PASSENGERS flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will now be able to reach their local airport even faster thanks to a new express bus service launched this week (Sep 4).
The new X4 bus, which will be operated by First will pick up travellers from the Frenchgate Interchange in Doncaster, and Parrot’s Corner (Doncaster South Park & Ride) and drop off at Doncaster Sheffield Airport leaving every 30 minutes between Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays. Tickets will cost £3 for a single, £5 for an open return and £6 for a group ticket for any 4 people.
Kellie Naylor, environment and community officer from Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are delighted that South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive are launching this new direct bus route to the airport.
“Due to an increase in the number of flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport thanks to Flybe launching 11 new destinations including Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris, we have seen significant growth in passenger numbers and as a result there is a need for improved public transport to the airport.”
Alan Riggall, head of commercial from First South Yorkshire, said: “This new route has been developed to meet customer demand for access to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
“The new express service, which will start running from Sunday 4th September will run along White Rose Way and Great Yorkshire Way making it a short and convenient journey to the airport.”
Cllr Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture, said: “This is excellent news. The opening of Great Yorkshire Way earlier this year linked Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the motorway network and the connections will be enhanced further by the second phase that completes the direct link. With more routes to exciting destinations coming on board all the time, providing a variety of quick and easy ways for people to get to the airport is really important.”
SYPTE’s Principle Public Transport Manager, Chris Roberts, added: “We are pleased to be able to support the service, to help boost growth at our region’s airport and benefit leisure and business tourism alike.”
For further information about Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the routes it services visit www.flydsa.co.uk
. Service X4 will partly replace the Doncaster to Doncaster Sheffield Airport section of service X19. Detailed schedules, full route maps and journey planning information for the X4 service can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com