We accept English national concessionary passes for free travel on our buses, making it easy to get out and about, to meet friends and to head to the shops.
You can use your pass as a smartcard – just hold your pass to the card reader on the ticket machine and wait for the beep. We’ll issue a boarding ticket – this includes important information about your journey if you need to get in touch with us.
- If you’re boarding within Stoke-on-Trent, free travel is available between 0930 and 2300, Monday-Friday and all day weekends and bank holidays.
- If you’re boarding within Staffordshire (excluding Stoke-on-Trent), free travel is available at any time until June 30 2019. From 1 July 2019, travel is free between 0930 & 2300 Monday-Friday and all day weekends/bank holidays for senior pass holders. Disabled pass holders travel free at all times. Click for more details.
- If you’re boarding within Cheshire, free travel is available between 0930 and 2300, Monday-Friday and all day weekends and bank holidays. If you hold a pass issued by the Cheshire Consortium, you’re also entitled to half fare travel before 0930 Monday-Friday.
Special offer for journeys starting before 0930 Monday-Friday, show your pass to your driver and pay just £2 per journey.
English National Concessionary passes are issued by your local authority. We’ve provided links to information from local authorities in the areas we operate.
Young People aged 15 and under get 25% off the adult fare.
The Knot ticket
If you need to use more than one bus operator in Staffordshire, you can now pick up the Knot ticket.
Up to any 5 people travel all weekend - for just £8.
Smart tickets are the multi-operator ticket in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle and are welcomed on First buses.
Student Bus Travel
Student bus travel with First Discounted tickets to make your loan go further Get unlimited travel for less than 90p a day!
Discounted Ticket Options
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