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Coastal Buses - Frequently Asked Questions

Coastal BusWhat are the coastal buses?
Pembrokeshire Coastal Bus Services are local bus services that travel along the coast, seven days a week during the summer, to access walks, beaches, boat trips, local villages and attractions. Click the link to download the Pembrokeshire Coastal Bus Timetables.

Why are they running?
They help locals and visitors get to the coast without having to use a car. Whatever your interest, the coastal bus services are perfect for you.

How do I use them?
You can use the coastal buses for both 'out' and 'back' journeys or simply use the bus for your outward journey and walk back to your destination. This enables you to walk the Coast Path in one direction without having to retrace your steps.
Catching a bus in Pembrokeshire is easy. All coastal buses operate on a 'Hail and Ride' basis in rural areas, so all you have to do is signal to the driver to stop. Passengers can be picked up or set down at any point along the bus route - providing it is safe to do so.

Where do I catch the bus?
The buses run to a timetable, which describes where the bus stops are located. In towns you catch the bus at a recognised bus stop, but once you get into the countryside the buses operate on a 'Hail and Ride' basis, which means you don't have to find a bus stop to catch the bus. Simply join the road and flag the bus down as it passes you.

How will I know where to get off the bus?
Our local drivers are very knowledgeable about the area and will help you locate walking drop-off and pick-up points, find your destination or recommend one.

When do they run?
Summer: All coastal buses run seven days a week during the summer. Check the timetables for details.
Winter: The Poppit Rocket, Strumble Shuttle, Puffin Shuttle and Coastal Cruiser run to a reduced winter timetable. Check the timetables for details.

How much does the bus cost?
It is difficult to give you an exact fare as the coastal buses are registered local services, with fares structured accordingly. If you would like to know the cost please ring the bus operator directly, contact details are shown on the timetables.
All Wales Bus Pass holders travel free on the coastal buses - simply show your pass to the driver.
West Wales Ranger tickets offer great value if you are travelling on lots of buses in one day. Simply ask the bus driver for a West Wales Rover Ticket on the first bus you use in the day.
If you are planning to come to Pembrokeshire by public transport and will be travelling around a lot by bus and train look into the Explore Wales Pass, which is accepted on all coastal buses.

Where do I get a bus timetable?
Click the link to download a copy of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Bus Timetable. If you would like a timetable leaflet sent to you in the post please email Pembrokeshire Greenways:
Additionally Traveline is an all Wales one stop shop for Public Transport information. When planning a journey visit Traveline Cymru.

How do I walk the Coast Path without a car?
Easy! Catch a train, coach or ferry into Pembrokeshire and then use the buses to get around. The beauty of using the coastal buses is that you can walk the Coast Path in one direction without having to worry about collecting a car at the end of the day. By using the buses to travel up and down the coast it also means you can stay in your accommodation for more nights.

Can I bring my dog on the bus?
Yes, your dog is welcome on the bus (at the driver's discretion) providing they are clean, kept on a lead and sit on the floor out of the way of other passengers. All we ask is that you be a responsible owner and clean up after your little friend - leave only paw prints behind.

Are the costal buses accessible?
Yes, the coastal buses are accessible low floor vehicles, with exception of the Celtic Coaster in St Davids. This vehicle does have a rear wheelchair lift. please contact the appropriate bus operator in advance of travel to discuss your travel plans (Mon-Fri, during office hours). The bus operator's number is listed on the bus timetable.

Can I bring my bike on the bus?
Unfortunately the coastal buses do not currently carry bike racks, but Greenways is working on improving this for the future. However, don't forget you can carry bikes on trains operated by Transport for Wales and First Great Western.

We are a big group, will we get on the bus?
If you are a group of eight or more people wishing to use the coastal buses then please contact the appropriate bus operator in advance of travel to discuss your travel plans (Mon-Fri, during office hours). The bus operator's number is listed on the bus timetable.

Useful Links
Pembrokeshire Coastal Bus Timetable - The latest timetable for the buses serving the Pembrokeshire Coast.
Bus timetables - List of bus timetables in Pembrokeshire, including Coastal buses - links to PCC website.
Coast to Coast - National Park visitor newspaper iincludes summer bus timetables.
National Rail - Train timetables.
Traveline Cymru - All Wales up to date public transport timetable information.
Explore Wales Pass - All Wales bus and train flexi pass ticket.