Fares and ticketing

Youth Discount Bus Travel scheme

If you are 16, 17 or 18 and live in Wales, then you can apply for a bus pass. This pass will allow you cheaper travel on local buses and TrawsCymru long-distance buses.

12 Trip Ticket

This ticket offers greater discounts for regular travellers than purchasing daily single or return tickets. The ticket allows 12 individual journeys which must be used within a calendar month, on any day of the week on most services provided by us. For example, a £2 single bus journey would cost only £1.17 with a 12 trip ticket, and an adult day return of £4.90 would cost only £3.27. For more information ask your bus driver.

West Wales Rover ticket

Travelling around West Wales by bus has been made simpler with a West Wales Rover Ticket. You simply buy the ticket on the first bus you board, and use it to go as you please throughout the day.

The ticket is valid on most local bus services in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire - this does not include services which are available only to school children, National Express services 507/508/528, services 167, T1c, X14, or X26.

From 2nd April 2017 a day Rover ticket costs £8.00 for adults or £4.50 for children. A weekly Rover Ticket is also available for just £30 for adults or £16 for children.


PLUSBUS is a bus pass that connects trains and buses throughout Wales. Buy your PLUSBUS pass with your train ticket at the station, by phone or online. It gives you unlimited bus travel around the origin and/or destination towns of your rail journey, including the journey to and from the train station. PLUSBUS is available in 275 towns across Britain, including Llanelli and Carmarthen.

Cymru Connect

Cymru Connect allows you to book a ticket at a rail station and travel from point A to point B in Wales using a combination of rail and bus in one single transaction. The bus routes available in and around Carmarthenshire are:

  • 279 from Carmarthen to the Botanic Garden of Wales;
  • 222 from Carmarthen to Laugharne and Pendine;
  • X13 from Swansea to Ammanford and Llandeilo;
  • T1 from Carmarthen to Pencader, Llanybydder, Lampeter, Aberaeron, New Quay and Aberystwyth;
  • 460 from Carmarthen to Newcastle Emlyn and Cardigan.

Explore Wales Pass

The Explore Wales Pass gives you the freedom to enjoy unlimited travel across to all of Wales’ mainline train services and almost every bus service. You also receive an amazing range of other benefits, including ‘two for one’ entry or discounted admission to many of Wales’ biggest tourist attractions and youth hostel accommodation.

Operator ticketing

First Cymru and Richards Brothers provide their own tickets. These tickets are valid on their own bus networks. 

Don’t forget, residents of Wales aged 60 or over and people with certain disabilities can travel on all local bus services in Wales for FREE!