Government extends £2 bus fare cap.

Millions of passengers across England will continue to ‘Get Around for £2’ as the Government has confirmed the £2 bus fare will be extended until 31 October.

To help people with cost of living pressures and save on everyday travel costs the Government will provide up to £200 million to continue capping single bus fares at £2 outside London until the end of October 2023 and then at £2.50 until 30 November 2024 – when the government will review their effectiveness and future bus fares.

You can read a full list of bus companies and routes in Yorkshire and the Humber taking part here.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, said: “I am pleased the Government is continuing with the £2 bus fare cap helping not only passengers with the cost of living but also encouraging people back on the bus.

“It is schemes like this that will help ease congestion on our roads and to make continued progress towards our net zero objectives.”

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “Taking the bus is the most popular form of public transport and millions of people rely on these vital services every day.

“That’s why we’re investing half a billion pounds to help people save money amid cost of living pressures and continue to level up transport in all parts of the country, doing our bit to help halve inflation and grow the economy.”