Catch the Bus Week 2019

Celebrate Catch the Bus Week with a £1 CTBW Adult Day m-ticket from Arriva

Make a pledge to Catch The Bus and we'll donate 10p from every special CTBW m-ticket sold to MIND, the mental health charity*.

Arriva is asking people to pledge to make a change in the way they travel this Catch the Bus Week, and in return is promising to give something back to local communities to support better mental health.

Catch the Bus Week (1st to 7th July) is a bus-industry-wide initiative supported by sustainable transport group Greener Journeys, which urges people to try using the bus instead of their car by challenging the preconceptions of bus travel.

There's a lot to be said for the bus these days, and the super-comfy leather-style seats, free WiFi and USB charging points on lots of Arriva buses across the UK are just the beginning.

With an app to track your bus in real time and another to buy your m-tickets anywhere, any time, you'll discover that it can often be better than jumping into the car. You can even use your contactless card to pay on board.

And because we think you'll be really quite impressed, we're offering a whole day's travel for just £1 so you see for yourself!

All you need to do (if you haven't already!) is download the Arriva m-ticket app and follow the instructions below.

Tickets go on sale on the m-ticket app from Monday 24th June and you can then choose any day between Monday 1st and Sunday 7th July to activate your m-ticket and set off on your fun day out!

You can purchase one £1 ticket for use during any day of Catch the Bus Week using the special CTBW19 promo code. We can only offer one ticket per customer/handset at this price and if you try to use the code for additional puchases a pop-up box will appear saying 'Sorry. This promotion code is not valid.'

How to get your £1 CTBW Adult Day m-ticket

Just follow these simple steps... also explained in the video below...
Step 1
Download the Arriva m-ticket app and register your personal and payment details
Step 2
Click ‘Buy tickets’ on the app dashboard
Step 3
Select the region you want to travel in, then make sure you select the special CTBW zone
Step 4
Ensure the ticket type selected is adult or all types
Step 5
Click ‘Buy Now’ on the special CTBW Adult Day m-ticket, this will take you straight to checkout (at this stage the m-ticket will show the full price but, don't worry, you'll still get your ticket for £1)
Step 6
Once at the checkout enter the promo code ‘CTBW19’ and press + to get your CTBW Adult Day m-ticket for £1.
Step 7
Click ‘Choose payment method’ and select the payment method you’d like to use to complete your purchase.
Step 8
The screen will say ‘Thank you’ and that the payment has been successful. From here you’ll be able to access your ticket.
Please note the following important points:
  • m-ticket app error messageIf you purchase a £1 CTBW Adult Day m-ticket before 1st July, you will only be able to activate your ticket between 1st and 7th July 2019. If activation is attempted earlier a pop-up box will appear detailing when the ticket can be used (as shown).
  • If tickets are not activated for use before the end of CTBW (1st - 7th July) tickets will activate automatically on the last day of CTBW (7th July).


Check how to get your £1 CTBW Adult Day m-ticket in this video...

Catch the Bus Week 2019

Win BIG during Catch the Bus Week!

We're giving you the chance to win an Annual Saver m-ticket for the ticket zone of your choice in our Catch the Bus Week Prize Draw.

All you need to do is fill in the entry form below and you could be the lucky winner of a year's free Arriva bus travel!

Good luck!

Catch the Bus Week Prize Draw 2019

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Entrants who choose to enter the CTBW prize draw should be aware that Arriva can either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid prize draw took place, such as the surname and county of major prize winners and if applicable the winning entries.

Please email [email protected] and advise on objections to winning information being published or made available.

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