- In Travel
- January 22, 2016
- Plan your trips properly
Often buying returns will be cheaper, however be careful as often these are valid for same day travel only.
Also search for free bus services, some cities like Manchester, Leeds & Bradford have them.
- Keep an eye on promotions / discounts / sales / apps
Sites like Megabus have massive sales every year for instance
- Get off one stop early and walk
You might also find that two stops might be in two different zones, so getting off earlier could be significantly cheaper
- Never buy a one-day travelcard (unless you do the maths & we’re wrong that day/month)
In London, grab an Oyster card or use contactless payments instead, most of the time these will be cheaper. If you’re unsure then ask.
- Use cheap fare finders
Consider only travelling in off-peak times
- Grab a free ride…
- Book bus travel at the same time as your trains
Many towns/cities have PlusBus they offer unlimited city travel from £2 per day
- Grab a student card
It will depend on bus company if they accept it
- Grab a bus pass
An obvious way of saving, these will depend on your local bus company but expect young person, student cards, family cards etc
Lots of people share bus passes but obviously this is naughty
- Buy a season ticket
Another obvious way of saving that you’ve probably already thought about doing but we need to mention it