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Catch the Bus Week

Let's celebrate!

Catch the Bus Week (that's CTBW for short!) is our big opportunity to celebrate everything that's good about catching the bus. And to show we mean business we're giving away an incredible 1,000 FREE CTBW Day Saver m-tickets every day between 2nd and 8th July for use during CTBW.


If you don't already have it, download the Arriva m-ticket app, then use the app to claim your special FREE CTBW Day Saver m-ticket. Follow the step-by-step instructions or the video below to find out how to claim yours.

You'll need to be quick!

Once each day's allocation has been claimed you'll need to pay full price or wait and try to get in sooner the next day!

At 9:20am every day from Tuesday 3rd July the CTBW Day ticket will disappear...get ready, that means we are restocking for 9:30am availability.

Remember that tickets are for use during Catch the Bus Week only. If tickets are not used they will automatically lapse at 23:59 on Sunday 8th July. Offer limited to one per handset.

View the Catch the Bus Week 1,000 Free Day tickets per day promotion: terms and conditions

Here's how...

Either watch the video or follow these simple instructions:

Step 1 - Download the Arriva m-ticket app and register your personal and payment details
Step 2 - Click ‘Buy tickets’ on the app dashboard - Don’t worry you we won’t take a payment
Step 3 - Select the region you want to travel in, then select the new and special CTBW zone
Step 4 - Make sure the ticket type selected is adult or all types
Step 5 - Click ‘Buy Now’ on the special CTBW adult ticket, this will take you straight to checkout.
Step 6 - Once at the checkout enter the promo code CTBW into the promo code box and press + to get your ticket for free.

Step 7 – Click ‘Choose payment method’
Step 8 – The purchase won’t cost you a thing, just click ‘complete’ to get your ticket for free
Step 9 – The screen will tell you your payment has been successful and from here you’ll be able to return home and to your free ticket!
Step 10 - There are only 1000 free tickets available each day across all our regions. Once all have gone a pop up box will appear that says ‘Sorry, this promotion code is not valid.’ 
Remember to use your ticket during CTBW! If tickets are not used they will automatically lapse at 23:59 on Sunday 8th July.

Family Matters as Kids Go Free  

They say sharing is caring, and that’s just the message Arriva wants to spread during Catch the Bus Week this year, as it offers existing bus users the chance to bring children along for the ride, for absolutely free!

To mark the 6th annual event, Arriva in Beds & Bucks are inviting youngsters to travel on board any of its local bus routes free of charge when accompanied by either an existing adult season ticket or concessionary pass holder.

This means, if you are a frequent bus user, and already have one of Arriva’s great value flexible multi-journey tickets*, or a valid concessionary pass, you can take at least one youngster on board with you for the duration of the week, without it costing you another penny.

*The offer is available to anyone presenting a valid season ticket (weekly or longer term only) or concessionary pass (after 9.30am) everyday throughout Catch the Bus Week (2nd to 8th July), on all Arriva Beds & Bucks services within the ORBIT zone. Limited to one child per pass.

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There's never been a better time to give the bus a try

If you've not hopped on a bus lately you could be pleasantly surprised by the comfy seats, free wifi and charging points now boasted by many of our vehicles. With our professional driver relieving you of the strain of dealing with the traffic, your time is your own to catch up with friends on social media, clear a few emails, grab an extra 40 winks or simply watch the world go by. And without the hassle of finding and paying for somewhere to park, you'll arrive fresh and ready to go.

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