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about PLUSBUS

PLUSBUS is a bus pass that you buy with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online It can also increasingly be bought from self-service ticket vending machines at stations.

PLUSBUS gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on participating operators services) around the whole urban area of the rail-served town or city. Use it to start your journey (to get to a station) and/or to complete your journey (from station to final destination).

PLUSBUS is available for 290 rail-served towns and cities across Britain - view map.

PLUSBUS is accepted for travel on services of over 200 bus companies across Britain and on trams* in Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wolverhampton.

less hassle

Buy your train and PLUSBUS tickets together in one go, for your door-to-door journey. It's easier and more convenient than paying separately or having change for exact fare buses.

PLUSBUS is printed on a National Rail credit-card size ticket. It will have '+BUS' printed after the name of the town that it is valid for. Example: 'DERBY+BUS'. Show your PLUSBUS ticket to the bus driver or tram conductor as you get on.

less cash

PLUSBUS is cheaper than the cost of driving and parking at the station, or paying for a taxi. Adult PLUSBUS fares start from £2 a day. Most are priced between £2.50 and £4.

National Railcard holders get 33% off PLUSBUS day ticket prices. 

Young people (aged 16 to 25 and students) get 33% off PLUSBUS day ticket prices, with a '16-25 Railcard'. Children (under 16's) get 50% off.

more flexible

You get bus & tram travel around the whole urban area of town, within a single travel zone. To check travel zones and street maps go to: town maps

Travel on participating bus and tram operators services, at any time (there's no peak restrictions). PLUSBUS is valid from the first service to mid-night.

easy to buy

Ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train tickets at any National Rail station ticket office. Pay by cash, debt or credit card.

Avoid queuing - use the self-service ticket vending machines at stations managed by: abellio Greater Anglia, East Midlands Trains, South West Trains, Southern, Southeastern and Virgin Trains.

It's easy to serve yourself with a PLUSBUS day ticket, click here.

buy online

From these rail websites.

To start your journey by bus, buy your train and PLUSBUS tickets in advance and have them posted or couriered to you (a fee applies for next day delivery).

season tickets for commuters

Available for 7 consecutive days, a month, 3-months and a year (matching the validity of your rail season ticket). Both rail and PLUSBUS season tickets must expire on the same date.

Do you drive to and park at the station car park? cheapercommuting.com could save you hundreds of pounds a year.

 
Sorry, you cannot buy PLUSBUS if you're making a short, local train journey between two stations located wholly within the same towns' PLUSBUS travel zone (or wholly within one of these city regions: Greater Manchester 'TfGM' area; South Yorkshire; West Midlands 'Centro' area; West Yorkshire 'Metro' area).
 
Got a question about PLUSBUS? Visit: Questions & Answers

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PLUSBUS prices (for a sample of towns)

PLUSBUS is nearly always cheaper then the price you'd pay for a day's bus pass bought from the main bus company. Our prices start from £2 a day. Most are between £2.50 and £4. Below are a sample of adult PLUSBUS ticket prices:-

destinations adult day ticket 7-day season 1-month season

Aberdeen

£3 £16 £58

Basingstoke

£3.40 £12.30 £44.50

Bath Spa

£3.50 £15.80 £53.70

Birmingham

£3.10 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Bournemouth

£3.80 £15 £48

Bradford

£3 £15 £58

Brighton

£3.30 £12 £40

Bristol

£3.50 £15.80 £53.70

Cambridge

£3.20 £12 £42

Cardiff

£3.40 £14 £50

Chelmsford

£4.40 £17 £63

Coventry

£3.10 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Derby

£3.50 £14 £45

Durham

£2.80 £14 £52

Edinburgh

£3 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Exeter

£2.50 £9 £30

Glasgow

£3.20 £12.50 £48

Guildford

£3.50 £16 £55
Harrogate £2 £13 £42

Hatfield

£2.90 £12.50 £48

Hull

£3.20 £8.20 £30

Ipswich

£3 £15 £60

Leeds

£3 £15 £58

Leicester

£3.50 £14 £37

Liverpool

£3.50 £13.50 £51

Luton

£2.80 £11.80 £41.30

Manchester

£3.70 £13.40 £50.30

Milton Keynes

£2.20 £10 £35

Newcastle

£3.20 £13.60 £51.60

Norwich

£3 £15 £60

Nottingham

£4.20 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Oxford

£4 £15 £45

Peterborough

£3.20 £12 £42

Plymouth

£3.20 £14 £45

Portsmouth

£2.70 £11.50 £40

Reading

£3 £15 £55

Sheffield

£3.80 £16.70 £61.70

Slough

£3 £12 £48

Southampton

£2.30 £11 £37

Southend

£3.20

£11.90

£44

Stoke-on-Trent

£3

£12

£40

Swansea

£2.50 £12 £46

Swindon

£3 £12 £40

Wolverhampton

£3.10 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Worcester

£3.50 £11 £38

York

£3 £13 £44

To view all PLUSBUS ticket prices for other towns, go to fares & town maps or to the top of this page and type the town name into the search box then click 'GO'. Sorry, PLUSBUS is not available for London.

Railcard holders get 33% off

A national Railcard gives you 33% off the price of a PLUSBUS day ticket. So you get cheaper bus and tram travel to and from the rail station and around town.

Example: adult Bristol PLUSBUS: £3.50; Railcard price: £2.30. YOU SAVE: £1.20

You get 33% off adult PLUSBUS day ticket prices, if you've got one of these:-

16-25 Railcard

Disabled Persons Railcard

Family&Friends Railcard (sorry online purchase of PLUSBUS not available with this card)

HM Forces Railcard

Network Railcard (or Gold Card equivalent)

Senior Railcard

TwoTogether Railcard (you must buy 2 tickets together)

Some restrictions apply to Railcard discounts. Discount not available with any other Railcard.


PLUSBUS Terms & Conditions

PLUSBUS is a product of the Journey Solutions partnership & is funded by operators.

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note: *= some restrictions apply to tram travel - see the Q&A page for details.

Page last updated: 02/12/2014. PLUSBUS ticket prices this site are valid from: 07/09/2014 until 01/01/2015.