Buy PLUSBUS tickets

PLUSBUS Saves you Money on Buses and Trams

From just £2.50, you can add a PLUSBUS ticket to the start or end of your rail journey which allows unlimited travel on buses and tram services (available at over 400 UK stations).

All you need to do is select the PLUSBUS option when you’re buying your cheap train tickets from MyTrainTicket. The PLUSBUS option will show you where your PLUSBUS ticket is valid, and on which bus operators (in most cases, virtually all).

PLUSBUS tickets from stations in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Sheffield are valid on trams as well as buses.

Child and Railcard discounts also apply to PLUSBUS tickets, making them even better value.

Please note that some PLUSBUS tickets can only be purchased if your origin station is outside a certain area (e.g. Sheffield PLUSBUS tickets cannot be bought if you started your journey within South Yorkshire).

You can only buy PLUSBUS at the same time as buying your train tickets – you can’t buy one from the bus driver on the day!

PLUSBUS tickets are printed on the same stock as train tickets, so if you have chosen to collect your tickets free from a self-service ticket machine, make sure all the tickets have been dispensed before you leave the machine.

Examples of PLUSBUS ticket prices (Adult fare)

Edinburgh PLUSBUS £3 – covers buses in a wide area bounded by South Queensferry, Balerno, Penicuik, Gorebridge and Prestonpans. Unlimited travel all day on services operated by Lothian Buses, First Group, Stagecoach and more, excluding night services and airport express service.

Sheffield and Meadowhall PLUSBUS £3.80 – covers all of Sheffield city, including Meadowhall Shopping Centre and Sheffield Airport. Valid on Sheffield Supertram as well as First Group, Stagecoach and Arriva buses all day.

Birmingham PLUSBUS £3 – covers all of Birmingham city, extending as far as Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham International Airport, Solihull, Bournville, Dudley and West Bromwich. Valid on many bus operators and West Midlands Metro. Also valid from Erdington, Five Ways, Jewellery Quarter, Lea Hall, Perry Barr, The Hawthorns and Yardley Wood stations, as well as Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street, Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham International.

Brighton, Hove and Shoreham PLUSBUS £3 – covers all of Brighton and Hove extending as far as the University of Sussex, Newhaven, Shoreham and Patcham to the north. Valid on all Brighton & Hove bus services all day.

Plymouth PLUSBUS £3.20 – covers all of Plymouth and across the Tamar to Saltash. Extends to Plymstock, Plympton and Roborough. Valid on all Plymouth Citybus, First Group and Western Greyhound services (except Park & Ride services).

Swansea PLUSBUS £2.50 – covers all of Swansea and extends to Gowerton, The Mumbles / Oystermouth, Pennard and Llansamlet. Valid all day on all First Group and Veolia Transport services in the area.

PLUSBUS tickets aren’t available in the area covered by the London Zones 1 to 6; instead, you can use the great value London All Zones Travelcard, which you can add to any rail ticket purchased through MyTrainTicket. This entitles you to travel on buses, trains and London Underground.

* Savings not available on all routes. Savings only available on Advance fares.

† Fares sourced from Prices based on cheapest available one way Standard Class Advance ticket, excluding booking fees. Prices are based on payment with a debit card and ticket collection from the station. Saving calculated against cheapest fare available on the day.