Fare change - Sunday 15 July
Switch to mTickets today and make your travel cheaper, quicker and easier.
To offer you the best possible service, we encourage you to buy your tickets before boarding the bus so that we can improve boarding times and keep your services running on time - especially at the busiest times of day. We're continuing to do everything we can to make your journey cheaper, easier and quicker.
There are no changes to the child fares, and 5 for £5 weekend Group ticket is now available on mTickets only. Full list of changes below.
|Previous mTicket price||mTicket price||Previous on bus||New on bus price|
|Singles||----||----||No change||£1, £1.80, £2.50, £3|
|First Day||No change||£3.90||£4.20||£4.40|
|First Night||only on bus||----||£2.50||£3|
|Monthly||£46.50||£50||----||only available on mTickets or from PayPoint vendors (£55 from PayPoint)|
|5 for £5||No change||£5||£5||only available on mTickets|
|Group ticket||£9||£10||No change||£10|
|Short Hop, 5 tickets||No change||£8||No change||£8|
|Long Hop, 5 tickets||No change||£11||No change||£11|
|Annual ticket||£490||£540||----||only available on mTickets|
To start saving today download the mTicket app
Why are we encouraging people to switch?
If less people pay by cash, then the time it takes for everyone to board the bus goes down. At busy times, this means there's less waiting and queuing, which helps to keep buses running on time.
Here's the average time taken by a passenget to get on a bus*:
14 seconds using cash and neesing change
4.5 seconds using cash with correct money
2.25 seconds using mTickets
*approx timings taken from research conducted by First Bus
When taking a double decker bus, this means it takes:
12 minutes if everyone pays by cash and needs change
Less than 3 minutes if everyone uses an mTicket saving 9 minutes!
Using mTickets also makes things much easier for you
With no paper ticket to lose and no need to find cash every morning, existing customers who have switched save time and money.
You can buy your mTicket at home using your credit/debit card, so it is ready when you are and if anything happens to your phone we can transfer the remainder of the ticket onto your new phone.