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Fares & Tickets

We are a low-cost bus company and always keep our fares in check to make sure we’re giving you the best possible value.
We do not currently maintain a comprehensive list of fares on our web site, but details of the various tickets available to you are outlined below. For information about the cost of a specific journey or ticket (except Season Tickets) please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Passenger Information Team and they will do their best to help:

call us: 01637 871 871
Mondays to Saturdays - 0700 to 1900 | Sundays - 0930 to 1730

email us:

visit us: Newquay Bus Station Travel Shop, Manor Road, Newquay
Mondays to Saturdays - 0700 to 1900 | Sundays - 0930 to 1730
For information about season tickets, please email and give details of the journey you want to make and the desired duration of the ticket.

With the exception of season tickets, you can buy all our tickets from the driver when you get on the bus. If you can pay the correct fare, that is always helpful, but do not worry if you are not able, or do not know the fare as the driver will usually have change to help you.
Please tell the driver your destination clearly, whether you want a single or return ticket, and if you are a child or an adult. We regret that incorrectly requested tickets cannot be refunded by the driver. We respectfully remind younger passengers that the onus of proof that you are entitled to a child’s fare is on you and not the driver.

Click the ticket to read more details, (click me)
Once you have read what you need, click the ticket title again to hide the details.

We have a selection of tickets:

Single (One Way) Tickets
If you are just making one single journey, ask the driver for a "Single ticket" to where you are going.
Day Return Tickets
If you are travelling anywhere and coming back on the same day, buy a Day return which gives you a substantial discount on the cost of two single tickets.
You can get about one-quarter off all adult fares by asking for a "Child Single" or "Child Return". You need to be aged from 5 to 15, though and it is up to you to prove your age to the driver if you look older. We do not refund any fares afterwards if there is any doubt as to age at the time of boarding, or if you do not request a Childs fare.
Take the children with you and make huge savings! Families of up to 5 people, of whom no more than two may be adults, can travel for just twice the Adult fare. Just ask the driver for a "Family Single" or "Family Return".
Day Explorer Tickets

Our great value Day Explorer ticket gives you unlimited travel on our entire bus network and you can also use it on Stagecoach Devon buses. Go where you like, when you like, change buses as often as you like - buy it anytime from the driver! To view the map of where we run, click here.

£8.50 Adult, £5.50 Child or £17 Family
(up to 5 people but no more than 2 adults)

Weekly Tickets

Make fantastic savings with a weekly ticket!

This ticket, which can be bought on the bus, allows you seven days of unlimited travel on services between the two destinations you select. It is perfect for commuting to work as you do not have to worry about carrying cash every day, and can buy the ticket at the beginning of the week.

Weekly tickets are great value too – costing only four times the standard return fare you would normally pay. If you're commuting to work, for example, that gives you the fifth work day free, as well as free journeys at the weekend!

Weekly tickets are now available across our entire network, on all routes, between any two destinations where standard or through fares exist.

Season Tickets

If you are travelling regularly between two places, you can make huge savings by buying a Season Ticket, which works out even cheaper than a Weekly Ticket.
A season ticket is the only ticket that you cannot buy from the bus driver. For more information, please email: for a quotation, letting us know your starting point and destination and the duration you require.
We will require a passport-style photograph.
Seasons can last for 3, 6 or 12 months.

Through Ticket
On certain routes, you can buy a through ticket onto the next bus. Please ask the driver who will tell you if this is possible.
Concessionary Pass Holders

The National Bus Concession Scheme gives all pass holders free off-peak bus travel on our buses.Our online ticketing machines are now 'smart' and read your card automatically. When you board, please state your destination to the driver and place your card on the reader. Once a ticket has been printed, you can remove your pass. Please retain both the ticket and the pass, as you need to be able to show this to all Western Greyhound staff upon request.

Off-peak times are between the hours of 09:30 and 23:00 on Mondays to Fridays, and at any time of the day on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Cornwall Council no longer allow holders of the National Bus Concessionary passes to travel free on the Park and Ride service in Truro.

