Please note, some fares will change on 2 April 2017.

Purchasing tickets
All tickets are available from the driver.  We only accept cash.  To speed up the bus, please have the correct fare ready if you know what it is. Our drivers only have a limited amount of change and this can get used up very quickly. There are some ticket machines at stops along the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway which accept credit cards for a limited range of tickets, bus they do not take cash. You can also purchase Busway Smart Cards – more details available by clicking here.

Adult fares (age 16 or above)
Single (one-way) and return tickets are available at any time. Return tickets will be cheaper than purchasing two single tickets but for most journeys it will be cheaper to purchase a Day Rover instead of a return.  Please check with the driver.  Week Rovers offer savings for those who travel frequently.  We also sell 4-Week Rovers which offer even better value for money. See below for more details of our Rover tickets.  To find out about English National Concessionary Passes please click here.

Child fares (age 5 to 15 inclusive)
Single (one-way) and return tickets are NOT available before 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays). Child-rate Day Rover and Week Rover tickets ARE valid at any time of day and these are usually better value for money for regular travellers.

Children under 5
Up to 2 children aged under 5 (that do not occupy a seat to the exclusion of a fare-paying passenger) travel free with anybody who purchases an adult ticket or has a valid adult pass (including English National Concessionary Passes). Additional children need to pay the child fare (or the adult fare before 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays, except Public Holidays).

Single (one-way) tickets
It is currently not possible for us to display every single ticket price – please email info@whippet.uk.com with details of the start and finish point or ask the driver of the bus. We try to keep prices within Cambridge and the surrounding towns as simple as possible. Below is a summary:

  • Cambridge (purple ticket zone) – adult prices range between £1.40 and £2.50, depending on the distance travelled. All adult fares on route U are £2. Child fares range between 90p and £1.70 (£1.30 on route U), but cannot be purchased before 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays). Holders of NUS cards or other appropriate college or university ID (including staff) can purchase our special Purple One ticket for just £1 anywhere within the purple ticket zone.
  • Huntingdon (green ticket zone) – adult prices are £1.80 or £2, depending on the distance travelled. Child fares are £1.20 or £1.30, but cannot be purchased before 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays)
  • St Ives (red ticket zone) – adult fare is £1.70. Child fare is £1.10, but cannot be purchased before 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays)
  • St Neots (blue ticket zone) – adult fare is £1.40. Child fare is 90p, but cannot be purchased before 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays)

Return tickets
These can only be used on the same day as the outward journey. If you are returning on another day, please purchase a single ticket on both days.

10-Journey tickets
These give 10 single journeys between the same two points and are usually 20% cheaper compared with purchasing single tickets every day (this does not apply to Busway Smartcards). Please note the restriction on child single tickets mentioned above, which also applies to child 10-Journey tickets Click here for more details about 10-Journey tickets

Rover tickets and other unlimited travel tickets
We have a number of multi-journey tickets available at great prices. Please choose from the list below:

Day tickets
Week tickets
4 Week tickets
Term tickets
Busway bargains