Summer Days Out 2023

1 year ago Mon 22nd May 2023

Plan great days out this summer with Cardiff Bus.  We're running services to great locations across Cardiff and the Vale this summer, so hop on board and enjoy top attractions in our area. 

We're excited that our open top bus will run for journeys between Cardiff city centre, Cardiff Bay and Penarth Pier from the 10th June until 3 September then 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 September.  We've also increased the frequency on our baycar service (route 6) between the city centre and Cardiff Bay so you can enjoy sunny days by the waterfront. 

There are plenty of other locations to discover and visit which are just a bus journey away.  Take a look at some of our suggestions below. 

View our summer leaflet here.

Penarth Pier

Penarth Pier Pavilion

© Visit the Vale

daily from 10 June - 3 September 
and 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 23 September

Breeze down to Penarth Pier on our open top* service from St Mary Street (Wyndham Arcade stop JE) in Cardiff city centre.  Our summer bus stops outside Penarth Pier Pavilion so you can enjoy fish and chips or an ice cream on the pier, or visit one of the restaurants on the esplanade. Make the most of your time in Penarth by taking a stroll along the promenade or wander up the hill to discover the tranquility of the flower gardens of Alexandra Park and Windsor Gardens. 

Other places of interest along the route:

Cardiff Bay - You can also alight outside the Wales Millennium Centre or Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay and discover great cafés and restaurants, the science discovery centre - Techniquest, the Red Dragon Centre, the Senedd or the Wales Millennium Centre itself.

Penarth town centre - wander along Windsor Road for independent shops, cafés and restaurants.  Often referred to as ‘The Garden by the Sea,’ Penarth is perfect for nature lovers, so why not explore the flower gardens and picturesque parks across the town as well?

Day tickets
Adult - £4.40 on the bus or app
Under 16 or mytravelpass - £3 on the bus or app
Group (up to 5 people) - £15
Family (up to 5 people, max 2 adults and minimum 1 child) £9

View the service 99 timetable here

*occasionally in inclement weather or for operational reasons we may substitute a closed-top bus.

Cardiff Bay

baycar outside Wales Millennium Centre

Additional baycar journeys
from 10th June until 2 September

We’re adding extra journeys to our baycar service so you can enjoy the delights of Cardiff Bay without hanging around for a bus.  Our frequent service runs between the city centre and Cardiff Bay every 15 minutes during the day, 7 days a week from 10th June. 

In Cardiff Bay, take a boat trip, get all scientific at Techniquest or enjoy a nice meal and drink in one of the great cafés and restaurants.  There are plenty of other things to enjoy including the Wales Millennium Centre, the Norwegian Church, the Senedd and more. 

The popular Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival returns to the Roald Dahl Plass from 7 - 9 July 2023.  Visit Cardiff Bay's website for more information about events and attractions. 

View the baycar timetable from 5th June here.

Day tickets
Adult - £4.40 on the bus or on our app
Under 16 or mytravelpass - £3 on the bus or on our app
Group (up to 5 people) - £15
Family (up to 5 people, max 2 adults and minimum 1 child) £9 

St Fagans
Service 32 at the entrance to St Fagans

Service 32

Not only are there extensive gardens to enjoy in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, there is the open-air St Fagans National Museum of History, which has a collection of significant and historic buildings relocated from across Wales, including a farm, a tannery, mills and a chapel.

Each building opens a door into Welsh history through an understanding of ordinary people's everyday lives. 

Click here to view service 32 timetable from 10th June here.

Barry Island

Barry Island

© Visit the Vale

Service 95

Barry Island is firm favourite with families and those who enjoy the beach.

Enjoy sandy beaches and family amusements, discover the places featured in the hit TV show Gavin and Stacey or relax in one of the many cafés and restaurants.

Take a look at the service 95 timetable here.

Day tickets
Adult - £5.80
Under 16 or mytravelpass - £4
Family (up to 5 people, max 2 adults and minimum 1 child) £12

Other local days out

There are plenty of other areas and attractions to visit across our network.  Why not try the places below?  Click the location to find out how to get there by bus.

Cardiff Castle
Fancy travelling a bit further? 

Purchase a network rider ticket on your local Cardiff Bus and change buses in the city centre to visit some of these other great places just outside our network.