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

PLUSBUS gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on most or all services) around the whole urban area of the rail-served town or city. There are no peak period restrictions, so you can hop-on and hop-off buses and trams as much as you like all day.

290 rail-served towns and cities across Britain have PLUSBUS  - view map.

PLUSBUS is accepted for travel by over 200 bus companies and on trams in Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wolverhampton (sorry, not valid on Manchesters' trams).

Less fuss with US

We're convenient - you don't have to carry cash for exact fare buses and you don't need to stop to buy more tickets. Buy your train and PLUSBUS tickets together for your entire door-to-door journey.

With PLUSBUS there's one travel zone for the whole urban area of town. 

Save with US

PLUSBUS is cheaper than driving to and parking at the station or getting a taxi. Prices start from £2 a day and are usually cheaper than buying a bus pass from the main bus company. See sample day ticket prices.

To get PLUSBUS ticket prices for your town or city, simply type the name of the town (or post code) into the search boxes at the top of this page.

Discounts with US

Under 16 years old? You get 50% off our day ticket prices.

Aged 16-25 years or a student? You get 33% off our day ticket prices, with a 16-25 Railcard.

Adults - get 33% off PLUSBUS day ticket prices, with one of these:-

  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • HM Forces Railcard
  • Network Railcard (or Gold Card equivalent)
  • Senior Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard

Railcard peak-time purchase restrictions apply, but minimum fares do not apply.

Commute with US

You can buy season tickets for 7-days, a month, 3-months and a year (to match rail season ticket validity).

If you drive to and park at the station, then we could save you hundreds of £'s a year. Visit our price comparison site: cheapercommuting.com 

Easy to buy US

Ask for PLUSBUS when you buy your train tickets at any National Rail station ticket office.

Avoid queuing - buy your tickets from the self-service machines at stations managed by: Abellio Greater Anglia; East Midlands Trains; Southern; Southeastern; South West Trains; Virgin Trains. It's easy to serve yourself - watch our video.

Buy your train and PLUSBUS tickets online from all Train Operating Company and thirdy-party rail websites

PLUSBUS tickets are standard National Rail credit-card size paper tickets (see image above). '+BUS' will be printed after the name of the town that the ticket is valid for. For example 'DERBY+BUS'. Simply show this ticket to the bus driver or tram conductor as you get on.

90% satisfied with US

Recent research by passenger watch-dog 'Transport Focus' found that 90% of our users were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with their PLUSBUS ticket. Horray!

Some fine print

Sorry, you cannot buy a PLUSBUS ticket if you're only making a short train journey between two stations that are located within the same towns PLUSBUS travel zone, or city-wide region (Greater Manchester; South Yorkshire; West Midlands; West Yorkshire). These regions have their own integrated train and bus ticketing schemes - click on the links above for details. Sorry, PLUSBUS ticketing is not available for London.


Page last updated: 02/01/2016. Prices correct from 02/01/2016 to 14/05/.2016.