Cardiff Bus gears up for a summer of fun as it announces its timetable for the sunny season

Cardiff Bus has unveiled its summer service plans which launch Saturday 10th June.

The bus operator is launching its very own open top bus this year, aptly named the Skycar, for uninterrupted views during its route to Penarth Pier.  This service will depart from St Mary Street (Wyndham Arcade stop JE) in Cardiff city centre and will run daily from 10 June – 3 September, and 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 September. The summer bus will stop outside Penarth Pier Pavilion so you can enjoy a stroll along the promenade or wander up the hill to discover the tranquillity of the flower gardens of Alexandra Park and Windsor Gardens.

For days out in Cardiff Bay, there will be additional Baycar services (route 6) which will run every 15 minutes, 7 days a week, from 10 June until 2 September.

The increased baycar services will allow passengers easy travel to enjoy all that the Bay has to offer including boat rides, great food and drinks in the variety of cafes and restaurants, Techniquest, the Wales Millennium Centre, The Norwegian Church, Senedd and much more. The service will also allow passengers ease of access to the popular Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival which will be returning to Roald Dahl Plass from 7 – 9 July.

For those looking for a traditional day at the seaside, the operator will be running its Route 95 service to Barry Island where passengers can enjoy sandy beaches and family amusements, discover the places featured in the hit TV show Gavin and Stacey or relax in one of the many cafés and restaurants.

Gareth Stevens, Commercial Director at Cardiff Bus, said: “Our summer services have been incredibly popular in recent years, especially our open top rides.  That’s why we’re thrilled to unveil our new Skycar this summer, for journeys between Cardiff Bay and Penarth Pier.

We know that people are looking to make the most of their summer. There is so much on offer locally, whether it’s the buzz of the city centre, the scenery of Cardiff Bay, the cafés and restaurants along Penarth seafront, or the sunny beach in Barry Island, and we want to make sure our customers can take full advantage and enjoy every minute.”