Prison Bus

Jigsaw recognises the importance of keeping families together in troubled times, and our North Wales Families’ Prison Bus Service provides family and friends of offenders serving custodial sentences at Altcourse with enhanced opportunities to undertake visits. Services operate from Holyhead – via Llangefni and Bangor – and also from Llandudno via Colwyn Bay and Rhyl. Subject only to passengers helping us to cover transport costs via the Assisted Prison Visit (APV) scheme, there is normally no charge for anyone on benefits. So relax, take the children and enjoy a single straight through return journey, all geared to making it easier for those from North Wales to visit their loved ones.

The arrangements have been agreed with HMP Altcourse, and involve Jigsaw working with PSS, CAIS and Arc Communities to deliver the service.

Full details are described in the Prison Bus Leaflet.

Prison Bus Routes:

Note: all times are approximate being dependant on traffic and prison logistics.
Holyhead Route Out Return
Holyhead collecting from railway station 9:15am Arrive 5:30pm
Llangefni collecting from library at 9:45am Arrive 5:00pm
Bangor collecting at railway station at     10:15am Arrive 4:30pm
Arrive at Altcourse for 12:15pm Depart 2:30pm
Llandudno route Out Return
Colwyn Bay collecting from railway station 9:30am Arrive 5:30pm
Llandudno collecting from railway station  10:00am Arrive 5:00pm
Abergele/Pensarn from railway station 10:30am Arrive 4:30pm
Rhyl collecting from railway station 11:00am Arrive 4:00pm
Arrive Altcourse at 12:30pm Depart 2:30pm