Bus Services South Wales

Here at Phil Anslow & Sons Coaches, we run bus services in South Wales. With our knowledgeable and professional drivers, you can rely on us to provide an efficient and timely service. Moreover, our affordable prices and well-maintained vehicles combined with our highly qualified team make for an unrivalled solution.

Get in touch with a friendly member of our staff today on 01495 775599 for more information.

Coronavirus Updates and FAQs

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Our Customer Services team are on hand to assist you regarding your travel. You can call us on 01495 775599, lines are open from 08.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. We are online via social and web chat from 08.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday and available via social from 10.00 – 16.00 at weekends. 

From Monday 27th July 2020, all passengers on buses in Wales must wear a face covering when onboard our vehicles, face coverings must also be worn when inside transport hubs in Wales which includes bus stations, interchanges or travel shops.

  • Please remember to bring a face covering for your journey as without one you will be unable to travel
  • A face covering can be very simple, like a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head to give a snug fit. It just needs to cover your mouth and nose
  • Please put your face covering on before boarding the bus or entering a transport hub and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on
  • Please wear your face covering throughout the duration of your journey, including when disembarking the bus
  • If you need a drink or to take medication while travelling or when inside a transport hub please do so quickly and be mindful of others
  • To keep everyone safe please store a used face covering in a plastic bag and take it home

 

The Welsh government has issued guidance that can be found here.

All of our drivers in Wales have been advised to inform our customers who are not wearing a face covering on boarding the bus, that they are required to do so by law, throughout their entire journey, unless they are exempt. If a customer is not exempt and refuses to wear a face covering, then our drivers have been instructed to explain to the customer that they are breaking the law and that the police have powers to impose a fine of up to £100. Our drivers report all failures to comply with Government policy to their Depot Management team to allow us to closely monitor the situation and advise the authorities.

We have also adopted the policy of all customers being required to wear a face mask onboard in Wales, unless they are exempt.

Following an Equalities Impact Assessment, exemptions will apply to those with:

  • Breathing difficulties and other respiratory conditions
  • Conditions effecting their dexterity, meaning they are not able to put on a face covering
  • Mental health conditions such as anxiety or panic disorders
  • Other non-visible disabilities such as autism
  • Cognitive impairments, including dementia, who may not understand or remember the need to wear a face covering
  • Visual impairments, with a restricted field of vision, particularly if any residual vision is at the lower edge of the normal field of view
  • Impairments which would make it difficult to put on or take off a face covering safely, accurately, consistently or without pain

 

The exemptions also apply to those who rely on lip reading. This would include carers who are travelling with someone for whom a face covering will inhibit communication

Young children under the age of 11 or children on dedicated school transport services are exempt.

As our drivers sit behind screens that separate them from customers, they do not need to wear a face covering whilst they are in their cab.

Yes, we have a range of Journey Assistance cards that are available for anyone that needs support when travelling. We have added two new cards to the pack for you, Cards can be downloaded here.

It is really important to us that we continue to support all of our customers who wish to use our services.

Whilst seats within 2 metres of the driver are currently taped off, wheelchair spaces will always remain available. Rest assured, if you require support with boarding our buses, our drivers are following the below steps to ensure social distancing and your safety are maintained whilst they are providing you with assistance:

  • The driver will wear a face covering and sanitise their hands before leaving their cab
  • The driver will politely ask you to maintain a 1 metre plus distance whilst they put the ramp in place
  • The driver will limit the time they are within 1 metres plus of you to ensure this is kept to an absolute minimum


In exceptional circumstances where the driver is unable to leave their cab to offer you assistance, they will politely explain why they are unable to help you.

We are supporting the latest government guidance around social distancing measures to help keep you, our drivers and our buses safe. We have placed very clear signage on board that shows you what you need to do to stay safe. There are posters on board to help you Please follow this guidance when travelling with us.
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Colleg Gwent bus passes are accepted.

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Transport for Wales concessionary bus passes are accepted.

Bus Timetables

Click the calendar icon next to the required service to view the timetable. COVID timetables are marked ‘Emergency Service’. 

COVID EMERGENCY TIMETABLES START FROM 20/01/2021
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No Cash? No Problem.

Secure contactless payments are now available on all of our buses.

Paying with contactless is a simple and secure way to pay for tickets without cash.   

One tap of your contactless card, Apple Pay or Google Pay and you’re aboard and ready to go, no need to worry about having the right change. 

You can buy tickets up to the value of £30, quickly and securely with contactless. So whether it’s a last minute trip or a regular journey, paying for your ticket has never been more convenient.

What our customers are saying

  • We’ve been using Phil Anslow for our Run Diva Run race events. The ladies in the office are helpful, the drivers are polite & really helpful in dropping us off and picking us up. We always get a good price too. I’ve just booked another two coaches for events & will continue to use them. Thanks everyone. Top service.

