Special summer offer – five for £5!
This summer, Southampton City Council has partnered with local bus operators including City Red to offer a discount on group tickets; giving up to five people bus travel within the Southampton zone only all day for just £5.
From Saturday 23 July, groups of up to five people will be able to travel on City Red services and pay just £5 for the whole day. Each ticket is only valid on the operator's bus service that it was purchased from.
The offer will make travelling around the city more affordable for families and groups exploring the city’s museums, parks, shops and restaurants during the summer. It covers the whole of the school holidays to enable more people to choose greener travel options for free events from the Big Green Event on 30 July to the summer-long Hares of Hampshire exhibition.
With a packed schedule of events in Southampton over the summer months, there’s even more reason to travel around the city and explore new areas and things to do. There's Circus Zyair in Hoglands Park from 5 – 9 August, Southampton Pride on 27 August and lots of arts and music performances at Guildhall Square as well. See VisitSouthampton.co.uk/events for more inspiration.
Cabinet Member for Transport and District Regeneration, Councillor Eamonn Keogh, said: “This is a fantastic offer for groups and families travelling to and around the city during the school holidays. At a time of rising prices, this offer means you keep more money in your pocket. Not only do families and groups save money, taking the bus is a greener way to get around and takes cars off the road. The offer is a great opportunity for accessing city events and exhibitions as well as the many shops and restaurants we have here in Southampton.
Mark Lovell, City Red’s Operations Manager, said: “We are delighted to partner with Southampton City Council on this special summer offer. At a time of rising living costs, we want to help people get out and enjoy the holidays and the initiative will do this. Our buses offer a fun, affordable and green way to get around and we have introduced Tap On and Tap Off to make it even easier.”