Ticket Types & Fares

Newport Bus operates a range of value-for-money bus tickets for an easy and cost-effective way to travel around the city of Newport or to Cardiff, Cwmbran, Chepstow, Monmouth and Lydney. T7 Traws Cymru ticket can be found here

The bus tickets are split into 3 zones - Newport (Zone 1), Cardiff and Cwmbran (Zone 2), Chepstow and Monmouth (Zone 3) – find out more about our zones here

For information on Route 30 Cardiff tickets, see below.

Fares are applicable from Sunday 23, April 2023.


ZONE 1 -  City of Newport

ZONE 1 & 2 - Cardiff and Cwmbran 

ALL ZONES - to include Chepstow / Monmouth / Lydney

Single Adult (+22) £2.20 £2.80  See route timetable 
Youth (16-21)* £1.45 £1.85  See route timetable
Child (5-15)** £1.45 £1.85  See route timetable
Dog**** £1.50 £1.50  
R1 ticket See route timetable      
City Hopper*  All  £1.30    

City Day & City Day Plus

Adult (+22)  £4.40 £5.60  

Youth (16-21)**

£2.90 £3.70  
Child (5-15)*** £2.90 £3.70  
All-Day Family Ticket  two adults and up to three children  £9.50 £9.50  
Weekly tickets Adult (+22) £18.70 £23.80  
Youth (16-21)**


Child (5-15)*** £12.50 £15.85  
4-Weekly Ticket Adult (+22) £56.10 £71.40  
Youth (16-21)** £37.40 £47.60  
Child (5-15)*** £37.40 £37.40  

Chepstow Town Single 

Adult (+22) £1.30 
Youth (16-21)** £0.85   
Child (5-15)*** £0.85 
Chepstow Town Day Adult (+22) £2.60
Youth (16-21)** £1.70
Child (5-15)*** £1.70
All Zone Day Adult (+22)     £8.40
Youth (16-21)**     £5.60
Child (5-15)***     £5.60
All Zone Week  Adult (+22)      £25.20
Youth (16-21)**      £16.80
Child (5-15)**      £16.80

All Zone 4Week (App only)

Adult (+22)      £75.60
Youth (16-21)**      £50.40
Child (5-15)**     £50.40
Network Rider - valid on Newport Bus and other bus operators in South East Wales. See our Network Rider page for details. 
Daily Network RIder  Adult (+22)      £9.00
Youth (16-21)**      £6.00
Child (5-15)***     £6.00
Daily Family Network Rider  Two adults and up to three children      £19.00
Weekly Network Rider  Adult (+22)       £26.00
Youth (16-21)**      £18.00
Child (5-15)***       £18.00
Forest of Dean - Tickets below are valid for travel on C4 and 72 only. Concessionary valid - see FAQs for details. 
Forest of Dean Day ticket Adult (+22)     £4.40
Youth (16-21)**     £2.90
Child (5-15)***     £2.90
Forest of Dean Weekly ticket Adult (+22)     £18.70
Youth (16-21)**      £12.50
Child (5-15)***     £12.50
Annual Passport Adult (+22)  Speak to your employer
Youth (16-21)** £385.00 £455.00 £540.00
Child (5-15)*** £385.00 £385.00 £540.00

*up to 3 stops to Newport Bus Station
** Youth tickets are issued only on the presentation of a valid Youth passport card or the Welsh Government MyTravelPass.
*** Child singles and day tickets are also called Bamboo paper tickets and do not require showing a Bamboo card. However, Newport Transport reserves the right to ask older-looking customers for identification.
**** Guide and assistance dogs travel free of charge. Dogs must not travel on seats. Well-behaved dogs will be allowed to travel at the sole discretion of the bus driver. Dogs or other small animals must not interfere with the safety and well-being of any other passengers. The driver can require the removal of any animal from the vehicle if it causes inconvenience. The Dangerous Dogs Act applies.

Paper tickets are issued on board when payment is made by cash, contactless bank cards, Newport Bus Freedom smartcard and Youth Passport and concessionary cards. 

A paper ticket is not issued by the driver when using a pre-paid Passport card or Bamboo card and when using a mobile app ticket. Simply present your Newport Bus smartcard or phone to the ticket machine reader for registration. Click here for full details on the Newport Bus smartcards or here for information on the Newport Bus app.

Other tickets valid on the Newport Bus network:

PlusBus Ticket – purchased together with your railway ticket at the railway station – see PlusBus ticket page for more information

Route 30 tickets from Cardiff Bus: The following Cardiff Bus tickets only are valid on a Newport Bus 30 service (please note restrictions):

  • Cardiff Day Return ticket (within Cardiff boundary only up to St Mellons Garden Centre) 
  • Day-to-Go ticket (between Cardiff City Centre and St Mellons only)
  • Day-to-Go Plus ticket (all routes)
  • Weekly / 4-weekly / annual Day To Go or the relevant Iff App boarding code. 
  • The above Cardiff Bus mobile tickets can be scanned on Newport Bus ticket machines. 

Newport Bus City Day Plus, Passport Plus are accepted by Cardiff Bus on Route 30 only. The Newport Bus app mobile tickets are valid and can be scanned on Cardiff Bus ticket machines. For information on Cardiff Bus tickets, visit the Cardiff Bus page 

R1 Risca evening service: Stagecoach weekly pass tickets and returns tickets are valid on the R1 Risca evening service only.