National lockdown restrictions are in place across England until 2 December but bus services are running as normal. You should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons.
In South Wales, all of our timetables will go back to what we were running before the 'firebreak' lockdown. There will also be some timetable changes to a number of Aberdare services to improve connectivity.
The new tier system is in operation across Scotland, but if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.
We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.
Our Loop buses ‘Loop’ around Thanet up to every 8 minutes, offering a simple way to travel between Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, and Westwood.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the Loop service.
Linking the seaside towns of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate with QEQM hospital and Westwood Cross shopping centre, the Loop has something for everyone - whether you’re a commuter, a tourist or someone needing to get to the hospital. There are also some great ‘hidden gems’ to be discovered, we’ve put together some example itineraries to help you explore along the route:
The Loop buses are kitted out with everything you could need for a comfortable ride - from free Wi-Fi and USB charging sockets to double-padded leather seats. Ultra-low emission ‘Euro 6’ engines mean greener public transport for Thanet plus they’re the first buses in our fleet to feature next bus stop audio and visual announcements.
And you can enjoy your journey knowing that you’ve got yourself a good deal – an unlimited day ticket costs just £4.20* and you can add a 'kid for a quid'. Buy tickets onboard, on the Stagecoach Bus App or on our website. See more about tickets in the 'How much does it cost' section below.
Our convenient and speedy route offers a comfortable ride for a great price. Whether you’re using the service to get to work, or as a one-off, you can be confident that you’re getting a good deal. More information about ticket prices is below.
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Thanet 'Xtra' monhtly
Under 19 - £3.10*
Adult - £4.20*
Family - £8.40*
What time do the buses run?
Loop buses run 7 days a week from early to late, up to every 8 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 10 minutes on Sundays and Bank Holidays. You can view the full Loop timetable here.
*price on the Stagecoach Bus App