09 Jan 2024
The new year is the perfect chance to embrace new habits, especially for our health and well-being.
From making those small journeys by bike, planning staycations and remembering to use a rail card on your travels, here are some of our top ‘ins and outs’ as we enter 2024.
Kickstart the year with a spring in your step. From seaside wanders to mountain treks, put on your walking shoes and take in the scenic views that Wales has to offer.
Wales and the borders has a number of picture-perfect destinations to add to your list of travel destinations for 2024.
Travel by train to Tenby for an ice cream, head to Shrewsbury for some rich history or enjoy a scenic ride to Chester for a weekend of good food.
You can save up to half the price with Advance tickets on selected long-distance train journeys when you book up to 6 weeks ahead of travel* - the perfect opportunity to plan your next adventure.
Swapping four wheels for two
It can be tempting to use the car for short journeys but it’s time to dust off your helmet and hop on your bike. Cycling is a great way to save money, look after the environment and also your well-being.
Some of our train services also offer on-board bicycle spaces so you can travel even further by bike.
Download the TfW app to reserve your bike space when you purchase your ticket.
The car commute
Across the UK, people spent on average 80 hours stuck in traffic in 2022*. Leave parking fees and traffic jams behind and claim back your mornings by catching the train to work.
With Wi-Fi and charging points available on most of our services, you can get a head start on your day, catch up on your favourite show or podcast, get stuck into a good book or simply enjoy the scenery.
*Inrix 2022 Global Traffic Scorecard
Buying a ticket without a railcard
Perhaps it’s one of those things you were meant to look into in 2023 and let it slide… Let 2024 be the year you save on travel fares. There are a number of railcards available which allow you to travel for a discounted rate across the network - the perfect excuse to book more trips by train in 2024.
We offer TfW exclusive railcards, including the Heart of Wales railcard and the Cambrian railcard just to name a few. National railcards are also available so there are even more opportunities to save on your next rail adventure.
Visit our railcards page to find out more about the offers which you can take advantage of. Don’t forget, you’ll need to present your railcard along with a valid ticket whilst travelling.
Long distance driving
Say goodbye to being stuck behind the wheel for hours and hello to the TrawsCyrmu long distance bus service - the only thing you’ll need to think about is which book you’ll read or which TV show you’ll catch up on.
Explore the beauty of Brecon, head to west Wales or take a trip to the seaside town of Aberystwth.
The T1 service between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth offers state-of-the-art electric buses, complete with wireless phone chargers, a reading light, coat hooks and comfortable seats to enhance your journey.
Plan your journey using the TrawsCymru app or website.
New year, new travel. Plan your 2024 journeys using the TfW app or website.