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 Reference Route 1  Location Time Zone
  MERTHYR TYDFIL      
 1a Hirwaun Ystradfellte turning 07:20 3
 1b Aberdare Tesco roundabout 07:30 4
 1c Cefn Coed Golf Course turning 07:45 3
         
  Route 2      
  MERTHYR TYDFIL      
 2a Cyfarthfa Retail Park Opposite McDonalds 07:20 4
 2b Pant Martha's Cafe 07:35 4
 2c Cefn Coed Golf Course turning 07:45 3
 2d Libanus Layby - Tai'r Bull 08:00 1
         
  Route 3      
  GILWERN      
 3a Gilwern Car Park behind pub 07:20 3
 3b Llangynidr Top of village 07:45 2
 3c Bwlch Bus stop - Star Inn 07:50 2
 3c Talybont Post Office bus stop 07:55  2
 3d Llanfrynach Back of White Swan 08:00 1
         
  Route 4      
  ABERGAVENNY      
 4a Waitrose Petrol Station 07:15 3
 4b Glangrwyney Cwrt y Gollen Estate Entrance 07:25 3
 4c Crickhowell Bus stop outside Chinese 07:30 3
 4d Kestral PH   07:40 2
         
  Route 5      
  HAY ON WYE      
 5a Willersley Church/Farm yard 07:15 4
 5b Hay Clock Tower, Car park 07:30 3
 5c Hay Road Fire Station 07:35 3
 5d Glasbury Maeslwch Village by foyles 07:40 3
 5e Three Cocks Garage opp Llyswen turning 07:45 2
 5f Bronllys Honey Cafe 07:50 2
         
  Route 6      
  BUILTH WELLS      
 6a

Llandrindod Wells

By petrol station in Tesco car park 07:15      3
 6a Builth The Groe Car Park 07:30 3
         
 6b Erwood Bus stop by toilets 07:40 3
 6c Pont y bat Builth turning 07:50 1
         
  Route 7      
  LLANDOVERY      
 7a Llandeilo The Plough Inn, Rhosmaen 07:00 4
 7b Llangadog roundabout 07:15 4
 7c Llanwrda roundabout 07:20 4
 7d Llandovery Westend Cafe 07:30 4
 7e Sennybridge Spar Shop 07:50 2
 7f Defynnog 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-2017.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.