First Bristol accept contactless payment across all bus services


Public transport users can now make contactless card payments to pay for their bus journeys, making paying for transport all the easier. The additional option of contactless broadens customers’ payment options – they can choose to pay using either a smart card, cash or using their card or mobile phone.

“The introduction of contactless payments alongside our success with mobile ticketing is pivotal as we continue to make bus travel a convenient, simple and attractive experience for our customers,” says managing director of First Bristol, James Freeman.

This new method of payment follows on from the from across its Bristol fleet, as well some vehicles that operate around Bath, Wells and Weston-super-Mare. Freeman says that First Bristol is determined to transform the customer experience, adding that he is “delighted that technology is now able to deliver so many benefits for our passengers. The combination of journey planning, free Wi-Fi, real time information, contactless and mTickets, really does make the bus an increasingly attractive option for so many journey needs.”

Marvin Rees, Bristol Mayor also spoke about how the “rollout of contactless technology across even more bus services in Bristol is an important step in making our city better connected, linking up people with jobs and with each other.”

“We are committed to widening travel choices for everyone”, says Rees. “Making public transport easier to use by introducing contactless payment options is crucial if we are going to fulfil my commitment of becoming a well-connected city with a modern, flexible and accessible transport network to match.”