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All York Family bus ticket price reduced from Easter

Families planning a day trip in York this Easter will be able to travel on the city’s bus network all day for just £5.50 for 5 people, just £1.10 each, using an All York Family Ticket.

The offer was previously available for a trial period during summer 2023, with more than 36,000 families taking advantage of the discount.

The ticket, which usually costs £9.60 per day, is one of several fare reductions currently available as part of York’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), which is funded by the government. It will help families living in and visiting York enjoy the city’s attractions, take advantage of sustainable transport and to reduce the costs of days out over the whole of spring and summer 2024.

The All York Family ticket will be available from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 1 September. It allows up to 2 adults and 3 children to travel on all of York’s operators, on any bus journey which starts and ends within the city of York boundary, including the Park and Ride (but excluding tour operators).

Passengers can simply buy the ticket on board using cash or contactless payment. The ticket can be used by residents of York or those visiting from home and abroad.

Other offers currently available include:

  • a £1 single fare for unaccompanied 5 to 18 year olds (up to day before their nineteenth birthday)
  • up to 3 passengers under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult (including adults using concessionary pass) travel free
  • the All York Young Person’s Day ticket has been extended to include 17 to 18 year olds and is £2.50, valid at all times of day on any bus in the boundaries of City of York Council
  • a new All York Young Person’s Weekly ticket, applicable to 5 to 18 year olds and priced at £12 and covering all journeys within the City of York Council boundaries

Councillor Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy and Transport at City of York Council, said:

Buses play a crucial role in York’s sustainable transport network, offering a convenient, safe and affordable alternative to driving a car, and this fare reduction will help families reach all the excellent attractions that York has to offer.

“Our road network is simply not designed for the large volume of traffic driving into the city centre, and with bus priority lanes to beat the queues, it’s a great way to travel this Easter. Our six Park and Ride sites offer a brilliant way to park for free and get quick, affordable access into town; or why not use the All York Family Ticket to visit the city centre by bus from your own village?”

Examples of attractions that can be reached by bus are (and not limited to):

Some venues reachable from the 6 Park & Ride sites such as:

Out of the city centre, why not catch the bus to:

Paul Turner, chair of York’s Enhanced Partnership Ticketing Group, said:

This fare reduction is part of a series of bus improvements being brought to York, with bus operators and City of York Council working together to deliver over £17m worth of investment from central government.

"We have already seen success from the scheme and are delighted to offer further reductions to make bus travel in York even more convenient, and a real alternative to driving a car.”

Find more about the All York ticket, including all terms and conditions.

Published: 5th April 2024