Bus pass information

Staff Loan Scheme

A member of staff can apply for a bus season ticket, but rather than having to buy the ticket themselves the University of Bristol will purchase it on their behalf. The member of staff then repays the cost of the ticket in either 5 or 10 monthly instalments directly from their salary. By purchasing a season ticket in this way staff will receive an additional 10% discount from the cost of a First Bus season ticket.

Wessex Red Bus Pass and Fare Information

*It is with regret, but the 'Wessex Red' Network has undergone some significant changes and therefore will no longer be operating as 'Wessex Red' from September 2014. This page will be updated in due course when all details have been confirmed. If you require additional information in the interim, please contact Amy Heritage, Sustainability Manager (Transport).*

Undergraduate students and Senior Residents living in University allocated accommodation will receive a Wessex Red bus pass. Those entitled to these passes will be able to travel free of charge on all Wessex Red services. All other students, staff and members of the public can purchase bus passes from the Hawthorns Reception (Elton Road, BS8 1UQ), or buy tickets on board the bus.

University of Bristol 2013/2014 term dates are: Term 1 - 23rd Sept 2013 - 20th Dec 2013, Term 2 - 13th Jan 2014 - 4th April 2014, Term 3 - 28th April 2014- 13th June 2014.

If you have any questions about smartcards, the bus service or terms and conditions please see our FAQ section on the University Bus web page.

Wessex Red Bus Pass Prices

September 2012 – August 2013

September 2013 – August 2014

Payment with cash Payment with smartcard Payment with cash Payment with smartcard
Adult dayrider (available on bus)  £3.00  £2.50  £3.00 £2.50
Adult single (available on bus) £2.00 £1.67 £2.00 £1.67
*Child dayrider (available on bus) £1.50 Not available £1.50 Not available
*Child single (available on bus) £1.00 Not available £1.00 Not available
Annual pass £309 Not available £339 Not available
3 term pass No longer applicable No longer applicable £262 Not available
1 term pass No longer applicable No longer applicable £109 (1st term);

£100 (2nd term);

£58 (3rd term)

Not available
Monthly pass (University of Bristol staff and student) £42.00 Not available £44 (plus £1 if new smartcard required) Not available
Monthly pass (general public) £42.00 Not available £45.00 Not available

First Bus Pass Information

Visit First Bus' web site for information on their fares.