Look after your child's travel the easy way
Our new ‘Ticket Sharing’ functionality is now live on our mTickets app.
Ticket sharing allows parents to buy mobile bus tickets for their children (i.e. day and weekly tickets), and then transfer directly to their child’s phone, thus removing the need to store credit or debit card details on their child’s phone.
Young people will now be able to take access the discounts available on our mTickets app, discounts they couldn’t previously access without having their own credit or debit card.
This will benefit all bus users as we continue to encourage more customer to switch from cash to mobile payments, following our research which showed that average journey times would improve, if even half of customers used mobile ticketing.
The mobile Ticket App is easy to use and is available for free via the App Store and Google Play.
Step by Step
Once you’ve downloaded the app and bought your ticket, it couldn’t be easier to share it with your child by following these simple steps*. The ticket type shown below is for illustration only - simply select the child ticket you want to buy.
When on the ticket in your wallet,
click the share icon in the top right
Choose how you want to share this ticket
Confirm you want to share this ticket
The ticket has been shared, and the recipient
just needs to select claim on their phone**
* Some steps have been removed
** The First mTickets app must be installed on both the sender's and recipient's phone
For children aged 11-16, a valid igo ID card must be shown to the bus driver along with the activated mobile ticket.
igo ID cards are issued by the local transport authority TfGM, not First Bus. For more information, visit: http://igo.tfgm.com/