Travel from York to Leeds for £1 – Plush new bus service’s opening offer

’A faster journey, personal space, on-board comfort and wifi connections‘ – Cityzap
24 Mar 2016 @ 8.19 pm
| Transport

A new bus service offering non-stop trips between York and Leeds launches on Sunday (March 27) – and for the first week you can travel between the two cities for £1.

More details on the Cityzap website

Cityzap is “a new concept in intercity bus travel”. It will deliver non-stop trips between York and Leeds every 30 minutes, with last buses at weekends as late as 3am.

Drivers will use sat-nav equipment to make sure they always choose the quickest route and avoid congested areas.

The buses, run by Transdev, have leather seats, with extra personal space, as well as USB power points for every customer and free 4G wifi.

Cityzap opening offers include any ride for £1 to all customers until Saturday, April 2.

Train travellers are being encouraged to switch, with the offer of free travel through April for all those who hold a valid rail ticket between the two cities.

Normal fares

  • £8 return – any day, any time
  • £6.50 adult one way – any day, any time
  • £4 under 16 one way – any day, any time

Listened to passengers

Students are also able to take advantage of a £1 fare until the end of April by presenting their NUS card when they board.

Alex Hornby, CEO at Transdev, said:

We listen to what people tell us would convince them to use the bus more – a faster journey, personal space, on-board comfort and wifi connections – as well as a friendly driver.

Essentially, often what they expect from their car, except we are giving them more.

In Cityzap we believe we have met and exceeded their aims, with a very powerful alternative for the motorist, given the use of sat-nav and empowering our drivers to decide the quickest route every time.

There is also a plan for an app which will track where the buses are, “giving customers the knowledge they need”.