Information for Bristol Community Transport (part of the HCT Group)

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.


HCT Group

bristol community transport logo

All routes by this operator

  • 505,
  • 506,
  • 511,
  • 512,
  • 515,
  • 52,
  • 53,
  • 54,
  • 55,
  • 62,
  • m1

Bristol Community Transport

This operator has a fares system based on distance. Please visit their website for more information on individual services. For metrobus services, please see below.

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aware that costs and terms of use of tickets are set by operators and we cannot accept responsibility for incorrect or outdated information as unplanned changes may occur.

Types of payment for regular bus services

  • Cash on bus*
  • Contactless on bus*
  • Concessionary Pass (after 9am Monday – Friday; all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)

*Does not apply to metrobus service m1. metrobus is a buy before you board service.


Bristol Community Transport operates the m1 metrobus service. The same ticket types and payment methods are accepted across all metrobus services.

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)

one journey


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


unlimited journeys for 7 days


unlimited journeys for a calendar month

Pack of 5 singles
BristolRider Day

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

BristolRider Week

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


Cost savers

This operator accepts the following cost saving tickets, including the metrobus service m1.