Back to school? Let's get there together!
With children returning to school we continue to take additional measures to ensure they can return safely, reliably, and in a cost-effective way via First Bus.
We continue a daily enhanced cleaning regime across our bus fleet with additional focus on all hand and grab rails. More information can be found on our dedicated COVID web page here.
We have some great features available to help you on your journey:
- Live capacity tracking on the First Bus App - track where your bus is, how far it is from your stop, and how many seats are free. You can download our app here!
- Space Checker on our website here - check your service for the busiest and quietest times to travel, so you can choose the best time to suit you.
- COVID wardens may be present at school boarding points during the first week to support pupils using the buses.
For information on our school tickets, please see our Young Person Under 19 page here.
Public bus services:
- You MUST wear a face covering on our buses unless you are under the age of 11, or you are exempt in line with the reasons shown on Gov.uk here.
- You need to socially distance on board – please only sit with members of your immediate household (e.g. a brother or sister)
- Capacity signs at the entrance of each bus will show the maximum capacity allowed on-board.
- Follow the on-board signs and seat tape to find an available seat.
- Standing will not be allowed on our buses.
- You can pay with contactless on board our buses, or you can buy your ticket in advance on the First Bus App. If buying for a child, certain tickets can be gifted; this means that, whilst you complete payment, the tickets are delivered directly to your childs phone. Find out more about gifting tickets here.
We are operating extra trips, in addition to our current timetables, for some of our York services to schools. You can find a summary of these additional journeys below:
08:07 Theatre Royal – Joseph Rowntree School (Layby outside)
15:17 Joseph Rowntree School (School grounds) - Rail Station
08:04 Strensall - Huntington School
15:24 Huntington School – Strensall
Additional School Service S10
07:50 Stamford Bridge – Arch Bishop Holgate School
15:20 Arch Bishop Holgate School – Stamford Bridge
From Strensall to Bishopthorpe across to Stamford Bridge and Knapton, we have nearly 30 First Bus routes in York
Take a look at our detailed York bus routes to see exactly where your journey on one of our services can take you
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