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Link2 bus service


Link2 is a pre-bookable bus service for people making journeys (up to five miles) where there is no other suitable bus, for example in rural areas where bus services may be limited.

Contact us to book your journey. You can book up to 14 days ahead or at least one hour before you want to travel. However bookings are made on a first come, first served basis so it's best to book as early as possible.

Who is the Link2 service for?

It can be booked by anyone as long as the journey fits one of the following criteria:

  • there isn't a bus stop nearby (within 600 metres/about ten minutes walk)
  • there isn't a bus within one hour of when you want to travel
  • the journey would require a change of bus

Where will the Link2 bus take me?

It will take you door to door if the journey is less than five miles. For journeys over five miles, it will take you to the nearest bus station. For pick ups in remote areas the journey may be over five miles.

Mobility problems

Each bus is fully accessible for people who are disabled or have mobility problems. The service may take you more than five miles, if necessary, to get to one of the county's main towns.

A companion can travel with you if you need someone to accompany you. You must include them when you make your booking.

Fares

Fares are the same as regular bus services and are paid when you get on the bus. Bus pass holders travel for free.

When do Link2 buses run?

Link2 buses run Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Journeys can be booked to start at any time within these hours if there is a bus available. Users may share the bus with others making similar journeys.