Discounts And Cheaper Bus Fares
- Free bus travel for those of pensionable age or with eligible disabilities
- Bus passes for people who cannot drive for medical reasons
- County Ticket scheme for young people
- Season Tickets
- Employer discounts and subsidies
For more information on Concessionary Bus Travel, please see Somerset County Councils Concessionary Fare web page
Season tickets are provided by many bus operators allowing unlimited bus travel over a set number of days. For example, First Bus do weekly, monthly, 3-monthly and annual tickets covering Somerset and Dorset. If you travel regularly by bus (e.g. daily work journeys), these can give a significant saving over individual journey tickets.
Weekly tickets can be bought from the bus driver, but longer season tickets must be purchased from the First ticket shops at Bridgwater and Taunton bus stations.
Check with your local bus operator to find out about their fare options.
A number of employers across Somerset offer discounted season tickets or interest-free loans to staff for bus travel to work. Some employers subsidise the cost of bus tickets from their own pockets, while others have negotiated a discount from the bus operators themselves. Interest-free loans for season tickets can also help staff spread the cost of payment over a year or 6 months.