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PLUSBUS

Your journey doesn’t end at the station. Adding PLUSBUS to your ticket gives you unlimited bus travel around the station all day, so you can save on station parking and other fares.

Go by train, use the bus in town

PLUSBUS is a bus pass which you can buy with your train ticket for unlimited bus and tram travel in selected towns and cities.

  • Unlimited bus travel around town on all participating buses
  • Save time by buying train and bus tickets together
  • Exclusive discounts on normal bus fares

Check if PLUSBUS covers your area.

Buy PLUSBUS tickets

You can buy a PLUSBUS ticket for the area around the station at the start or end of your journey.

The ticket will allow you to travel wherever you like by bus within the urban area of the town or city.

You can add PLUSBUS to most types of train ticket, including:

  • single
  • day return
  • period return
  • season ticket

PLUSBUS tickets start from £2 a day. You can get 1/3 off your day ticket with a railcard, and children go half price. Tickets are subject to the usual weekday peak period restrictions.

See PLUSBUS fares (PDF)

PLUSBUS season tickets

Add PLUSBUS to your season ticket to save on station parking and commuting costs.

Your PLUSBUS season ticket isn’t limited to peak times – you can use it for weekend and evening travel too, giving you unlimited bus travel in your chosen town.

Just ask about adding PLUSBUS when you buy your next season ticket at a Southern station. You can’t buy PLUSBUS season tickets online.

Single and Return tickets and weekly season tickets

Buy from a self-service machine at the same time as you buy your train ticket. Just push the 'Add PLUSBUS' button before you confirm your order.

Any season ticket

Call Customer Services on 03451 27 29 20 from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Please note that you must have previously bought a Monthly or Annual ticket online before you call.

If you have an existing Monthly or Annual season ticket you can call to buy Weekly PLUSBUS tickets.

How to buy PLUSBUS tickets

Simply ask for PLUSBUS when buying your train ticket:

  • At a station ticket office
  • By phone on 08457 000 125
  • From selected ticket machines

Either your start or destination station must be outside the relevant PLUSBUS travel zone.

Your PLUSBUS ticket will have '+BUS' printed after the name of your origin or destination station: for example, BRIGHTON+BUS. Simply show this ticket to the driver as you get on the bus.

For bus travel at the start of your journey, buy your PLUSBUS ticket in advance from a station, by phone or online. If you buy online, remember to choose the option to have your tickets posted to you.