Fancy a free day out across the North? Get on board for Catch the Bus Week!


We're offering hundreds of lucky North Yorkshire people the chance to enjoy a free day out across the North to promote Catch the Bus Week, a national celebration of the benefits of taking the bus.

We're giving away free Daytripper Plus tickets to use on any of our buses from Preston and Manchester in the west to Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington to kick start the Catch the Bus Week celebrations on Monday, 3 July 2017.

Our CEO Alex Hornby said: “Catch the Bus Week is a nationwide initiative now in its fourth year, to show people the many benefits of taking the bus to work, school, the shops or for a day out.

“We want to encourage people who don't normally take the bus to give it a try, and so we're offering our biggest ever free ticket giveaway to encourage first time travellers to see for themselves how easy it is to enjoy a great day out with us.

“Our services across York and  Yorkshire have been transformed, with new and revitalised buses offering a host of passenger-friendly features including superfast and free 4G Wi-Fi, USB at-seat power points, audible next stop information and new comfortable seating.

“Many of these improvements have been introduced as a direct response to suggestions from our own innovative customer research – simple ideas like providing more legroom, double glazing for a smoother, quieter journey – and bigger bins to help keep bus interiors clean throughout the day. We think now's the ideal time to encourage people who haven't travelled by bus for a while to come back and see how we're changing for the better.

“The tickets we're giving away are our top of the range Daytripper Plus passes, which can be used on any of our services throughout Yorkshire, including all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, and over the Pennines to Lancashire, including journeys to Manchester and Preston. We're sure this exciting offer will be very popular, so our advice is be quick – because once they're gone, they're gone!”

We're making 50 free Daytripper Plus tickets available from our travel centre at Malton Bus Station from Monday – to get one, just quote “Catch the Bus Week” at the desk and we'll do the rest.

There'll also be 250 free Daytripper Plus tickets available from Monday on our Yorkshire Bus App – just download the free app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, and then email: and the free ticket will be sent directly to your mobile device. Once again, its first come, first served and all applications for free mobile tickets must be made before midnight on Friday, 7 July 2017.