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We are pleased to announce we will operate service 280 from 17th June

10 Jun 2019

We are pleased to announce that we will take over operation of service 280 (Preston - Clitheroe - Skipton) from Monday 17th June 2019. We have been working in partnership with Lancashire County Council to try and secure the continued operation of this vital bus service and customers will be pleased to note that the service will continue to operate, with no break in service.


A revised timetable will be introduced, with buses now also serving Earby Bus Station, between Barnoldswick and Skipton, reinstating links between Earby and Skipton.



Those people with season tickets issued by Preston Bus should make contact directly with them for details of how to get a refund on any unused portion of these tickets, as they will not be valid for travel on the Stagecoach service 280. 
We will be offering a full range of ticket options for customers, which are detailed below. As a general rule, 'Preston Citi' zone tickets will be valid for travel between Preston and Tickled Trout (M6 junction 31), 'Central Lancs' zone tickets will be valid for travel between Preston and Clitheroe Community Hospital and 'Lancashire Dayrider / Megarider Gold / North West Explorer' tickets will be valid throughout the full route. A range of single journey and return tickets will be offered throughout the route.
What tickets are available? 

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Ticket type (zone) Price
FULL Route: adult 1 day (Lancashire Dayrider) £8.20
FULL Route: child 1 day (Lancashire Dayrider) £4.70
FULL Route: family 1 day (Lancashire Dayrider) £17.00
FULL Route: adult 1 week (Megarider Gold) £29
FULL Route: adult 4 week (Megarider Gold) £105.00
Preston - Clitheroe: adult 1 day (Central Lancs) £4.90
Preston - Clitheroe: child 1 day (Central Lancs) £2.50
Preston - Clitheroe: family 1 day (Central Lancs) £11.50
Preston - Clitheroe: adult 1 week (Central Lancs) £19.00
Preston - Clitheroe: child 1 week (Central Lancs) £12.50
Preston - Clitheroe: adult 4 week (Central Lancs) £71.99
  • Single, return, day and week tickets can be purchased on the bus with cash or by contactless payment with debit / credit card
  • 4 week and monthly recurring payment 'Stagecoach Smart' and 'Smart Xtra' tickets can be purchased from our website and will be delivered onto a Smartcard.


For customers with schools and college tickets, they should check with the school or college office for details of ticket deals and options.
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