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    Cat Johnson
    3/16/2017

    So grateful for Phil Anslow… X4 stagecoach has let me down time and time again making me late for work… Phil Anslow gets me there on time! Definitely recommend this service!

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    Bryony Lewis
    6/05/2019

    Went to the harry potter trip yesterday. Great service and great day out. The driver was very friendly as well. Just could have done with more time to look around the tour of the studio

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    Nathan Rice
    8/19/2016
  • Great trip to Gloucester yesterday – the bus arrived on time and was even decorated for Christmas! Nick was a very professional, friendly driver who got us there and back safely and even gave us a little toot ‘goodbye’ as we got off the bus! Excellent value for money and wouldn’t hesitate to book another trip with you!

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    Emma Robbie
    11/22/2015

    Had a fantastic day yesterday at Gloucestershire Victorian Market ��
    No driving so we could enjoy a glass or 2 of mulled wine ��
    Our driver was brilliant, laughing & joking and he shared his sweets with us all �
    Would highly recommend this company we will be having many future trips with them!
    Thankyou so Much for making our day so enjoyable ��xx

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    Lynne Brown
    11/23/2017

    Great Company always reliable with the drivers far better than Stagecoach all i can say is kep getting Stronger

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    Jamie Prosser
    10/29/2014
  • Great trip to Warwick Castle 9/7/17, and a big thanks for Bryn the driver 🙂

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    Tom Kearney
    7/09/2017

    I was on the 6 to ty canol at 1.30pm the driver was amazing so polite, happy & helpful he didn’t rush anyone on or off the bus especially because I have a 5 week old in her Pram I will use them more often in future

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    Sophie Louise Phelps
    1/30/2019

    Brilliant service and very kind and helpful, loved my trip

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    Joanne Meek
    8/02/2017
  • Went on the Dartmouth trip on 2nd August, this would be our third trip. On all trips the driver was always joking, polite, happy and helpful, the bus was excellent service throughout. Will book future trips and recommend. J & A Sambells.

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    Annmarie Hayes
    8/03/2017

    First time using this company, went on the day trip to the Christmas market in Bath. Would highly recommend this trip. Comfy, clean coach made this a very enjoyable day out.

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    Maggie Lovett
    12/16/2019

    I use Phil Anslow coaches with work to hire their coaches for day trips out and I recently went on a day trip organised by Phil Anslow coaches to Harry Potter Studio and on every occasion the drivers have been very friendly, kept us informed of any traffic problems along the way and made the day a whole lot better with their friendly chats. Would highly recommend Phil Anslow Coaches.

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    Kirsty Llewellyn
    8/31/2017
  • Great company very reliable they’ve taken our Ladies group on a few trips over the past few years.

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    Christine Norris
    10/15/2015

    I would like to thank Phil anslow coaches for a fabulous day out last Saturday to Peppa pig world especially the driver Bryn was very friendly and helpful would recommend this company the trips are brilliant

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    Helen Webb Was Batty
    7/24/2018

    Drivers always very friendly and polite. Much better than stagecoach

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    Ellen Louise Waters
    12/10/2017
  • We went to bath yesterday for the christmas market. We had a fab day. Our coach driver bryn was lovely and couldnt do enough for us. Would definately go again. See u next year!

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    Kelly Bourne
    11/28/2016

    We went to Cribbs causeway shopping last weekend. Driver was really friendly and very informative. Coach was really nice and very modern. Will definitely be booking more trips in the future. Thanks for a lovely day out �

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    Joanne Hopkins
    11/27/2016

    Always on time..Brilliant drivers always putting passenger first. On coaches taking us to many destinations round the country always enjoyed travelling with PHILL ANSLOW.

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    Margaret Bytheway
    1/25/2019
  • Can’t believe there’s actually negative reviews on here, compared to the much bigger company, Stagecoach, I think Phil Anslow is much more professional and much cheaper to travel on, and also the drivers will do anything to help passengers.They simply go that step further to keep passengers happy unlike Stagecoach who honestly don’t give a s*!t about passengers.

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    johnl 1978
    9/07/2019

    I have used Anslow Coaches for the last 4 years to take Abergavenny Bowlers to Torquay in November on a bowls tour. We are about 40 in number and never a complaint. Coach is always on time, always clean, great driving staff, Sue in the office is brilliant to deal with. Already booked for November 2017.

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    Maurice Padfield
    12/14/2016

    Day Trip Bath Xmas Market Went to Bath with Phil Anslow Coaches, was very impressed with the service and the staff. Driver was very helpful, Coaches was spotless and clean. Cannot recommend highly enough

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    Umran Malik
    12/06/2019
  • Thanks for the excellent service offered today for the Park and Ride to Blaenavon Ironworks Drivers all friendly and helpful while extremely busy

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    Sarah Francis
    4/08/2018

    They should be nominated for coach and bus company of the year i am so thankful to the drivers looking after my son everyday from blaenavon to brynmawr.

