Please see School bus service details below, there are a number of changes to the way that the school bus services operate and are being provided this year as a result of the Council withdrawing funding for non-statutory fare paying secondary school bus services from September 2014 onwards

The Council has attempted to mitigate the impact of the loss of these services and during the summer the Council consulted with bus operators. As a result some of these operators agreed to provide bus services on a commercial basis to schools where demand should allow the services to be commercially viable. As these services are commercial the fares on the route have been set by the operator and the operational control of the service is essentially with the bus operator and not with the Council.

The commercial bus services which are provided by NAT Group will operate to both Bishop of Llandaff School and Ysgol Plasmawr.  The operator has only been able to provide these services by catering for pupils from the two schools in order to make them commercially viable.  The Council is aware of the issues when bus services serve two separate schools and will be working with the operator to ensure that the services operate without problems from September.

*Service: 604 Riverside/Canton (Cardiff Bus commercial service)
*Service: 606 Canton (Cardiff Bus commercial service)
*Service: 802 Ely, Cowbridge Road West (NAT Group commercial service)
*Service: 803 Caerau (NAT Group commercial service)
*Service: 807 Ely (NAT Group commercial service)
*Service: 809 Ely (NAT Group commercial service)
*Service: 814 Butetown/Grangetown (NAT Group commercial service)
Service: R150 Creigiau
Service: R151 Radyr/Pentyrch Creigiau
Service: R153 Gwaeloed y Garth/Tongwynlais

*These services are operated commercially by New Adventure Travel ( and Cardiff Bus ( Pupils can catch these buses in the same way as any other local bus service by paying a fare. The fares are set by the operator and not the Council  -

New Adventure (NAT Group) Fares

Daily Tickets -  Single - £2 Day Return - £3

Termly Ticket - Term 1 - £170,  Term 2 - £130,Term 3 - £150

Annual Ticket - £420 if paid by direct debit - 7 monthly payments of £60 between September and March or £400 if paid in full in advance

Cardiff Bus Fares

Single Fare - £1.30     12-journey ticket - £9

Timetables and maps for these services can be found on the Council web site - and typing in a search for school bus (direct link )

Service R150 - 153 are  Council bus services.  Applications to book seats can be made by contacting the School Transport Team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel  029 20872808).