First West of England launches cut-price festive bus travel

By Nick Batten on 29 November, 2021

Bus passengers in Bristol and Bath can enjoy cut-price evening travel during the festive period, courtesy of First West of England.

From last Monday (22 NOV) First’s new single evening ticket promotion means people can travel for just £1 on any First Bus or metrobus service in the Bristol or Bath Zone excluding Brislington & Portway Park & Ride services, journeys to the airport, and journeys to/from Bath Park & Ride sites.

The £1 single evening ticket is available all week from 7pm until 4.29am, from 22nd November up to and including New Year’s Eve. The £1 fare also applies to students, young people and children.

Doug Claringbold, Managing Director of First West of England, said, “This year has been another challenging one for most of us, so we want to support our local evening economy and make it as easy as possible for people to get out and about as cheaply as possible up to and over the festive period.

“The £1 single evening ticket will be ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy the Christmas markets or some Christmas shopping, works nights out and Christmas parties, or just drinks with friends, a date night or catching up with the family.”

The special ticket is available on the First Bus app (found in the Bath Zone and Bristol Zone under a “Promotions” category) or from the driver (not on metrobus) – passengers need to ask for the £1 evening ticket as it is not available on Tap & Cap in the Bristol Zone.

More information is available at https://www.firstbus.co.uk/£1offer

Pictured above: Doug Claringbold, Managing Director of First West of England