ARRIVA - PLUSBUS

PLUSBUS - Train and bus without the fuss

PLUSBUS - Train and bus without the fuss

Add unlimited bus travel around town to your train ticket - from just £2.00 a day

What is PLUSBUS?

It's a discount price bus pass for unlimited bus travel around the whole urban area of town, at the start or end of your rail journey. You buy PLUSBUS with your train ticket and pay for your complete journey by train and bus in one easy purchase. PLUSBUS is available to 260 towns and cities across Britain. You can change between train and bus services with PLUSBUS at over 380 railway stations nationwide.

How does PLUSBUS work?

Ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train ticket at the station or by phone. PLUSBUS gives you unlimited bus travel around the whole town on all participating bus operators' services. Your bus travel can be at the start, the end, or both parts of your train journey. For each town there is one zone that covers the whole urban area. With your PLUSBUS ticket you can travel as much as you like on all participating buses within the zone.

Plus Bus Logo 2PLUSBUS can be added to most types of walk up and Advance train tickets:

  • single
  • day return
  • period return
  • season ticket (for set periods to match your train season tickets: 7 days, 1 month, 3 months and 1 year)

How much does PLUSBUS cost?

To add unlimited travel around town to your train ticket, prices start from £2.00 a day -

Here are some examples:

Towns Day Ticket 7-day Ticket 1-month Ticket
Chester £2.00 £9.00 £34.00
Derby £3.00 £12.00 £40.00
Durham £2.30 £11.50 £45.00
Guildford £3.00 £14.00 £46.00
Harlow £2.50 £10.00 £35.00
Leicester £3.00 £12.00 £35.00
Liverpool £3.20 £12.00 £46.00
Llandudno £2.00 £10.00 £38.00
Luton £2.50 £11.00 £38.50
Maidstone £3.50 £14.00 £40.00
Milton Keynes £2.20 £10.00 £35.00
Newcastle-upon-Tyne £2.60 £11.50 £46.00
Rhyl £2.00 £10.00 £38.00
Telford £3.00 £12.00 £40.00
Wrexham £2.00 £10.00 £38.00
York £3.00 £12.00 £40.00

Where do I buy PLUSBUS?

Simply ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train ticket at the station or by phone. It can save you money and is more convenient than buying separate tickets. What's more you can pay with cash, credit or debit card. You can buy PLUSBUS at:

  • train station ticket offices
  • self-service ticket machines (at selected stations only)
  • by phone with some Train Company telesales teams
  • online

How do I buy PLUSBUS online?

You will be offered PLUSBUS automatically by the rail ticket website (after you've selected your train tickets) in stage 3 'Choose seats & travel options'. PLUSBUS tickets can't be bought online on their own (they have to be bought with a train ticket). 

If you want bus travel to start your journey then you must choose to have your tickets posted to you (allow up to 5 days for delivery) or select a guaranteeed next day delivery (a charge may apply). You must show the actual PLUSBUS ticket to the bus driver (the booking confirmation will not be acceptable).

You can buy your PLUSBUS and rail tickets from www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk, www.chilternrailways.co.uk, www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk or most other train operating company websites.

Where can I obtain more information?

View PLUSBUS ticket prices and zone maps (showing where you can travel in each town)

For comprehensive PLUSBUS information, including checking participating bus operators in each town, visit www.plusbus.info

For bus timetable and route information visit www.traveline.info or call 0871 200 22 33

Loading...

Sorry!

We’re currently experiencing some technical problems which are affecting the content on our website. As a result timetables, service updates and some ticket prices may not be up-to-date.

Please note our ‘buy online’ pages are unaffected, so you can buy tickets and check ticket prices here. However, ticket prices quoted elsewhere in the site may be out of date.

To view the most up-to-date timetables and service information please click here to download our free Arriva Bus App.

Alternatively, please contact traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or traveline.info

Our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Arriva Buses