Ipswich Buses Fare Revisions – November 2018

15th November 2018

What’s happening?

From Sunday 25th November 2018 we are making a number of changes to our fares. We hope that this change will simplify travel for our customers and ensure we can provide the best service possible.

Why is this happening?

In simple terms, it is to reflect the changing costs of operating our buses. As the company is constantly expanding we looking at ways in which we can improve the reliability of our services and reinvest in a newer buses with low emission, resulting in us having greener journeys improving the environment, while also making our passengers journeys more comfortable.

Does this mean I’ll pay more to travel?

The adult singles fares will see a slight increase of 10p. The most regular adult users who travel twice in a day, who buy the 7 day or 28 day tickets will see a £1 – £2 increase.

The great news is that our adult day returns will remain even better value for money, as most of our returns are now cheaper or has stayed the same price – the new fares will be £1.80, £2.80 or £3.80. Also, under 20s and over 5 years of age single, return, 7 day and 10 trip smartcard prices have been frozen. This is to encourage more young people to use public transport. As well as this. users of the six-monthly travel pass will not have to pay any more as the fare remains £300.

Travelling together? No problem we are still offering our amazing value for money family ticket at just £6.00. Which entitles either 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children to travel together any time of the day.

Please see the table below for a summary of the changes.

School services

Due to increased costs with supplying school buses slight increases will be applied, and we will make sure the relevant schools are notified.

Period tickets country

We are going to introduce period tickets on our Country routes 2019, which will benefit our regular users and long distance travellers.


Fares Summary Table

Current Price New Price
Adult Single £1.00 £1.10
Adult Single £1.50 £1.60
Adult Single £2.00 £2.10
Adult Return £1.90 £1.80
Adult Return £2.90 £2.80
Adult Return £3.80 £3.80
Adult Day Ticket £4.00 £4.50
Family Day Ticket £5.00 £6.00
U20 Single £1.20 £1.20
U20 Return £2.00 £2.00
U20 Day Ticket £2.50 £2.70
Child TownRider 7 Day Pass £10.00 £10.00
Child TownRider Saver 10 £10.00 £10.00
Child TownRider 28 Day Pass £35.00 £36.00
Adult Transfer £2.50 £2.70
Adult TownRider 7 Day Pass £15.00 £16.00
Adult TownRider 28 Day Pass £50.00 £52.00
Adult TownRider 6 Month Pass £300.00 £300.00
Adult Town Rider 52 Week Pass £500.00 £520.00
Adult TownRider Saver 10 £15.00 £16.00
Adult TownRider Saver 20 £30.00 £32.00
Adult TownRider Saver 30 £45.00 £48.00
Adult TownRider Saver 40 £60.00 £64.00
Adult TownRider Saver 50 £75.00 £80.00

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