Buying bus tickets

We don’t currently sell bus tickets on our website or app.

For most bus services in Wales, you can buy your ticket from the driver with cash or contactless payment. Some operators let you buy your tickets in advance on their website or app.

Please visit your bus operator’s website for fare information or to buy tickets. You’ll also find contact details here if you need to get in touch with them.


Bus ticket offers and discounts 

There’re some great savings to be made right across Wales when you travel by bus.

  • Multi-operator tickets
    • Do you need to buy bus tickets from more than one operator? Check out the links below for further information on what’s available.

      Plus Bus 

      A discount bus pass for unlimited bus travel around the whole urban area of a rail-served town or city. Buy PlusBus with your train ticket.

      Rovers and Rangers 

      Get unlimited travel for one day on our trains and some bus services within specified parts of our network.

      South-East Wales Network Rider

      A daily or weekly ticket valid on services run by several bus operators across South-East Wales.

      Sherpa'r Wyddfa 

      A day pass that allows you to hop on and off the bus that serves Eryri National Park, throughout the day.  


      This gives you access to 27 bus operators and nearly 200 bus routes across North Wales. You can travel easily without worrying about what bus to get on.

      Cardiff International Airport Integrated Ticket

      One integrated ticket connecting our trains to Rhoose Cardiff International Airport station with the 905 Adventure Travel bus from the station to Cardiff International Airport.

      You can also benefit from a Weekly, Monthly or Annual Season ticket.

  • Save money with tap on, tap off
    • On some bus services, you can pay for your journey by ‘tapping on’ and ‘tapping off’ with a contactless payment card or device. It can save you time and money when travelling. Check out the links below for further information on what’s available.

      Prices and terms and conditions are likely to vary depending on the operator you’re travelling with. Please check with them before you travel.

      Cardiff Bus 

      Fares are calculated based on how many journeys you make and where you travel on the day.

      Tapping on and off for one journey will amount to a single adult fare for that trip.

      Making multiple journeys in one day will cap your fare at the price of an adult day ticket.


      This ticket is available across North Wales.

      It lets you travel on almost any bus across the region using just one ticket for the whole day at just £6.50, or the whole week at £28.

      The offer covers an area from the Llŷn Peninsula to Chester and from Anglesey to Aberystwyth.

      Arriva Cymru 

      This tap on, tap off scheme is part of the North Wales pilot but is also available at different rates in Bangor, Menai, Chester Plus, Wales, and Wrexham Zones.

      All journeys within the zones will be capped at the zone rate.

      First Cymru

      When you tap on and off for one journey, a single fare is calculated based on the direct distance you’ve travelled.

      If you make additional journeys through the day, the price for these will be discounted.

      Fares are capped so you’ll never pay more than £6 each day. The day cap reduces in price the more you travel.

      Stagecoach South Wales

      Stagecoach South Wales pay-as-you-go fares are calculated based on how many journeys you make and where you travel on the day.

      If you travel across multiple zones, you'll hit the daily or weekly price cap for all zones in South Wales.

  • Other bus discounts 
    • Aged 16-21? Get mytravelpass

      If you’re aged 16-21 and resident in Wales, you could get approximately 1/3 off your bus fares with mytravelpass.

      You can use it any time of day and on any day of the week that your bus operates, including weekends and bank holidays.

      Apply for your pass on the mytravelpass website. You can also download and print an application form to send in the post or call 0300 200 2233 to get an application form and freepost envelope sent to you.

      Are you eligible for a Wales Concessionary Travel Card?

      If your primary address is in Wales and you’re aged 60 or over, or meet the Welsh Government’s disability eligibility criteria, you can travel for free on most bus services in Wales. You can also get discounted or free travel on many rail services.

      Visit our Concessionary Travel Card portal to find out more.