Offers

Freedom

PlusBus gives you unlimited bus and tram travel (on most or all services) around the whole urban area of the town or city that's at the start or the end of your train journey. It's a great and sustainable way to travel to the rail station to start your train journey or to travel from your destination rail station to your final destination. There's no peak period restrictions, so you can hop-on and hop-off buses and trams as much as you like all day. 

PlusBus is accepted for travel on over 200 bus companies services and on trams in Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wolverhampton.

Convenience

PlusBus is less fuss - you don't have to carry cash for exact fare buses. 

You don't need to buy more tickets - simply buy your train and PlusBus tickets together for your complete journey.

We've one travel zone for the whole urban area of town. 

Savings

PlusBus is cheaper than driving to and parking at the station or getting a taxi.

Prices start just £2 a day.  Our average day fares is currently £2.86. Much cheaper than buying a bus pass from the bus company! 

For prices for your town or city, simply type the town name (or post code) in the search boxes (top of page).

Discounts

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

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

Adults - get 33% off our normal 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. 

Easy to buy

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

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

Buy your tickets online from most rail websites

PlusBus tickets are standard National Rail credit-card paper tickets (see image above).

+BUS will be printed after the town name. For example: 'READING+BUS'. Show this ticket to the bus driver or tram conductor.

90% customer satisfaction

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

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