New Fares April 2023

1 year ago Tue 14th Mar 2023

New Fares and Boundaries

We are changing our fares and fare zones/boundaries from Sunday 9th April 2023.

From Sunday 9th April 2023, we are having to take the very difficult decision to increase our fares. 

This will be the first time any of our fares have changed in over 4 years.  They were last changed in March 2019. In this time, we have seen costs increase to a level where we are now in a position that we have no option but to increase fares. 

Despite this price increase, we’re still confident that we offer good value for money with a variety of tickets including discounted bundles of single and day tickets on the app, which will be available for more fare zones from the date above.  We have also taken the opportunity to extend our flexible mobile tickets right across our network. These offer a single trip within Cardiff for as little as £1.80, or Barry for as little as £2.20.  There are also deals on our day ticket bundles that we’ve also rolled out across all of our network  

Direct debit prices will also increase from this date, and customers will be notified via letter.

Changes to fare zones/boundaries

Cardiff and Barry fare zones
From Sunday 9th April, the ‘to go’ fare zone will cover all areas of Cardiff and Penarth between Cardiff Garden Centre in St Mellons, Culverhouse Cross (B&Q), Eastbrook Railway Station and Glamorgan Golf Club.  Dinas Powys, Cosmeston, Sully and Wenvoe will move to be part of the newly widened Barry fare zone.  Customers travelling between Dinas Powys/Cosmeston/Sully/Wenvoe and Cardiff will need to purchase a ‘plus’ ticket for these journeys. 

Service 30 fares
Customers travelling between Cardiff and Newport will need a 'plus' ticket.  View new Service 30 single and day fares here.

Inner-city fare zone
We’re introducing an inner-city fare zone for shorter trips around the city centre.  This area will cover the city centre and will be available from Canton (Victoria Park) / The Ninian / Sophia Gardens in the west, to Penlan Library or Newport Road / City Road in the east, and Corbett Road / Minister Street in the north to Wynnstay Close / Durham Street / South Loudon Place / Magretion Place in the south.

This means you will be able to travel from Albany Road to the city centre or Victoria Park to the city centre for £1.70 Adult, a reduction from the £2.00 single trip fare before the change. 

Inner-city fare zone map

Ely and Pontprennau fares
Cheaper single tickets will be available in Ely and Pontprennau/Pentwyn for shorter local journeys within a set boundary.

Adults £1.70
Children / MTP £1.20

Ely:  for travel between Ely Legion / Colin Way and Culverhouse Cross on routes 13, 15, 17, 18, 96 and 96A. View the boundary for cheaper tickets within Ely.

Pontprennau / Pentwyn / Llanedeyrn:  for travel between The Maelfa (Services 57/58), Ael-Y-Bryn (Services 51/53), Ty Cerrig (Services 51/53), Pentwyn Interchange (Service 59) and Pontprennau Asda.  View boundary for cheaper single tickets within Pontprennau and Pentwyn

View our network map which includes the local fares from Sunday 9th April.

View our FAQ page about the changes here.

New Fares from 9th April

Cardiff fare zone
includes travel in Penarth and Llandough

 

Adult

Child / My Travel Pass

Inner-city single

£1.70

£1.20

Single

£2.20

£1.50

Day to go

£4.40

£3.00

Week to go

£16.00

£10.00

4 week to go

£55.00

£40.00

Annual

£620.00

£480.00

App – 3 day tickets

£12.00

-

App – 10 single tickets

£18.00

-

Freedom ticket*

-

£12

*Valid in Cardiff City only not including Penarth or Llandough.

Barry fare zone
includes travel in Sully, Cosmeston, Dinas Powys and Wenvoe

 

Adult

Child / My Travel Pass

Single

£2.50

£1.60

Day to go

£4.50

£3.20

Week to go

£15.00

£10.00

4 week to go

£48.00

£32.00

Annual

£485.00

£350.00

App – 3 day tickets

£13.00

-

App – 10 single tickets

£22.00

-

Plus tickets
Travel across our entire network or between zones.  For fares to and from Newport on route 30 click here

 

Adult

Child / My Travel Pass

Single

£3.00

£2.00

Day to go

£5.80

£4.00

Week to go

£22.00

£14.50

4 week to go

£70.00

£50.00

Annual

£715.00

£500.00

App – 3 day tickets

£17.00

-

App – 10 single tickets

£28.00

-

Network Rider – South East Wales

Adult
Day - £9.00
Week - £26.00

Child / My Travel Pass
Day - £6.00
Week - £18.00

Family
Day - £19.00

Family tickets

Our family tickets will be available for the same price all week.  These tickets can be used for families of up to 5 people travelling together with a maximum of 2 adults.  1 adult and 1 child must be present at all times when travelling.

Cardiff & Penarth - £9
Barry, Dinas Powys, Cosmeston & Sully - £8.50
Across entire network - £12

Group tickets

A group of up to 5 people can travel together all day for £15.00 in the Cardiff fare zone.

Tickets withdrawn

  • Short hop
  • St David’s staff discounted weekly tickets
  • Day ticket top-ups
  • Cardiff City FC match day specials
  • Off-peak family tickets
  • 57/58 return ticket
  • Newport return ticket