Beacons Bus will return on 26th May 2013 and will run on Sundays and Bank Holidays until 22nd September. See for yourself the benefits of using the Beacons Bus to get around the park...
All Day Tickets
These can be purchased on any Beacons Bus service and can be used on any part of the network at any time on the day of issue.
- Family ticket
- Welsh Bus Pass
- B1£7.00 return
- B4 £5.00 return
* 2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult + up to 4 children
** concessionary travel passes issued by Welsh Local Authorities allow free travel on all Beacons Bus services. English concessionary passes allow travel at child fares throughout the network and also free travel on services 39A and B17 between Hereford and Hay-on-Wye only.
National Park Day Tickets
Issued and valid 11am - 5.25pm
Offa’s Dyke Flyer (B17) or Roundabout (B16) only
- B16, B17 Adult
- B16, B17 Child
- B16, B17 Family
All Day Tickets can be purchased on any Beacons Bus service and can be used on any part of the network. Single and Return fares are available on all services and cost about the same as weekday fares.
Beacons Bus is ideal for a car-free day out in the Brecon Beacons National Park on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays from the beginning of June to the end of September. Buses run from major surrounding towns and cities to bring you into Brecon in the morning, arriving at 11am. You can then choose from a number of routes to visit different areas in the Park, or spend the day in Brecon and then catch your bus back home at around 5.30pm. Details of all the buses are listed below. Click the following link to see the Beacons Bus timetables for 2012 or pick up a copy from any Tourist Information Centres from mid May onwards.
How to get to Brecon & how to get back home
These are the buses you need to get you to Brecon and you’ll arrive just before 11am in the morning.
B1 Cardiff – Merthyr Tydfil – Brecon (This is known as the Bike Bus and is fitted with a special bike trailer. Visit Cycle Brecon Beacons for routes and information packs.)
B2 Porthcawl – Bridgend – Pontypridd – Aberdare – Brecon
B3 Bridgend – Treorci – Brecon
B4 Caerphilly – Blackwood – Newport – Cwmbran – Abergavenny- Brecon
B5 Cardiff – Caerphilly – Nelson – Merthyr Tydfil - Brecon
B6 Swansea – Neath – Ystradgynlais - Brecon
B10 Carmarthen – Llandeilo – Llandovery – Brecon
T4 Merthyr Tydfil - Brecon - Llandrindod - Newtown
39A Hereford – Hay on Wye – Brecon
At the end of the day the buses follow the same routes back home, leaving Brecon Bus Interchange at 5.30pm (except for T4).
What to do when you get to Brecon
Once you’ve arrived at the Bus Interchange in Brecon in the morning, you can either:
1) Catch a different bus to another destination in the Park, see details of the routes for ideas of things to do.
2) Stay in Brecon and visit some of the town’s attractions.
Park & Ride
Why not leave the car in the long stay car park next to the Bus Interchange in Brecon and come with us on a tour!
Senior Citizens are Special!
If you have a Welsh Senior Citizen Pass, all of this is free. Holders of an English Senior Citizen Pass can travel at child fare throughout the network but free of change on service 39A between Hereford and Hay on Wye and all around the B17 Offa’s Dyke Flyer.
Well behaved, clean dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. The driver has the ultimate discretion over the carriage of dogs.