Sit back and enjoy Somerset and let us do the driving!

You’ve arrived in Somerset and now it’s time to explore. What better way to get around than to forget about the stress of traffic and parking and get the bus. Catch the Mendip Xplorer Service 376 between Street and Bristol to see the famous Tor and Abbey at Glastonbury or to visit Wells Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens.

Additionally, it's easy and convenient to get to Cheddar Gorge and the caves by bus, just change at Wells onto the Service 126 to take you straight there. We’ve also got your shopping needs covered along this scenic route, from Clarks Shopping Village in Street to Cabot Circus in Bristol.


Sit back and soak up the stunning coastal views from one of the Somerset’s Coaster open top Services. Hop off at Brean Leisure Park to enjoy the rides and attractions or have a more leisurely day on the beach at Weston-super-Mare building sand castles.

A West of England Group day ticket allows unlimited travel on the two Somerset’s Coaster Services, plus any other First Bus in the area for up to 5 people for only £14.


Why not take a trip to Bath?

If a city escape is more your thing, we can get you there as well. We have a network of buses throughout Bath to get you anywhere you’d want to go, and not to worry if you’ve arrived by train because the bus station is just next door, you can’t miss it!

With a Bath Day Ticket costing just £4.50, allowing unlimited travel on all our buses within the Bath Zone, there’s no excuse to miss out on all this beautiful city has to offer. For more ideas about great things to do in Bath, click here.

Take the stress out of parking in Bath

We also operate three Park & Ride services in Bath, helping you to get into the city centre from further afield, without worrying about the hassle of traffic and parking. The journey into the centre takes just 10 minutes and services operate at least every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday and at least every 15 minutes on Sundays.


Shop till you drop in Bristol

With two fantastic shopping centres, Bristol is a shopper’s paradise. To the north of the city The Mall at Cribbs Causeway offers an undercover shopping experience if the weather lets you down, plus there is a cinema, bowling alley and an array of restaurants nearby if you want a break from retail therapy.

Just catch the X5 from Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon or Portishead straight to the door of the shopping centre.


Or if the buzz of the city is more your scene, jump on any of the other excel services X1, X1X, X2, X3, X4, X6, X7, X8 or X9 into Bristol City Centre to visit Bristol Shopping Quarter and the home of Cabot Circus. If you prefer to drive into the city, ease parking worries by using the Long Ashton or Portway Park & Ride services. Just park for free and tickets start from £3.50 for an off peak return, click here for more information.  

The First Bus app...

The First Bus app  makes travelling with First Bus even easier. In your app store just search 'First Bus' for journey planning information on where to catch your bus, route maps, real time bus information and to buy and use bus tickets on your smart phone.

No cash for your bus fare?

You can make contactless payments for any ticket payment up to £30, using any contactless card displaying the Visa or Mastercard logo and your smartphone via Apple or Google Pay.

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