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The new First Bus App is the smarter way to catch the bus, you can buy your mTickets and plan your journey all in one place!
Plan your journey
With live bus times you don’t need to wait around at the bus stop.
The First Bus App can help you plan your journey and arrive at your destination hassle-free.
With real-time information, you’ll spend less time at the bus stop. Check when your bus is due before you leave the house, so you can arrive at your stop just before your bus.
mTickets on our app is one of the most convenient way to buy tickets 24/7.
With a wide range available, including daily, weekly and monthly tickets, you can make your purchase in advance.
Buy tickets securely through the First Bus App with your bank card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, and speed up future purchases with the handy ‘Buy Again’ option.
Tap On, Tap Off
Capped contactless payments, however many journeys you make.
We've launched Tap On, Tap Off giving you another flexible way to pay for your bus travel.
Simply ‘Tap On’ with the driver as you board, and ‘Tap Off’ using one of the new readers on board the bus as you exit. We’ll work out the single fare based on the distance you travel. And you’ll only pay the fare for that journey. When you make additional journeys throughout the day, we’ll cap your payments at the max cost of a day ticket.
No cash? No problem. Secure contactless payments are now available on all of our buses.
Paying with contactless is a simple and secure way to pay for tickets without cash. One tap of your contactless card, Apple Pay or Google Pay and you’re aboard and ready to go, no need to worry about having the right change.
You can buy tickets up to the value of £45, quickly and securely with contactless. So whether it’s a last minute trip or a regular journey, paying for your ticket has never been more convenient.
Stay connected while you travel with our free Wi-Fi. It's your time - use it your way.
It only takes a minute to sign up to our free Wi-Fi on your device. After that, connection is automatic.
1. Select the First Wi-Fi network
2. Open your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer)
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect
4. Click 'Use your Free Wi-Fi to browse the internet, or select 'Ticket sales' or 'Timetables'