PlusBus tickets

About Plus Bus

Travelling to or from the train station doesn't have to be hassle - driving in traffic, trying to find a parking space or paying through the nose for a taxi. Simply buy a PlusBus ticket with your train ticket and you're sorted. PlusBus give you unlimited bus and tram travel (on most or all operators services) around the whole urban area of your rail-served town or city.

Note you cannot buy a PlusBus ticket if you're only making a short train journey between two stations that are located within the same town or PlusBus travel zone, or wholly within the Network West Midlands ticketing area.

Helping you with your journey

Buy PlusBus to help you start or complete your journey. There are no peak period restrictions, so you can hop-on and off buses and trams as much as you like all day to make the journeys you need. Remember you need to buy the ticket at the railway station.

PlusBus is available for 280 rail-served towns and cities across Britain. Click here to view map

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

Getting your ticket

You can buy PlusBus with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online (from all Train Operator websites and most other rail ticket retailers). See how to buy for details

You choose how and when you get your tickets - by post, courier or at a station. We're also increasingly available from self-service ticket machines at train stations.


PlusBus fares start from just £2.50 a day. The average adult price for a PlusBus day ticket is £3.25. For PlusBus fares for your town or city, simply type the town name (or post code) in the search boxes at

Under 16 years old? You pay half price of adult day ticket prices.

If you hold a railcard you get 1/3 of your day ticket.

Adults - get 1/3 off our normal day ticket prices, with one of these Railcards:

  • 26-30 Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • HM Forces Railcard
  • Network Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Annual Gold Card
  • Adults in full time education using 16-25 Railcard

To see an example of the savings adults in full time education using 16-25 Railcard can make, click here

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

What is PlusBus?

It’s a discount price bus pass that you buy with your train ticket. It gives you unlimited bus and tram travel around the whole urban area (on participating operators’ services) of the rail-served town that’s at the start and or end of your train journey.

For each town there is one travel zone that covers the whole urban area. With a PlusBus ticket you can travel as much as you like by bus within this zone and there’s no peak period restrictions.

How do I buy PlusBus?

Buy a PlusBus ticket with most types of rail ticket (single, day return period return and season ticket), at any station booking office, from self-service ticket machines and online. You can get PlusBus for the start and/or the end of your journey.

PlusBus ticket prices start from £2.50 a day. Most Railcard holders get 1/3 off the price of PlusBus day tickets. Children (aged 5-15) pay half the adult PlusBus day ticket price.

Where can I use PlusBus?

PlusBus is available in numerous towns and cities. To find the closest service to you click here

Where can I get more information?


For information on bus routes and times, visit: