Tap & Cap
We’ve simplified the bus fares in Doncaster and you can now travel right across the Doncaster zone for just £2 when you get on board with First Bus.
And we’ve given you a new way to pay. Now when you tap your contactless card or device e.g. Apple watch or mobile phone, on the ticket machine we’ll cap your fares so you’ll never pay more than £4.70 a day or £16.50 a week no matter how many journeys you make.
We accept payments on VISA, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay. For those of you using Apple Pay, we are now accepting Express Mode on our buses. With Express Mode for Apple Pay, just tap the blue card reader with your device (iPhone or Apple Watch) when boarding the bus. There is no need to wake or unlock the device, open an app or use Face ID or Touch ID, easy and quick!
You Tap. We Cap. Simple!
Choose which contactless card/device you want to pay with and tap it on the ticket machine as you board the bus. There’s no need to ask the driver for a ticket, just make sure you tap the same device each time you travel.
All single journeys made with Tap & Cap will now cost just £2 within the Doncaster zone. Your 2nd journey is charged at an additional £2 and your 3rd is capped at just 70p – £4.70, the same price as our day ticket.
It's easy to calculate:
Why are we introducing Tap & Cap?
You asked us for more flexible ways to pay and to make fares easier to understand. With Tap & Cap, you can still benefit from unlimited journeys and our day and week tickets, without having to plan or pay for your travel in advance. This way, if your plans change, you’ll never pay for more travel than you need.
How will Tap & Cap benefit you?
If you pay on bus with Tap & Cap, there’s no need to work out which ticket you should buy upfront, as we work out the cheapest on-bus fare option for you. This is based on the journeys you make, and will never be more than our day or week ticket price.
Tap & Cap is great when you don’t know your travel plans in advance but still want to take advantage of our great value fares.
How can I check what I’ve been charged?
With Tap & Cap we won’t be issuing paper tickets. To keep track of your spending, click below to visit the transaction portal. Once you’ve logged in, you can see what journeys you’ve made and how much you’ve been charged over the past 90 days.
What tickets can I buy with Tap & Cap?
Tap & Cap is ideal for adults who purchase single, day and week tickets travelling within the Doncaster zone.
Currently Tap & Cap is not available for child, student, or group tickets, the £1 single fares or for travel outside of the Doncaster zone. If you are travelling outside the Doncaster Council boundary on services 10 or X78 you will need to have a separate valid ticket for that part of your journey. The cost of this won’t count toward your capped fare and will be charged as separate transaction.
What is Tap & Cap
Paying via Tap & Cap
Checking your payment history
General contactless queries
Customer Services and Help
Children & Young People (0-18 Years)
Children Under 5 Children under the age of 5 travel for free on all our buses.
Calling all students!
We understand that things are a little uncertain at the moment and due to the latest government restrictions, your need to travel may have reduced somewhat.
Up to any 5 people can travel all weekend - for just £9!