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our fares

Paying for your journeys is very straight forward.  There are 2 fare zones, Cardiff (including Penarth, Sully, Dinas Powys, Llandough and to or from Newport) & Barry. There is a price for travelling within each fare zone and a price for travelling across the entire network.

In a number of areas we have our 'short hop' fare which is ideal for local travel.  Currently these are in the city centre, Canton, Roath, Llanrumney & St. Mellons areas.  Adults = £1 Young persons - 70p for one-way travel.

And if you buy your day ticket using the iff app you'll find even better value for money  as these are priced less than the on the day cash price.


**From 1 July, customers aged between 16-18 will need a new iff photo card or My Travel Pass to qualify for young persons fares.  Find out more here**

Cardiff (inc Penarth, Sully, Dinas Powys, Llandough and to/from Newport)

  Single Day - pay on bus Day - pay on iff app  Week Month

Month D/D

Adult £1.80 £3.60  £3.50 £13


 £48 £565 
Young   £1.30 £2.40  £2.30  £9
£31 £370 
Family  - £8   -  -  - -

D/D = by Dirct Debit - terms & conditions apply 

Barry (for travel wholly within the Barry area)

  Single Day - pay on bus Day - pay on iff app Week Month

Month D/D 

Adult £1.70 £3.40 £3.30  £13


 £41 £485
Young  £1.10 £2.20 £2.10 £8.50  £29.50 £27 £320
Family  - £7  -  -  -  - -

 D/D = by Dirct Debit - terms & conditions apply 

Travel between Cardiff and Barry

  Single Day - pay on bus Day - pay on iff app  Week Month

Month D/D 

Adult £2.50 £4.90 £4.70  £19


 £61 £715
Young  £1.70 £3.40 £3.30  £12.50  £45.50 £40 £460
Family  - £10.50    -  -  - -

 D/D = by Dirct Debit - terms & conditions apply 

Group travel - get a group iff ticket

If you're off out and about then have you thought about our groupiff ticket?

Why not take advantage of this fantastic offer if you are off out for the evening?

Valid after 6pm Monday to Saturday, and anytime on Sunday or Bank Holidays. Making it even easier, and cheaper to travel around our city. Your groupiff ticket will then be valid until last service bus of the day.

Buy from the driver when you get on the bus and ask 

network dayrider

If you use a lot of buses around South East Wales and need to travel with other operators, this ticket is ideal. It's valid on all Cardiff Bus routes and most other bus routes in South East Wales.

Adult:  £8

Young person:  £5.30

Family:  £16.60 

work iff


We know that driving to work is often a stressful and costly experience and as conscientious employers you'll always have the best interest of your employees at heart. We've introduced our new corporate travel scheme working with you to offer your employees a credible alternative option saving them money on their travel costs, reduce your staff car parking requirements and reduce your carbon footprint - doing your bit for the environment. 

Where do we go?

We operate a comprehensive network of routes across Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and to/from Newport from early to late 7 days a week. We have an online library of travel planning tools but we can also offer bespoke travel plans.

How much will it cost?

This will vary depending upon the number of employees who want to join the scheme and how you wish to administer it. This can be from as little as £2.42* per day using our annual ticket to bespoke bulk deals for your company.  Whether you have a few employees or many we have options for you.

*based on Cardiff area annual ticket and 233 working days per annum.

iff card

iff card
To make things really easy we will issue the ticket on an iff card and will be assigned to your member of staff for added security.  Alternatively why not have one assigned to your office topped up with some credit safely tucked away in the top draw for communal office use?

Who's in?

We want to work with you - big or small.                                                      


"The large catchment area Cardiff Bus covers and the early morning to late evening services they run make it easy for our employees to find convenient transport to and from work. Thanks to the excellent corporate discount they have offered our employees, it is more affordable too" - Robert Cook, Benefits Administrator, Admiral.

"Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff Bus have worked in partnership for 15 years, helping to provide both students and staff with affordable transport throughout the city" - Neil Woollacott Deputy Accommodation Services Manager / Travel Plan Manager, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Keeping informed

You can sign up for travel alerts to keep you informed of what's happening.  We also make good use of twitter and facebook.

Want to join?

If you are an employer then simply send an email to and we will be in touch or click here to complete the online iff card application form.