First operate the majority of the commercial bus services in the West of England including several Park & Ride services and the metrobus services m2, m3 and m3x.

Covid-19 advice

To help slow down the spread of Covid-19, please use contactless payments if you can. Most bus operators now accept at least one form of contactless payment.

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,
  • 19,
  • 2,
  • 20,
  • 21,
  • 22,
  • 23,
  • 24,
  • 2a,
  • 3,
  • 31,
  • 349,
  • 35,
  • 36,
  • 376,
  • 39,
  • 4,
  • 41,
  • 42,
  • 43,
  • 44,
  • 45,
  • 48,
  • 48A,
  • 49,
  • 4a,
  • 4b,
  • 5,
  • 51,
  • 51S,
  • 6,
  • 622,
  • 6A,
  • 7,
  • 70,
  • 71,
  • 72,
  • 72a,
  • 73,
  • 75,
  • 76,
  • 8,
  • 82,
  • 90,
  • 91,
  • 92,
  • 96,
  • A1,
  • A3,
  • Brislington Park and Ride,
  • D1,
  • D2,
  • m2,
  • m3,
  • m3x,
  • OS1,
  • Portway Park and Ride,
  • SB1,
  • T1,
  • U1,
  • U2,
  • U5,
  • X1,
  • X2,
  • X39,
  • X4,
  • X5,
  • X6,
  • X7,
  • X9,
  • Y1,
  • 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.

Which information are you interested in?

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aware that costs and terms of use of tickets are set by operators and we cannot accept responsibility for incorrect or outdated information as unplanned changes may occur.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

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.

Filter by passenger type:

Ticket nameAdultYoung People (16-21) / StudentChildren (5-15)Group
3-Stop Hop
3-Stop Hop

A great value ticket for when you just need to hop down the road. Available onboard in Bath and Bristol only.

Bath
£1.3
Bristol
£1.3
Bath
£0.9
Bristol
£0.9
Bath
£0.7
Bristol
£0.7
Single
Single

A flat fare structure is in place in the Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare Zones. This means that wherever you travel in that zone, the price of a single journey will be the same.

In the West of England Zone the cost of your single ticket is based on the distance you travel. Your fare is determined by how many sections of route you travel through. Visit the First Bus website for more information.

Bath
£2.2
Bristol
£2.2
WsM*
£1.6
WofE*
from £2.3
WofE*
£3.7 (unlimited miles – App only)


Visit the First Bus website for WofE single tickets fare structure.

A flat fare of £1.5 applies within Clevedon, Frome, Nailsea, Portishead, Thornbury & Yate.
Bath
£1.5
Bristol
£1.5
WsM*
£1.1
WofE*
from £1.6
WofE*
£2.6 (unlimited miles – App only)


Visit the First Bus website for WofE single tickets fare structure.

A flat fare of £1.1 applies within Clevedon, Frome, Nailsea, Portishead, Thornbury & Yate.
Bath
£1.1
Bristol
£1.1
WsM*
£0.8
WofE*
from £2.3
WofE*
£1.85 (unlimited miles – App only)


Visit the First Bus website for WofE single tickets fare structure.

A flat fare of £0.8 applies within Clevedon, Frome, Nailsea, Portishead, Thornbury & Yate.
Single packs
Single packs

Packs of trips to use when you like. Valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Packs of 5
Bath
£11
Bristol
£11
WofE*
£18.5 (unlimited miles)


Packs of 10
Bristol
£22
Packs of 5
Bath
£7.5
Bristol
£7.5
WofE*
£13 (unlimited miles)


Packs of 10
Bristol
£15
Packs of 5
Bath
£5.5
Bristol
£5.5
WofE*
£9.25 (unlimited miles)


Packs of 10
Bristol
£11
2-Trip
2-trip

Any two trips in one day within a Zone.

Bath
£4.3
Bristol
£4.3
WsM*
£2.4
WofE*
£4.4 (up to 3 miles)
WofE*
£6.3 (3 to 6 miles)
WofE*
£6.5 (unlimited miles – App only)
Bath
£2.9
Bristol
£2.9
WsM*
£1.7
WofE*
£3.1 (up to 3 miles)
WofE*
£4.4 (3 to 6 miles)
WofE*
£4.55 (unlimited miles – App only)
Bath
£2.1
Bristol
£2.1
WsM*
£1.2
WofE*
£2.2 (up to 3 miles)
WofE*
£3.2 (3 to 6 miles)
WofE*
£3.25 (unlimited miles – App only)
FirstNight
FirstNight

Go anywhere within a Zone, as often as you like, between 7pm and 4.29am.

