If you're a student, there isn't a better way to get around than with First!
We offer frequent services, quality buses and discounted fares for students to help you make the most of your studies and your time as a student.
Switch to the First Bus App today and make your travel cheaper, quicker and easier
Travel with First Bus
We've introduced a number of tools to make your journey with First Bus even simpler!
|First Bus App - In addition to planning your journey and buying your tickets on your phone, you can now check live seat availability on your bus before it arrives at your stop! Our app is free to download.|
|Space Checker - Busy week ahead? Our Space Checker tool allows you to plan ahead and check the time of day that your service is likely to be at it's busiest and choose a quieter time to travel. Try Space Checker here.|
|Flexible tickets - We understand that your travel habits may have changed and you may not travel to campus as frequently. We have a number of flexible ticket options to suit you and your routine - including ticket bundle options on our app. In ranges of 3, 10 or 15 days they can be activated when you need them! The remaining tickets will be stored on your phone until next time. Click here to find out more.|
Check out our product range offering students greater flexibility and value when you travel by bus.
A number of our services run close to your University or College, click here to view our network map (note that temporary road closures are not showing on the maps), or for timetable details - click here
Flexible Student Tickets
First 3-in-7 Day Bundle
The 3 Day Bundle is valid for use over 7 days.
First 10-in-28 Day Bundle
The 10 Day Bundle is valid for use over 28 days.
First 15-in-28 Day Bundle
The 15 Day Bundle is valid for use over 28 days.
Unlimited travel on all First buses in chosen zone for a day.
Unlimited travel on all First buses in chosen zone for a week.
First 4 Week
Unlimited travel on all First buses in chosen zone for a month.
The Important Stuff
Don’t forget who you are: You’ll need your matriculation card to use your First students tickets and you cannot travel without it - No excuses! So for great value bus travel think TICKET and MATRICULATION CARD and off you go!
Are you aged under 22?
Don't miss out on free bus travel! 5–21-year-olds living in Scotland are entitled to free bus travel, as part of a scheme led by the Scottish Government. It’s important that you apply for your new NEC Card in order to access the travel scheme, as older Young Scot Cards will not be accepted, and you will be required to pay your fare as normal.
You can apply online for your NEC card to travel free of charge ➡➡ getyournec.scot
Travelling with First Bus is easy!
- Our simple to use First Bus App means you can purchase your ticket before you travel and no need to carry a paper ticket - you just need your smart phone!
- Track the bus with the First Bus App so you arrive when it does - have an extra 10 minutes in bed instead of waiting at the bus stop!
- Stay connected and use the free wi-fi to update your status on Facebook, check emails and tweet whilst you travel
- Most of our buses come equipped with CCTV and low kerbside entry for those with limited mobility.
University of Stirling
First Bus proudly serve University of Stirling from our Bannockburn Depot.
Vaccination Centre Travel Guide
Our services are available for those who need to attend appointments at Vaccination Centres.
U22 Free Travel Scheme
Led by The Scottish Government, young people in Scotland aged under 22 years old are entitled to free bus travel.
Welcome to our Journey Planner where we can help you plan your journey from A to B!
Let's Get There Together
Whether you're visiting the region, or just looking for a ideas for a family day out, there are lots to do and see by bus.
Zero Emission Mission
What better way to help tackle climate change than leaving the car at home and travelling by bus?
Finding your next bus across the Scotland East network is easy.
View timetables and search for a specific route number.