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Areas we serve

We serve many of the main cities and smaller towns in the UK. Select the town you are interested in:


Download the First Bus App to plan journeys, see available capacity and buy tickets all in one place.

The First Bus App is the smarter way to catch the bus. Simply download the First Bus App, and you’ll be able to buy and store tickets on your phone. You’ll never have to worry about losing your ticket or forgetting your change again. Just scan each mobile ticket when you hop on board, and you’re ready to go.

Running late? No problem! Using real-time information, the First Bus App also lets you know when your next bus is arriving, and available capacity; helping to prevent long waits at the bus stop.

To help you travel with confidence we have developed new functionality in our Mobile App. And you can now track your bus live on a map so you know exactly where it is and when it will get to your stop. What’s more, each bus now displays in real time how many empty seats, and wheelchair spaces there are - to help you plan your journey.

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Plan a quieter journey with Space Checker

Space Checker, from First Bus can help you plan ahead and travel with confidence. Space Checker allows you to see when your favourite bus stop and service is typically at its busiest and choose a quieter time to travel.

1) Select your route »
2) Select Your Bus Stop »
3) Select Your Direction of travel »
Your results will be displayed along with details of any other services that depart from your selected bus stop.

How to catch the bus

Getting the bus is the simplest and cheapest way to travel around. So, whether you’re new to catching a bus, haven’t travelled on a bus in a while or simply have some questions, check out our helpful guide to catching the bus.

We can show you how to: plan your journey, choose your ticket, buy your ticket and catch the bus.

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