Cheaper tickets on your mobile
Many of our tickets are available for less on our mTickets app – to encourage quicker boarding and ticketing times.
To see how much you could save visit our Save with mTicket page.
Why are we doing it?
Put simply, if less people pay by cash then the time it takes for everyone to board the bus speeds up. There’s less waiting and queueing and less chance of this causing the bus to run late for the rest of the journey. Switching from paper tickets also saves administration time and costs.
We hope that encouraging people to switch to mTickets can speed things up for everyone and help keep your bus running on time.
While we can’t control the increasingly challenging traffic in Greater Manchester, by asking our customers to switch the way they pay we can help speed up journeys.
What’s more, research** suggests that Smartphone adoption among UK adults rose to 85 per cent as of mid-2017. Five years ago, adoption was at 52 per cent, so our customers are changing and we want to change with them.
Why are mTickets better?
We already have 135,000 people currently using the First Bus mobile ticket app. Existing customers who use mTickets find them easier and more convenient than cash. With no paper ticket to lose and no need to find cash every morning, there are some real benefits. And with mTickets, you can sit at home and buy your ticket with your credit/debit card, so it’s ready to go when you are.
Plus, unlike a paper ticket, if you lose or break your phone, we can transfer the remainder of your ticket onto a new phone!
**Source: UK edition, Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey, May-Jun 2012, May-Jun 2013, May-Jun 2014, May-Jun 2015, May-Jun 2016, May-Jun 2017 Location: http://www.deloitte.co.uk/mobileuk/