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Fare Changes from the 28th August 2016.

  • Launch of an under 20 fare
  • Changes some On-the-day fares,
  • Evening fares, child DayRider and value family fares to remain the same
  • Concessionary pass holders to benefit from lower fare

From Sunday 28th August we will be revising our bus fares in the Swindon urban area. This is the first change in on-the-day fares for 18 months and the first time the 2 Zone adult single fare has changed in over 2 years.


The Adult single fare will see a 10p difference - becoming £1.60 for 1 Zone and £2.10 for 2 Zone travel.


Thamesdown Transport has announced a revision to bus fares from Sunday 28 August 2016 and the introduction of a Young Person single and DayRider fare available to everyone aged 19 and under.

The new Young Person fare will replace the child ticket, increasing the maximum passenger age from under 16 to under 20 years.  A one zone single will be £1.10, with two zone travel being £1.60.  This will also be reflected with the introduction of the Young Person DayRider for £3.50.

Concessionary pass holders will also benefit from our changes.  At present, if concessionary pass holders want to travel before 9.30am and after 11pm on Monday to Friday they would need to buy a standard adult fare, however from 28 August those boarding within Swindon will be able to purchase a Young Person Single.

As a result of rising operating costs, single and DayRider fares will also be changing.  Standard adult single fare for a one zone journey will see a 10p rise - becoming £1.60 and a two zone single fare, which has not been changed for two years, will be increased to £2.10.

The Adult DayRider will increase by 20p to £4.00 and the Adult Multi DayRider, which gives six individual days’ travel for the price of five, will become £20.

However, the popular weekend and school holiday ‘Family for a Fiver’ fare, where a family of two adults and up to three children can make unlimited travel within the Swindon urban area for a day, will remain unchanged at £5, as will the Child DayRider, available to children aged 16 and under, and the Evening DayRider fare, which was recently made available to passengers from the earlier time of 6.30pm. 

Peter Oliver, Commercial Director of Thamesdown, said: “Putting up fares is never a decision we take lightly and we have tried to minimise the increases where possible and introduce alternative fares for the benefit of young people. 

“Unfortunately, with operational costs continuing to rise, so we have had to put up some, but not all, of our fares.   This will enable us to continue running bus services across Swindon and investing in a modern fleet for the comfort of our passengers.

“We hope that our new Young Person fares will encourage more people to switch to bus travel for leisure, education and work.”

There are no changes to TravelPass and Network season tickets.

More information on Thamesdown’s fares can be found from the Thamesdown Travel Shop on Fleming Way.

New Fares within Swindon From 28th August 2016

One-way Fares

 Product     Fares from the 28th Augst 2016
1 Zone Adult Single  £1.60
2 Zone Adult Single £2.10
   
1 Zone Young Person Single  £1.10
2 Zone Young Person Single £1.60
Young Person fares are available to anyone under the age of 20
   
Adult DayRider £4.00
Adult DayRider Plus £4.80
EveningRider Plus £2.50
   
Child DayRider £2.70
Child DayRider Plus £3.30
Child DayRiders are available to those under the age of 16.
   
Young Person DayRider £3.50
Young Person DayRider Plus £4.50
   
Adult and Kids DayRider £5.00
Adult and Kids DayRider Plus £5.80
   
Family DayRider £6.80
Family DayRider Plus £8.50 or £5.00 ***
*** Reduced price on Saturdays, Sundays and during Swindon school holiday periods
   
Adult Multi DayRider £20.00
Adult Multi DayRider Plus £24.00
Adult and Kids Multi DayRider £25.00
Adult and Kids Multi DayRider Plus £29.00
   

SmartFare

On a TravelCard for cashless bus travel. Get your TravelCard from our Travel Shop and load it with travel to the value of £5, £10. £15 or £20.

DayRider

One day’s unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in the Swindon urban area.

Adult £4.00

Child £2.70 (Child DayRiders available to anyone under the age of 16)

Young Person £3.50 (Young Person DayRiders available to anyone under the age of 20)

Adult & Kids* £5.00

Family** £6.80 or £5.00***

* One adult and up to 3 children, purchased by an adult

** Two adults and up to 3 children, purchased by an adult

*** Reduced price on Saturdays, Sundays and Swindon schools holiday periods

Multi-DayRider

Six DayRiders for the price of five are loaded onto a TravelCard.
Adult £20.00

Adult & Kids* £25.00

* One adult and up to 3 children, purchased by an adult

EveningRiderPlus

One evening's unlimited travel after 1800 hours on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in the Swindon urban area.

Adult £2.50

Child and Young Person £2.50

TravelPass

Unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in the Swindon urban area, on a TravelCard.
1 Week £14.50
4 Weeks £55.00
13 Weeks £160.00 

Don't forget you can also renew your 1 and 4 week Young Person TravelPass on the bus. (Exact monies please). In addition you can also renew online (Click Here) and in our TravelShop on Fleming Way

Young Persons' TravelPass

Unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in the Swindon urban area for all young people under 20, on a TravelCard.
1 week £11, 4 Weeks £40.00

Don't forget you can also renew your 1 and 4 week Young Person TravelPass on the bus. (Exact monies please) and in our TravelShop on Fleming Way.

Fares outside Swindon

For one-way, day return (where available) and 10 journey tickets (where available) outside the Swindon urban area, please click here.
DayRiderPlus and TravelPassPlus (on a TravelCard) allow unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

DayRiderPlus

One day's unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Adult £4.80

Child £3.30

Adult & Kids* £5.80

Family** £8.50

* One adult and up to 3 children, purchased by an adult

** Two adults and up to 3 children, purchased by an adult

Multi-DayRiderPlus

Six DayRiderPluses for the price of five are loaded onto a TravelCard
Adult £24.00

Adult & Kids* £29

* One adult and upto 3 children

EveningRiderPlus

One evening's unlimited travel after 1800 hours on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Adult £2.50

Child and Young Person £2.50

TravelPassPlus

Unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in Swindon and the surrounding areas, on a TravelCard.

1 Week £16.50

4 Weeks £63.00

13 Weeks £185.00

Don't forget you can also renew your 1 and 4 week Young Person TravelPass on the bus. (Exact monies please). In addition you can also renew online (Click Here) and in our TravelShop on Fleming Way

Young Persons' TravelPassPlus

Unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach buses in Swindon and surrounding areas for all young people under 20, on a TravelCard.
1 week £12.50, 4 Weeks £45.00

Don't forget you can also renew your 1 and 4 week Young Person TravelPass on the bus. (Exact monies please) 

Network Pass

Unlimited travel on ALL Thamesdown bus services, including rural services, on a TravelCard.

1 Week £22.00

4 Weeks £82.00

13 Weeks £230.00

Buy 1 week tickets on the bus, 4 weeks and 13 weeks tickets available at our Travel Shop in Fleming Way.

Multi-DayRiderPlus tickets, TravelPassPlus tickets and Network Passes are loaded onto a Travelard. Apply for a smartcard online here.

PlusBus

Add bus travel around town to your train ticket. More convenient than buying separate tickets.
Combined rail and bus tickets available from National Rail outlets.