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 4.12.0

- New addition to our seat tracking, see where only standing room is available on your bus.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73.1K Ratings

73.1K Ratings

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 !

Scuttleclaws ,

Why have live times if they’re wrong?

So normally this app is fantastic. I could rely on it to plan my time and make sure I don’t miss the bus; until this evening...
I prefer using the live trackers (that show up in green) as they’re more accurate than the general timetable. Today I was walking to a stop, where the live tracker on the app claimed my bus would be due in two minutes. It was a stop they do sometimes wait longer at to stick to the timetable so I assumed it might already be there. However what I didn’t assume is that it would turn out of the bus stop and away as I was walking towards it!!
I checked the timetable again and surely enough, for that stop it still claimed the bus should have been there another two minutes before setting off. If it had said “due” I would have made more effort to get there in time, but it didn’t and so I missed it. The bus left before the time state on the live tracker. I feel like this is more down to app error than driver error; if they are waiting at stops and about to leave surely they are “due”, not still two minutes away from leaving? Massive letdown of a usually very reliable app.

nawty by nature ,

Worst experience ever

this app is literally My worst experience using an app, i will click on the app to load and i will wait after approx 30 secs of waiting the app will just go off and im back to my phone home screen, so i will try again by clicking on the app and again it will freeze for 30 secs and go off again, ot can take up to 7 attempts pf this happening before the app opens up, and when it opens finally it freezes again for up to 30 secs until i can press another option to open my E-ticket, so every time i want to press something on the app i have to wait up to 30 secs of freezing for it to open up to the next page or option even though my data is 4g, this issue needs resolving because it’s frustrating standing there for up to 5 minutes on the bus trying to get on and holding the whole bus up, I would have the E-ticket ready just before the bus turns up but after 20 seconds of not dping anything it will kick me off the app and then the whole process starts again.

App Privacy

The developer, FirstGroup Plc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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