Where to buy
First Bus App
Your bus ticket straight to your mobile
Download, buy, show, go!
Buy your bus ticket before you leave home or when you are on the move, with a credit/debit card, Pingit, Paypal ApplePay or GooglePay and have the ticket stored on your phone.
You can buy your ticket in advance and validate it when you want to make your first journey.
Tickets available via the First Bus App vary by area but usually cover day, week and longer tickets.
You can buy some of our tickets online and choose to receive it via the First Bus App (annual, month or student tickets) or by post (month and student only) within 5 working days.
You may need a First photocard to use your ticket but this will be detailed when purchasing your ticket.
The following bus stations are home to TfGM Travelshops, where you can buy tickets and ask any questions you have about our services.
- Ashton under Lyne bus station
- Bolton bus station
- Bury bus station
- Middleton bus station
- Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens
- Oldham bus station
- Rochdale bus station
- Shudehill bus station
For further details, including opening times, please visit the TfGM website
Cash on Bus
Some tickets are available from your driver, who will give change where possible, but it will help speed up your journey if you have the correct fare, or use the First Bus App instead.
Our drivers always try to carry enough change but sometimes we can run short of coins. When our drivers don't have change, we may offer you a Change Voucher, which can be redeemed on any of our buses for a journey or cash.