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    Camilla Beckman
    3/18/2015

    I catch the x1 service to Work every day I spend £20 a week on the bus for a weekly ticket and I have to say it’s an absolute pleasure to do so. I have never once had a bad experience on your buses most of your drivers are absolutely brilliant on more than one occasion I’ve witnessed them go out of there way to please the customers like only today one of your drivers seen a little old lady rushing and panicking with a Zimmer frame because she wasn’t at the bus stop instead of Just driving past like stagecoach would he stopped right by her asked her if she needed help getting onto the bus, told her to sit down and scan her pass when she got off and didn’t pull off until she sat down I see this all the time from most of your drivers. Most of them don’t get the credit they deserve would never go back to catching stagecoach buses �

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    Codie Davies
    3/12/2018
  • Highly recommend them, went on a day trip with them, driver was friendly and helpful, only downside is that the bus could have been warmer despite the heat being on 🙂

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    Sharon Louise Heselton
    11/20/2016

    Travelling in style to London this weekend on the new bus. Managed to straighten my hair as there was plug sockets n charge my phone in the usb charging slots. Great driver , really pleasant and helpful xx thanks

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    Kirstina Feiken
    8/14/2016

    Weston Air Festival trips, 17/6/2017
    Just want to say I had my first day trip with your coach company yesterday with this trip to the air festival…Have to say it will not be my last…The bus was nice and comfortable and the driver Darren was so helpful, polite, cheerful and with a good sense of humour…Top class..

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    Diane Bevan Bynt
    6/18/2017
  • Been on a few trips with these and they are fab bud company booking some more for this summer

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    Andrea Powell
    1/24/2017

    Wonderful service and drivers.

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    Alan Fowler
    12/13/2019

    Very good the best

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    Rebecca Evans
    10/13/2014
  • Very reliable friendly and helpfull drivers.

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    Jane Kinnersley
    12/11/2014

    Had a lovely day today at Gloucester market. We were dropped off really close which was perfect. Our driver was lovely, which made it a very pleasant journey there and back. Will definitely be going on more trips with you.

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    Annette Edwards
    11/19/2016

    Me and my mum went to monkey world and both drivers were lovely thank you

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    Dee Farmer
    4/08/2018
  • The bus driver I had today for tycanol was absolutely lovely very chatty x

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    Sian Louise
    10/03/2017

    I have been on a few trips with Phil Anslow over the last few years and i have enjoyed them all! Always on time, a fun variety of trips available and the lovely Bryn as our chauffer. He is friendly and happy to help all passengers ��

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    Shanayed Bradbury
    9/01/2017

    Have been on a few day trips, lovely drivers.

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    Gwynneth Mary Hall
    2/08/2019
  • What a lovely change to get a bus and be greeted with a smile, absolutely lovely service. No rush in the driver waited for everyone to be seated before pulling off, unlike other diver leaving you to be jolted into the seat. Was kind and even saw him offer a woman with a cough a bottle of water. Took his time and was actually aware he had customer in the back unlike other busses I’ve been on. This was today on the 63 from usk to Pontypool around 1:30, what a lovely change, keep It up!�

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    Felix Collins
    11/15/2016

    Went on my first trip with this company yesterday and it was brilliant! I highly recommend this company to anyone….. They were on time, I didn’t feel like I was being rushed and the drivers were all fab…cant wait to book again �

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    Ceris Williams
    8/05/2018

    Best bus company around keep on busing phil us drivers love it lol

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    Andrew Betty
    1/09/2015
  • Worcester trip 1 12 19 Brill Terry was a great driver super friendly happy chappy

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    Jacqueline vickery
    12/01/2019

    On a trip to The Bath Xmas market on 4/12/12 what a pleasure it was from start to finish our driver Bryn was great! We are already looking forward to next year cheers! ������� Merry Xmas �

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    Rosalind Battle
    12/05/2017

    Another great trip to Bath Christmas Market 4 December, pick up on time going there and coming back, loads of stalls would highly recommend. Bryn then driver was good fun and very polite and helpful. Can’t wait to book another one next year. Thank you!

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    Zoe Longdon
    12/04/2017
  • great trip to legoland yesterday x with top driver Bryn . x

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    Kate Davies
    5/08/2016

    My daughter left her phone on the bus on Saturday along with her debit card and Id. Contacted the office at 9.00am and by half eleven we had the phone back. Mr Anslow brought it to Bulwark to save us a journey to head office. Very grateful to him as I’m sure not every bus company would be that obliging. Many thanks.

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    Teresa Peebles
    3/02/2020

    My partner and I have just returned from a turkey and tinsel break in Torquay absolutely brilliant break, brilliant hotel, great food and entertainment. Our driver for the week was Stuart and he looked after everyone from start to finish. Thank you can’t wait for our next break

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    Teressa Brown
    11/19/2016

Contact Phil Anslow & Sons Coaches

Contact Phil Anslow & Sons Coaches to learn more about our bus services in South Wales on 01495 775599. A friendly member of our team will be happy to help you.