2019 Ticket Price Changes

2019 Ticket Price Changes

December 19, 2018 Off By Stu

Good news for hard-up passengers trying to beat the financial squeeze, National Express Bus have announced that most cash fares will remain at their 2018 rates, while some contactless fares are being reduced, presumably in order to encourage more uptake.

National Express West Midlands

The new year will bring a freeze on most cash bus fares; a January sale on tickets bought using contactless; and a new, simpler and cheaper way to pay for weekly travel.

For the second year in a row, on-bus cash fares – that’s single tickets, daysavers, off-peak daysavers and group tickets – will not go up in price.

In addition, travel paid for using contactless bank cards and devices will be on sale in January – down 10p.

  • All cash single & daysaver prices will not change for a second year running. 
  • Adult single, day & group tickets are still cheaper on our mTicket app and with Swift Pay as You Go. 
  • Beat the fares rise on some travelcards by buying them on our mTicket app or website. 
  • NEW CHEAPER & SIMPLER ‘subscription based pass’ for customers that buy 1 week passes 
  • Low fare zone prices increase by 50p for a day and £1 for a week.

A detailed break down of their 2019 fares can be found at the NX West Midlands website.

National Express Coventry

The new year will bring a freeze on most cash bus fares; a January sale on tickets bought using contactless; and a new, simpler and cheaper way to pay for weekly travel.

In addition, travel paid for using contactless bank cards and devices will be on sale in January – down 10p. 

  • All cash single & daysaver prices will not not change. 
  • Adult single, day & group tickets are still cheaper via our mTicket app and Swift Pay as You Go. 
  • Beat the fares rise on some travelcards, by buying them via our mTicket app or website. 
  • NEW CHEAPER & SIMPLER ‘subscription based pass’ for customers that buy 1 week passes.

A detailed break down of their 2019 fares can be found at the NX Coventry website.

Other operator tickets & passes

As there is no increase in price for nBus day tickets, I also presume that the maximum single adult fare will remain at £2.40. Some nBus season tickets will be increasing in price, however you can beat the increase by buying online rather than in a shop.

If you’re still paying for single fares with cash, why not consider a SWIFT pay-as-you-go card for fare savings?

Information on all other tickets and passes can be found at the Network West Midlands website