Here is the Christmas timetable: –
🎄Normal service up until the 23rd December
🎄Christmas Eve – Saturday service
🎄No service from 25th to the 29th
🎄30th to the 31st – Saturday service
🎄No service on the 1st January
🎄Normal service will resume on the 2nd (which is a Saturday)
We’re delighted that the full timetable will be restored from Monday 7th December, including all Saturday services and the 1715 from Chepstow to Monmouth
From Saturday 5th December 2020, the 65 bus will resume running on Saturdays. The Saturday timetable from Chepstow is available here. And the Saturday timetable from Monmouth is available here
The 1715 service from Chepstow remains suspended for the time being.
The 65 Bus is being featured in the Wye Valley River Festival. It’s part of the Films of Forest and Valley section. You can view the films at https://www.wyevalleyriverfestival.co.uk/films-of-the-forest-and-valley/ There are lots of interesting short films. The film about the 65 Bus is to be found on the top row
From 27th July, it will be mandatory to wear a 3 layer face covering when travelling on public transport in Wales – https://trc.cymru/face-coverings
From 26th May until at least 12th June there are 5 way temporary traffic lights in Chepstow. This has been causing severe delays to the 65 bus service and Monmouthshire County Council have therefore decided to re-route the bus for this period as follows:
- From Chepstow bus station the 65 will go via Mounton Road. This will mean only missing the BP Bus stop ( A48 Newport Road )
- From Monmouth into Chepstow the 65 will go via Welsh Street, missing out Chepstow Hospital and also the BP Bus Stop ( A48 Newport Road )
MCC will be reviewing this on a daily basis and will update us as and when changes are made.
Updates can be found on our Facebook page and Twitter feed
We’re pleased to confirm that the 65 bus service is continuing, despite the current difficult circumstances. The bus is running to its usual timetable WITH THE EXCEPTION OF the 1715 service from Chepstow to Monmouth and all Saturday services, which are temporarily suspended.
We are very grateful to Monmouthshire County Council for recognising the value of this service for essential travel to and from work and the shops. We also owe a great debt of thanks to all the drivers for keeping this service going.
We will update the website whenever there are any changes that affect the service.
In January 2020 we undertook a survey to gain a better understanding of why and when people use the 65 bus. Here are the results: –
65 bus survey analysis and final report March 2020
There are lots of lovely refreshment spots on the 65 bus route. There are plenty of pubs, cafes and coffee bars in Chepstow and Monmouth. And there are lovely country pubs and cafes along the route where you can enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. By using the timetables you can plan to travel by bus, enjoy a leisurely break and then return by a later bus.
Pubs and cafes include: –
The Lion Inn, Trellech
The Carpenter’s Arms, Llanishen (lunch Wed-Sun 12-2; coffee and cakes Friday 10-12) Tel: 01600 860812
The Pig and Apple, Penallt (Weds-Sat 10:30am to 8:30pm; Sun 10:30am to 4:30pm)
Trellech Teas (every Friday 2-4:30pm)
Monmouthshire CC has published the Easter timetable for the 65 bus: –
Good Friday 19th April – Normal Monday to Friday Service
Easter Saturday 20th April – Normal Saturday Service
Easter Sunday 21st April – No Service
Easter Monday 22nd April – No service