Revised Bus Fares in Plymouth

5 months ago Fri 9th Feb 2024


Plymouth Singles and Returns

First the good news. Plymouth Citybus are continuing to take part in the Governments ‘Help for Households’ £2 fare cap scheme, capping all single trips, anywhere on our network at just £2.

Since the introduction 12 months ago, we have seen a huge increase in passengers buying single tickets, taking advantage of the government funded scheme. Over 80% people buying tickets on bus are now buying the £2 single ticket. For you, nothing changes. 

We think it is now the right time to also cap returns at £4, meaning passengers will no longer have to buy two singles if they are traveling a longer distance, where the return fare was over £4. Doing this makes sure you are always getting the best value ticket.

For us to do this some returns below £4 have will increase.

Plymouth Kid Add-On

For the sixth year running we are freezing the price of our ever popular ‘Kid Add-On’ at just £1.50, which helps hundreds of thousands of families each year.

Season Tickets

Tickets of one day and above will increase in price. This is only the third increase since 2019. There is no change to either Plymouth Schools tickets, or Plymouth Plus tickets.

Plymouth Day Tickets

Adults will increase to £6, Under 18’s to £4.50.

Bundles of 5-day tickets will be £24 Adult (£4.80 a day) and £18 Under 18’s (£3.60 a day).

Family day tickets will be reduced to £10, for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Plymouth Week and Longer Tickets

Adults weekly tickets will increase to £24, Under 18’s to £18.

4 week and 13 week tickets will increase at the same rate as the weekly ticket.

‘Tap & Cap’

These changes make ‘Tap & Cap’ simpler to use and we hope in turn more people will use it.

Simply ‘tap on’ using your contactless payment method at the machine next to the driver and ‘tap off’ using the machine on the hand pole next to the exit.

One trip will be charged at max £2

Two trips will be charged at max £4

Three trips or above in one day will be capped at £6

Weekly travel will be capped at £24

Where to get info?

We understand that these changes to fares may raise questions, and we are here to assist you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team if you require any further information or assistance.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we strive to enhance your travel experience with Plymouth Citybus.

Link to the fares table can be found here: Plymouth fares