Govt £2 Single Bus Fare Cap From 1st Jan to 31st October 2023
We are excited to announce that First Essex will be taking part in the Government £2 Bus Fare Cap Grant scheme during Autumn. This means that most single journeys across our Essex network will cost no more than £2.
Is there any other ticket price change?
No, it is only single tickets and Tap&Cap fares that are changing. The adult day, week, 4-week and longer-term ticket prices are all unchanged.
Which First Essex services are not part of the scheme?
The £2 fare cap scheme does not apply to the following school day bus services:
- Service 16A (Barnhall to St Helena School)
- Service 17 (West Bergholt to Stanway School)
- Service 525 (Chelmsford to Colchester Norman Way School)
- Service 561 (Basildon to St. John Payne School)
- Service 570 (Gt Dunmow to Colchester)
- Service 620 (Abridge to Ingatestone)
- Service 625 (Chelmsford to Southend Boys High School)
- Service 725 (Basildon to Southend Boys High School)
Where can I buy tickets?
Single tickets can be purchased via First Bus App or on the bus by cash or contactless.
Does £2 fare cap apply to Tap&Cap?
Yes. Every tap will be no greater than £2 as part of the Government £2 Bus Fare Cap scheme.
Tap&Cap fares for each areas are detailed below.
NEW TAP&CAP FARES (MAXIMUM OF £2 PER TAP)
You Tap. We Cap. Once you reach the maximum weekly or daily cap, ride the rest of the week or day for FREE!
Tap&Cap fares for each areas are detailed below: