Get around by Bus for just £2

Enjoy even more Great Days Out By Bus with the extended £2 bus fare.

Whether you travel for your weekly shop, daily commute, time with friends or seeing new places

Any single bus fare will cost a maximum of £2 until the end of December 2024.

Yes, that's right. the offer has been extended until 31st December 2024 to help you with your travel so why not try the bus! 

A simple switch to one or two journeys by bus is not only better for the environment but better for your pocket too.

If you travel from Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Clacton into Colchester, you will pay just £2*.

Simply pay the driver for your journey as you board the bus

Travel more often, buy a bundle of 10 single tickets on our Hedingham and Chambers app

If you’re not sure if this flat fare is right for your journey, compare some of our other ticketing options available to you here

The £2 Bus Fare Cap Grant runs 31st December 2024 and is supported by the HM Government’s Help for Households scheme which is designed to support families and help spread the costs of living by offering affordable travel options.

This offer is valid on the following bus routes across our network.

Hedingham and Chambers Bus  2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6, 6A, 6B, 7, 9, 15, 16 [Chelmsford], 21, 50, 50A, 50B, 63, 63A, 69, 69A, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77, 77A, 79, 84, 84A, 84B, 85, 88, 89, 89X, 91, 92, 94, 94A, 94B, 95, 97, 97A, 97B, 98, 98A, 99, 99A, 105, 107, 134, 135, 136, 137, 236, 374, 375, 379, 461, 750, 753, 754, 756, 784, X76.  

 

These routes are exempt and normal fares will apply.

Hedingham 

16 [St Helena School], 19, 95A, 101, 115, 901, 902, 903, 904, 910,1 - Clacton Breeze.

Chambers Bus  237, 373, 694, 707, 716, 751,757, 758,
 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What exactly is the £2 bus fares cap?

Until the 31st December 2024, the cost of an adult single bus fare will be a maximum of £2 in England outside London.

This is being funded by the Government to help ease cost of living pressures.

The cap will help people save money on their travel costs and will encourage more people to choose buses for local journeys and beyond.

What journeys does it cover?

The £2 single fare will cover all journeys by participating bus operators. Hedingham and Chambers are participating, so most journey you take on our services will be included.

Is there a maximum distance?

No, there isn’t a maximum distance. But the cap only covers local buses – it doesn’t cover inter-city coach journeys.

What payment methods are included?

All payment methods are included. It doesn’t matter whether you’re paying in cash, by bank card, using an app or using a smartcard – you won’t be charged more than £2.

My usual fare is below £2. Does this mean it will go up to £2?

Fares below £2 will remain unchanged, so you will not pay any more than usual for your journey.

Does this cap cover child fares as well as adult fares?

Yes, child fares on Hedingham and Chambers Bus services will be capped to a maximum of £2. This may differ on other operators.

I have a concessionary ticket and get free/discounted travel. Will I have to pay £2?

Nobody will pay more than they usually do for a journey. If you were previously paying less than £2, or if your journey was free of charge, nothing changes.

I usually get a weekly ticket for my journey. Am I better off paying £2 for individual journeys?

Our weekly tickets already provide you with a fantastic discount on your journeys, enabling you to travel for 7 days but only ever pay the equivalent price of 3 and a half days worth of travel. Therefore, these tickets still remain to cost effective way to travel against the £2 fare scheme. 

Which other local bus operators are taking part in the scheme? 

The following bus operators have confirmed they will be taking part in the scheme. To see which services are included, please visit their own websites

What happens if I change buses – do I have to pay £2 twice?

Yes you do. The fare cap only applies to a journey on a single bus.

Do you normally use a Concessionary bus pass on our services?

You can continue to use your bus pass at the normal times,

How long does the offer last?

The offer runs until the end of 31st December 2024.

For more information on the scheme, click here