High School Bus Guide

10 months ago Mon 9th Aug 2021

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Starting high school or returning for another year?  We’re making some changes to our school bus timetables and routes to make sure your journey to and from school is as easy as it can be.

Don’t forget, if you’re between 16 – 21, apply for a My Travel Pass to benefit from discounted fares.  Find out more below.

Here’s a guide to the school bus services run by Cardiff Bus.


Cathays High
Service 8S will be withdrawn and replaced by services 618 and 619. 

Service 618 will run between Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, Grange Gardens, the city centre, North Road, Crown Way.

Service 619 will run between the city centre, City Road, Crwys Road, Whitchurch Road and Crown Way.

View the Cathays High School timetables here

Service 608 runs between Mount Stuart Square and Fitzalan High School via Avondale Road, Channel View, Clive Street and Sloper Road.

Service 609 runs between Clare Road and Fitzalan High School via Ninian Park Road.

Service 610 runs between Dumballs Road and Fitzalan High School via Clarence Road, Corporation Road, Penarth Road, Sloper Road, Leckwith Road and Lawrenny Avenue.

Service 611 runs between Bute Street and Fitzalan High School via the city centre, Tudor Street and Ninian Park Road.

View the Fitzalan High School timetables here

St Cyres
Our 93S will continue to run between Grangetown and Redlands Road via Clive Street and Ferry Road.  The timetable on this service will remain the same.

Click here to view the 93S timetable 

St Teilo’s
Service 612 will be extended to also serve Sloper Road, Ninian Park Road and Clare Road from September 2021.  This service begins on Sloper Road and runs via Ninian Park Road, Clare Road, Corporation Road, Clarence Road, James Street, The Flourish, Lloyd George Avenue Tyndall Street, East Tyndall Street, Ordell Street, Habershon Street, North Park Road, Muirton Road, Tweedsmuir Road, Clydesmuir Road, Pengam Road, Rover Way, Ffordd Pengam, the A4232 and Circle Way East.

Service 613 runs between Adamsdown Square and St Teilo’s High School via Constellation Street, Tin Street, Splott Road, South Park Road, Muirton Road, Tweedsmuir Road, Clydesmuir Road, Pengam Road, Newport Road, the A4232 and Circle Way East.

Service 614 runs between Broadway and St Teilo’s High School via Waterloo Road, Colchester Avenue, Penylan Road, Llanedeyrn Road and Circle Way East.

View the St Teilo’s High School timetables here

Ysgol Glantaf

Service 615 runs between Roath and Ysgol Glantaf via Albany Road, Wellfield Road, Ninian Road, Wedal Road, Allensbank Road, Heath Park Avenue, Heathwood Road, The Philog, Merthyr Road, College Road, Gabalfa Avenue, Gabalfa Road.

View the 615 timetable here. 

Ysgol Plasmawr

Service 604 runs between Leckwith and Ysgol Plasmawr via Sloper Road, Penarth Road, Clare Road, Clare Street, Neville Street, Cowbridge Road East, Wyndham Crescent, Romilly Road, Chargot Road, Pencisely Road, Waungron Road, St Fagans Road and Plasmawr Road.

Service 606 runs between Leckwith Close and Ysgol Plasmawr via Leckwith Road, Llandaff Road, Romilly Road, Chargot Road, Pencisely Road, Waungron Road, St Fagans Road and Plasmawr Road.

View the Plasmawr school bus timetables here

Can't see your school? 
Use our Journey Planner to find the best route for you.  Don't forget to change the date to the 6th September to view our updated times.  


If you’re under 16 you’ll qualify for our child fare.  We have a variety of tickets available to suit your travel needs, from single and day tickets to week, month and annual tickets.  If you want to purchase a week, month or annual ticket, you'll need an iff card.  

Tip: Some tickets are cheaper on the app

View our cash / iff card fares here.
View our app fares here

If you’re between 16 and 21 years old, apply for a Welsh Government My Travel Pass for discounted fares.  Once you receive your card you can purchase tickets at young person rates on the Cardiff Bus app or from the driver. 

Find out more about the My Travel Pass here.