Bus fare information

First Bus

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

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.

The University is a member of the Corporate Travel Scheme which offers staff great discounts on monthly and annual bus passes. To order your monthly or annual pass call First Bus's hotline number 0844 854 2569. Unfortunately First Bus are not able to these discounted passes on-line at present. The 'Travel Plan Advisor' is Amy Heritage, UoB Sustainability Manager (Transport) amy.heritage@bristol.ac.uk

Young people (16-21) and students (of any age if in full time education) can get a 30% discount on all tickets across the West of England.

Wessex Bus

Wessex Service 16

First year Undergraduate Students and Senior Residents living in University allocated accommodation will receive a Wessex Service 16 bus pass on arrival at the University. All other students, staff and members of the public can purchase a bus pass for the Wessex Service 16 from the Hawthorns Reception (Elton Road, BS8 1UQ), or buy tickets on board the bus.

University of Bristol 2014/2015 term/operational dates are: Term 1: 22nd Sept 2014 – 19th Dec 2014, Term 2: 12th Jan 2015 – 27th March 2015, Term 3: 20th April 2014 - 12th June 2015.

Wessex Service 16 Pass Prices


September 2014 – August 2015


  Payment with cash Payment with smartcard
Adult dayrider (available on bus)  £2.50 £2.38
Student dayrider (available on bus) £2 £1.90
Child dayrider (available on bus) £1.50 £1.36
Adult Week £10 £9.50
Student Week £8 £7.80
Child Week £6 £5.43
Adult Month £35 £35
Student Month £28 £28
Child Month £20 £20
Annual Pass Not available  
3 term pass £171  
Term 1 pass £69  
Term 2 pass £59  
Term 3 pass £43  

Wessex Bus Pass Information

Visit Wessex Bus' website for information on the fares for all Wessex Bus services (including student fares).

Wessex Star Bus Pass Information

Visit Wessex Star's website for information on the fares for all Wessex Bus services (including student fares). UoB staff are eligible for student priced passes/tickets