Dozens of bus routes all across Hertfordshire now have single fares capped at £2 until the end of March 2023.

A government scheme has been introduced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to help families cut costs.  

The ‘Get Around for £2’ scheme will be funded by a government subsidy of £60 million. 130 bus operators will be following the scheme. 

Fares are set to go back up on Friday, March 31, unless bus firms can find the cash to continue the scheme themselves. 

People can save almost a third of the average £2.80 bus fare, while in some rural areas tickets can reach over £5 for a single journey. 

Grant Shapps said: “At a time when many are struggling with the rising cost of living, this is a significant investment that will result in millions of people across England saving on travel costs.” 

The introduction of the £2 bus fare cap is a significant step forward to delivering cheaper bus services and continues the government’s track record of providing the largest investment in bus services in a generation, in England outside London. 

The Transport Secretary added: "This investment also makes clear our continued commitment to delivering on the bold vision for bus services set out in ‘Bus Back Better’, the government’s national bus strategy, and particularly our ambition to make bus services cheaper."  

The scheme also seeks to get more commuters on buses in order to help to reduce emissions and congestion by taking an estimated 2 million cars off the roads. 

The routes covered by buses that are following the scheme can be found at