Fare changes from Sunday 17th July

4 weeks ago Wed 13th Jul 2022

Some of our fares will be increasing from Sunday 17 July 2022.

As with the cost of living increasing for all of us in the UK it is also affecting the costs of the service we provide. In order to keep up with the increases we have had applied to wages, mechanical parts, and overall utilities in the business it is now necessary to increase our Swindon Bus fares. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we hope you understand the need to cover the costs so we can continue to provide a good service.

A fares increase will come in to effect from Sunday 17 July and a summary of all fares changing can be found below:

Singles & Returns 

We have had a simple three zone fares structure in Swindon for many years with an inner (town centre), outer (the rest of Swindon) and plus (outside of Swindon) zone, with flat single fares within each zone and for interzone journeys.  During this next fare increase there will be a small number of locations where fares will be slightly lower.

The majority of adult single prices will be standardised at £2.00 (increasing from £1.70 or £1.80) and £3.00 (increasing from £2.40). Although we appreciate this is a larger increase than you would want, it does bring our fare values in line with many other bus fares in the industry.

The paper adult dayrider price will increase from £4.30 to £4.60 and the significant increase to single fares prevents this from having to increase by significantly more.

Travelpass prices

Travelpass prices will not change on 17 July, but may change later this year.

Swindon Bus app tickets

There are increases to Dayrider and dayrider bundle prices, but no changes to app period pass products at this time.

See below for a summary of the changes:

 

 

Current fare

New Fare

Adult Single - 1 zone (inner)

£1.70

£2.00

Adult Single - 1 zone (outer & plus)

£1.80

£2.00

Adult Single - 2 zones

£2.40

£3.00

Young Person Single - 1 zone

£1.20

£1.50

Young Person Single - 1 zone

£1.30

£1.50

Young Person Single - 2 zones

£1.80

£2.20

Adult Dayrider - Paper

£4.30

£4.60

Adut Dayrider - App

£4.10

£4.40

Young Person (16-19) Dayrider - Paper / App

£3.50

£3.80

Child Dayrider - Paper / App

£2.90

£3.20

Adult & Kids Dayrider - Paper / App

£5.20

£6.00

Family Dayrider - Paper / App

£7.10

£8.00

Weekend / Holiday Family Dayrider - Paper / App

£5.30

£6.00

Adult Dayrider Plus - Paper

£5.00

£5.50

Adult Dayrider Plus - App

£5.00

£5.50

Evening Dayrider Plus - Paper / App

£2.60

£3.00

Young Person (16-19) Dayrider Plus - Paper / App

£4.50

£5.00

Child Dayrider Plus - Paper / App

£3.40

£3.90

Adult & Kids Dayrider Plus - Paper / App

£6.00

£6.50

Family Dayrider Plus - Paper / App

£8.50

£9.50

Adult Multi-Day Rider bundle (6) - inner + outer - Paper / App

£20.00

£23.00

Adult & Kids Multi-Day Rider bundle (6) - inner + outer - Paper / App

£25.00

£28.50

Adult Multi-Day Rider bundle (6) - inner + outer + plus

£24.00

£27.00

Adult & Kids Multi-Day Rider bundle (6) - inner + outer + plus

£29.00

£33.00