• Cymru Connect

     

    The Welsh Assembly Government in partnership with Arriva Trains Wales and Traveline Cymru have launched a brand new rail ticket in Wales, Cymru Connect.

    The new Cymru Connect ticket allows passengers to book a rail journey to places in Wales not formerly accessible on the rail network, for example Aberaeron and Mold, in one transaction using one ticket.

    The way Cymru Connect works is that it incorporates key bus routes in Wales into the rail network meaning that passengers can book a ticket from any UK rail station and the ticket will include both their rail and bus fare.

    The benefits of Cymru Connect to the customer are that they will be able to get to places in Wales that they in the past were unable to access following the closure of many rail lines by Dr Beeching in the 1960s.

    Cymru Connect also ensures that passengers are offered a more time and cost effective rail and bus journey rather than a lengthy and often costly rail journey which at times can take them completely out of their way to get to their destination.

    In short, Cymru Connect will enable passengers to make better, more informed travel arrangements for their journeys around Wales.

    Passengers can plan their Cymru Connect journey by using the Traveline Cymru services:
     

    • A call centre on 0871 200 22 33 (open 7:00-22:00 daily, calls charged at 10p per minute plus any extra charges your network provider makes)
    • Website www.travelinecymru.info
       

    Areas covered by Cymru Connect illustrated in the map below:

    Cymru Connect Map 

     

  • Cymru Connect Bus List

    South Wales 

    Station
     
    Bus Name  Operator  Services 
    Aberdare Aberdare Bus Stagecoach 1,2,6,7,8,9,11A,11C,13,113,170
    Caerphilly Caerphilly area via Caerphilly Stagecoach C9,C16,C17,120A,B,C,D,E,F
    Cardiff Central Tredegar Bus Via Cardiff Stagecoach X4
    Maesteg Caerau First Group 32, 36
    Newport Aberbeeg Bus Stagecoach X18, X15
    Newport Risca Bus Stagecoach R1/R3/R6/X15/ X18/56/ 151
    Newport Brynmawr Bus Stagecoach X15, 30
    Newport Ebbw Vale Bus Stagecoach X18
    Newport Blackwood Bus Stagecoach
     
    151, 56
     
    Newport Tredegar Bus Via Newport Stagecoach 56
    Newport Llanhilleth Bus Stagecoach X15/22
    Newport Abercarn Bus Stagecoach X15, 151
    Newport Abertillery Bus Stagecoach X15
    Treherbert Blaenrhondda Bus Stagecoach 120/130
    Ystrad Mynach  Blackwood YSM Bus via Ystrad VR Travel Rail Link 901
    Carmarthen Lampeter Bus Arriva Cymru X40
    Carmarthen Aberaeron Bus Arriva Cymru X40
    Carmarthen Aberystwyth Bus Arriva Cymru X40
    Carmarthen Pencader Bus Arriva Cymru X40
     
    Carmarthen Newcastle Emlyn Bus
     
    Arriva/First Cymru 460
    Carmarthen New Quay CMN Bus Richards Bros  
    Carmarthen Llanybydder Bus First / Lewis Llanrhystud 40c
    Carmarthen Lampeter Bus First / Lewis Llanrhystud 40, 40c
    Carmarthen Aberaeron Bus
     
    First / Lewis Llanrhystud 40, 40c
    Carmarthen Aberystwyth Bus
     
    First / Lewis Llanrhystud 40c
    Carmarthen Newcastle Emlyn Bus Richards Bros/Morris Travel 460
    Carmarthen New Quay CMN Bus
     
    Richards Bros/First/Lewis Llanrhystud 40c
    Carmarthen Dylan Thomas Bus Link/Laugharne
     
    First Cymru 222
    Carmarthen Dylan Thomas Bus Link/Pendine
     
    First Cymru 222
    Carmarthen Dylan Thomas Bus Link/St Clears First Cymru 2
    Carmarthen National Botanic Garden First Cymru/Morris Travel 166
    Haverfordwest Cardigan HVF Bus
     
