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Operator

First in Bristol Bath & the West

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All routes by this operator

  • 1,
  • 11,
  • 12,
  • 126,
  • 17,
  • 171,
  • 172,
  • 173,
  • 174,
  • 178,
  • 18,
  • 19,
  • 2,
  • 20,
  • 20a,
  • 20c,
  • 20s,
  • 21,
  • 24,
  • 24a,
  • 2a,
  • 3,
  • 31,
  • 349,
  • 35,
  • 36,
  • 36s,
  • 37,
  • 376,
  • 39,
  • 3a,
  • 3s,
  • 4,
  • 41,
  • 41x,
  • 42,
  • 43,
  • 44,
  • 45,
  • 48,
  • 48A,
  • 49,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 6A,
  • 7,
  • 70,
  • 71,
  • 72,
  • 72a,
  • 73,
  • 75,
  • 76,
  • 8,
  • 90,
  • 91,
  • 92,
  • 93x,
  • 96,
  • 96s,
  • A2,
  • Brislington Park and Ride,
  • D1,
  • D1x,
  • D2,
  • D2s,
  • m1,
  • m2,
  • m3,
  • m3x,
  • OS1,
  • OS2,
  • OS3,
  • OS4,
  • OS5,
  • Portway Park and Ride,
  • SB1,
  • T1,
  • T1s,
  • T2,
  • U1,
  • U2,
  • U5,
  • X1,
  • X2,
  • X3,
  • X39,
  • X3a,
  • X4,
  • X4s,
  • X5,
  • X5s,
  • X6,
  • X7,
  • X8,
  • X9,
  • Y1,
  • Y2,
  • Y3,
  • Y4,
  • Y5,
  • Y6

Types of payment accepted

You can buy the most common First Bus tickets on board the bus in cash or contactless (except metrobus services – this is a buy before you board service), on their First Bus app, online on a Travelwest Travelcard or at a metrobus iPoint. Some tickets can also be bought on their website or at their Travel Shops.

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Please be aware that costs and terms of use of tickets are set by operators and we cannot accept responsibility for incorrect or outdated information as unplanned changes may occur.


Regular bus fares

Please note that this is a summary of most common tickets. To see the full list of ticket types please visit the operators’ website.

You can buy the most common First Bus tickets on board the bus in cash or contactless (except metrobus services – this is a buy before you board service), on their First Bus app, online on a Travelwest Travelcard or at a metrobus iPoint. Some tickets can also be bought on their website or at their Travel Shops.

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 AdultYoung People (16-21) / StudentChildren (5-15)
Single

Single

A flat fare for any single journey. If a journey begins within the flat fare zone but travels beyond the border of that zone the fare will be calculated as follows: flat fare to the border of the zone rising to £3.50, £4.50, £5.50 or £6.50 depending on the distance travelled thereafter. Fares are dependent on section boundaries, some journeys may cost more than the fare shown below. Fares will be from…



Bath and Bristol tickets also available on Travelwest Travelcards in packs of 5 or 10.
mTickets

Bath
£2.2

Bristol
£2.25

WsM*
£1.65

WoE*
£3.85



On bus

Bath
£2.5

Bristol
£2.5

WsM*
£1.7

WoE*
N/A
Flat rate not available. Other tickets available on bus depending on distance travelled. See operator’s website for more info


mTickets

Bath
£1.55

Bristol
£1.6

WsM*
£1.15

WoE*
£2.7



On bus

Bath
£1.8

Bristol
£1.8

WsM*
£1.2

WoE*
N/A
Flat rate not available. Other tickets available on bus depending on distance travelled. See operator’s website for more info


mTickets

Bath
£1.1

Bristol
£1.15

WsM*
£0.81

WoE*
£1.95



On bus

Bath
£1.3

Bristol
£1.3

WsM*
£0.85

WoE*
N/A
Flat rate not available. Other tickets available on bus depending on distance travelled. See operator’s website for more info


FirstDay

FirstDay

Unlimited travel on First buses for one day, including metrobus but excluding Airport Flyer services. Valid until 4.29am the following day.



