28 April 2019 – No Sunday service on X3
Following retendering of service X3 recently in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, it has been decided to withdraw the Sunday service. The last day for the Sunday service was Easter Sunday and as such, there will no longer be a Sunday or public holiday service.
18 February 2019 – Changes to some fares
Following feedback from our passengers and the launch of our new Pedigree service, we are happy to announce some changes to out tickets and prices.
Universal tickets (with the exception of the £1 University of Cambridge single ticket) are now valid on all of our buses in Cambridge city bounded by Histon & Impington on the Pedigree and Madingley Road Park&Ride on the X3 and 8. This means that on the new Pedigree service you can travel from Histon & Impington and Orchard Park into Cambridge for £2.20 one way, £3 day ticket, or see below if you’re eligible for a Purple ticket.
Purple tickets have had their eligibility expanded to cover all students and educational staff showing ID when making each journey. They are also now available to children aged 5-15 inclusive at any time. One way tickets are available in the Cambridge city area for £1.50 and between Swavesey, Longstanton and Oakington to/from Cambridge for £2.30.
- Cambridge City Day Ticket – £3 adult, £2 Purple
- Cambridge City 7 Day Ticket – £11 or £10 on the app
- Cambridge City 28 Day Ticket – £28 on the app – only £1 a day!
- Cambridge City 10 Journey Ticket – £19.80 adult on bus, £17.60 on the app
- Cambridge City 10 Journey Purple Ticket – £10 on the app
Adult passengers from Swavesey, Longstanton and Oakington on the Pedigree service will pay £3.50 single, and can take advantage of the All Routes tickets listed below.
The X3 app only tickets that were introduced in November 2018 have now been improved by increasing their validity to cover all Whippet buses. These are now available in the App under All Routes tickets, or in each of the areas listed.
- All Routes Day Rover – Pack of 10 for £56 (that’s £5.60 for unlimited travel on all Whippet buses for the day)
- All Routes Week Rover – £22
- All Routes single journey – pack of 10 for £40 – you can use these as a single journey on any Whippet bus.
We hope to see you soon on one of our buses and allow us to make a difference serving you!
24 November 2018 – Changes to some fares
The following new ticket prices will apply from the above date:
- All Zones Day Rover – £7 adult, £6 student, £5 child
- All Zones Week Rover – £26 adult, £22 student, £18 child
- All Zones 4-Week Rover – £85
- One + Two Day Rover – £7
- Group Day Rover – £15
In addition to the above, single and return ticket prices on route X3 will increase by an average of 20%. Please click here to download a copy of the new X3 fare chart to see if your normal ticket is affected.
29 October 2018 – Minor change to route 400
The first journey on route 400 will start at Spaldwick on school days instead of Easton. The bus will no longer call at Hinchingbrooke School bus park. The afternoon school-day only journey will terminate at Ellington instead of Easton.
6 October 2018 – Improvements to route U
The Universal service has become very popular since it replaced the Uni4 bus route in July 2016. In September 2017 the service was extended to Eddington, the new North West Cambridge development. This was an important part of the contract we have with the University of Cambridge and they have now asked us to improve the level of service following feedback from residents. These improvements include:
- Earlier and later buses on weekdays
- Later buses on Saturdays
- A new service on Sundays and Public Holidays
A PDF copy of the new timetable can be downloaded by clicking here
Whippet Coaches signs Armed Forces Covenant
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2 December 2017 – Free Parking
On Saturday 2 December we helped the 5th St Ives Scout Group with their latest challenge – a full-size game of Monopoly! The Scouts had to travel between St Ives and Cambridge visiting locations associated with the famous board game. Our Busway C service was ideal as it now operates every 30 minutes on Saturday mornings. Using the bus also means no need to find and pay for parking! Click below for a picture of one group on board our bus driven by Chris Storr.