    Richards Bros 412
    Haverfordwest Newport HVF Bus
     
    Richards Bros 412
    Haverfordwest Solva Bus
     
    Richards Bros 411
    Haverfordwest St David's Bus
     
    Richards Bros 411
    Haverfordwest Fishguard Town Bus
     
    Richards Bros 412
    Haverfordwest Goodwick Bus
     
    Richards Bros 412
    Milford Haven Pembroke Dock Bus
     
    Silcox Coaches 356
    Pembroke Dock Milford Haven Bus
     
    Silcox Coaches 356
    Swansea Ystradgynlais
     
    First Cymru 120/122/125
    Swansea Ystalyfera
     
    First Cymru 120/122/125
    Swansea Clydach Swansea Bus
     
    First Cymru 120/122/125
    Swansea Pontardawe SWA
     
    First Cymru 120/122/125
    Swansea Penllergaer SWA
     
    First Cymru/Veolia (Sun) X13
    Swansea Pontardulais Bus
     
    First Cymru/Veolia (Sun) X13
    Swansea Ammandford Bus
     
    First Cymru/Veolia (Sun) X13
    Swansea Llandeilo SWA Bus
     
    First Cymru/Veolia (Sun) X13

     

     

    Mid Wales 

    Station
     
    Bus Name
     
    Operator Services
    Chirk Ceirog Valley Bryn Melyn/Arriva/GHA/Tanat 60
    Gobowen Oswestry Bus Arriva Midlands 53
    Llandrindod
     
    Brecon LLD Bus Stagecoach 704
    Aberystwyth Aberaeron Bus
    Richards Bros/First/Lewis Llanrhystud 
    40c, X50
    Aberystwyth Lampeter AYW Bus First/Lewis Llanrhystud  40c
    Aberystwyth Pencader Bus
     
    First/Lewis Llanrhystud 40c
    Aberystwyth Carmarthen Bus
     
    First/Lewis Llanrhystud 40c
    Aberystwyth Llanybydder Bus First/Lewis Llanrhystud 40c
    Aberystwyth New Quay Bus Richards Bros X50
    Aberystwyth Aberaeron via Aberystwyth Bus
     
    Richards Bros/First/Llanrhystud 40, X50
    Aberystwyth Cardigan AYW Bus Richards Bros X50/550
    Machynlleth Dolgellau MCNBus Arriva Cymru X28
    Newtown Brecon NWT Bus
     
    Stagecoach 704
    Newtown Llandrindod Wells Bus Stagecoach 704
    Barmouth Dolgellau Bus
     
    Arriva Cymru X94
    Barmouth Bala BRM Bus Arriva Cymru X94
    Barmouth Corwen BRM Bus Arriva Cymru X94
    Barmouth Llanllen BRM Bus Arriva Cymru X94
     
    Ruabon Llangollen Arriva/Bryn Melyn/GHA X94/5
    Ruabon Corwen RUA Bus Arriva/Bryn Melyn/GHA X94/5
    Ruabon Bala RUA Bus Arriva/Bryn Melyn/GHA X94/5
    Ruabon Dolgellau RUA Bus Arriva/Bryn Melyn/GHA X94/5
    Ruabon Llangollen Arriva/Bryn Melyn/GHA X5/55/555/94

     

    North Wales 

    Station  Bus Name   Operator  Services  
    Porthmadog Bangor PTM Bus Arriva Cymru X28
    Porthmadog Caernarfon PTM Bus
     
    Arriva Cymru X28
    Porthmadog Dolgellau PTM Bus Arriva Cymru X28
    Porthmadog Blaenau Ffestiniog Bus Express Motors 1B
    Rhyl Denbigh Bus Arriva Cymru/GHA Coach 51/X51/X52/X53
    Bangor Caernarfon Bus Arriva Cymru 5, 5C, 5S, X5
    Bangor Porthmadog BNG Bus
     
    Arriva Cymru X28
    Flint Mold Bus P and O Lloyd 26/28

     

       

     

    Airport Connections 

    Station  Bus Name  Operator  Services 
    Cardiff Central Cardiff International Airport First Airport Express  

     

    Other integrated tickets / Day Season Tickets 

    Available from any Valley Lines station to Cardiff stations as a day season ticket. Available as a Day/Week/Month/Annual ticket

    Station  Bus Name  Operator   Services  
    Cardiff Central Cardiff Capital Card Cardiff Bus Any Cardiff Bus service