The Daily Bus Service

Christ College now has well-established daily bus routes serving the four corners of its catchment area.

To assist the growing numbers of day pupils, flexi-boarders and weekly boarders coming to Christ College, the school provides a daily return bus service Monday to Friday through some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, to and from the Swansea Valley, Carmarthenshire, the Heads of the Valley, the Usk Valley and the Wye Valley.

On Saturdays, as pupils finish at a variety times, the buses only deliver to school in the morning; there is no return journey.

Details of the routes for September 2016 are listed on the timetables below.  You will also find a transport booking form which should be completed and returned to the Accounts Department. If you have any further queries, please contact the Admissions Registrar on 01874 61544001874 615440 for more details.

Pick-up/Drop-off ReferenceRoute 1 LocationTimeZone
 MERTHYR TYDFIL
   
 1aHirwaunYstradfellte turning
07:204
 1bAberdareTesco roundabout
07:304
 1cCefn Coed
Golf Course turning
07:45
3
     
 Route 2
   
 MERTHYR TYDFIL
   
 2aCyfarthfa Retail Park
Opposite McDonalds
07:20
4
 2bPantMartha's Cafe
07:354
 2cCefn Coed
Golf Course turning
07:45
3
 2dLibanus
Layby - Tai'r Bull
08:00
1
     
 Route 3
   
 GILWERN
   
 3aGilwern
behind pub
07:202
 3bLlangynidr
Top of village
07:45
2
 3cBwlch
Bus stop - Star Inn
07:50
2
 3dLlanfrynach
Back of White Swan
08:00
1
     
 Route 4
   
 ABERGAVENNY 
  
 4aWaitrose
Petrol Station
07:15
3
 4bGlangrwyney
Cwrt y Gollen Estate Entrance
07:25
2
 4cCrickhowell
Bus stop outside Chinese
07:30
2
 4dKestral PH
 07:40
2
     
 Route 5
   
 HAY ON WYE
   
 5aWillersleyChurch/Farm yard
07:15
4
 5bHayClock Tower, Car park
07:303
 5cHay Road
Fire Station
07:35
3
 5dGlasbury
Maeslwch Village
07:40
2
 5eThree Cocks
Bus stop opposite Likes
07:45
2
 5fBronllys
Honey Cafe
07:50
2
     
 Route 6
   
 BUILTH WELLS

  
 6aBuilth
Car Park
07:30
4
 6bErwood
Bus stop by toilets
07:40
3
 6cPont y bat
Builth turning
07:50
1
     
 Route 7
   
 LLANDOVERY
   
 7aLlandeilo
Carmarthen roundabout
07:00
4
 7bLlangadog
roundabout
07:15
4
 7cLlanwrda
roundabout
07:20
4
 7dLlandovery
Westend Cafe
07:30
4
 7eSennybridge
Spar Shop
07:50
2
 7fDefynnog
Pub
07:55
2

You can purchase an annual season ticket or pay per trip. Our charges are:

Zone
Annual Season Ticket
Single
1£525£3:07
2
£820
£4.78 
3
£1020
£5.98 
4
£1,200
£7:02

This is a subsidised service and as such we need to allocate seats on this service carefully. This means where there is low demand for routes that we may regretfully have discontinue services particularly where there is increasing demand for other routes. Because of the limited availability and where demand is high, priority will be given to season ticket holders - casual users will be able to use the minibus if free seats are available.  This service has grown hugely in recent years and now nearly a hundred pupils use this service on a daily basis.

Changes to the Transport Schedule are rare and parents will be given as much notice as possible of any changes to the schedule.

Minibus-booking-April-2016.pdf

 Additional Information:
  • These routes and times are subject to changes, notice of which will be given as soon as is practically possible. Times also vary on EXEAT weekends and at Half Term/ End-of-Term.
  • In severe weather, the school's website will provide regular updates on the bus service.
  • All pupils are aware that seat belts must be worn at all times whilst traveling on the bus.
  • Please contact Christ College Account's Office for further information about the costs.
  • Please contact your child's houseparent if you know in advance that your child will not be on the bus.