Bath, Bristol and WoE tickets also available on Travelwest Travelcards.
mTickets

Bath
£4.3

Bristol
£4.5

WsM*
£2.2

WoE*
£6.6



On bus

Bath
£4.5

Bristol
£5

WsM*
£2.5

WoE*
£7

mTickets

Bath
£3.1

Bristol
£3.15

WsM*
£1.55

WoE*
£4.6



On bus

Bath
£3.2

Bristol
£3.5

WsM*
£1.8

WoE*
£4.9

mTickets

Bath
£2.15

Bristol
£2.25

WsM*
£1.1

WoE*
£3.3



On bus

Bath
£2.3

Bristol
£2.5

WsM*
£1.25

WoE*
£3.5

FirstWeek

FirstWeek

Unlimited travel for 7 consecutive days on First buses, including metrobus but excluding Airport Flyer services.



Bath, Bristol and WoE tickets also available on Travelwest Travelcards.
mTickets

Bath
£18.3

Bristol
£18.9

WsM*
£9.8

WoE*
£24.2



On bus

Bath
£20

Bristol
£20

WsM*
£10

WoE*
£26

mTickets

Bath
£12.8

Bristol
£13.25

WsM*
£6.85

WoE*
£16.95



On bus

Bath
£14

Bristol
£14

WsM*
£7

WoE*
£18

mTickets

Bath
£9.15

Bristol
£9.45

WsM*
£4.9

WoE*
£12.1



On bus

Bath
£10

Bristol
£10

WsM*
£5

WoE*
£13

FirstMonth

FirstMonth

Unlimited travel on First buses for one calendar month e.g. from the 10th of May until the 9th of June. Valid on all services, including metrobus, with the exception of Airport Flyer services.



Bath, Bristol and WoE tickets also available on Travelwest Travelcards.
mTickets

Bath
£70.3

Bristol
£72.6

WsM*
£40.7

WoE*
£88

mTickets

Bath
£49.2

Bristol
£50.8

WsM*
£28.5

WoE*
£61.6

mTickets

Bath
£35.15

Bristol
£36.3

WsM*
£20.35

WoE*
£44

*WsM: Weston-super-Mare; WoE: West of England

Group tickets: This operator offers a discounted day ticket for groups of up to five people. Please see the First Bus website for Group fares per area.


Tap & Cap (Bristol only)

Tap & Cap uses contactless payments to cap First adult bus fares in Bristol so you’ll never pay more than £5 a day or £20 per week, no matter how many journeys you make. If you’re currently paying by cash or with contactless, moving to Tap & Cap could save you money on your bus travel. Payments available on VISA, Mastercard, Apple Pay (now with Express Mode) and Google Pay.

With Tap & Cap there’s no need to work out which ticket you should buy, as First works out the cheapest on-bus fare for you. The price you pay is based on the number of journeys you make and will never be more than their First Bristol Day or Week ticket price. This way, if your travel plans change, you’ll never pay for more travel than you need.

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capped pricesFirst Bus onlymetrobus onlyFirst Bus & metrobus
single tap£2.50£2.25£2.50
capped Day price
unlimited taps
£5.00£4.50£5
capped Week price*
unlimited taps
£20£18.90£20

*Cap is calculated over a 7 day period from the day of the first tap, with the cap for subsequent 7 day periods starting from the day on which the next tap occurs. Please note Tap & Cap may not be your cheapest option and customers should consider mTickets, and if travelling frequently Month/Year tickets.


metrobus

Regular First Bus Bristol Zone tickets and Tap & Cap are accepted on all metrobus services. Below is a list of most common tickets.

metrobus is a buy before you board service. You cannot buy tickets on board these services, except when using Tap & Cap. Visit the link below for more information

Filter by passenger type:

 AdultStudent/young person (16-21)Child (5-15)Group (up to five people)
Single

one journey

£2.25

£1.60

£1.15

N/A
Day

unlimited journeys on the day of purchase until 04:00 the next day


£4.50

£3.15

£2.25

£9
Week

unlimited journeys for 7 days


£18.90

£13.25

£9.45

N/A
Month

unlimited journeys for a calendar month


£72.60

£50.80

£36.30

N/A
Pack of 5 singles

£11.25

£8

£5.75

N/A
BristolRider Day

Multi-operator ticket, press on the title to find out more


£5

£3.50

£3.50

N/A
BristolRider Week

Multi-operator ticket, press on the title to find out more


£20

£16.50

£16.50

N/A

Bath Park & Ride

The fares below apply only to services 21 (Newbridge Park & Ride), 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride) and 41 (Odd Down Park & Ride). The operator’s regular bus fares apply to services 4 and 42 (Odd Down Park & Ride).

