All day multi-operator bus travel on a single ticket.

Rider Tickets are day tickets that are accepted by all bus operators in a given area

  • Valid for travel on the day of issue and up to 2.59am the following morning.
  • No limit to the number of journeys you can take – all you have to do is show your ticket to the bus driver when you get on.
  • Not valid for tour buses, express coaches, or bus services for special events.
  • Bought on any bus operating in that Rider ticket area – including Park & Ride services.

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aware that costs and terms of use of tickets are set by operators and we cannot accept responsibility for incorrect or outdated information as unplanned changes may occur.


AvonRider (West of England area)

Multi-operator all day bus ticket valid in Bath, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Bus Operators that Accept and Sell the AvonRider

AvonRider is a multi-operator ticket that gives you virtually unlimited travel on buses in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It covers the area of the former County of Avon.

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

Within the AvonRider area, you can buy tickets on buses from the following operators:

  • Abus
  • Bath & NE Somerset Passenger Transport
  • Bath Bus Company (except tour buses)
  • Bristol Community Transport
  • Carmel Bristol
  • Citistar
  • CT Coaches
  • Eurotaxis
  • Faresaver
  • 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 ticket).

AvonRider tickets may be used on all bus services operated by the companies listed above within the AvonRider area except Airport Flyer A1, Airport Flyer A3, tour buses, express coaches and services for special events. On service A4, AvonRider is not valid between Highridge Common and Bristol Airport.

AvonRider tickets are valid for travel across the zone boundary on service D1 as far as Westbury (Haynes Road), on services 271, 272 and 273 as far as Bowerhill (Kingfisher Drive) and on service X31 as far as Chippenham (Bus Station). AvonRider tickets may be purchased by passengers boarding these services from those places inward to Bath.

There is no limit to the number of journeys you can make in the zone with an AvonRider ticket during the day but you must show it to the bus driver each time you use it.

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).
  • Adult Rider tickets can be bought and renewed online.
  • Student/child Rider Tickets are not available on Travelcards.

Ticket Info

AvonRider prices are set by the bus operators and are:

 AdultStudent (with NUS card) and Child (under 16)
AvonRider Day£7.00£5.50
AvonRider Week£32.50£24.50

BathRider

Multi-operator all day bus ticket valid within the Bath urban area.

Bus Operators that Accept and Sell the BathRider

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

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

The boundary bus stops on radial bus routes are

  • Kelston Road, Oldfield School
  • Lansdown, Blathwayt Arms
  • Swainswick, Bailbrook Lane
  • Bannerdown, Shockerwick Lane
  • Box Road, Kellands
  • Bathford, Stone Wharf
  • Sally in the Wood, B&NES boundary
  • A36, Brassknocker Hill Bottom*
  • Midford, Clearbrook Farm
  • Odd Down, Recycling Centre
  • Padleigh Hill, Rush Hill
  • Bath Spa University
  • Newton St Loe, The Globe

*Note that First’s Bath Inner Zone extends to Limpley Stoke (River Bridge)

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

  • Bath Bus Company (except tour buses)
  • B&NES Passenger Transport
  • CT Coaches
  • Faresaver
  • First West of England
  • 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 ticket).

BathRider tickets may be used on all bus services operated by the companies listed above within the BathRider area except, tour buses, express coaches and services for special events.

There is no limit to the number of journeys you can make in the zone with a BathRider ticket during its period of validity but you must show it to the bus driver each time you use it.

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

BathRider prices are set by the bus operators and are:

 AdultStudent (with NUS card) and Child (under 16)
BathRider Day£4.50£3.50
BathRider Week£20.00£16.50

BristolRider

Multi-operator all day bus ticket valid within the Bristol urban area.

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)
  • Bristol Community Transport
  • CT Coaches
  • Eurotaxis
  • First West of England
  • 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 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).
  • Adult Rider tickets can be bought and 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:

 AdultStudent (with NUS card) and Child (under 16)
BristolRider Day£5.00£3.50
BristolRider Week£20.00£16.50

WestonRider

Multi-operator all day bus ticket valid within certain areas of North Somerset.

Bus Operators that Accept and Sell the WestonRider

WestonRider is a multi-operator ticket that gives you virtually unlimited travel on buses in the Weston-super-Mare urban area. It covers that part of North Somerset south of the River Yeo and west of the M5 Motorway plus the bus stops on the A370 to the east of the M5 at Puxton Park.

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

You can buy a WestonRider ticket on any bus in the area operated by the following companies:

  • Citistar
  • First West of England

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 ticket).

WestonRider tickets may be used on all bus services operated by the companies listed above within the WestonRider area except tour buses, express coaches and services for special events.

There is no limit to the number of journeys you can make in the zone with a WestonRider ticket during the day but you must show it to the bus driver each time you use it.

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

WestonRider prices are set by the bus operators and are:

 AdultStudent (with NUS card) and Child (under 16)
WestonRider Day£2.50£2.50