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First West of England

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Citylines 73 Temple Meads


First Bus provides bus services for getting around Bristol, Bath and the West, allowing you to explore everything the region has to offer. With almost 100 routes currently operating, it’s easy to hop aboard and leave the car at home or at your hotel.  

What Ticket should I buy?

The ticket you need depends on how much you travel.

Single tickets are just £2 Adult and £1 Child anywhere in the West of England.

The £10 West of England FirstDay Group ticket is perfect for whatever you decide to do. It allows up to 5 people of any age unlimited travel for a whole day in the West of England area. Just download the First Bus app to purchase your ticket and plan your next adventure. 

How do I pay for my bus ticket?

There are two great ways to pay for your bus travel.

If you’re not sure which ticket you’ll need, try using Tap On, Tap Off. All you need to do is tap your contactless card or device on the ticket machine when you board the bus, and again when you leave. No need to ask the driver for a ticket, we’ll work out the fare for you based on how much you travel.

Or download the free First Bus App where you can find everything you’ll need for your journey, all in one place. This includes door-to-door directions to the best attractions, live tracking of your bus on a map, and our range of bus tickets for you to purchase and store all within the app. Just search ‘First Bus’ in your app store and download for free.

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Special Offers

  • Young Person (16-21) & Students Bus Discount 

    The offer: Young people (16-21) and students (of any age if in full time education) can get up to 20% discount on all tickets across the West of England (Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare & Wells). 

    How to book: Students can show any form of valid photo Student ID to get the discount and no longer need a First Photo ID. Examples of ID that can be used are valid NUS Cards, University ID cards or International Student ID cards. Valid ID must be shown on every journey. Find out more here

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  • Free bus travel in your birthday month 

    The offer: Anyone living in the West of England is now eligible for free bus travel on participating services for the month their birthday falls in. All you have to do is apply at least 7 days before the first day of your birthday month.

    How to book: Apply for your Birthday Bus Pass, which will then be delivered to you via post, to use during your birthday month. Find out more here

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  • PlusBus 

    The offer: Enjoy unlimited bus travel on both First and other bus services* that you add to your train ticket. So you pay for your complete train and bus journey in one easy transaction. PLUSBUS tickets are available in Bath, Bristol & Weston-super-Mare.

    How to book: Ask for PlusBus when buying your train ticket. You can have the bus travel at the start, the finish, or both ends of your train journey. For each town you can travel as much as you like by bus with your PlusBus ticket within the urban area. Find out more here

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