If you are over 60, or have certain disabilities, get yours now and start travelling totally free.
For a printable application form, visit the Cornwall Council website -

Other tickets:

There are a number of other tickets, mainly for Tourists or if you are travelling further afield or if you are visiting an attraction on which we can offer substantial savings when you travel by Western Greyhound:

Ride Cornwall Tickets

RideCornwall is a one-day Rover retailed by bus drivers, as well as at railway booking office or by train managers or conductors. The ticket gives the holder one day’s unlimited travel on all rail and most bus services within Cornwall and between Cornwall and Plymouth, after 09:00 Monday – Friday and at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Ride Cornwall tickets are valid on the following operator’s services:


  • First Great Wester
  • Cross Country Trains

Bus (only within Cornwall or to/from the City of Plymouth on routes from/to Cornwall)

  • First Devon & Cornwall
  • Western Greyhound
  • Truronian

‘RideCornwall’ is available for one day:

  • Adult - £10.00
  • Child - £7.50
  • Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) - £20.00


  • ‘RideCornwall’ is not valid for use on any rail or bus service before 09:00 Monday – Friday

  • ‘RideCornwall’ may be used at any time on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays

  • ‘RideCornwall’ is valid for use on all rail services in Cornwall and also between Cornwall and Plymouth and on the Gunnislake ‘Tamar Valley’ branch line.

  • ‘RideCornwall’ is valid for use on the bus operators listed for all journeys within Cornwall and also for journeys between Cornwall and Plymouth.

  • ‘RideCornwall’ is not valid for local bus journeys within the City of Plymouth or on the services of bus operators not listed, including Plymouth CityBus.
Looe Valley Ranger

Western Greyhound and First Great Western have combined together to bring you the Looe Valley Ranger ticket. You can buy it on any Western Greyhound bus or from the conductor of a Looe Valley branch line train and use it for the entire day on the train between Looe and Liskeard and on any Western Greyhound 573 bus between Liskeard, Looe and Polperro. So, for example, if you want to get on a bus in Polperro, and ride the Looe Valley railway line, this ticket is for you. The ticket is also valid in the Liskeard area where passengers are using buses connecting to or from the 573. The ‘Liskeard area’ for this ticket is defined as follows: as far west as Gypsy Lane (on the 593), as far north as Liskeard School on St Cleer Road (on the 574), as far east as Charter Way (on the 574 and the 592) and as far south as Morrisons (on the 574 and the 592).

Adult £5.00

Child £3.00

Dartmoor Sunday Rover

Have a day out exploring Dartmoor, with the Dartmoor Sunday Rover!
The Sunday Rover ticket is available every Sunday and also on Public Holidays between Easter and August.
The ticket costs just £6.50 Adult, £4.30 Child, or £16 for a Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) and offers unlimited travel for the day on the 510, 573, 592 and 599.

It can also be used on the following services:

  • all Stagecoach South West buses
  • all First buses in Devon (except services 30, 31, 92 and 192) and also valid to Weymouth on the X53
  • Beacon Bus service 118
  • Carmel Coaches service 274
  • Country Bus services 270, 274 and 279
  • Dartline services 270 and 272
  • Filers Travel services 300 and 302
  • Rail River service 100
  • DAC Coaches 79B between Tavistock, Gunnislake, Callington and Liskeard
  • First Great Western Tamar Valley Line trains between Plymouth and Gunnislake
  • First Great Western Tarka Line trains between Barnstaple, Exeter and Digby & Sowton
  • First Great Western Dartmoor Line trains between St James Park and Okehampton

Buy your ticket from one of our drivers, or any driver of the buses or trains shown, or at Exeter, Barnstaple or Plymouth railway stations.

Add bus travel to your railway ticket! We have joined up with PlusBus and accept PlusBus tickets on all our buses in the appropriate areas. These are Bodmin, Liskeard, Newquay, Plymouth , St Austell and Truro . For more information about PlusBus, click here
Through Train Tickets

We accept through train tickets on the following journeys as part of our commitment to furthering public transport integration:

501 Penzance to Lands End (timetable)
509 Penzance Station to St Just (timetable)
510 Exeter St Davids to Launceston and Okehampton (timetable)
526 St Austell Station to Mevagissey and Heligan Gardens (timetable)
527 St Austell Station to Eden Project (timetable)
555 Bodmin Parkway Station to Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow (timetable)
573 Liskeard to Polperro (timetable)
576 Plymouth to Callington (timetable)
581 Liskeard to Downderry (timetable)
587 Truro Station to Perranporth. (timetable)
599 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton and Bude (timetable)

When you buy your railway ticket, just ask for a bus add-on to any of these places. For more information about train tickets, click here.