Half Price Travel on World Earth Day!
2 months ago
Taking place on Friday 22nd April, World Earth Day is an annual event aimed at showing support for environmental protect. So for one day only, we will be offering half price Dayrider tickets to people living and visiting Swindon, as a way of encouraging car drivers to leave their cars at home and catch the bus instead.
Anyone who wants to give up their car for the day and take advantage of all-day half price bus travel on Earth Day, can download the Swindonbus app and use the code EARTH22 to buy their ticket*.
In order to take advantage of this offer:
- Download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store
- Go to the Mobile Tickets section
- Select which zone you would like to buy a ticket in. View our zone map
- Click on the dayrider ticket for the zone you want to travel in.
- If you do not have an account, you will then be asked to create one - in order to store your ticket.
- Once you've created an account or logged in, add the discount code EARTH22 in the discount code section.
- Select Buy Ticket, and purchase your ticket.
- This will now appear in Your Tickets, where you can activate it when you are ready to go by bus.
Our Head of Marketing and Communications Nikki Honer explained that, “This means adults will be able to travel on our services for the whole of Earth Day from just £2.05".
“We are committed to helping improve the quality of air we breathe here, and we have been working on this in a number of ways - including investing in a new fleet of greener vehicles.
“A double decker bus has the potential to take up to 75 cars off the road, and we’re asking people to leave their own vehicles at home on Earth Day.
“Bus travel has changed beyond recognition over recent years, and those who haven’t travelled with us recently will be amazed at the enhancements we’ve made. Our buses are more frequent, have more comfortable seating, offer next stop announcements and USB charging points for smartphone and tablet users, accept mobile phone payments, as well as contactless and tap on tap off - and they sport the very latest Euro 6 low emissions engines.
“We hope our Earth Day offer encourages more people to take the bus. If we can convert some car users, even for a few journeys, it could make a huge difference to the local environment in the long term, as well as helping ease the town’s congestion issues.”
*This offer is only valid to buy via the app on Friday 22nd April. There is not alternative payment method. It is valid for any dayrider ticket, including children's dayrider tickets (a verification process will need to be followed) but not group tickets. The offer can only be used once per customer. App tickets are not valid on Stagecoach services.