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Whether you’re venturing out to discover new places, or you’re commuting around the area you have lived in for your whole life, often, travelling by bus can introduce you to some of the hidden gems dotted around that may have otherwise gone undiscovered. Select your route below and discover more about the hidden gems you can find along the way!

What’s more? The First Bus App makes travelling around York easier than ever before. You can plan your journey, buy and store tickets on your phone, check when the next bus is coming and see how many seats are available.

With the First Summer Day mTicket, you can travel Friday (after 6.00pm) or all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays across York for just £3.00, or if there’s a group of you, up to 5 people can travel together on one First Summer Group mTicket for just £5.00 valid on Friday (after 9.30am), Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays!

Route 8 - Hull Road to York City Centre

Here, we’re shining the spotlight on one of York’s bus routes that often connects University campus students living on the outskirts of the city, into central York. We’ll be giving you a guided tour of some of our favourite hidden gems on the number 8 bus route, and giving you the full insight into where to get off and what you’ll find there.

Route 11 - Bishopthorpe to York City Centre

The number 11 First Bus route is ideal for exploring the lesser-known outskirts of York city centre, and here, we’ll be giving you a guided tour of some of our favourite hidden gems on the route in the city centre, along Bishy Road and beyond.

Route 66 - York Sport Village to York City Centre

Here we explore one of York’s bus routes which connects the York Sport Village to the city centre. The number 66 First Bus route is ideal for exploring Heslington Road as you travel between the university and city.

Route 1 - Haxby to York City Centre

On the number 1, we begin in the thriving, small town of Haxby, perhaps one of Yorkshire’s lesser known villages, filled with hidden gems. Connecting the neighbouring suburbs to the bustling city is what First Buses are for, and the number 1 is ideal for those of you wanting to explore and discover some hidden gems of your own.

Route 1 - Acomb to Haxby

Throughout this journey from Acomb to Haxby, we begin in the suburb of Acomb, only 3 miles from the city centre, then onto the thriving, small town of Haxby, perhaps one of Yorkshire’s lesser known villages, filled with hidden gems.

Route 6 - Clifton Moor to University

On this journey to the University of York, we begin in the place with an amazing community feel and loved by its residents, Clifton Moor. The number 6 is ideal for those of you wanting to discover some hidden gems in the bustling city and into the suburbs.

Route 11 - Heworth to Bishopthorpe

Along this journey from the character-filled town of Heworth to the sought-after village of Bishopthorpe, we begin in the place that was once the home of Dame Judi Dench, a village that has established itself as a part of the city centre, rather than a nearby suburb.

Route 5 - Acomb to Strensall

On this journey to the village of Strensall, we begin in the place with an amazing community feel and loved by its residents, Acomb. Hop on the number 5 to explore some hidden gems from the suburbs and in the bustling city.

Route 12 - Woodthorpe to Monks Cross

The number 12 is one of York’s bus routes which connects the south of the city to the popular shopping destination Monks Cross. Here’s a guided tour of some of our favourite hidden gems on the route.