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Bus Operators that Accept and Sell the BristolRider

BristolRider is a multi-operator ticket that gives you virtually unlimited travel on buses in the Bristol urban area. The BristolRider Zone covers the area roughly within a six mile radius of the city centre. This is the same area as First’s Bristol Zone.

Please visit our Journey Planner to see the areas covered by all Rider tickets.

The boundary bus stops on radial bus routes are:

  • Avonmouth (St Andrew’s Road/Kings Weston Lane)
  • Hallen (Windsor Crescent)
  • Cribbs Causeway (Retail Park)
  • Aztec West roundabout
  • Winterbourne Road (Old Gloucester Road)
  • Whiteshill (Quarry Barton)
  • Wick Wick (Badminton Road/Cuckoo Lane)
  • Westerleigh Road (Folly Brook Road)
  • Shortwood (Rock House Farm)
  • Bridgeyate (Oaklodge Farm)
  • Wick (Riding Barn Hill Top)
  • Bitton (Cherry Gardens roundabout)
  • Bath Road (Ellsbridge House)
  • Keynsham (Wellsway/Courtenay Road)
  • Chewton Keynsham
  • Pensford Hill Top (Belluton Terrace)
  • Dundry Chapel
  • Lulsgate Bottom (Airport Tavern)
  • Flax Bourton (George)
  • Wraxall (Wraxall Hill bottom)
  • Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
  • Portbury Hundred (Portbury Footbridge)
  • Sheepway (Elm Tree Farm)

You can buy a BristolRider ticket on any bus in the area (including Park & Ride) operated by the following companies:

  • Abus
  • Bath Bus Company (except tour buses)
  • Carmel Bristol
  • CT Coaches
  • CT Plus
  • Eurotaxis
  • First West of England
  • Somerbus
  • Stagecoach West

These are paper tickets and are valid only on the date of issue (printed on the ticket) and until 0259 the following day (or the eighth day for weekly tickets).

BristolRider tickets may be used on all bus services operated by the companies listed above within the BristolRider area except Airport Flyer A1, tour buses, express coaches and services for special events. On Carmel Bristol service X5, BristolRider is not valid between Avonmouth and St Katherine’s School. On Bath Bus Co service A4, BristolRider is not valid west of Highridge Common.

Buying a Rider ticket using travelcards

  • Load onto a Travelcard (participating operators only). Once loaded onto the card, the same period of validity as above applies.
  • Buy using sQuid balance on a Travelcard (participating operators only).
  • Rider Tickets cannot be bought or renewed online.
  • Student/child Rider Tickets are not available on travelcards.

Ticket Info

Please note that the BristolRider Adult Day ticket is increasing to £5 on 11 November 2018.

BristolRider prices are set by the bus operators and are:

 Adult Student (with NUS card) and Child (under 16)
BristolRider Day£5.00£3.50
BristolRider Week£20.00£16.50
This page was last reviewed on 04/02/2020

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