Town Routes Fares

Adult Fares Single and Return tickets to and from the Town Centre are priced by distance. Please ask your driver for the exact fair required.

Transfer Ticket £3.00
(Two journeys within 1 hour)
Adult All Day Ticket £4.50
Adult TownRider 7 Day Pass £16.50
Adult TownRider 28 Day Pass £54
Adult TownRider 6 Month Pass £310
Adult Town Rider 52 Week Pass £540
Adult TownRider Saver 10 £16.50
You can buy multiply TownRider save 10's!

5-19 Fares

U20 Single £1.20
U20 Return £2.10
U20 All Day Ticket £2.80
Child TownRider 7 Day Pass £10.40
Child TownRider Saver 10 £10.40
Child TownRider 28 Day Pass £37

Family (Group) Fares

All Day Monday-Saturday Family Ticket £6.50
(For 2 adults and upto 3 children or 1 adult and upto 4 children.)
All Day Sunday Family Ticket £5.00
(For 2 adults and upto 3 children or 1 adult and upto 4 children.)

Country & School Service Fares

AdultUnder 20Family¹
Day Ticket£8.50£5£15
Adult 7 Day Pass £25
Adult 10 Trip £25
(Smart card or m-ticket only)
Adult 28 Day Pass £85
(Smart card or m-ticket only)
Adult 6 Months £450
(Smart card or m-ticket only)
Adult Annual £850
(Smart card or m-ticket only)
Under 20s 7 Day Pass £18
(Smart card or m-ticket only)
Under 20s 10 Trip Ticket £18
(Smart card or m-ticket only)
Under 20s 28 Day Pass £70
(Smart card or m-ticket only)
Under 20s Termly £200
(m-ticket only)

Paying for your journey

Ipswich Buses operate an exact fare policy on all of our bus services and our drivers cannot give you change.

Paying for your journey on the bus is the most expensive way to travel and by paying for your travel in advance with the Ipswich Buses App could save you money.

On our buses we ask for the exact fare to be tendered to speed the loading of buses and minimise the handling of money, but with contactless payments now available on all our buses, you don’t need to worry about finding the correct change!

Besides single & return fares, there is a wide range of day, weekly, monthly and annual season tickets, please see above.

Concessionary permit holders can travel FREE on all our local bus services between 0930 and 2300 Monday to Friday and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Outside of these time limits normal buys fares apply. Please note, concessionary bus permits are not valid for travel on any privately hired buses, our Open Top tours, excursions or other ‘special’ bus services, such as to the Suffolk Show, and on rail replacement services.

Smart Card or M-Tickets

All smart card tickets can be purchased on the bus from your driver and will be added to your smart card. Smart cards are reusable and you can purchase your initial smart card from our Travel Shop in Tower Ramparts Bus Station for £3.00. Lost or stolen cards can be replaced for £3.00.

M-Tickets can be purchased on the Ipswich Buses app which can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

On the Ipswich Buses App you can also track your bus in real time, plan your journey and see how busy your bus is before you can travel. Purchasing your ticket on the app also means that if your phone is lost or stolen then we can cancel your ticket to stop it being misused and transfer it to your replacement device.

Under 5s

There is no charge on any of our buses for children under the age of 5.

Aged 16 - 19?

Good news you can still get our great value child fare. To get this discount you will need to have photo ID to show the driver. Please remember that we only accept the following as forms of ID: Ipswich Buses ID card or Endeavour card. The driver has the right to refuse travel and ask for an adult fare to be paid if you do not show the correct form of ID when asked.

Are you aged 16-19? If so, with a cashless Endeavour Card you can get at least 25% off full price adults fares on participating bus services.

Click here to get yours!

There are three ways you can pay for your travel.

  1. If college is less than 3 miles away there are no subsidies available, unless you have mobility problems and then Suffolk County Council may be able to help. Everyone under 20 can get a discount of about one-third off all adult ticket prices with an Endeavour Card from Suffolk County Council or an Ipswich Buses ID card (which you can get from our Tower Ramparts Enquiry Office).
  2. If you are travelling to your nearest sixth form college and its over 3 miles away, then Suffolk County Council normally assist with the cost of travel; find out more at :-
  3. If you have chosen to travel to a sixth form college that is further away, then Suffolk County Council may assist with the cost of travel if you are chosing the college because it has a course you can’t do nearer to home. (Near Ipswich we know that applies to some of the courses at Otley College for example). To find this out follow the link under 2 above Sometimes the college will subsidise your travel (Otley College also do that, and Suffolk One do that to allow you to travel on Ipswich Buses routes 501 and 502 from Stowmarket and Felixstowe). Otherwise you need to pay – but remember that all under 20s can get a discount of about one-third off adult prices by showing the driver your Endeavour Card or Ipswich Buses ID card.

Train and Bus

For train travellers who wish to make onward journeys on our services in and around Ipswich visit the PLUSBUS website for further details.In Ipswich for a small additional payment on your train ticket of £3 for adults and £1.50 for young travellers you can travel across all our Ipswich Town network for no additional fare. Just show the driver your train ticket marked PLUSBUS.


No charge for Guide Dogs or well behaved dogs on a lead.

Customer Helpline

If you need further information or help please call our helpline:

0800 919 390

Contactless Payment

Quick and easy Contactless Payment

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Save with pre-pay when you regularly travel by bus.

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