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‘Bus It’ for £2 on single bus journeys across Somerset

Great news for everyone travelling by bus in Somerset; a new £2 single fare is now available from all participating operators until 31 March.

The major fare cut is part of an initiative funded by the Government aimed at boosting bus use and will apply to the majority of routes in Somerset.

SCC and the Somerset Bus Partnership have launched the ‘Bus It’ campaign to encourage more people to use bus services at a time when many routes are under threat due to lack of use. It’s hoped the new £2 fare will provide a major boost to patronage and support these aims.

The six operators involved are:


Faresaver Buses

First South West (Buses of Somerset)

First West of England

Hatch Green Coaches

South West Coaches

Cllr Mike Rigby, SSCC’s Lead Member for Transport and Digital said:

“This new £2 fare is vital to ensure we get more people on buses which will help preserve bus routes in Somerset.

“This is potentially a real gamechanger in terms of getting people to leave the car at home – a £2 single journey for most routes in Somerset is fantastic value for money when you factor in the cost of fuel and the cost of living crisis.

“By catching the bus, you can make a difference to the climate, to our environment and save money and wear and tear on your car – it really does make sense to ‘Bus It’.”


Posted on 6th January 2023

by Aaron Phillips