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Welcome to touch card West of England

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What is touch card?

It's a smartcard created by First and designed to help you use the bus.

It works by storing your bus ticket on the card, replacing the paper tickets that you previously would have bought and used.

How does it work?

It's really simple to use.

You get on the bus and as the name of the card implies you simply touch it against the ticket machine.

Both you and the driver will then be able to see what is on the card, and assuming everything is valid, you will be able to take a seat for your journey.

What tickets are available?

You can buy the following tickets to load onto your touch card. All are available as adult, child, student or young person variants:

  • FirstWeek Inner or Outer Zone in Bristol and Bath
  • FirstMonth Inner or Outer Zone in Bristol and Bath
  • Multi-operator Rider (Adult Only) in Bristol, Bath, Avon and Weston
  • Bath Park & Ride 10 Journey (Adult Only)
  • Bristol Inner Zone Short Trip 5 or 10 pack
  • Bristol Inner Zone Long Trip 5 or 10 pack

You will be able to buy these on the bus or in the travel shop.