Free weekend bus travel in Herefordshire
Until Sunday 28 August 2022, all bus travel within Herefordshire is free at weekends.
Thanks to investment as part of the Covid-19 Recovery Fund, anybody and everybody can hop on and off any bus in the county, as many times as they like. No fares. The only condition is that the journey must be entirely within the county.
To help people make the most of the scheme, there are also additional services on Sundays serving several locations including Bromyard, Ledbury, Leominster, Kington and Colwall. A full list of Sunday services can be found below.
Bus travel will remain free to residents of pensionable age, and those with a qualifying disability through the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS).
To help keep everybody safe, it is still recommended that you wear a face covering when travelling by bus - and don't forget to check timetables for your return journey before travelling.
New = Service supported by Covid Recovery Funding
|33||Gloucester - Ross-on-Wye - Hereford via Lea - Weston-under-Penyard - Peterstow - King's Thorn||Stagecoach West|
|Monmouth - Ross-on-Wye via Whitchurch - Goodrich - Kerne Bridge -Walford - Tudorville||Nick Maddy Coaches|
|Monmouth - Hereford via Welsh Newton - Llancloudy - Wormelow||Stagecoach West|
|39A||Hay-on-Wye - Hereford via Dorstone - Peterchurch - Madley - Clehonger - Belmont||Yeomans Travel|
|Ross-on-Wye Town Service via Greytree||Nick Maddy Coaches|
|74||Newton Farm - Hereford||Yeomans Travel|
|Leominster Town Service via Barons Cross||Lugg Valley|
|Bromyard - Hereford via Stoke Lacy - Burley Gate - Withington||DRM|
|Bodenham - Hereford via Marden - Sutton St Nicholas - Aylestone Hill||Lugg Valley|
|Fownhope - Hereford via Holme Lacy - Rotherwas - Lower Bullingham - Putson||Yeomans Travel|
|Kington - Hereford via Lyonshall - Weobley - Mansell Lacy - Credenhill - King's Acre||Sargeants Bros.|
|476||Ledbury - Hereford via Deer Park - Tarrington - Bartestree - Lugwardine - Tupsley||DRM|
|Leominster - Hereford via Hope-under-Dinmore - Wellington - Moreton-on-Lugg - Holmer||Lugg Valley|
|Pembridge - Leominster Circular Service via Mortimers Cross - Shobdon - Eardisland - Kingsland||Lugg Valley|
|Ledbury Town Service||First|
|Great Malvern - Ledbury via Colwall - Wellington Heath||First|
After a year of free weekend travel on buses in the county, the Bus-It scheme will end on Sunday 28 August. However Herefordshire Council will continue to financially support the most popular additional Sunday bus services.
The Bus-It scheme was funded by a Government Covid-19 recovery grant, to encourage residents and visitors to make use of public transport to access leisure and retail facilities in Hereford and the market towns following the pandemic.
Bus-It has been extremely popular, with thousands of people using the free bus service each month including a number of additional Sunday services introduced as part of the scheme.
Some bus operators will continue to offer fare promotions at weekends once the scheme ends, so you should check with the individual operator of the service you use to find out more.
The council will continue to financially support the Sunday services that have been most popular with passengers meaning the following services will continue to operate seven days a week:
- 34/40 Ross-on-Wye - Monmouth & Ross Town
- 420 Bromyard - Hereford
- 476 Ledbury - Hereford
- 461 Kington - Hereford
- 426/492 combined service from Leominster - via Bodenham - Hereford
The Sunday services that were not well used and so will end on Sunday 28 August 2022 are:
- 36 Monmouth – Hereford
- 454 Fownhope - Hereford
- 675 Ledbury – Great Malvern
- 496/401 Pembridge - Leominster Circular and Leominster Town