about PLUSBUS

  • PLUSBUS is a cheap bus pass that you buy with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online. It gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on participating operators services) to and from the rail station and around the whole urban area of the rail served town. Buy one for the start of your journey and/or for the end of it.

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

    View our map of Britain showing PLUSBUS served towns & cities.

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

  • it's convenient

    Buy your train and PLUSBUS tickets together in one transaction for your complete door-to-door journey. There's no need to keep change for exact fare buses.

    PLUSBUS tickets are printed on National Rail credit-card size tickets. They have '+BUS' printed after the name of the town for which they are valid. Please show your PLUSBUS ticket to the driver each time you get on a bus.

  • it's great value

    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.

    Railcard holders (like students) get 33% off PLUSBUS day ticket prices. Children (under 16s) get 50% off.

  • it's flexible

    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.

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  • it's easy to buy

    At the station - ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train tickets at any National Rail ticket office. Pay with cash, debt or credit card.

    Avoid queuing - use the sellf-service ticket vending machines at stations managed by East Midlands Trains, Greater Anglia, South West Trains & Southern

    Click here to see how to serve yourself with a PLUSBUS day ticket.

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  • 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 charge applies for next day courier delivery).

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  • season tickets for commuters

    Available for 7 consecutive days, 1-month, 3-months and a whole year, to match 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.

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Sorry, you cannot buy PLUSBUS if you're making a local train journey between two stations wholly within the same towns' PLUSBUS travel zone or within the following city regions: Greater Manchester ('TfGM' area), South Yorkshire, West Midlands ('Centro' area) or West Yorkshire ('Metro' area).

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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 in town. Our prices start from £2 a day.

Adult PLUSBUS ticket prices (for a sample of towns) are listed below:-

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 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Bournemouth

£3 £14 £40

Bradford

£3 £15 £58

Brighton

£3.30 £12 £40

Bristol

£3.50 £15.80 £53.70

Cambridge

£3 £11 £40

Cardiff

£3.20 £13 £48

Chelmsford

£4.40 £17 £63

Coventry

£3 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Derby

£3 £12 £40

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

£3.20 £15 £50
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-u-Tyne

£3 £13.20 £50.20

Norwich

£3 £15 £60

Nottingham

£4 sorry, no seasons sorry, no seasons

Oxford

£4 £15 £45

Peterborough

£3.10 £11.50 £40

Plymouth

£3.20 £14 £45

Portsmouth

£2.70 £11.50 £40

Reading

£3 £14 £50

Sheffield

£3.50 £15 £57

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 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 homepage and type the town name into the 'Search box' (& click 'GO'). Sorry, PLUSBUS is not available for London.

Railcard holders get 33% off

bus travel to & from the train station

Yes it's true! A national Railcard gives you 33% off the price of bus (and tram) travel to and from the train station and around the whole urban area of town, when you buy a PLUSBUS day ticket.

example: unlimited bus travel around Bristol - Adult price: £3.50; Railcard price: £2.30 YOU SAVE: £1.20

Holders of the following national Railcards get 33% off PLUSBUS day ticket prices:-

The Railcard discount has some restrictions. No other types of Railcard give a discount off PLUSBUS fares.

Wherever you're going - to visit family, friends or for a weekend away, buy PLUSBUS with your train ticket. Ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train tickets and show your Railcard to the ticket office clerk at the station (or select the 'Railcard' box when buying tickets online). Getting 33% off is that easy!

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PLUSBUS Terms & Conditions. Ten facts about PLUSBUS. There's lots of good reasons to get the bus.

PLUSBUS is brought to you by the Journey Solutions partnership & is funded by participating operators.

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Updated: 16/04/2014. PLUSBUS ticket prices on this website are valid from: 02/01/2014 until 17/05/2014.