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Tickets for metrobus follow First Bus’s fare structure and most tickets for First Bus services can also be used on metrobus. BristolRider tickets are also accepted. What’s more, all metrobus services operate within the Bristol Zone. Simple!

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Changes are being made to the fares for all metrobus services from Sunday 21st July 2019.

In line with other fare changes across the West of England network, there will be an increase to tickets purchased at metrobus iPoints, on the First Bus app, PayPoint and Payzone stores, online and the Travelhub at Bristol Bus Station.

Adult single fares will change from £2.00 to £2.25, from £4.00 to £4.50 for a Day ticket and from £17.00 to £18.90 for a Week ticket. Month and Year ticket prices will also change, with the best value option for monthly travel remaining First’s Unlimited ticket, which enables customers to save 5% on the Month ticket price by paying by Direct Debit.

Children under 5 still travel for free, whilst children from 5 to 15 save up to 50% off adult fares and young people from 16 to 21 and students continue to save up to 30%.

All tickets bought before this date will continue to be valid until their expiry date.

Rob Pymm, Commercial Director at First West of England, said: “The new fares are necessary to cover rising labour and fuel costs and to enable us to continue to improve our service across our Bristol network.”

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Q. what ticket formats are available / can be used?

As well as paper tickets, metrobus accepts tickets loaded onto a travelwest Travelcard and the mTickets app.

The format in which a ticket is available / dispensed depends on the ticket type and where it’s purchased. For instance, one single or day ticket is only available as a paper ticket, whereas a pack of five single tickets is dispensed on a travelwest Travelcard.

Most ticket types are available for purchase from travelwest and in the mTickets app.

Q. are bus passes accepted?

English concessionary bus passes are all accepted after 09:00 (all day on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays).

Q. how much do children pay?

Children up to the last day of their fourth year travel free.

Children between the ages of 5 and 15 travel for half the price of an adult.

ticket prices

 Adultprice from 21 July 2019Student / young person (16-21)price from 21 July 2019Child (5-15)price from 21 July 2019Group (up to five people)price from 21 July 2019
Single  (one journey)£2.00 (iPoint), £2.07 (mTickets)£2.25 (price the same for ipoint and mTicket)£1.40 (iPoint), £1.47 (mTickets)£1.60 (price the same for ipoint and mTicket)£1.00 (iPoint), £1.06 (mTickets)1.15 (price the same for ipoint and mTicket)N/AN/A
Day  (unlimited journeys on the day of purchase until 04:00 the next day)£4£4.50£3£3.15£2£2.25£8£9
Week (unlimited journeys for 7 days)£17£18.90£12£13.25£8.50£9.45N/AN/A
Month (unlimited journeys for a calendar month)£66£72.60£46.20£50.80£33£36.30N/AN/A
Pack of 5 singles£10£11.25£7£8£5£5.75N/AN/A
BristolRider Day (find out more, here)£5no change£3.50no change£3.50no changeN/Ano change
BristolRider Week (find out more, here)£20no change£15.50£16.50 (this changed in Jan 2019)£15.50£16.50 (this changed in Jan 2019)N/Ano change

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