Tech the Bus - Smarter Travel
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 the cheapest and most convenient way to buy tickets 24/7.
With a wide range available, including 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.
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'
Watch our Tech The Bus video
Welcome to our Journey Planner where we can help you plan your journey from A to B!
Plan a quiet journey with Space Checker We'd like to introduce you to Space Checker, the brand new tool from First Bus to help you plan ahead and travel with confidence.
Finding Bristol, Bath and the West buses is easy with First Bus.
View timetables and search for a specific route number.
How to catch the bus
If you have never caught the bus before we understand that it can seem a confusing or daunting task.
Find out which bus serves your local hospital
Extra Help to Travel
View some cards that you can print out and show your driver as a way of discreetly asking for a little extra help if you’d rather not ask them out loud.
Late night buses for Bristol Bristol has an extensive network of bus services which run after midnight, with several services running 24/7.