New charges for journeys will start from 25 September on the vast majority of West of England buses before being introduced across all routes, regardless of operator, by the end of next month.
All single adult bus tickets in Bristol and Bath will be reduced to £2 for adults while returns will cost £3.50. Outside of the two cities there will also be sizeable cost reductions for adults with a 12-mile single journey dropping from £6.50 to £3.70 and a return from £7.50 to £5.
Children will pay a flat £1 rate across the whole of the West of England.
The Metro Mayor says the new fare package delivers on his pledge for simpler and cheaper bus fares, will help a little towards easing the cost-of-living crisis for locals, and will go a long way to addressing the big challenges on the buses at present, with passenger numbers 25% down on pre-pandemic levels.