Bus Finances

Bus fares have increased markedly in the last ten years, with passengers in the Metropolitan areas seeing the biggest increases.

Key Indicators

Bus fares

Bus fares have increased significantly over recent years. The highest increase was in Metropolitan areas. Fares in London have fallen back over recent years.


Revenue per passenger

The revenue per passenger km has risen steadily over time in England.


Revenue per vehicle

The average operating revenue per bus vehicle km was £2.86 pence in 2017/18. There is wide variation between the revenue per vehicle km achieved in London and other parts of England.