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Get unlimited travel each day by bus or tram when you buy your train tickets online!

What is PLUSBUS?

It's a discount price ticket for unlimited bus travel around town (like a "bus pass") that you buy with your train ticket. Bus travel can be at the start, the finish, or both ends of your train journey. So you pay for your complete train and bus journey in one easy transaction at the station (or by phone). It's a great-value way to make your entire journey by public transport and reduce your carbon foot-print!

View a list of all PLUSBUS served destinations on the CrossCountry network

How does it work?

For each town there is one zone that covers the whole urban area (your train journey must start or finish outside this bus travel zone). With your PLUSBUS ticket you can travel as much as you like on all participating bus services anywhere within the zone.

Great value

PLUSBUS ticket prices start at £2, with most priced around £2.50 to £3.50 a day, depending on the town or city. Save one-third off the PLUSBUS day ticket price with your Railcard (usual Railcard peak period restrictions apply). Children (aged 5-15) pay half the adult PLUSBUS day ticket price.

Easy to buy

Ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train ticket. You can buy a PLUSBUS ticket:

  • online from this website
  • at all railway station ticket offices
  • at self-service ticket machines (at selected stations)
  • Booking via our telesales team.
  • PLUSBUS can be purchased with all "walk-up" and "advance" ticket types:

    • single
    • day return
    • period return (you will need to specify the date of your return journey)
    • season tickets (for set periods, to match the most popular train season tickets: 7-days, 1-month, 3-months, a year)

    Please note, you cannot currently purchase PLUSBUS season add-ons online or by telephone. To add a PLUSBUS add-on to you season ticket, you can visit any railway station ticket office.

    PLUSBUS can save you money and is more convenient than buying separate tickets. What's more you can pay with cash, credit or debit card.


    For more information

    Visit: to check PLUSBUS ticket prices, to view zone maps showing where you can travel in each town, and details of participating bus operators.

    Visit: or call 'traveline' 0871 200 22 33 for information about bus routes and times: (calls from UK landlines cost 10p a minute).


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