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Discounted bus fares introduced across Stoke-on-Trent with new Affordable Fares scheme

Bus passengers travelling around Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle are set to benefit from discounted ticket prices from 1st July.

In partnership with all bus operators across the city, Stoke-on-Trent City Council is introducing a brand-new Affordable Fares scheme which will see existing fares cut by up to 50 per cent.

The scheme, which will come into force on Saturday 1 July, is part of a city-wide effort to encourage more people to use public transport when travelling in and around the city.

As well as big discounts on current prices, bus users will be able to use the same ‘smart’ ticket across all bus services in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle.

Under the Affordable Fares scheme Adult tickets will be reduced by up to half:

  Adult Young Person - under 19 
Day ticket £3.50 £2
Week ticket £12 £7
Month ticket £42 £24
3 Month ticket £115 £60
Annual ticket £400 £200

£2 single fares will continue to be available. You can buy your tickets on board from any driver or from operator's apps.

The Young Person's ticket is now available to anyone under 19

Children under five and concessionary travel pass holders will continue to travel free of charge (after 9.30am on weekdays and all day at weekends and public holidays).

The Affordable Fares scheme will remain in place for a minimum of 12 months, initially until 30 June, 2024.

It's the first of a number of bus service improvements which are set to be introduced in Stoke-on-Trent over the next three years as part of a £31.6 million investment.

Smart tickets are valid the full route of our services except for:

  • Route 3 between Red Bull crossroads & Crewe
  • Route 18 between Endon fountain & Leek
  • Route 101 between Tittensor Winghouse Lane & Stafford