.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Cheadle Hulme

Anytime Day Return: £9.30 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Chester

Off-Peak Return: £20.50 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Church Stretton

Off-Peak Return: £43.40 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Congleton

Anytime Day Single: £5.10 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Day Return: £6.50 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £5.50 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Crewe

Anytime Day Single via Kidsgrove: £11.60 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Day Single via Stockport: £16.90 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Day Single via Stoke-on-Trent: £16.90 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return via Kidsgrove: £12.70 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return via Stockport: £17.90 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return via Stoke-on-Trent: £17.90 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Return via Kidsgrove: £17.40 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Return via Stockport: £18.90 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Return via Stoke-on-Trent: £18.90 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Darlington

Off-Peak Return: £73.50 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Delamere

Off-Peak Day Return: £18.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Disley

Off-Peak Day Return: £11.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Dolwyddelan

Off-Peak Return: £46.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Durham

Anytime Day Single: £78.20 (2020-01-20)Off-Peak Return: £85.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Dyffryn Ardudwy

Off-Peak Return: £63.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Edinburgh

Off-Peak Return (via Carlisle): £92.20 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return (via York): £141.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Glasgow

Off-Peak Return (via Carlisle): £94.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Glossop

Off-Peak Day Return: £15.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Great Ayton

Off-Peak Day Return: £75.90 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Grindleford

Off-Peak Day Return: £16.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Gourock

Off-Peak Return: £103.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Hadfield

Off-Peak Day Return: £15.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Hatfield

Off-Peak Day Return: £99.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Harrogate

Off-Peak Return: £41.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Hathersage

Off-Peak Day Return: £16.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Haverfordwest

Off-Peak Return: £103.50 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Heaton Chapel

Off-Peak Day Return: £8.70 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Hebden Bridge

Off-Peak Return: £33.70 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Hereford

Off-Peak Return: £62.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Hitchin

Off-Peak Return: £103.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Hope, Derbyshire

Anytime Day Return: £19.40 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £16.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Kensington Olympia

Off-Peak Day Return: £90.60 (2020-01-18)

Macclesfield to Kidsgrove

Anytime Day Single: £7.60 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £8.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Knutsford

Anytime Day Single: £11.40 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £11.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Lancaster

Off-Peak Return: £42.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Leeds

Off-Peak Return: £35.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Lincoln

Anytime Day Single: £38.30 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £49.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Liverpool

Off-Peak Return: £23.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to London

Anytime Return: £354.00 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return: £89.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Machynlleth

Off-Peak Return: £52.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Single (All Operators): £11.10 (2022-08-11)

Anytime Day Return (All Operators): £16.10 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return (All Operators): £10.60 (2020-01-03)

Macclesfield to Manchester Airport

Anytime Day Single: £17.60 (2022-05-30)

Anytime Return: £26.70 (2022-01-20)

Macclesfield to Newcastle

Off-Peak Return: £94.70 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Oban

Off-Peak Return: £133.30 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Penrith

Off-Peak Return: £60.70 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Pitlochry

Off-Peak Return: £133.60 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Prestbury

Anytime Day Single: £3.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Settle

Anytime Return: £51.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Sheffield

Off-Peak Return: £26.40 (2021-05-24)

Macclesfield to Shrewsbury

Off-Peak Return: £28.40 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Skipton

Off-Peak Return: £48.10 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Stirling

Off-Peak Return: £113.50 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Stockport

Anytime Day Single (all operators): £7.00 (2021-08-29)

Off-Peak Day Return (all operators): £8.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Swansea

Off-Peak Return: £98.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Warwick

Off-Peak Return: £43.80 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Whitby

Anytime Return: £110.50 (2020-01-20)Off-Peak Return: £80.00 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to Windermere

Off-Peak Return: £52.90 (2022-07-16)

Macclesfield to Wrexham

Anytime Single: £27.10 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return: £27.20 (2020-01-20)

Macclesfield to York

Anytime Day Single: £45.30 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return: £46.30 (2020-01-20)

Manchester to Bamford

Off-Peak Day Return: £12.20 (2020-01-20)

Manchester to Heald Green

Anytime Day Return: £7.00 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £5.90 (2020-01-20)

Manchester to Lancaster

Off-Peak Return: £19.30 (2020-01-20)

Manchester to Newcastle

Off-Peak Return: £82.10 (2020-01-20)

Manchester to Sheffield

Off-Peak Day Return: £23.70 (2020-01-20)

Manchester to York

Anytime Day Single: £30.50 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return: £31.40 (2020-01-20)

Manchester Airport to Doncaster

Off-Peak Return (via Sheffield): £34.70 (2020-01-20)

Manchester Airport to Holmes Chapel

Anytime Day Single: £8.40 (2020-01-20)

Manchester Airport to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £16.60 (2020-01-20)

Manchester Airport to Manchester

Anytime Day Single: £5.90 (2022-08-10)

Anytime Day Return: £8.50 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.70 (2020-01-20)

Mauldeth Road to Wilmslow

Anytime Day Single: £5.30 (2020-01-20)

