Stagecoach is extending its £2 single bus journey fare until the end of October.
The offer is part of the Bus Fare Cap scheme which launched in January.
The operator also plans to reward people for choosing to travel by bus. Customers who buy a £2 single ticket on the Stagecoach Bus App, available on both Apple and Android, can win further free travel passes during the next phase of the offer. One winner will be chosen at random from eligible customers in July, August, September and October.
The £2 offer, part of the Government’s Help for Households campaign, has helped bus customers save money but has also boosted local economies and communities.
Some 23% of Stagecoach surveyed £2 single ticket customers said they were making trips they wouldn’t otherwise have made. A similar proportion of customers reported they had switched some journeys from private vehicles to the bus, taking cars off the road.
Ray O’Toole, Executive Chairman for Stagecoach, said: “We are delighted that the £2 fare offer has been extended until the end of October, giving more people the chance to see where the bus can take them.
“With summer now here, there’s never been a better time to try the bus. Around 10 million people in England live within walking distance of one of our bus stops, so we’re hoping that people will take the opportunity to get out of their cars and give the bus a try for the bargain price of just £2 for a single ticket.”
Stagecoach bus tickets can either be bought on the Stagecoach Bus App in advance of travel, or on the bus using contactless payment or cash.