19 December 2022 – Passengers are being encouraged to get around for £2 by bus from January to March next year, with bus operators launching a campaign to promote the government fare cap scheme today.
The scheme is designed to help passengers save money this winter, backed by £60 million of government investment to cap single tickets at £2 from 1 January to 31 March 2023 across England, outside of London.
The government has confirmed over 130 bus operators, such as National Express and Stagecoach, managing routes from the north to the south of England will charge no more than £2 for their single tickets.
Buses Minister Richard Holden said: “We’re investing £60 million to cap single bus fares at £2 to help families, students and commuters and help get people back on the bus. The scheme will also take 2 million car journeys off the road and it’s fantastic to see so many bus operators signing up.”
Bus fares vary across different parts of the country and between bus operators, and the government says the cap is an important step in ensuring passengers across the country are getting a fair deal.
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Operators taking part in the scheme: £2 bus fare cap