Neath to Abergavenny

Anytime Day Single: £27.20 (2020-01-20)

Newcastle to Berwick-on-Tweed

Off-Peak Return: £30.80 (2020-01-20)

Newcastle to Stirling

Anytime Single: £69.00 (2020-01-20)

Northwich to Knutsford

Anytime Day Return: £7.10 (2020-01-20)

Northwich to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £10.20 (2020-01-20)

Oban to Taynuilt

Anytime Day Return: £6.70 (2020-01-20)

Prestbury to Stockport

Anytime Single: £6.30 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £7.30 (2020-01-20)

Preston to Edinburgh

Off-Peak Day Return via Carlisle: £41.30 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return via Carlisle: £77.70 (2020-01-20)

Preston to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Single: £21.00 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return: £21.50 (2020-01-20)

Salford Crescent to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £3.00 (2020-01-20)

Salford Crescent to Wigan

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.70 (2020-01-20)

Sheffield to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Single: £25.90 (2021-08-28)

Shrewsbury to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £36.20 (2020-01-20)

Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton

Off-Peak Day Single: £10.90 (2020-01-20)

Stockport to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £69.90 (2020-01-20)

Stockport to Birmingham

Off-Peak Return: £40.70 (2020-01-20)

Stockport to Chester

Off-Peak Day Return (via Altrincham): £13.00 (2020-01-20)

Stockport to Disley

Off-Peak Day Return: £5.30 (2020-01-20)

Stockport to Manchester

Off-Peak Day Return: £4.90 (2020-01-20)

Stockport to Sheffield

Anytime Day Single: £21.40 (2021-06-05)

Off-Peak Return: £22.10 (2020-01-20)

Stockport to Swansea

Off-Peak Return: £99.20 (2020-01-20)

Stoke-on-Trent to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single (all operators): £10.10 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Single (all operators): £9.60 (2020-01-20)

Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester

Off-Peak Return (all operators): £18.00 (2020-01-20)

Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath

Off-Peak Return (via Bristol): £66.60 (2020-01-20)

Stratford-upon-Avon to Henley-in-Arden

Off-Peak Day Return: £4.30 (2020-01-20)

Swansea to Ludlow

Off-Peak Return: £48.20 (2020-01-20)

Totnes to Teignmouth

Off-Peak Day Return: £6.30 (2020-01-20)

Uttoxeter to Stoke-on-Trent

Anytime Day Single: £8.10 (2020-01-20)

Wallsend to Newcastle

Single: £2.80 (2019-03-31)

Warwick to Stratford-upon-Avon

Off-Peak Day Single: £6.40 (2020-01-20)

Welshpool to Shrewsbury

Anytime Day Single: £6.70 (2020-01-20)

Whaley Bridge to Macclesfield

Off-Peak Return: £18.20 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Abergavenny

Off-Peak Return: £69.90 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Church Stretton

Off-Peak Return (via Shrewsbury): £37.00 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return (other permitted routes): £37.70 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Crewe

Off-Peak Day Return: £9.60 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Durham

Anytime Day Single: £75.40 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to London

Anytime Return: £341.00 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Return: £89.60 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Macclesfield

Anytime Day Single: £8.70 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Return: £9.90 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Manchester

Anytime Day Single (all operators): £6.40 (2020-01-20)

Anytime Day Return (all operators): £8.90 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Manchester Airport

Off-Peak Day Single: £3.60 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Shrewsbury

Off-Peak Return (not via Wolverhampton): £24.60 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to Stockport

Anytime Day Single: £4.60 (2020-01-20)

Off-Peak Day Single: £3.60 (2020-01-20)

Wilmslow to York

Anytime Day Single: £44.70 (2020-01-20)

York to Great Ayton

Off-Peak Day Return: £19.00 (2020-01-20)

Sample Irish Fares

There was a time during my lifetime when virtually all public transport services in Éire were operated by the CIE group of companies, but that has changed. Some private operators are winning public service contracts, while others successfully operate competing services that have cut down the size of the Bus Éireann Expressway network. All in all, Ireland is changing and that applies to what you find here.

Bus Éireann bus awaiting departure to Dingle, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

For now, I hope that what you find below will be of use, and do feel free to let me know about any additions or updates that you’d like me to make. While I like to keep the information up to date, there may be some changes that miss my notice. For that reason, the date on which a fare was found to be valid is in brackets beside every one that is listed. The listed fares also are those for tickets purchased using a card or cash at the time of travel, unless otherwise indicated. Where the TFI GO app has been used on a phone, that is shown because those fares generally are cheaper.

