Upgraded T2, T3 and T22

1 week ago Mon 8th Jul 2024

image of a bus operating the T22 route

Welcome to your improved TrawsCymru T2 and T3 services and brand new T22. These services link communities as well as travel to great locations for days out, so no matter what your journey is for, the bus can get you there with no fuss.

The routes

T2 Bangor – Aberystwyth via Caernarfon, Criccieth, Porthmadog, Dolgellau and Machynlleth.
T3 Wrexham – Barmouth via Ruabon, Llangollen, Corwen, Bala and Dolgellau.
T22 Caernarfon – Blaenau Ffestiniog via Porthmadog.

What has improved?

In the last year we’ve made some improvements to services T2 and T3, and introduced the T22 service, to make catching the bus easier and more convenient. Here are some of the improvements we’ve made:

  • New buses for greater comfort and reliability on the T2 and T3 services
  • Better value fares with some single tickets now cheaper than before
  • New T22 route launched in February 2024, and as a result an increased frequency in buses between Caernarfon and Porthmadog
  • Electric buses on the T22 service
  • Better connections to other TrawsCymru routes and trains

Try it for yourself

For a limited time you can get 50% off a day or week ticket on routes T2 or T22, or a discounted day ticket on the T3/T3C services. Simply enter discount code UPGRADED at the checkout.  Terms and conditions apply.*

Take a look at our handy how to guide below for step-by-step instructions.

How to apply the discount code

1. Download the TrawsCymru app and create an account
2. Click the three lines on the top left hand corner and select 'Mobile tickets'
3. Select your route – T2, T3 or T22
4. Select the day or week (T2 and T22 only) ticket that suits your travel needs and click 'buy now'
5. Check the ticket suits your needs.  If it does, click 'go to checkout'.
6. Select who the ticket is for.  If it's for you, select 'It's for me'.  Alternatively, you can gift the ticket to someone else.
7. Enter your card details
8. Click 'add a discount code' (see image below)
9. Enter the word ‘UPGRADED’ in the text box and click 'apply'
10. Proceed to buy ticket
11. Tickets will appear in the Mobile ticket section, simply activate the ticket before you travel and scan the QR code on the ticket machine as you board.
12. Enjoy your journey!

image of a screenshot showing where the discount code box is located

*Offer T&C’s
- one discounted ticket per app account
- discount code valid between 8 July and 4 August
- only available for app tickets
- available for adult, child and 16-21 My Travel Pass holders
- ticket must be used within 1 year of purchase
- There will be no retrospective part or full refunds for tickets purchased for the full price without discount code

Other ways to pay for your journey

You can pay for single, day or 1bws tickets on board the bus from the driver with cash or card via contactless. Alternatively, you can Tap On Tap Off (TOTO) with a contactless card during each journey and the system will work out the best value fare for you.  This is only available for adult fares but is capped at the price of a 1bws ticket, so you’ll never pay more than £6.50 for the day when you travel with TrawsCymru and most other North Wales bus operators.

Concessionary passes are accepted on these services, and there are other tickets available to purchase on the TrawsCymru app such as 10 single ticket bundles that offer flexibility for those who travel now and again.

Below are some of our single journey fares which are available to buy on the bus with cash or contactless.

Bangor <> Caernarfon £2.00
Criccieth <> Porthmadog £2.00
Machynlleth <> Aberystwyth £2.50
Ysbyty Bronglas <> Aberystwyth £1.25
Bangor <> Aberystwyth £5.50

Barmouth <> Dolgellau £2.00
Bala <> Corwen £2.25
Corwen <> Llangollen £2.00
Llangollen <> Wrexham £2.00
Barmouth <> Wrexham £5.50

Blaenau Ffestiniog <> Porthmadog £2.00
Porthmadog <> Caernarfon £2.50
Blaenau Ffestiniog <> Caernarfon £2.75

We hope you enjoy the new and improved TrawsCymru services, and we hope to see you on board soon.

image of a new bus operating on the T2 route
Photo by John Young

image of a new bus operating on the T3C routephoto by John Young