period bus tickets

For regular bus travel customers, particularly commuters, our 7, 30 and 90 day bus tickets or annual bus passes offer great value for money.

You can buy bus tickets for the SouthamptonSouthampton Plus or Network zones. 7 and 30 day travel tickets are available from your bus driver payable by cash or contactless, on theKey or our mobile app. 90 day bus travel tickets can only be purchased from the bluestar travel shop or online via theKey. Period bus tickets are only valid for consecutive days travel. 

If you only use the bus now and again, multi-trip travel tickets are great, as these bus tickets don't have to be used consecutively.


Our best value bus tickets are available on our smartcard - theKey. You can register for your key from our website and then you can top up with bus tickets for travel online or from the bus driver or travel shop, bundles of dayriders and period bus tickets are available.


the clickit2ridemobile app


With the clickit2ride mobile app you can buy and store bus tickets on your mobile. Simply scan your phone under the ticket machine when you board. This handy feature makes bus travel so much more convenient, as you won't have to worry about having the right amount of cash on the day of travel. All your favourite ticket types are available too.


We will often run special offers that are only available via the app, so check it regularly!


how does it work?


Follow the steps below to get your easy to use app.


  1. open up Google Play  on your Android phone or the App store  on your Apple phone and search for: clickit2ride
  2. download the clickit2ride app
  3. sign up for an account
  4. once you have chosen and paid for your ticket with your debit or credit card, it's stored on your phone - you can buy tickets to travel on the same day or in advance
  5. our new mobile app features allow you to even gift tickets to family & friends
  6. when you get on the bus show your phone screen clearly to the driver. Our revenue protection staff may sometimes get on board and will need to see the ticket on your phone


Promotional bus tickets

These are special offers that are available for a limited period only. They can be withdrawn at any time. 

Southampton zone dayrider ticket for Bluestar 16 and 18* 7 Day ticket for Bluestar 18**

7 Day ticket for Bluestar 7, 16,17 & 18***

thekey -- -- £10
mobile app £3 £6 £10
driver £3 £6 £10

*£3 dayrider bus tickets can also be used between City-Bitterne (Sainsbury's) on B*3, and City-Shirley (Precinct) on B*4 & 17, and City-Millbrook (Borrowdale Road) on B*7.
**£6 weekly bus tickets can also be used between City-Bitterne (Sainsbury's) on B*3 & 16, and City-Shirley (Precinct) on B*4 & 17, and City-Millbrook (Borrowdale Road) on B*7.
***£10 weekly bus tickets can also be used between the City-Bitterne (Sainsbury's) on B*3, and City-Shirley (Precinct) on B*4.

Southampton Zone

Unlimited bus travel on any bluestar or unilink bus within the Southampton zone, which is bounded by the M27 and M271 but also includes Southampton Airport.  

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Southampton zone  7 days 30 days 90 days annual 
theKey £14  £44 £117 £395
the app  £14 £44 --  --
driver £15 £44 --  --

Southampton zone multi-trip

Only travelling now and again? Multi-trip bus tickets offer a cheaper way of buying single travel journeys, each time you travel one journey is deducted.

There is no time period in which you need to use the tickets by. Multi-trip tickets are available on the key in the Southampton zone only. 

view bluestar fare zone map +

  12 trips 24 trips 36 trips
theKey  £17.50  £33 £47 


Southampton Plus zone

Unlimited bus travel on any bluestar or unilink bus within the Southampton Plus zone which includes Southampton, Totton, Hedge End, Eastleigh Fair Oak & Chandlers Ford. 

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Southampton Plus 7 days 30 days 90 days annual
theKey  £17  £60  £143 £480
the app £17   £60  -- --
driver £18.50  £70 -- --

network bus tickets

Unlimited bus travel on any bluestar, unilink, Salisbury Reds, more & Damory bus right across the South Coast (except night buses). 

view bluestar fare zone map +

Network zone  7 days 30 days 90 days annual
theKey   £25   £94  £215 £720
the app  £25   £94 -- --
driver  £25   £97 -- --


child bus tickets

7 days' unlimited bus travel for under 16s on any bluestar & unilink bus in the zones listed below. 



Southampton Plus


Bluestar Network






The Solent Go travelcard allows for bus travel in the South Hampshire area on any of the following travel providers: bluestar, unilink, Salisbury Reds, First, Stagecoach, Emsworth and District Bus, and for Hover and ferry travel too!

Restrictions on bluestar, unilink - it is only valid on bluestar 6 between Southampton & Ashurst and cannot be used on night buses. If you already have a bluestar key card you can purchase Solent Go bus tickets via our key portal and these will be added to your key, or alternatively you can download the bluestar mobile app and buy your solent go bus tickets on there.  Be sure to choose the right bus ticket for the zone you are travelling in. You can check out the Solent Go zone map here

  1 day  7 day  28 day 
 Solent Region tickets   £8*  £30*  £100
 Southampton City tickets (available on the key only)   £5*  £20*  £65

*These tickets are also available on our mobile app - Clickit2Ride.

For more information you can visit the Solent Go website.

the key 

the key is our smartcard that allows you to buy travel in advance online.


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mobile app

buy tickets on the Clickit2Ride mobile app - buy, show and go!

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