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Regional and city bus services in Normandy are organised by the Conseil Général of each department of Basse-Normandie (Calvados, Manche and Orne) and Haut-Normandie (Seine Maritime and Eure). There are different operators for each town or comune. These can change and are employed at the discretion of the Conseil Général.
In an effort to encourage people to travel on buses there is a single fare to pay regardless of the length of the journey within a department.
Departmental transport is provided by the Bus Verts du Calvados, a comprehensive bus network serving the whole of the département.
Information points for the service:
There are a variety of discounted ticket/pass card options are available, including:
Tickets can be bought on the bus or at Tabacs or Presse close to the bus stop.
Twisto: Regular tram and bus service for the Caen region of Calvados. The routes include express routes, school routes and nightlines. The comprehensive website (in French) includes detailed maps on the lines, timetables and tariffs.
There are discount pass formulae for students, groups and season travel. Tickets can be bought on the bus, at the distributers or from the Twisto shops in Caen.
Departmental Transport is provided by VTNI which supplies a regular bus service throughout the Manche region. Tickets for single journeys, as well as booklets of discount tickets, are available from the driver on the bus.
Zéphir Bus is a regular bus service for five comunes of the Cherbourg area: Cherbourg-Octeville, Equeurdreville, La Glacerie, Querqueville and Tourlaville. The website has detailed route map and addresses for the shops where tickets can be bought.
Discount passes are available for regular travellers, students and seniors.
The Zephir night bus runs a Friday and Saturday night only night service from Cherbourg-Octeville with three buses at 22:00, 23:20 and 00:25 to Le Bois-Brécourt-Schuman, Eglantine-Schuman and La Bricquerie-Schuman.
Public transport is managed by Conseil Général.
Children under four travel free with and adult. Animals are not allowed to travel on public buses apart from guide and assistance dogs and small animals in a basket.
There is a fixed price for all journeys within the department regardless of the distance.
TCAR & Metrobus: Bus and metro service for Rouen and surrounds. Tickets can be bought aboard the bus or at the Agence Métrobus at the SNCF station; the Espace Métrobus at 9 rue Jeanne d’Arc or at the Métrobus shop at the Hotel de Ville Rouen at 69bis rue de la République.
There are half price fares for children, a book of 10 tickets available at a reduced rate, and monthly and three monthly passes.
Bus Océane: Bus service for Le Havre and surrounds. Ticket sales at Place hotel de Ville or Station, rue Charles Laffitte.
The Conseil Général ensures that a regular service is provided in Evreux and surrounding area. Tickets can be bought on the bus or from a tobacconist (tabac).
There are different pricing schemes available:
SETU: (Transurbain) Syndicat Ebroicien des Transports Urbains provides a regular bus service through Evreux and surrounds. There are discount ticket packages available for students and frequent travel. Tickets can be bought at participating shops near the bus stops – a full list is available on the website.
Transbord is a regular bus service through Louviers and surrounds. Special discount products are available: