Children Aged 5-11

No ID required - just purchase your ticket from the driver or using our First Bus App.

Children Aged 11-16

From your 11th birthday, you'll need a Zoom Under 16 Travel Pass

In Derbyshire, you will need a b _ line travel card, apply here: b_line discount travel card - Derbyshire County Council

Young People Aged 16-18 

If you're aged 16-18 you'll need to apply for a Zoom 16-18 Travel Pass,

In Derbyshire, you will need a b_line 2 apply here: b_line discount travel card - Derbyshire County Council

Children's Ticket Prices

In South Yorkshire the following fares apply, you can access the discounted prices on all our regular bus services throughout the district.

Everything is valid throughout South Yorkshire, so everyone pays the same price and there’s no messing about working out where your ticket is valid.

You can choose between tickets valid just on First buses or all buses in South Yorkshire with a ‘GetAbout’ ticket.

So get out and explore South Yorkshire for less than a bag of chips!

From Sunday 28 July, we will be making changes to the pricing of our long period tickets. Please see the below table for updated fares. For more information, please visit: Child fare changes from 28 July | First Bus

First bus

New First Bus price from 28 July


Where to buy



remains the same


App* / on board





App / on board

First 10 single journey  £8.00 £10.00 n/a App




£10.50 (£11.70 on board)

App / on board






If you’re only making 2 trips a day your best option is 2 single tickets.  For more journeys, weekly and 4weekly tickets are the best value – if you use our 4weekly ticket for 20 days that’s just £1.50 a day.

In Derbyshire, if you have a b_line pass or b_line 2 pass, you qualify for the £1.50 maximum single fare. 

Someone else buying for you? On our app, Young Person tickets are giftable >> meaning another app user can buy and send to your phone.

Download the First Bus app today

Apple store travel app link Android store travel app link

*holders of a Zoom beyond pass for 18-21 year olds can get £1.50 single tickets, but not the other offers. Your can access a range of TravelMaster products here >>

**you can buy a pack of 10 single trips on the app to use when you need them