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All Blackpool Transport single bus fares capped at £2
Everyone travelling by Blackpool Transport buses from January 2023 will be subject to a price cap introduced by the government as part of an initiative to tempt people out of their cars and onto public transport.
A £2 bus fare cap will be introduced on 1st January 2023 and will run until 31st March 2023 when it will be reviewed. Effectively this means that when you travel by bus in Blackpool using Blackpool Transport, each single adult journey will cost you no more than £2, irrespective of the destination. This represents a saving of up to 30% when buying adult single fares on board.
This £2 fare cap is also set to be extended to Blackpool Transport’s 74 Service and 75 Service which are run on behalf of Lancashire Council Council and connect Fleetwood and Preston along with all rural areas between the two.
This scheme doesn’t apply to those travelling by Light Rail and as such there won’t be any changes to the single tram journey fares. The range of saver tickets offered by Blackpool Transport will remain the same price with the best value option offering a full day’s travel from under £2.10.
In order to take advantage of the £2 fare cap, simply ask the driver for a single fare to your chosen destination and pay on board using either contactless or card as you normally would.
Travel for each single journey will be capped at £2 while from the fourth trip onwards all travel will be capped at the daily rate of £6.60, thus allowing for unlimited further journeys within the 24 hour period.
This initiative has been funded by the government to the tune of £60 million.