Where to buy
First Bus App
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Buy your bus ticket before you leave home or when you are on the move, with a credit or debit card 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 season tickets online including FirstMonth, First3Month, FirstYear (adult versions only). Click here to buy now and you will receive your ticket by post within 5 working days.
Student Month & Annual tickets are also available online here.
You may need a photocard or First Photo ID to go with your season ticket but this will be detailed when purchasing your ticket.
Our travel shop is located in the City Centre bus station in Hanley selling a full range of First tickets plus day trips and National Express tickets.
Tickets also available at Castle House, Barracks Road in Newcastle (the new council building) open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm - Potteries and Network month, 3month and annual tickets are available for adults and young people plus student month and annual tickets.
If you're buying monthly and longer tickets from our travel shop or Castle House you'll need to provide a passport sized photo (if you don't already have a photocard). If you're buying a young person ticket you may also be asked for proof of age.
Card & cash on Bus
All of our buses accept contactless payment cards, Apple and Android Pay (plus old fashioned cash) for all tickets available on board. Find out more about contactless.