First Bus

4.5
47.7K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Plan a journey, buy a great value mobile ticket (mTicket) or find where your bus is with live bus times – you can do all this and more with the First Bus App, making bus travel even easier.

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY
With our door to door route planner you can check your quickest route to work or plan a new adventure and help you to get around at the weekend. Just enter a destination to view your route options and we’ll show you which of our bus services can get you there with step-by-step instructions.

CHECK LIVE BUS TIMES
The First Bus App is the best way to get live bus times and route information. You can save your favourite stops, routes and locations and revisit recently searched journeys. The map shows the bus stops nearby where you can see live updates to check where and when your bus is coming letting you head to your bus stop just before your bus is due.

BUY YOUR MOBILE TICKET (MTICKET)
You can buy your great value bus ticket on the First Bus App before you travel so with mTickets there’s no need to carry cash or worry about having the right change. Some of our tickets are cheaper on the app so get it downloaded for our best bus ticket prices. Payments are secure and there’s a handy ‘buy again’ button with one-tap checkout making repeat purchases even quicker and easier to do.

The app also features:
• Tickets for Heathrow RailAir, Buses of Somerset and First Kernow.
• Payments via Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Google Pay and Apple Pay.
• The ability to gift tickets to a child or young person.
Updated on
Jan 29, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.4
46.7K reviews
A M
January 31, 2024
Useless. Frequent technical errors. GPS info not reliable, shows bus at incorrect location. Bus arrival times at stops are absolutely unreliable, shows bus arriving 15 mins, assuming you've got time only to refresh the app and find out it is actually only 5 mins. Of course many times it turns out to be incorrect as well, standing at the bus stop for up to 10 mins showing a bus arriving in only 1 min for the past 10 mins. Pointless app that cannot deliver it's purpose.
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Old White Hair
December 14, 2023
Too many buses don't show up on the real- time tracker, meaning you're relying on the optimistic departure board instead. Why, when you click on the 'more' button and then try to just go back to where you were, does the app just close - meaning you have to start all over again? Poorly designed and functioning app, despite some recent 'upgrades'.
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Neil Davey
January 24, 2024
Latest update is clunky. As a daily traveller I want to go straight to my saved stops, then see upcoming buses, and click on those to see where they are. Now I have to scroll and click far more just to get that basic info. The map is useful only at new stops, it shouldn't be primary. And it only shows some of the buses but doesn't explain where they are going. Not a good update.
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What's new

We've optimized performance to help the app run smoother, especially on older devices and fixed a few bugs that were causing issues for some users.