There's busloads to discover with First Wessex!

Busloads of amazing sights to see and new memories to make, busloads of evenings out with old friends and funny selfies to take, from pub quizzes with mates to that special first date, with free museums to explore and cocktails to pour... because when travel costs less, you can do a whole lot more.

Let us get you where you need to be, with great value fares across all of Wessex:

We already have great value singles available across Wessex. Now, thanks to Help for Households, we'll have £2 singles available across Wessex.

Contracted school services are excluded from the £2 bus fare cap.

If your journey requires multiple buses to reach your destination the £2 single fare will not cover the entire trip, as you would have to purchase the £2 single fare for each bus you use. Please check your fare before traveling as purchasing separate £2 single fares may still be the cheaper option. 

The new £2 single fare cap offers excellent value for money and can be paid on our buses by contactless devices (bank card, smartphone or smartwatch). If paying by cash and to help our staff, it would be appreciated if the exact fare is tendered.

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Download the First Bus App for busloads of helpful tools - plan your adventure with our Journey Planner, track your bus live on a map, or buy your bus ticket before you travel.

1, For a great day out on our Jurassic Coaster services and places to visit, please click here, or visit our Jurassic Coaster page. 

2, Places to visit in and around Weymouth on our Wessex local buses.


There’s plenty for the whole family to do along Weymouth’s safe golden beach, including fantastic views of the Jurassic Coastline. There’s plenty of entertainment with traditional Punch and Judy, Donkey Rides, Trampolines, Pedalos and Swing Boats. Plus a bustling town centre with many high street and independent shops. 

Services: Wessex 1,2,3,4,8,9/9A,10, Jurassic Coaster X51,X52 (summer only) X53,X54, Portland Coaster 501, Wessex 502, 503 (501-503 are summer seasonal services).

Dorchester Market

Dorchester market

The famous market on the streets of Dorchester is on every Wednesday and is great to have a look around and grab a bargain! 

There's also the Dinosaur Museum!

Services: Wessex 10, Jurassic Coaster X51.

Portland Castle

portland castle aerial view

One of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s. Take a tour of the castle’s 470 year history, it’s a great day out! 

Services: Wessex 1 (Short walk from the Castle Road Bus Stop), Portland Coaster 501 (summer only).

Chesil Beach

Chesil beach distant aerial image

The iconic Chesil Beach is 18 miles long from Portland to West Bay. Visit the Chesil Beach Centre to learn more, or visit Chesil Cove to relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings. 

Services: Wessex 1, Jurassic Coaster X53, Portland Coaster 501 (summer only)