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£2 Bus fare this winter

From 1st January to 31st March, Plymouth Citybus will offer adult bus fares capped at £2 per single journey. The Government is providing up to £60 million for bus operators outside London to help people with cost of living.

Plymouth Citybus will be offering adults across England single fares capped at £2 on bus journeys from January. The offer is funded through a £60 million scheme under the Government’s “Help for Households” program to help the public with cost-of-living pressures over the winter.

All single fares are covered by the scheme, aside from these specific Plymouth school buses. Passengers can expect to make big savings on longer bus routes, including:

  • Plymouth Citybus route 42, currently £3.60 for a single from Royal Parade to Southway
  • Plymouth Citybus route 20A, currently £3.50 for a single from Royal Parade to Ivybridge

The government has estimated that the average single fare for a 3-mile journey is £2.80, meaning the special fare will save passengers almost 30%. The initiative, which ends on March 31st, will help millions of passengers with travel costs for work, education, and essential journeys.

Richard Stevens, Managing Director of Plymouth Citybus, said: “Many of our passengers are dealing with increasing bills this winter, so we’re proud to support this Government initiative to help people with their travel costs.

“Under this special fare, you’ll be able to go further than ever for £2. We hope it will encourage people to try some new routes, have some adventures and to explore the freedom of travelling by bus.”

Buses Minister Richard Holden said: “Bus travel remains the most popular form of public transport in England, making up around half of all journeys. That’s why we’re investing £60 million to cap single bus fares at £2 to support every passenger and help get people back on the bus.  

“With the scheme set to take two million car journeys off the road, it’s fantastic to see so many bus operators signing up to the fare cap, helping people to ‘Get Around for £2’ between the 1st January and 31st March.”  

We’re hoping this capping of bus fares will help those struggling with the cost of living crisis to still be able to visit cultural events and locations across the city. Find out where to go here and what to do/see here.


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