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Issuing a PLUSBUS ticket is easy!
PLUSBUS can be issued with all “advance”& “walk-up” train fares, as follows:-
Single rail ticket = issue a PLUSBUS DAY (PBD) ticket for each origin &/or destination town the customer requires bus travel for;
Day Return rail ticket = issue a PLUSBUS DAY (PBD) ticket for origin &/or destination town;
Period Return rail ticket = issue two PLUSBUS DAY (PBD) tickets for origin &/or destination town, one for the outward date and a second for the return date. If the return date is not known, you can only issue a PLUSBUS DAY ticket for the customers outward journey date.
Season ticket = issue the relevant period PLUSBUS season ticket. Most places have PLUSBUS season tickets. These are for set periods (to match popular rail seasons): 7-days, month; 3-months and a year. You will need to use the same Photocard number on the PLUSBUS season ticket as used on the rail season ticket.
Always issue PLUSBUS as a separate "add-on" ticket:-
|Period of validity:||‘Ticket type’ code:||‘Ticket type’ ticket:|
|day ticket||PBD||"PLUSBUS DAY"|
|7-day season ticket||PB7||"PLUSBUS 7-DAY"|
|month season ticket||BMS||"BUS SEASN 1MNTH"|
|3-month season ticket||BQS||"BUS SEASN 3MNTH"|
|annual season ticket||BAS||"BUS ANNUAL SEAS"|
Issue the rail ticket(s) for the train journey as usual, then issue a separate PLUSBUS ticket (as an "add-on"), using the appropriate ticket type code (see list above).
- enter ‘origin’ station – the place the passenger wants PLUSBUS or;
- enter ‘destination’ station (use the same name as entered for ‘origin station’) & scroll through ticket options for ‘Station Name+BUS’ (or enter the NLC code for the PLUSBUS destination - example: 'H109').
Example: a customer going from Derby to Bath, wanting PLUSBUS in Bath:
- issue the train ticket(s) as normal: From: "DERBY" To: "BATH"
- issue a separate "add-on" PLUSBUS DAY ticket (ticket type code: 'PBD'): From: "BATH" To: "BATH+BUS" (NLC: H109)
To check PLUSBUS ticket prices, participating bus operators and to view zone maps click here.
Railcard discounts (one-third off the adult price) are available for PLUSBUS day tickets with the following types of National Railcard: 16-25 Railcard; Disabled Persons Railcard; Family & Friends Railcard; HM Forces Railcard; Network Railcard (and Gold Card equivalent); Seniors Railcard. Weekday peak period issue and use restrictions apply (the minimum fare requirement does NOT apply). For restriction details: click here.
Rail industry staff with "PRIV PASS" can buy PLUSBUS tickets, but have to pay the normal adult fare (there is no staff discount).
The origin or destination station name always prints: "STATION NAME+BUS" (example: “BATH+BUS”).
The ‘Ticket type’ says: "PLUSBUS DAY" (& in most cases "PLUSBUS DAY" is also printed in the orange band across the top of the coupon). Only one orange coupon is issued.