Essential Guide: Public Transport Tickets in Chester

Choosing the most appropriate ticket options for a journey by public transport isn’t always easy. The best ticket to choose will depend upon how you are traveling, where from and how frequently.

What is for sure, however, is that unless your journey is a one off or infrequent, paying for your ticket on the day could be wasting you a lot of money. There are a wide range of ticket options available which can dramatically reduce the cost of public transport journeys made, so make sure you have checked out your options! To help out we have provided some useful pointers below:

Arriva Tickets

Many of the local bus services are operated by Arriva, who offer a range of ticketing options aimed at making your journeys as cheap as possible. Arriva now also accept contactless payments on all services across the UK, which is ideal if you plan on paying for your bus journey on the day of travel.

For further details on Arriva tickets, including information on how to buy tickets via your smartphone, follow the links below.

Arriva Discounts

Bank of America staff can access exclusive discounts on Arriva bus tickets, as well as the NEW Flexi-Day tickets available in bundles of 5, 10 or 20. Check out the guide to claiming your discounts by following the link below.


If you regularly travel by train and then bus, you can add a Chester area PlusBus ticket when you buy your train ticket. The PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel around the Chester urban area, including all service to Chester Business Park. You can purchase day tickets, or season tickets from 7-day to full year.

Train Tickets

Paying for train journeys isn’t complicated, you can turn up at the train station and purchase a ticket for a single journey, but if your trip is a regular commute a period ticket will be much better value.

National Rail offer a season ticket calculator so you can work out how much your regular commute will be – and more importantly how much you’ll save compared to buying a ticket each day!

If you are making a one off journey by train you can still make savings! Booking train travel in advance is an easy way to get cheaper tickets, with the number of cheap advance fares available doubling in the last few years! Advance tickets are available to buy as far as 12 weeks before your date of travel and can usually be purchased up until 6pm the day before! Tickets can be purchased from a number of places but here are our recommendations:

If you’re more flexible with the dates/times of your train journey, National Rail Enquiries have a great ‘Cheapest Fare Finder’ tool which will show you the lowest possible fare for all UK train operators on all routes.

Commuter Club

If you are unable to receive a season ticket loan from BAML, as a contracted member of staff, Commuter Club enables you to access the savings of an annual ticket, whilst paying monthly and having the flexibility of being able to cancel at any time without worry.

Additional Help and Support

If you need any more help or assistance in planning your commute, please get in touch with the MyCommute team. We can provide you with a Personalised Journey Plan to highlight all your travel options – simply fill out the contact form with details of your commute and we’ll do the rest.