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First Bus offers 50% off tickets for next four weeks in Aberdeen

  • First Bus is giving customers in Aberdeen 50% off its 3-in-7 bundle ticket.
  • The promotion encourages Aberdonians to switch from car to bus a little more often.
  • The discount will be in place for four weeks from today, 14 September.

First Bus has announced it will be giving customers in Aberdeen a 50% discount on tickets from today (Thursday 14 September) as formal operation of the new bus gates in the city gets set to ramp up.

The offer, which will be available over a four-week period until Thursday 12 October, will allow people using First Bus services to buy half price ‘3-in-7 Day Bundle Tickets’ to be used on the First Bus app. This will give three full days travel across a seven-day period that begins when the first journey is made using the ticket.

First Bus has also reaffirmed its commitment to reinvest any savings made because of the bus priority measures into its network, accelerating plans to introduce more services and greater value tickets for our customers. This will result in more sustainable travel opportunities for Aberdonians.

The operator has long highlighted the need for public transport to be prioritised so more people can access the city centre quicker and easier. It is already seeing early signs of improvements in journey times as a result of the opening of the new bus gates on Bridge Street, Guild Street and Market Street, which are not only helping to reduce travel times for buses in the city centre, but also offering passengers a more reliable bus service.

The move coincides with the beginning of formal operation of bus gates and First Bus is confident its offering of new zero emission buses, frequent services, improved journey times, comfort on board and contactless payment options will all show why bus travel is a great, more environmentally friendly alternative for traditional car users travelling in the city.

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Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director for First Bus Scotland said: “The importance of bus travel to the city of Aberdeen has never been more evident as Aberdeen City Council and the Scottish Government signalled with their investment in encouraging more people to make the switch from car to more sustainable and environmentally friendly modes of transport.

“The opening of the new priority measures in the city centre is the first positive step towards helping buses flow through the city centre quicker than they have before while also improving reliability of bus travel.

“We hope this discounted ticket offer will help make the sustainable travel choice easier for people across Aberdeen and bring more people onto the bus who may not have travelled by bus for a while.”

To redeem, customers simply follow the link below and claim their discount. Full details can be found here ->


Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About First Bus

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. Making journeys easier for our customers, we were the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all of our services and our First Bus App is voted ‘best in class’ amongst UK bus operators. Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks.

We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience. We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland.

First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.

First Bus is an equal opportunity employer

First Bus is an excellent place to work with opportunities for a rewarding career. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We believe diverse experiences and attitudes help us better understand the needs of our customers.

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