Cut price bus fares are being offered to passengers over the next few months. 

Bus users will pay £2 for a single journey on the Route 57 from Brixington, Exmouth, Lympstone, Topsham, Exeter City Centre and the Route 9 Honiton (9) or  Seaton (9A) via Sidford, Sidmouth and Exeter City Centre between January, Febuary and March.

This is part of the Department for Transport’s new fares initiative, through the Government’s Help for Households campaign to get more people travelling by bus again after covid.

A recent report by Stagecoach found that motorists replacing some journeys by bus and active travel could save consumers up to £6,000 a year. In addition, the report found that having the right measures in place to encourage people to make the switch, including cheaper fares, could help remove one billion miles of car journeys each week and cut CO2 by nearly 400,000 tonnes per week. 

Stagecoach South West Managing Director Peter Knight Said: “2023 is here and it’s time for a fresh start. Whilst we deeply regret the level of service experienced by some of our passengers during much of 2022, I’m pleased to say that we have worked hard to stabilise our service delivery with over 99.3% of our scheduled services now operating reliably on a daily basis. We are committed to working with our local authority partners to ensure these improvements continue and are sustained. Our absolute focus remains in delivering a service our passengers can rely upon.  We are pleased to be involved in this new initiative launched by the Department for Transport, which will help so many people at a time where money needs to stretch further and at the same time aims to reduce car use and encourage people onto more sustainable public transport. 

“We’ve already seen a great take up on our 12 bus route connecting Newton Abbot and Brixham. A popular journey being between Paignton and Torquay, where customers are now paying just £2 to travel compared to on average £3.30. Journeys between Exeter and Exmouth and between Exeter and Tiverton have also proved very popular with customers across South West.”