Parking at the sites is free, you only pay the bus fare.

You can buy some tickets on bus using cash or contactless, or use the First Bus app. Travelwest Travelcards are also available for some ticket types.

 Adult
Adult return ticket on weekdays

Adult return ticket on weekdays

Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays


£3.60

Adult return ticket weekends and Public Holidays

Adult return ticket weekends

Adult return ticket on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays


£3.10

Group return ticket (two adults)

Group return ticket (two adults)

Available after 09:30 Monday to Friday


£6.50

Bath Zone Group day ticket

Bath Zone Group day ticket

Unlimited travel for up to 5 people on all First bus services in the Bath Zone – valid after 9.30am Monday to Friday or all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays


App
£8.60

On bus
£9

10 single journeys (for use at any time)

10 single journeys (for use at any time)

Can be purchased on bus with a Travelwest Travelcard or via the First Bus App (Travelwest Travelcards are available at Bath Bus Station).


£14.40

Service 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride)Please note, Park & Ride fares only apply to journeys that start or end at the Park & Ride site. For all other trips, First’s usual Bath Zone fare tariffs apply.
  • Holders of English National Concessionary Passes can travel for free after 09:00 on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • Up to 5 children (under 16) can travel for free with each fare-paying adult.
  • First day and season tickets can be used on Bath Park & Ride. Day & week multi-operator Rider tickets are also accepted.

Brislington & Portway Park & Ride

The fares below apply only to Brislington and Portway Park & Ride services. Parking at the sites is free, you only pay the bus fare.

You can buy some tickets on bus using cash or contactless, or use the First Bus app. Travelwest Travelcards are also available for some ticket types.

Filter by passenger type:

 AdultYoung People (16-21) / StudentChildren (5-15)*
Pack of 10 Single tickets

App
£20


N/A


N/A

Off Peak Return

Off Peak Return

Return travel on the Park & Ride only after 10am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays


On bus
£3.5


On bus
£2.5


On bus
£1.8

Day

Day

Return travel on the Park & Ride and unlimited travel on all First Buses in Bristol Zone. Also available on Travelwest Travelcards. Group tickets available.**


App
£4.5

On bus
£5


App
£3.15

On bus
£3.5


App
£2.25

On bus
£2.5

Pack of 5 Day tickets

Pack of 5 Day tickets

First Bus app or Travelwest Travelcards.


£17.5


N/A


N/A

Pack of 10 Day tickets

Pack of 10 Day tickets

First Bus app or Travelwest Travelcards.


£32


N/A


N/A

Pack of 20 Day tickets

Pack of 10 Day tickets

First Bus app or Travelwest Travelcards.


£60


N/A


N/A

Week

Week

Unlimited travel on the Park & Ride and unlimited travel on all First Buses in Bristol Zone for 7 consecutive days. Also available on Travelwest Travelcards.



App
£18.9

On bus
£20


App
£13.25

On bus
£14


App
£9.45

On bus
£10

FirstMonth

Month

Unlimited travel on the Park & Ride and unlimited travel on all First Buses in Bristol Zone for a whole month. Also available on Travelwest Travelcards.


App
£72.6


App
£50.8


App
£36.3

Park & Ride Year

Park & Ride Year

Unlimited travel on the Park & Ride only for a whole year


App
£550


N/A


N/A

FirstYear

FirstYear

Unlimited travel on the Park & Ride and unlimited travel on all First Buses in Bristol Zone for a whole year


App
£715


App
£501


App
£358

*Two children aged 5-15 travel free with each fare paying adult, this fare applies to any additional children. Normal Bristol Zone child fares apply to the Portway Park & Ride service for all stops outside of the Portway Car Park.

Group Day tickets available: these allow up to 5 people to travel after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.  You can buy them on bus for £10 or on the First Bus app for £9.


Book my bus ride

With this operator, you can book a space in advance for the following bus services:

  • Brislington Park & Ride to Bristol City Centre
  • T1b: Thornbury – Bristol via Bradley Stoke
  • 171/172: Paulton – Bath via Midsomer Norton
Book my bus ride. When you absolutely definitely have to get on that bus. bookmybusride.com. Innovation from First in partnership with West of England Combined Authority

Cost savers

This operator accepts the following cost saving tickets.