Bath
£3.5
Bristol
£3.5
WofE*
£5.5
Bath
£2.5
Bristol
£2.5
WofE*
£3.8
Bath
£1.8
Bristol
£1.8
WofE*
£2.8
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
£5
Bristol
£5.3
WsM*
£2.7
WofE*
£7.5
WofE* Plus
£12
Bath
£3.5
Bristol
£3.7
WsM*
£1.9
WofE*
£5.30


16-21 year olds/student discount tickets are not
available on the West of England Plus Day ticket.
Bath
£2.5
Bristol
£2.7
WsM*
£1.4
WofE*
£3.8
WofE* Plus
£6
Valid for up to five people of any age from 9.30am Monday to Friday or all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Bath
£10
Bristol
£10.6
WsM*
£5.4
WofE*
£15


Please remember that unlimited children under 5 can travel for free with a fare paying passenger or concessionary pass holder.
First3Day / First5Day
First3Day / First5Day

Go anywhere in a Zone as often as you like for three or five consecutive days from the day you buy your ticket.

First3Day
Bath
£14
Bristol
£14.5
WsM*
£7
WofE*
£19.5


First5Day
Bath
£19
Bristol
£19.5
WsM*
£10
WofE*
£25.5
First3Day
Bath
£9.8
Bristol
£10.2
WsM*
£5
WofE*
£13.7


First5Day
Bath
£13.3
Bristol
£13.7
WsM*
£7
WofE*
£18.2
First3Day
Bath
£7
Bristol
£7.3
WsM*
£3.5
WofE*
£9.8


First5Day
Bath
£9.5
Bristol
£9.8
WsM*
£5
WofE*
£13
FirstDay Bundles
FirstDay Bundles


FirstDay Bundles give you 3, 5, 6, 10, 12 or 20 days’ of travel that can be spread over long periods (from 10 to 40 day period from the day you buy your bundle).

Just activate each ticket in the app on the day you need it, making sure you use them all before your bundle expires.

Visit the First Bus website for Bundle prices.Visit the First Bus website for Bundle prices.Visit the First Bus website for Bundle prices.
FirstWeek
FirstWeek

Go anywhere in a Zone as often as you like for seven consecutive days.

Bath
£21
Bristol
£21.5
WsM*
£11
WofE*
£28
Bath
£14.7
Bristol
£15
WsM*
£7.7
WofE*
£19.6
Bath
£10.5
Bristol
£10.8
WsM*
£5.5
WofE*
£14
FirstMonth
FirstMonth

Go anywhere in the a Zone as often as you like for a whole month, e.g. if a ticket is bought on the 10th of the month it will expire on the 9th of the following month.

Bath
£75.9
Bristol
£78.4
WsM*
£44
WofE*
£94.9
Bath
£53.15
Bristol
£54.9
WsM*
£30.8
WofE*
£66.45
Bath
£37.95
Bristol
£39.2
WsM*
£22
WofE*
£47.45
FirstYear
FirstYear

Go anywhere in the a Zone as often as you like for a whole year.

Bath
£761
Bristol
£787
WsM*
£433
WofE*
£1,016
Bath
£533
Bristol
£551
WsM*
£303
WofE*
£711
Bath
£381
Bristol
£394
WsM*
£217
WofE*
£508

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


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.

capped pricesFirst Bus & metrobus
single tap£2.20
2 taps£4.30
3 taps or more£5.30
capped Day price
unlimited taps
£5.30
capped Week price*
unlimited taps
£23

*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:

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

One journey.


Available to buy on the First Bus App, Travelwest Travelcards and iPoints.

You can buy multiple singles in one transaction for convenience, simply increase the quantity on ticket selection.
£2.20
£1.50
£1.10
2-Trip
Any two trips in one day.

Available to buy on the First Bus App.
£4.30
£2.90
£2.10
Day
Unlimited trips for one day.

Available to buy on First Bus App, Travel Shops, iPoints, Travelwest Travelcards, Payzone and PayPoint.
£5.30
£3.70
£2.70
£10.60


Valid for up to five people of any age from 9.30am Mon-Fri or all day Sat-Sun & Public Holidays. Only from the First Bus App.
Night
Go anywhere, as often as you like, in one night between 7pm and 4.29am.

Available to buy on the First Bus App and iPoints.
£3.50
£2.50
£1.80
Week
Unlimited journeys for 7 days.

Available to buy on First Bus App, First Bus website, Travel Shops, iPoints, Travelwest Travelcard, Payzone and PayPoint.
£21.50
£15.00
£10.80
Month
Unlimited journeys for a calendar month.

Available to buy on First Bus App, First Bus website, Travel Shops, iPoints, Travelwest Travelcard, Payzone and PayPoint.
£72.60
£50.80
£36.30
Year
Unlimited journeys for a calendar year.

Available to buy on First Bus App, First Bus website and Travel Shops.
£787
£551
£394
BristolRider Day
Multi-operator ticket, press on the title to find out more.

Available to buy from Travel Shops, iPoints, Travelwest Travelcards and Payzone. AvonRider also accepted.
£5.30
£3.70
£3.70
BristolRider Week
Multi-operator ticket, press on the title to find out more.

Available to buy from Travel Shops, iPoints, Travelwest Travelcards and Payzone. AvonRider also accepted.
£21.50
£16.50
£16.50
  • English concessionary bus passes (‘older person’s’ and ‘disabled person’s’) are accepted on all metrobus services
  • Children up to the age of 4 travel free with fare paying adults
  • 3-Stop Hop ticket is not accepted on metrobus services

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.

