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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 gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on participating operators services) around the whole urban area of the rail-served town. You can have a PLUSBUS ticket to start your journey (to get to  the 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.

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 £1.50 a day. Most are priced between £2.50 and £4.

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

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

it's 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.

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, abellio Greater Anglia, South West Trains, Southern and Virgin Trains.

To see how 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 charge applies for next day courier delivery).

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.

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Sorry, you cannot buy PLUSBUS if you're making a short, local train journey between two stations wholly located within the same towns' PLUSBUS travel zone (or wholly within just one of the following 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 in town. Our prices start from £1.50 a day with most priced between £2.50 and £4. 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

£3.50 £14 £45

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 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

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:-

16-25 Railcard

Disabled Persons Railcard

Family&Friends Railcard (sorry online purchase of PLUSBUS not available if you have this railcard)

HM Forces Railcard

Network Railcard (or Gold Card equivalent)

Senior Railcard

TwoTogether Railcard (you must buy 2 tickets together)

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!

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.

Updated: 01/09/2014. PLUSBUS ticket prices on this website are valid from: 18/05/2014 until 06/09/2014.