Taking the bus is a great way to get your independence with no need to ask for lifts or rely on parents. We've got buses going all over the West of England area including Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Wells and most places in between. Whether you want to grab your mates and head for the beach, take a trip to the shops, get to the cinema or even just get to each other's houses so you can hang out, we've got you covered!

If you're 21 or under you get a great deal with First Bus whatever ticket you buy. You can buy child tickets if you're 15 or under, these give you up to 50% off the adult price. If you're 16-21 or a student you can buy young person/student tickets with up to 20% off the adult price.

To make bus travel easier, get our app by searching 'First Bus' in your app store. On the app you can use the journey planner to find out exactly what bus you need, and it even shows you the quickest way to walk to the right bus stop. You can also buy and use mTickets on the app which means you don't need to worry about cash or losing a paper ticket - it's even got the option for somebody to buy your ticket for you and gift it to you. Once you've got your ticket on your phone, just scan it on the ticket machine when you get on. You can find out more about the app here.

If you've never got the bus before, or maybe never got it on your own, but want to look like you know what you're doing, check out our 'how to' video here and you'll look like a pro in no time!