Back to school

6 months ago Thu 27th Aug 2020

We'll be running our usual school buses for the new school year, starting from Tuesday 1st September, plus we'll be doing all we can to help keep pupils safe whilst travelling with us.

Keeping you safe

We've been running bus services throughout the pandemic, and have safety measures in place to keep everyone safe. To find out more about what we're doing, hop over to the 'Travelling by bus during the Coronavirus outbreak' page here.

Face coverings

The Welsh Government has advised that while face coverings are likely to be of little value in children under the age of 11 years, the rates of infection and transmission increase after from the age of 11 onwards and could have a role in risk mitigation.

The current advice from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales is that face coverings are recommended for all members of the public over 11 years in indoor settings in which social distancing cannot be maintained, including schools and school transport.

Click here to go to the Welsh Government website for their statement about face coverings in schools and colleges.

Routes and timetables

Here's a list of all the school services we will be running:

8S Cathays High School
Cathays High School - Cardiff Bay via City Road, City Centre, Grangetown

93S St Cyres School
Cardiff - Redlands Road (St Cyres School) via Ferry Road

604 & 606 Ysgol Plasmawr
Grangetown and Canton - Ysgol Plasmawr

607, 608, 609, 610 & 611 Fitzalan High School
Butetown and Grangetown - Fitzalan School

612, 613 & 614 St. Teilo’s High School
Leckwith - St. Teilo's High School via Grangetown, Splott and Tremorfa

615 Ysgol Glantaf
Roath - Ysgol Glantaf via Heath

Click here to see all the school timetables
You can also view the timetables on our website and app

Service 63

From Monday 14 September, the city centre to Radyr 08:05 number 63 journey will run 10 minutes earlier throughout to coincide with school start times, departing Westgate Street at 07:55. Click here to view the 63 timetable effective from 14 September.


Tickets can be purchased on the bus by cash and contactless, or on our mobile app or by iffcard (online). Head over to our fares and ticket page for all our fare information.

Why getting the bus is good for everyone

  • Reverting to increased numbers in car journeys on the school run will generate greater congestion and impact negatively on local air quality, especially around schools.
  • You can use our journey planner to see how many steps you've walked today and how many carbon emissions you've saved.
  • Travelling by bus can lead to improved air quality, helping to keep us healthier. Did you know the average walk to a bus stop in the UK is around 1,000 steps? If you do that five days a week for a year that over 260 miles – that’s the equivalent of walking to Disneyland Paris! 

Get in touch

We understand that going back to school will be a big change for everyone. Our customer services team are available to help with any worries or questions you may have. You can contact customer services between 08:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday:

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