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Bus Travel Just Got Easier, Fairer and More Flexible – Find Out Why

· Ali Turner · Opinion

New tickets ahoy!

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By designing their fares around you and the journeys you make, First Bus can offer a more personalised approach to your travel needs with costs that let you pay for what you use. Find out more.

Get the lowdown on the new tickets and Tap on Tap off service coming to a bus near you…

Big changes are afoot! First Bus has just announced a major overhaul of their fares and it’s going to make your life so much easier. Not only can you Tap on Tap off for the ultimate in flexibility, but they’ve introduced a series of new tickets to meet your ever-changing needs. Think discounted Returns and Flexi tickets that will fit your new working patterns to a tee. Intrigued? Read on and find out what the crack is!

Tap on Tap off for the ultimate in flexibility

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First Bus has launched a new Tap on Tap off service that makes catching the bus even easier. Simply tap your card or phone when you board, then tap again when you leave and they’ll work out the fare for you, based on how far you’ve travelled. The daily price is capped at £5.20, so you’ll never pay more than that no matter how many times you ride, and you’ll get an extra discount for every day you travel in the same week. It’s the ultimate in flexibility and the perfect fit for our modern lives because you’ll only pay for what you use.

Save money when you make a return journey

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Don’t worry, Day Tickets aren’t going anywhere – you can still get unlimited travel anywhere in West Yorkshire for just £5.20. But if you’re only going there and back, the new discounted Returns could be cheaper for you. Available on board when you pay by cash or contactless, they start at just £2.50 and rise to £3.20, £4.30 or £4.70 depending on how far you travel. Returns can make two-way journeys a little more affordable. For example, if you travel from Leeds to Bradford, a return is 50p cheaper than a Day Ticket.

Get a flexible ticket to fit your new work patterns

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Flexible working is here to stay, so First Bus has created a trio of tickets to help you navigate your new normal. Their 3-Day Flex ticket gives you unlimited travel on any three consecutive days for £14, the 5-Day Flex promises unlimited travel on any five days in an eight-day period for £18 and the FlexiMonth offers unlimited travel on any 13 days within a 31-day period for £52. Don’t worry if you’re still working full-time, you can still get their usual FirstWeek and FirstMonth tickets.