Bus

Annascaul to Tralee

Adult Single Fare: €6.16 using TFI GO app (2022-06-06)

Camp to Tralee

Adult Single Fare: €3.08 using TFI GO app (2022-06-01)

Celbridge to Dublin

Adult Single Fare: €3.20 (2018-05-19)

Cork to Cork Airport

Adult Single Fare: €2.20 (2022-06-07)

Galway city services

Adult Single Fare: €2.30 (2018-08-17)

Newcastlewest to Charleville

Adult Single Fare: €2.50 (2022-04-22)

Adult Return Fare: €4.00 (2022-05-31)

Tralee to Dingle

Adult Single Fare: €7.70 using TFI GO app, €8.75 otherwise (2022-06-03)

Adult Return Fare: €17.50 (2022-06-03)

Coach

Adare to Newcastlewest

Adult Single Fare: €7.00 (2022-04-20)

Ballina, Co. Tipperary to Limerick

Adult Single Fare: €4.55 on TFI GO app (2022-04-20)

Charleville to Cork

Adult Return Fare: €21.00 (2019-06-25)

Cork to Bantry

Adult Single Fare: €13.00 (2022-08-07)

Adult Return Fare: €26.00 (2022-08-07)

Cork to Clogheen

Adult Single Fare: €9.10 on TFI GO app (2022-08-08)

Cork Airport to Kinsale

Adult Single Fare: €7.60 (2017-09-04)

Dublin Airport to Dublin Heuston

Adult Single Fare (Dublin Express & Aircoach): €8.00 (2022-05-30)

Dublin City Centre to Dublin Airport

Adult Single Fare (Dublin Express): €7.00 (2022-05-01)

Adult Return Fare (Dublin Express): €10.00 (2022-05-01)

Galway to Cliffs of Moher

Adult Return Fare: €24.50 (2018-08-17)

Galway to Maam Cross

Adult Single Fare (Bus Éireann): €7.30 (2018-08-19)

Galway to Oughterard

Adult Single Fare (Irish Citylink): €9.00 (2018-08-18)

Galway to Recess

Adult Return Fare (Irish Citylink): €19.00 (2018-08-18)

Galway to Rossaveel

Adult Day Return Fare: €19.50 (2018-08-20)

Kinsale to Cork

Adult Single Fare: €5.32 on TFI GO app (2022-08-09)

Adult Return Fare: €9.60 (2017-09-04)

Killarney to Beaufort Bridge

Adult Single Fare: €2.38 on TFI GO app (2022-08-05)

Killarney to Kenmare

Adult Single Fare: €6.72 on TFI GO app (2022-08-04)

Killarney to Cork

Adult Single Fare: €19.00 (2022-08-06)

Knock Airport to Galway

Adult Return Fare: €23.00 (2018-08-16)

Limerick to Adare

Adult Single Fare (Bus Éireann): €6.00 (2022-04-20)

Limerick to Dublin

Adult Single Fare (Dublin Coach): €15.00 (2022-05-01)

Adult Return Fare (Dublin Coach): €25.00 (2022-05-01)

Limerick to Killaloe

Adult Single Fare: €6.50 (2022-04-25)

Limerick to Killarney

Adult Single Fare (Dublin Coach): €12.00 (2022-04-24)

Limerick to Newcastlewest

Adult Single Fare (Bus Éireann): €7.00 (2022-04-19)

Adult Single Fare (Dublin Coach): €8.00 (2022-10-19)

Limerick to Newport

Adult Single Fare (Local Link): €2.50 (2022-04-23)

Limerick to Shannon Airport

Adult Single Fare (Bus Éireann): €8.50 (2022-04-18)

Recess to Clifden

Adult Return Fare (Irish Citylink): €9.00 (2018-08-18)

Tralee to Killarney

Adult Single Fare: €11.00 (2022-06-05)

Tralee to Newcastlewest

Adult Single Fare: €7.00 (2022-05-31)

Tram

Dublin Central Zone 1

Adult Single Fare: €1.70 (2022-08-10)

Adult Return Fare: €3.70 (2022-05-01)

Train

Cork to Cobh

Adult Day Return Fare: €6.90 (2022-08-09)

Cork to Mallow

Adult Single Fare: €4.95 (2022-08-10)

Dublin Heuston to Tralee

Adult Single Fare: €49.45 (2022-05-30)

Adult Return Fare: €73.60 (2022-08-02)

Killarney to Limerick

Adult Single Fare: €30.95 (2022-04-24)

Killarney to Tralee

Adult Single Fare: €8.35 (2022-06-05)

Limerick to Cork

Adult Single Fare: €26.00 (2022-04-26)

Tralee to Cork

Adult Single Fare: €26.00 (2022-06-07)

Recent Snippets

12:25, January 26, 2023

For those wanting to get to Canadian Provincial and National Parks without using a car, Parkbus offers some useful travel options from Toronto and Vancouver. These do vary by season, but the destinations include Golden Ears, Garibaldi Provincial Park and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in British Columbia while those in Ontario include Algonquin Provincial Park, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Elora Gorge, Rockwood Conservation Area, Rattlesnake Point and Crawford Lake.

20:04, January 22, 2023

Moraine Lake and Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada have been suffering under their popularity. Now, Parks Canada has banned the use of private vehicles on the approach to Moraine Lake year round. That may sound heavy, but oversubscribed car parks meant that the excursion was not such a viable one anyway. It means that human-powered travel as well as usage of shuttle, chartered or scheduled bus services are favoured. The move has attracted criticism, so we will need to see if that brings change.

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