Gwynedd supports launch of new 1Bws ticket

Date: 26/08/2021
1Bws

A one-purchase ticket valid on buses across north Wales has been officially launched.

The launch of the 1Bws ticket, which after purchase is valid for travel on buses across north Wales, was attended by bus operators from across the region as well as representatives from north Wales authorities and Transport for Wales.

An adult ticket costs £5.70, a child will pay £3.70 and holders of English and Scottish concessionary bus passes will also pay £3.70. A family ticket is available for just £12.

One ticket is valid all day on busses in Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Anglesey and Wrexham and on buses from North Wales to Chester, Whitchurch and Machynlleth.

There are buses covering most of the region and it is possible to explore the north Wales coast, Snowdonia and the Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley.

Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Environment said: “As a Council, we want to ensure that there are sustainable and affordable transport options for local people and those who visit the area. The Development of the 1Bws ticket is a great way of encouraging people to make the most of the services available and to leave the car at home whenever possible.

“It’s an excellent example of partnership working between the north Wales councils, bus operators and Transport for Wales. This is the first time that we have been able to provide and promote a single one-day ticket available on all services and it’s thanks to operators large and small for their commitment to improving access by bus.”

Richard Hoare, Arriva’s Regional Commercial Director, said: “The introduction of the 1Bws ticket is a result of the close working partnership in North Wales between operators and local authorities. This is an important development for existing customers and potential new users, as the new product will make travel by bus more convenient and easier to use.

“Buses are an important contributor to the North Wales economy and will be key in encouraging a green and sustainable recovery from the pandemic.”

Timetable information for all buses in north Wales is available online at http://bustimes.org or www.traveline.cymru; or by phone on 0800 464 00 00.

1Bws is valid on all local bus services operating in north Wales with the exception of service 28 between Mold and Flint.

It is also not valid on tourist services operated by open top buses, on National Express coach services and park and ride services.