First Bus 4+

Bus Times App, Buy mTickets

FirstGroup Plc

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Plan a journey, buy a great value mobile ticket (mTicket) or check when your bus is due with
live updates – you can do all this and more with the First Bus App making bus travel even

With our door to door route planner, you can check your quickest way to work or plan a new adventure. Much like a typical bus timetable app, you can enter your starting point and destination to view your route options and we’ll show you which of our bus services can get you there. We even provide step-by-step instructions to make your journey hassle free.

You can buy your great value ticket on the First Bus App before you travel. With mTickets, there’s no need to carry cash or worry about having the right change. Plus, some of our tickets are cheaper on the app, so download it to ensure that you receive our best bus ticket prices.
As well as offering similar functionality to other mTicket apps, your payments are secure and there’s even a handy ‘buy again’ button with one-tap checkout, so it’s quick and easy to buy your ticket before you board. You can make a payment by card, apple Pay or PayPal.

The First Bus App is the best way to get live bus times and route information. You can save your favourite stops, stations and locations and revisit recently searched journeys. The map shows the bus stops and train stations nearby and links to live updates, so you can check when your bus is coming and head to your bus stop just before your bus is due.

The First Bus App for iOS also features:
- Tickets for Heathrow RailAir, Buses of Somerset, First Kernow and Bright Bus Tours
- Payments via Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Apple Pay
- The ability to gift tickets to a child, young person or student

What’s New

Version 5.0.2

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82.7K Ratings

82.7K Ratings

SueKTorquay ,

First Bus First Class Drivers

Your cheerful, polite & extremely helpful drivers have literally given me my life back. I’m a 65 yr old lady who used to drive & was independent until 2017 when an accident left me with limited mobility. Since that time I have been dependent on a husband who hates shopping to take me, but the nearest supermarket was his limit & then with no time to browse. Then one day I decided to try getting on the bus that runs through the village to town using my powerchair, since that day I have not looked back & I now regularly get the bus to Truro which is some 20 miles away & I plan to travel to other towns in West Cornwall over the coming months. Your drivers are always beyond helpful assisting me to get on the bus using the ramp & this has given me my confidence back & in turn my independence, so a huge thank you to all the drivers who work in the Helston, Truro & Penzance area for your patience & help, I will always be indebted to you.

iDiscord ,

Developer needs to update tracking and live times.

As much as I love this application for its convenience such as being able to purchase and display my mTicket for use on public transport. I only have one issue. The Live times are ALWAYS wrong. More often than not, it will display a bus as “2 mins” then “1 min” then “Due.” I will make sure I am ahead of things and always be at the bus stop with a few minutes to spare BUT the bus NEVER arrives. I check the live map to see if I have missed the bus by a minute or so just to be told that there are no buses near me or any that have just passed by. So I am stuck waiting at the bus stop for over 30 minutes every night after work freezing and soaked because yet again, the bus schedule has been falsified to make it seem that there is always a bus conveniently available just to make the services look more reliable and efficient. Please, fix the live times for crying out loud. The live time says one thing but the Live Map within your own app says another. Thank you for your time regarding this matter.

paceypie ,

Great Update - vastly prefer this version

I use this app daily to get to work and university. Just select your destination and when you want to arrive/leave and it shows you numerous bus times and routes. You can search by route number if you want to see the stops and times for that service, so I'm not sure what other reviews are referring to when they say you can't see the timetable anymore?

I've only been recommended bus routes, even when standing next to a train station, so that's been great as well (I have a student bus pass as it's cheaper than a monthly train pass so I always travel by bus even if it means a longer journey than the train). I love the little feature where you can save your destinations with an icon and your favourite stops. This app is so much more useful now !

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