Most residents will be able to travel more cheaply by bus for three months at the start of 2023, thanks to a new government scheme.
As part of the wider ‘Help for Households’ initiative, the bus fare cap will limit the price passengers will pay for an adult single fare to £2 on most routes operated by participating bus firms.
Running from 1 January until 31 March 2023, the bus providers in Oxfordshire which have opted in are:
Oxford Bus Company
Thames Valley Buses
The temporary £2 bus fare cap on adult fares does not change the concessionary fare scheme or impact free travel. Services where singles already cost less than £2 are also not included, and there are some exemptions such as:
Dedicated school services
Services which only run on school days
Coach services including the Oxford Tube.
More details are available on the government’s website or by visiting bus providers’ websites.