Make big savings by Bus - Any bus Any route

22/07/2022

As many of us have started to return to going into work, rather than working from home, now's a good time to consider commuting by bus.

You could save money and help Cornwall cut its carbon emissions into the bargain.

We're working with bus operators in Cornwall on a series of initiatives to support our decarbonisation plans and make travelling by bus more attractive.

The Make Big Savings By Bus scheme has reduced bus fares so that single tickets now start at just £1.60 and returns from £2.40.

Great value Town Zone tickets are £2.50 and Cornwall-wide Day Tickets are just £5.

You can find more information on this and our bus services from: Read more on fares and bus services

With Cornwall leading the way in making it easier for people to travel by bus, Transport Minister Baroness Vere MP visited Truro this week to find out more about Cornwall Council’s bus fares pilot.

A first for a local authority, the  scheme was launched in April and has significantly cut the cost of bus travel for residents in Cornwall with fares on average now a third cheaper.

The pilot follows the council’s successful bid for £23.5m in government funding and involves bus companies including First South West and Go Cornwall Bus working in partnership as Transport for Cornwalll.

During her visit at an event in Lemon Quay (July 26, 2022), Baroness Vere, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Transport, spoke with bus companies and council representatives to hear more about the next steps for the costs-saving pilot.

This sees new Tap & Cap technology introduced to allow passengers using contactless payments to ‘tap on and tap off’ - capping their payments so that no matter how many journeys they make, passengers pay no more than £5 a day or £20 a week.