We all need to do whatever we can to protect each other from Coronavirus, so in line with the latest government guidance, there are measures in place to help you to travel with confidence, including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering when using public transport, throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page.
There are temporary timetables in Wales between 25 October and 9 November due to a two-week Welsh Government lockdown.
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