Survival Guide.

Boost your bus knowledge

If you're not a walker, then chances are you will be using Leeds' almighty bus service to get around the city. Have a read for some useful tidbits and handy hints.

1. The Day Rider covers all your travel on buses around Leeds in one day:
£4.00 before 9.30AM on weekdays
£3.20 after 9.30AM on weekdays and all weekend

2. The First Week Ticket covers all your travel on buses around Leeds over 7 days:
£10.00 for the ‘Greenzone’
£17.00 for the ‘Greenzone’ and beyond (more details on the routes/boundaries of the greenzone here).

3. The First Term Student Ticket covers bus travel around Leeds all term:
£72 for the ‘Greenzone’
£96.75 for the ‘Greenzone’ and beyond

4. Insure your long term tickets. Just £5 extra for your peace of mind. If you loose/misplace/damage/get your ticket stolen, First will replace it!

5.    Purchasing those all important tickets:
The first and probably easiest is to apply online.

Second you can pop in to any of the following places along with a passport photo and Student ID –
(i) First Travel Shop, New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DG
(ii) Far Headingley Post Office, 85 Otley Road, Leeds, LS6 4BA
(iii) Leeds Visitor Centre, Leeds City Rail Station Concourse.

6.    Free City Bus:
You would be crazy to miss this little something for nothing. Buses every few minutes between 6.30am and 7.30pm Monday to Saturday. And its absolutely 100% FREE! Click here for more information and to see the route.

You know where you want to go, you know where you are, you know the price, now if only you knew what bus to get! Numbers are all well and good, but not very helpful when trying to figure out which route to take.

Fortunately those helpful people at First have come up trumps again and made a handy route map! Download it using the link on the right (under the images).

How often do the buses run –
Between 9AM and 9PM you should expect a bus approximately every 15 minutes.

For anymore information the First website is a good first port of call.
NOTE: All prices correct at time of writing.

Categories: Money, Resources, Travel, Focus Posted on Thursday 17th September 2009 at 13:48 by admin


  • 1.

    I’m flattered you’ve used my images for your site. Cheers - James

    By James W Bell on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 at 19:07

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