how to buy

Buy at the ticket office

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

Buy online

The rail websites (below) will automatically offer you PLUSBUS where it is available (in stage 3 of the train ticket buying proces):-

buy day tickets: buy season tickets:
abellio Greater Anglia  
Arriva Trains Wales  
Chiltern Railways Chiltern Railways
Cross Country Trains  
C2C  C2C
East Midlands Trains  
Grand Central  
Great Northern  Great Northern
London Midland London Midland
Northern Rail  
Southeastern Southeastern
Southern Southern 
South West Trains  
Thameslink Thameslink Railway
tp express tp express
Virgin Trains  
Virgin Trains East Coast  

How will I get my tickets bought online?

During the online purchase you'll be asked how you want to get your train and PLUSBUS tickets. Here's the options:-

  1. Collect from a self-service ticket machine at a station (for free). If you choose this option, and you want bus travel to start your journey, then you'll have to collect your tickets on a previous occasion.
  2. Collect from a station ticket office (for free).
  3. Delivered by post - please allow up to 5 working days for delivery.
  4. Delivered by courier - next-day delivery is usually available (for a small additional fee).

To start your journey to the station by bus or tram, you must choose to obtain your tickets in advance of the day of travel (by post, courier, or collect from a station on a previous occasion).

You must show the actual PLUSBUS ticket to the bus driver or tram conductor to travel. Sorry, online booking confirmations will NOT be accepted for travel. 

Buy from self-service ticket machines

Self-service ticket machines at main stations managed by the Train Operating Companies listed (below) sell PLUSBUS day tickets for your destination town.

Abellio Greater Anglia
East Midlands Trains
South West Trains
Virgin Trains


Purchase Terms & Conditions

PLUSBUS Terms & Conditions.


Page last updated: 28/09/2015.