Fares changes from 3rd September

10 months ago Mon 7th Aug 2023

Our fares are changing as of Sunday 3rd of September

Like everywhere, our costs are continuing to rise and we need to increase our fares in order to continue offering the comprehensive service we provide. These tickets still offer great value for money.

For regular travellers, for best value, we recommend you buy your period and day bundle tickets on the Reds mobile app.

For single journeys the good news is the Department for Transport £2 fare cap scheme is in place until 31 October.  However, some other single and returns will increase between 10 and 20p.

ADULT 7 day ticket paper withdrawal

From 3 September, ADULT 7 day tickets will only be available to buy on our app, or via our on board payment option, Tap On Tap Off. If you are using tap on tap off please make sure you use the same contactless card each time. If you are looking for a receipt, head on over to our Tap On Tap Off portal where you can view all of your transactions and download receipts.

We are keen to become more sustainable and by withdrawing paper 7 day tickets, we will significantly reduce the amount of paper and the sticky security wallets - which is much better for the environment.

CHILD 7 day tickets will still be available to buy from the driver.

NEW 7 day ticket app subscription

We will be introducing a new 7 day ticket option on our app. This will be a subscription service which is a more cost effective option than purchasing your ticket on a weekly basis.

The new 7 day subscription ticket will renew automatically every 7 days, until you want to opt out of future purchases.

Summary of fare changes

A full list of changes can be found below:

Some singles and returns will increase between 10-20p. However, all single bus fares are currently capped at £2 until 31 October, thanks to the Department for Transport scheme which is funded by UK Government.

Dayrider & Explorer tickets Old paper fare New paper fare Old app fare New app fare Tap on Tap off
Adult dayrider £5.00 £5.30 £4.80 £5.10 £5.10
Child dayrider £3.40 £3.70 £3.40 £3.60  
Group dayrider £15 £15 £15 £15  
Dayrider bundle - 10 days - - £43 £45  
Activ8 dayrider £6.80 £7 £6.70 £6.80  
Activ8 nightrider £2.70 £3 - -  
Adult explorer £10 £10.50 £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
Child explorer £6.70 £7.20 £6.70 £7  
Group explorer £27 £29 £27 £28  

 

Period tickets Old paper fare New paper fare Old app fare New app fare Tap on Tap off
Salisbury saver 7 £17 Withdrawn £16.50 £17.80 £17.80
Salisbury saver 7 day app subscription       £17.30  
Salisbury saver 30 £65 Withdrawn £60 £64  
Salisbury saver 90 - - £149 £159  
Salisbury zone annual - - £545 £580  
7 day child Salisbury saver - - £15.50 £16.50  
7 day Activ8

£19

Withdrawn £19 £19.50 £19.50
7 day Activ8 subscription       £19  
7 day adult network

£30

Withdrawn £29 £31 £31
7 day adult network app subscription       £30.50  
30 day adult network - - £111 £119  
90 day adult network - - £255 £275  
Network annual - - £845 £900  
7 day child network £24 £26 £24 £25.50  
30 day child network £91 Withdrawn £91 £98  
90 day child network - - £240 £255  
Swindon/Marlborough 7 day £18.50 £19.50 - -  
Salisbury saver zone 10-trip multi-trip - - £22.50 £24.00  
Salisbury saver zone 20-trip multi-trip - - £42.00 £45.00  
Salisbury saver zone 30-trip multi-trip - - £63.00 £67.00  

 

Wiltshire Day Rover Old paper fare New paper fare
Adult £9.50 £10.50
Child £6.30 £7.20
Senior citizen (over 60) £6.30 £7.20
Family £25.00 £29.00

Many customers have already converted to our app which has many other great features, such as:

  • Journey planning
  • Tracking buses in live times
  • Favouriting your regular bus stops and journeys

We have several newer convenient ways to pay, including: