The “Sunday Rover” allows unlimited bus journeys throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays on one great-value ticket.
Passengers can use the services of all bus operators in the two counties, changing buses as often as they wish, to visit a wide range of destinations and attractions.
From Hereford, Sunday buses run to Gloucester, Worcester, Ludlow and Brecon. Connections are available at Hay-on-Wye for the “Offa’s Dyke Flyer” which takes passengers to Llanthony Abbey, Longtown and Craswall.
From Ledbury, as well as the regular services to Hereford and Great Malvern, the Sunday Rover ticket can be used on the popular “Hills Hopper” service that links the town to the Malvern Hills and Upton-on-Severn
Passengers from Leominster can change at Ludlow for the service over Clee Hill to Bewdley and Kidderminster, with a possible return via Stourport and Worcester, while passengers from Ross-on-Wye can access the rest of the network via Hereford.
Cllr Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “The Sunday Rover ticket is a great example of integrated public transport and cross-border co-ordination. People’s journeys don’t stop at the county boundary and neither does the Sunday Rover!
“I would urge everyone to get out and about on Sundays this summer to enjoy the many attractions of the two counties and this ticket is the ideal way of doing it,” he added.
Sunday Rover tickets can be bought from bus drivers and cost £5.50 for an adult and £3.80 for a child under 16.
A family ticket for up to two adults and three children costs £11. Senior citizens pay the child fare, unless they have an English National Concessionary Bus Pass, in which case they can enjoy the whole of the Sunday bus network completely free of charge.
A leaflet advertising the scheme and timetables for all bus services in Herefordshire can be obtained from libraries, Tourist Information Centres and libraries.
Timetable enquires can be made by telephone to the “traveline” enquiry service on 0871 200 22 33.
The websites of Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Councils also contain maps and timetables for all services in the two counties.