Passengers getting good deal from weekly bus tickets

Passengers getting good deal from weekly bus tickets

The latest National Fares Survey from the TAS Partnership shows weekly bus tickets provide an average discount of 27% on single fares.

The survey, which examined over 1,000 bus fares across Britain, found they were rising at a lower rate than regulated rail fares, with weekly bus tickets up by 2% and rail fares up by 5%.

Both daily and weekly bus tickets have risen well below the Retail Price Index and while single fares proved the exception, rising at 6% above RPI, they were described by TAS as a ‘dying breed’ purchased by fewer than 10% of urban passengers.

Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users UK said: “Buses generally provide excellent value for money and it’s good to see prices for weekly tickets offer good options for passengers.”

“However, we need to find new ways of helping those who don’t have access to smart technology and possibly only work a day or two a week – their travel costs will take up a much larger proportion of their income, limiting the options for people already at a disadvantage. Bus operators have overcome major obstacles with creativity and imagination – I am confident they will find a way to meet this passenger need.”

Click here to read the Survey in full 

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