Tech the Bus - Smarter Travel
The new First Bus App is the smarter way to catch the bus, you can buy your mTickets and plan your journey all in one place!
Plan your journey
With live bus times you don’t need to wait around at the bus stop.
The First Bus App can help you plan your journey and arrive at your destination hassle-free.
With real-time information, you’ll spend less time at the bus stop. Check when your bus is due before you leave the house, so you can arrive at your stop just before your bus.
mTickets on our app is the cheapest and most convenient way to buy tickets 24/7.
With a wide range available, including weekly and monthly tickets, you can make your purchase in advance.
Buy tickets securely through the First Bus App with your bank card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, and speed up future purchases with the handy ‘Buy Again’ option.
Tap & Cap
Capped contactless payments, however many journeys you make.
We've launched Tap & Cap giving you another flexible way to pay for your bus travel.
For the next step in contactless, use Tap & Cap and never pay more for your bus travel than our Day or Week ticket price, no matter how many journeys you make.
No cash? No problem. Secure contactless payments are now available on all of our buses.
Paying with contactless is a simple and secure way to pay for tickets without cash. One tap of your contactless card, Apple Pay or Google Pay and you’re aboard and ready to go, no need to worry about having the right change.
You can buy tickets up to the value of £30, quickly and securely with contactless. So whether it’s a last minute trip or a regular journey, paying for your ticket has never been more convenient.
Stay connected while you travel with our free Wi-Fi. It's your time - use it your way.
It only takes a minute to sign up to our free Wi-Fi on your device. After that, connection is automatic.
1. Select the First Wi-Fi network
2. Open your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer)
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect
4. Click 'Use your Free Wi-Fi to browse the internet, or select 'Ticket sales' or 'Timetables'
Watch our Tech The Bus video
This page was last updated: 7th July For important extra information please see here: General First Bus guidance ⇒ Information about travelling safely on our buses (applies to all of our operating areas) Local information is below.
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Extra Help to Travel
We know that for some of our customers, travelling by bus can be a little daunting, so we’ve been working with many disability groups around the UK to design some cards that you can print out
First Aberdeen is backing the Dons!
On the following days, our buses will operate to a bank holiday timetable.
Travel centre closed
Our Union Street Ticket sales office has now closed; however, you can still buy your tickets easily and get the best value through: Our First Bus App – plan a journey, buy mTickets and track the buses.