Ticket nameAdult
Adult return ticket on weekdays
Adult return ticket on weekdays

Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£3.60
Adult return ticket weekends and Public Holidays
Adult return ticket weekends

Adult return ticket on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£3.10
Group return ticket on weekdays from 9:30 (two adults)
Group return ticket (two adults)

Available after 09:30 Monday to Friday

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£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

Available to buy from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£10
10 single journeys (for use at any time)
10 single journeys (for use at any time)

Can be bought via the First Bus App.

Available to buy from the First Bus App.
£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
  • Children up to the age of 4 travel free with fare paying adults
  • First Bus’ 3-Stop Hop ticket is not accepted on services 21, 31 and 41

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.

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Ticket nameAdultYoung People (16-21) / StudentChildren (5-15)*Group
Anytime Return (2-Trip)
Off Peak Return

Return travel on the Brislington and Portway Park & Ride services at anytime. This is the First Bus’ Bristol Zone 2-Trip ticket.



Available from the driver (cash or contactless) and from the First Bus App.
£4.30
£2.90
£2.10
Off Peak Return
Off Peak Return

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



Available from the driver (cash or contactless).
£3.50
£2.50
£1.80
Pack of 10 single tickets
10 single journeys

10 single journeys on the Brislington and Portway Park & Ride services only.



Available from the First Bus App.
£20
FirstDay
FirstDay

Unlimited travel on Park & Ride and all First Buses in Bristol Zone for one day, until 4:29am the next morning.



Available to buy from the bus driver (cash or contactless), First Bus App, Travel Shops, iPoints, Travelwest Travelcards, Payzone, PayPoint.
£5.30
£3.70
£2.70
£10.6


Valid for up to five people of any age from 9.30am Monday to Friday or all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Please remember that two children ages 5-15 travel free with each fare paying adult. Additional children will be charged at the stated fare.

Unlimited children under 5 can travel for free with a fare paying passenger or concessionary pass holder.
Day Ticket Packs
Packs of Day tickets

These can only be used on the Brislington and Portway Park & Ride services.



Available to buy from the First Bus App and Travelwest Travelcards.
5 Days
£17.5
10 Days
£32
20 Days
£60
FirstWeek
FirstWeek

Unlimited travel on Park & Ride and all First Buses in Bristol Zone for 7 consecutive days.



Available to buy from the bus driver (cash or contactless), First Bus App, First Bus website, iPoints, Travel Shops, Travelwest Travelcard, Payzone and PayPoint.
£21.50
£15
£10.80
FirstMonth
FirstMonth

Unlimited travel on the Park & Ride and all First Buses in the Bristol Zone for one calendar month.



Available to buy from the First Bus App, First Bus website, iPoints, Travel Shops, Travelwest Travelcard, Payzone and PayPoint.
£78.40
£54.90
£39.20
Park & Ride Year
Park & Ride Year

Unlimited travel on the Brislington and Portway Park & Ride services only for a whole year.



Available to buy from the First Bus App.
£550
FirstYear
FirstYear

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



Available to buy from the First Bus App, First Bus website and Travel Shops.
£787
£551
£394

*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.

All Park & Ride locations accept concessionary travelcards passes after 9am from Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (where operating).

First Bus’ 3-Stop Hop ticket is not valid on the Brislington and Portway Park & Ride services.


Where to buy

Filter by ticket type

Where to buy3-Stop Hop (not available in WsM and WofE Zones)SingleSingle – Pack of 5 (not available in WsM Zone)Single – Pack of 10 (Bristol Zone only)2-TripFirstNight (not available in WsM Zone)FirstDayFirst3Day / First5DayFirstDay BundlesFirstWeekFirstMonthUnlimitedFirstYear
On the bus (cash or contactless)YesYes

(WofE single only available for journeys with limited miles)
Yes

(WofE 2-trip only available up to 6 miles)
YesYesYesYes
First Bus AppYes

(WofE single only available for journeys of unlimited distance)
Yes

(WofE 2-trip only available for journeys of unlimited distance)
YesYes

(WofE Plus Zone Day also available)
YesYesYesYes
Tap & Cap (Bristol only)YesYesYesYes
PayPointYes (except WsM
Zone)
Yes (except WsM
Zone)
Yes (except WsM
Zone)
PayzoneYesYesYes (except WsM
Zone)
Yes (except WsM Zone)Yes (except WsM Zone)
iPoint (Bristol only)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Travelwest TravelcardOnline: Bristol Zone only

On bus: Bath Zone and WofE Zone
YesYes (except WsM Zone)Yes (except WsM Zone)Yes (except WsM Zone)
OnlineYesYesYesYes
Travel ShopBristol and West of England Zones OnlyBristol and West of England Zones OnlyBristol and West of England Zones OnlyBristol and West of England Zones Only
  • *WofE – West of England.
  • *WsM – Weston-super-Mare.

Cost savers

This operator accepts the following cost saving tickets on all their services, including metrobus and Park & Ride services.