Somerset Council this week announced revised bus fares for the Taunton Town Zone, which are staying low to ensure bus use keeps growing in popularity.


Since the introduction of the Government-funded £1 fare in December 2022, there has been a nearly 30 per cent rise in bus use in Taunton and the Council wants to keep supporting this.

Following a recent Council review into fares and revenue it was clear a slight increase was needed to keep services in Taunton sustainable.

From 1st June 2024, the new fare prices in this Zone will be £1.50 for any adult single fare and 80p for a child. The new fares will be reviewed at the end of this year.

The aim is to boost bus use while helping passengers to save money as the cost of living crisis continues to bite, fuelled in part by high petrol and diesel prices.

£1.50 Fare announcement article


Please Note: The fare for the Park & Ride service in Taunton, remains £1 for a single fare.


Find out more on the link below:

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The £1.50 single fare will apply to journeys in the Taunton ‘zone’ (see map below)