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Arriva in Wales

We know saving money is a priority for all families. The household budget needs to stretch to cover far more than just bus fares to get the kids to school and back. Our range of Scholar Saver tickets will help you to make your money go further!

Scholar Saver tickets are for those aged 5 to 18 in full-time education.  

Safe, convenient and secure

Now our Scholar Saver tickets are available on Arriva Connect smartcards 

  • Buy online using debit or credit card or PayPal and have delivered as a smartcard by Royal Mail
  • Improved security - register your smartcard with us and, should it get lost or stolen, we can cancel the card and transfer your tickets to a replacement
  • No more rooting around for change to give the kids their bus fares every day 
  • No more paper tickets - just a smart, reusable plastic card

Which zone do you need?

One size fits all... buy your Wales Scholar Saver ticket and enjoy unlimited travel, Monday to Friday schooldays, in any of our ticket zones across Wales.

View ticket zone map

How much will it cost?

The price depends on how long you want your ticket to last. And generally the longer the life of your ticket, the more you save!

Buy tickets

Tickets from just 73p a trip*
Available to buy now!

Ticket Start date End date Price On sale from
Autumn Term # 3 September 2018 21 December 2018 £99 20 August 2018
Autumn + Spring Term # 3 September 2018 12 April 2019 £198 20 August 2018
Academic Year # 3 September 2018 26 July 2019 £275 20 August 2018
Spring Term 1 January 2019 12 April 2018 £99 16 December 2018
Spring + Summer Terms 1 January 2019 26 July 2019 £198 16 December 2018
Summer Term 15 April 2019 26 July 2019 £99 1 April 2019


* Based on the price of an Academic Year ticket for someone making 2 trips per day for 190 schooldays.

# Tickets can be purchased from 20 August 2018, but are not valid for travel until 3 September 2018.

We're phasing in improvements to our online shopping experience

Buy your bus tickets onlineFrom Monday 20th August 2018 sales of SCHOLAR SAVER smartcard tickets at Arriva Buses Wales will be moved to our new online outlet.

Buy from our new online smartcard shop