BUS fares across the county are set to change after a review of ticket pricing.

Stagecoach has has carried out a review of fares in the region with new fares, involving price increases, decreases and no changes, being rolled out from Sunday, 28, January.

The company is encouraging users to purchase tickets via its Stagecoach Mobile App, instead of from bus drivers, as they are up to five per cent cheaper.

Edward Hodgson, managing director for Stagecoach South, said: "We have done our best to protect our customers by keeping prices as low as possible and while some fares will increase, quite a number will remain at current prices, and others have even been reduced.

"Buying tickets on our app is so easy and it saves time on boarding helping to keep our buses punctual and making bus travel even smoother.

“Even with these latest changes, bus travel remains significantly cheaper than commuting by car. Our bus services continue to offer a greener, smarter and better value way to travel. We continue to reinvest in improvements for our customers including new vehicles, free WiFi, smart ticketing, real time bus information, a comprehensive website, our Mobile app and just recently we have introduced contactless payment on all our buses".

For more information on the new fares, go to stagecoachbus.com.