BUS fares for single journeys on most routes in Wiltshire are now priced at £2 or less – until March 31.
The fare price reduction has been funded by the Government, and is aimed at getting more people to use buses across the country during the current cost of living challenges.
As part of the promotion, many single bus fares in Wiltshire have been capped at just £2 for both adults and concessions.
If the single fare was originally less than £2, it will remain at the reduced price, and many day return tickets have also been reduced.
Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “This is a fantastic initiative to get more people using Wiltshire’s buses, as the £2 single fare cap offers an affordable and easy way to get around the county.
“If more people choose to leave their car at home and take the bus, it will help to maintain bus routes in Wiltshire, as well as reducing congestion and carbon emissions, and improving air quality.
“As we have set out in our Business Plan, we want to have vibrant, well-connected communities here in Wiltshire, and buses are a key part of that.
“Most bus services in Wiltshire are included in this great value offer, so I’d urge people to save money and explore Wiltshire by bus this year.”
Most normal bus services are included in the promotion, including services operated in Wiltshire by the following bus companies:
- Beeline Coaches
- Damory Coaches
- First Bus
- Libra Travel
- Salisbury Reds
- SouthWest Coaches
- Swindon’s Bus Company
To find out more about bus services and operators in Wiltshire, log on to www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/getting-around/bus.