Free Bus Travel in Swansea for Half Term
Swansea's hugely popular free bus offer is back for the last weekend in May and the long Bank Holiday weekend at the start of next month.
Whether it's a trip to the Blackpill Lido, a journey to Singleton Park or a day out on the beach you're looking for, the free bus services will be available for six days over the half-term period.
All bus passenger journeys starting and finishing in Swansea will be free if your journey starts before 7pm on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th. The free service will also be available before 7pm on 2- 5 June so families can get out and about together without worrying about the fare.
All journeys need to start and finish within Swansea and the only service not included in the offer is First Cymru's open-top bus between the City Centre and Mumbles.
The free travel initiative was launched during last year's school summer holidays with tens of thousands of people taking the chance to travel for free.
Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council, said the offer was back because of popular demand. He said, "The free bus initiative has been an incredible success over the last 10 months and now the summer's coming and there's a long bank holiday ahead, there's another opportunity for everyone in Swansea to benefit.
"The feedback I've had from families worrying about the rising cost of living is that it's made a real difference because they can spend their hard-earned wages on other things instead when they make their trips.
"There's lots of council venues and events going on, indoors and outdoors, to enjoy for free and with free buses too, families have some great opportunities to plan inexpensive days out.
"At a time when people are having to make difficult choices due to rising inflation, energy and food bills, a little bit of help on the buses can make the difference between a trip out or staying at home.
He added, "Other local authorities in Wales and England have been watching what we've been doing in Swansea and adapting the idea to support families in their areas too."
The free bus initiative applies to all bus journeys starting and finishing within the Swansea Council area until 7pm on days when the offer is running. Travellers will need to comply with any Welsh Government pandemic rules in force at the time.
To find out more about the free bus travel offer, please visit https://www.swansea.gov.uk/freebuses