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Cardiff Buses

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From historic castles to picturesque bays and cultural music halls, there’s something in Cardiff for history, sports and nature lovers alike. Whether you’re here to see the sights or commuting to a day job, at Stagecoach we’ll get you there for less. Make the most of our tickets and passes for adults and children on the bus. 

Cardiff bus tickets

Take the whole family from Cardiff to Tonypandy, Cwmbran, Maerdy, Pontypool and more by bus.

Visiting for the day? Enjoy great value travel for both adults and children on our dayrider passes. You can buy these on the bus completely contactless, or download the Stagecoach mobile app. You can also extend these to cover South Wales, while 16 to 22-year-olds will get discounts with a valid My Travel Pass ticket.  Travel in groups for even better value.

If you’re exploring the area for longer, try our megarider tickets, covering zones such as the city centre, Pontypridd, Caerphilly and South Wales. These offer the same great savings as our day passes, with unlimited journeys for seven days.

Extended your stay? Use our 28-day megarider and megarider PLUS tickets. You can buy these online and get them sent to your home, or purchase a smart card and top it up as you wish. Alternatively, roll this great value over with our longer-than-a-week tickets. Same great savings; just one simple direct debit. Travel as flexibly as you like!

If you’re a student, you can also qualify for these discounts in term time, with production of a valid student ID. We also offer discounted and even free travel for those of State Pension age, or with a disability. Ask your local council for a pass to qualify, or check out our discounts with our concessionary passes in Cardiff.


If you love really flexible tickets we have our Cardiff 12 Trip Ticket which gives 12 trips whcih cna be used at any time over 3 months. Buy on bus,on our App.

Popular Cardiff routes

Zip around with ease to Maerdy, Cwmbran and much more.


Castell Coch 2 Travel from Cardiff to Maerdy

Take a trip back in history at Castell Coch, your journey starts with a bus journey from Cardiff to Maerdy. Hop on the 132 at key stop-off points including Pontypridd bus station. You can catch the 132 every 15 minutes, from 10 minutes past the hour.

Brecon Mountain Railway Travel from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil

Even more castle explorations await in Merthyr Tydfil, where you’ll find Cyfarthfa Castle Museum, as well as Brecon Mountain Railway and an amazing bike park. Jump on the X4  from Cardiff Lower St Mart Street every 35 minutes past the hour.


Brecon2 450x250 Explore the outdoors in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Love the outdoors? You’ll also love a walk in the Brecon Beacons and may be a hike up to Southern Britain's highest peak Pen-y-fan!. You can get there on the T4 to Brecon, which leaves from Cardiff Lower St Mary Street Greyfriars Road every 2 hours.

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Exploring further afield on the X3

For a day out with a difference you can take a trip to the historic market town of Abergavenny. For a spot of Welsh industrial history you can travel to Pontypool or do a bit of retail therapy at the Cwmbran shopping centre. You can get there on the X3 to Pontypool, which leaves from Cardiff Lower St Mart St at 35 minutes past or Greyfriars Road at 42 minutes past the hour.

Cardiff bus station

At present, a new bus station is under construction in Cardiff. You can catch the Cardiff Stagecoach routes 26,122,132, X3 X4 & T4 at Lower St Mary Street JP or services X3, 86, 86X, 136 at Greyfriars Road, just a short walk from Cardiff Queen Street railway station in the Castle Quarter. A new bus station is planned for arrival in 2023.

Travel in Cardiff

As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff has 20 train stations, including mainline Cardiff Central and Queen Street. To avoid the crowds, and to get away to the beautiful countryside around the capital city, it’s always best to travel by bus.

Avoid paying over and above for travel with our unlimited day, week and multi-week passes. There’s no need to worry about loose change or paper tickets – just download the app and you’re away. Whether it’s business or pleasure, we’ll get you there.

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Things to do in Cardiff

The capital city of Wales Cardiff has so much to offer and you certainly won't be short of things to do! The city has a thriving restaurant and bar scene and you'll be able to find just about every kind of cuisine here. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breakfast, lunch and dinner and adults are sure to love Cardiff's lively nightlife too.




Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle

Cardiff must see attraction is Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions.  It's located at the heart of the capital, within beautiful parklands, the Castle has nearly 2,000 years of history just waiting to be uncovered.

In the castle you can discover the Black Tower Tales, an exciting new experience re-telling the story of Llywelyn Bren, a forgotten hero of medieval Welsh history.

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Abergavenny Market 

Abergavenny Market entices people from many mile on a Tuesday to pick up a bargain. Don't forget there also Abergavenny Theatre and the world famous Food Festival in September. You can hop on the X4 or X3 from Cardiff. 



Principality Stadium

The Principality Stadium

If you're not luck enough to have tickets for a big matchday at the Principality Stadium why not try a Stadium tour to experience a thrilling, close to the action view of the pitch and full champions lap of the stadium bowl!

Cardiff Bay Cardiff Bay

Head down to the amazing lake known as the 'Bay' to enjoy shopping, dining or simply to visit the Wales Millennium Centre or the Doctor Who Experience. 
Not your scene? Perhaps the giant Red Dragon Centre will tempt you, with an array of activities from bowling to the cinema, you'll never get bored!

Use our Network Rider to discover the Cardiff Bay or even further afield!