Independent research from TAS Partnership has claimed that the weekly bus travel offered by Stagecoach is almost 10% cheaper than the UK average.
The analysis found that Britain’s biggest bus operator saves customers almost £1.50 per week compared to the average cost of weekly bus travel across the UK. The research also stated that the company has the country’s lowest average single bus fares and Britain’s cheapest single ticket.
According to the study, cities in Yorkshire & Humber, and the North East and North West of England have access to the best value weekly urban bus travel of any UK region.
Stagecoach UK Bus Managing Director, Robert Montgomery, said: “The survey cements our reputation as Britain’s best value bus operator. Together with huge investment in new vehicles, smart ticketing and better customer information, we are making bus travel an easier choice.
“But we are being held back by worsening road congestion and urgent action is needed by transport authorities to ensure faster and more reliable journeys for passengers.”
The research found that:
- Stagecoach has the lowest adult single fare in Britain – in Hull;
- Stagecoach offers an average weekly ticket price of £15.39, compared with the overall survey average of £16.74;
- Regular commuter weekly tickets were found to offer a 28% discount on single trip tickets;
- Stagecoach had three of the six lowest single fares over three miles; three of the seven lowest priced day tickets; and three of the five lowest priced weekly tickets; and
- Across the country, weekly tickets have risen broadly in line with inflation between 2009 and 2015, while day tickets have risen well below RPI.